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Jamcke
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DanTheLawyer
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There is no such thing as a free lunch

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Started: 5/26/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Jamcke

Pro

The topic basically states it all. Nothing that any person has ever done for another person was completely without a price / reward of some sort.
DanTheLawyer

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Well I sort of agree with you, but some lunches are free. I've have walked into chruchs and eat lunch without nothing in return. I was invited to lunch and they never asked for a thing in return.
Debate Round No. 1
Jamcke

Pro

You may not have had to pay for your lunch, but that doesn't mean it was free. Someone had to pay for the food. Their reward, if nothing else, was the personal / spiritual fulfillment on the behalf of that person / those people.
DanTheLawyer

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Well it depends. On this topic do you mean "There is no free lunch for myself" or do you mean" There is no free lunch overall". There is a thing called a free lunch for myself, but there is no free lunch overall, because someone has to pay for it in one way or another. Well actually there can be a free lunch overall, because of someone could eat wild berry's or fruit for lunch.
Debate Round No. 2
Jamcke

Pro

For clarification purposes, my first argument clearly states "Nothing that any person has ever done for another person was completely without a price / reward of some sort." Even if you ate wild berries for lunch, it still costs the earth the berries grew out of nutrients.
DanTheLawyer

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Okay, but lets say a friend takes wild berry's and gives them to you for lunch.
Sometimes he/she may not ask for something in return.Sometimes he/she may ask for something in return.So it can or cannot be a free lunch also, yes if you take wild berry's from the plants does mean you will take nuturients from the ground, but the earth wont ask for anything in return. All that will happen is that when you die, it will take parts of you into soil,plants,and bugs, but everything eventually goes back to the earth, because it is a cycle. Does it really matter wether or not you take nurturients from the earth because it will eventually come back.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ally93 8 years ago
ally93
sorry i spelled that wrong. like i said, actually there is a thing called reduce lunches for childrens parents who cant pay the amount of the regular lunch, that the others parents would have to pay so that there child could get a lunch every day.
so basicaly there is no really thing called a free lunch its just reduced for the parents cant pay the regular amount, like i told you above.
Posted by ally93 8 years ago
ally93
actually there is a thing called reduce lunches for childrens parents who take pay the amount of the regular lunch, that the others parents would have to pay so that there child could get a lunch every day.
Posted by Zerosmelt 8 years ago
Zerosmelt
often times when people argue that there is no free lunch the point is made that a free lunch automatically entails an opportunity loss. that is to say if you accept the lunch someone has given you for "free" you loose the opportunity not to eat that lunch. therefore you are still paying for the lunch in some way. If you hadn't spent your time eating the lunch you might have done something else, like walk down the street and find an envolope with $50,000 in it. In this case that free lunch actually cost you $50,000.

its a peculiar argument. This was an interesting different take on it.
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