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AirplanesAndBaseball
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Aithlin
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The Airplane is the most important invention in human history

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Aithlin
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/24/2014 Category: Places-Travel
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AirplanesAndBaseball

Pro

Throughout our existence, man has yearned to fly like the birds, to break the bounds of earth. In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright broke the bounds of earth for the first time. After, many followed in their footsteps. Airplanes have brought countries aid in warfare and aid in times of economic collapse (i.e. Haiti). Airplanes have closed the gap, what was once a grueling month-after-month journey from Europe to America, can now be completed in as little as 8 hours. Airplanes have brought economic growth to many countries, shipping goods from one place in the world to another can now be done more quickly and efficiently. making it possible for more goods to be shipped over a shorter period of time. They have provided jobs for many, and have made many advancements in science and technology. To take humans up in the air to 35,000 feet for hours on end, where it is so cold and no air to breathe. To be more than just average is what the human experience is all about, this makes the Airplane the most important invention in human history.
Aithlin

Con

Thanks, PRO, for instigating this debate. I hope to have an interesting discussion.

Unless specified, the burden of proof lies on the person making a positive claim, in this case PRO. Thus, in this debate, PRO needs to give reasons why the airplane (aeroplane) is the most important invention of human history; more important than any other invention of human history. On the other hand, as CON, all I have to do is to negate his arguments for the airplane (aeroplane) being the most important invention of human history. Alternatively, I could also give an example of an invention which has been more important than the airplane (aeroplane) in human history, which would also lead to PRO's BOP being unfulfilled.

PRO provides a variety of arguments, mostly relating to the benefits that the invention of airplanes (aeroplanes) have caused. However, all he has done is list a variety of benefits caused by the invention of airplanes (aeroplanes). He hasn"t shown how this warrants the aeroplane to be more important than other inventions such as the wheel, or the Printing Press.

PRO does argue, however, that "to be more than just average is what the human experience is all about." According to PRO, this makes the airplane (aeroplane) the most important invention of human history. The problem with this argument is that he provides no justification for his very strong claim that the human experience is all about being more than just average. In addition, he needs to show that the discernment of the importance of an invention is based to his conception of human experience (to be more than just average); he has to show a link between the two.

To recap:
(1) PRO hasn"t shown how the benefits of airplanes (aeroplanes) lead to it being the most important invention of human history.

(2) He hasn"t established that "to be more than just average is what the human experience is all about".

(3) He hasn"t shown how that is related to the importance of an invention.

The resolution has been negated.
Debate Round No. 1
AirplanesAndBaseball

Pro

AirplanesAndBaseball forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
AirplanesAndBaseball

Pro

AirplanesAndBaseball forfeited this round.
Aithlin

Con

Aithlin forfeited this round.
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Debate Round No. 3
AirplanesAndBaseball

Pro

AirplanesAndBaseball forfeited this round.
Aithlin

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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