The User in the position 'Con' of this debate just trumped.
Debate Rounds (5)
Resolution: It is more reasonable to believe that the user in the position 'Con' of this debate just farted than it is to believe that (s)he did not fart.
Round 1 - Acceptance
Round 2 - Arguments
Round 3/4 - Arguments and Rebuttals
Round 5 - Q & A with three questions from three different people in the audience.
Trump - To fart
Fart - To expel intestinal gas through the anus; break wind. 
The burden of proof is shared.
To make my case, I will use simple interrigation  .
Q1. Do you promise that for the rest of this debate you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
Q2. Did you trump?
The burden of proof is actually on you to show that I “just farted”, as I am “innocent until proven guilty of farting”. Also you did not clarify this in the first round like I did, so you still have the burden of proof.
1. The odds of a human farting at any given time
• The average human farts 14 times per day (1).
• Most farts only last a few seconds(2), and there are 86400 seconds in a day.
• Therefore, if I fart 14 times a day, for 10 seconds each, the odds of me farting at any given time is 7:4320 (140/86400). This means that it is highly improbable that I “just farted”.
2. Because you have the burden of proof, you must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt”, that I just trumped.
Q1. Yes, I swear to tell the truth for this entire debate
Q2. No, I did not just trump
Con denies farting, which begs the fact that whoever denied it (1) supplied it (2). We can make a syllogism from this.
(P1) The statement 'whoever denied it supplied it' is a joke.
(P2) The most popular type of comedy is observational comedy, which relies on the statement 'it's funny because it's true' .
(C) Therefore, we are justified in thinking that the statement 'whoever denied it supplied' is funny because it's true and that Con just farted.
The odds do not matter when we have evidence.
(1) This refers to the causation of the release of intestinal gas.
(2) This refers to the fart.
Observational comedy would be evidence if you could prove it to be true in all circumstances. My opponent brought up the point, that it relies on the premise " is funny because it's true", however this is a comedic premise, not a factual one. Thus, unless you can prove that observational comedy is always true, then I am still innocent of trumping.
Also, I have shown that the odds of me trumping were slim to none, and I have taken an oath and stated that I did not trump, therefore I have proven my innocence.
I'd just like to expose the fact that to prove that Observational comedy is true in all cases, i'd have to list every single joke ever used that would be considered observational comedy. I think it would be much easier to have Con point out one time where something considered observational comedy isn't true.
- Until con provides evidence of the premise 'it's funny because it's true' that observartional comedy is relied upon is a comedic premise and not a factual one, we have good evidence that suggests that con did just trump.
KingDebater forfeited this round.
My opponent had the burden of proof to show that the resolution;"It is more reasonable to believe that the user in the position 'Con' of this debate just farted than it is to believe that (s)he did not fart." is true, however they did not fulfill this burden. Therefore, I urge you to vote con.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by philochristos 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro made an interesting argument, but it was trumped by Con's argument as well as the fact that Pro forfeited.
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