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ilovemeat
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tBoonePickens
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The last digit of pi is a zero

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/18/2011 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ilovemeat

Con

Quick short point forms are ok but I get overwhelmed by long paragraphs of debating.

The opponent will be arguing about how the last digit of pi IS the number zero. I will be arguing about how the last digit of pi is NOT a zero.

The rounds will go like this, 1st intro, 2nd argument, and the final will be a rebut.

May the best man/woman win.
tBoonePickens

Pro

I thank my opponent for setting up this debate.

I will be arguing that indeed the last digit of pi is indeed zero. Let us start with definitions. I will begin by defining pi as:
pi = π = 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028840.

I await my opponent's response.
Debate Round No. 1
ilovemeat

Con

ilovemeat forfeited this round.
tBoonePickens

Pro

tBoonePickens forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
ilovemeat

Con

ilovemeat forfeited this round.
tBoonePickens

Pro

The last digit of pi or any other decimal can always be zero.

Resolution confirmed. Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by tarkovsky 5 years ago
tarkovsky
Pro and Con both lose. Pi doesn't have a last digit. Pro loses by default and Con establishes in round one his job is to show how pi's last digit is not a zero, which implies there is a last digit. Silly debate.
Posted by imabench 5 years ago
imabench
all decimals end in zero though, they are often just simplified.
6.5748269274940 becomes 6.5748269274.....
Posted by wiploc 5 years ago
wiploc
: I recall reading that back in the 1800's one of the state legislatures (Ohio?) defined pi as exactly 3.

http://www.snopes.com...
Posted by Logic_on_rails 5 years ago
Logic_on_rails
I quite wanted to take the debate but couldn't find a good argument for Pro. Now, if this were a 1 round debate Pro might have won right there, but 3 rounds...
Posted by RoyLatham 5 years ago
RoyLatham
I recall reading that back in the 1800's one of the state legislatures (Ohio?) defined pi as exactly 3.
Posted by tBoonePickens 5 years ago
tBoonePickens
Cross that bridge when I get there.
Posted by Chrysippus 5 years ago
Chrysippus
Nice out, Pro. Now what about the other two rounds?
Posted by caveat 5 years ago
caveat
Oh man, somebody accepted.
Posted by AlwaysMoreThanYou 5 years ago
AlwaysMoreThanYou
I pity the Pro for this debate
Posted by wiploc 5 years ago
wiploc
Since there is no last digit, there cannot be a last digit which is zero.

Con automatically wins.
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