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bennourse
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Koopin
Con (against)
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35 Points

There other life forms in the universe and other unvierses if they exist. We are not anything unique

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/4/2010 Category: Science
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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bennourse

Pro

I believe that we are not alone in this universe or multiple universes if they exist. It is SO likely we are not alone in the unvierse. so we must not be. I believe.
Koopin

Con

RESOLUTION
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" It is so likely we are not alone in the universe therefore we are not unique"

DEFINITIONS
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Unique: Not typical. http://dictionary.reference.com...
Universe: The totality of known or supposed objects and phenomena throughout space http://dictionary.reference.com...
We: Used to denote people in general http://dictionary.reference.com...

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My argument will be brief, since there is not much that needs to be said.

First of all, my opponent has listed absolutely no proof but rather has stated his beliefs. I encourage, my opponent to give sources in his next argument.

Excuse me for saying, but my opponents logic is very faulty.

"It is SO likely we are not alone in the unvierse. so we must not be"

If I hear the five hundred people tell me there are diamonds in my back yard, then there is a big chance there are. But I can not say that there are diamonds in my backyard just because it is likely.

That is all I have to say for this first round.
Debate Round No. 1
bennourse

Pro

something tells me that con is focusing on subtleties because he himself has no substance for argument.
You seem quick to pick up on every little thing I say that is not to your standard but you seem to not provide much evidence or argument yourself.

Anyway, lets start a proper actual debate.
Firstly, It is extremely likely we are not the only intelligent life forms as there is 10^25- 10^30 amount of stars in the universe with even more amounts of planets. ( here's the link if u don't understand the terms I am using with the numbers... http://en.wikipedia.org... )

Argue back with a point this time please.
Koopin

Con

Thank you for posting your...argument.

My opponent has no comeback to my argument, so he tries to ignore it. My Opponent must learn that in a debate one can not just ignore the other person's argument.

We have already started a "proper" debate.

Thank you for telling me how many stars there are. Though you still have not proved anything.

You have the burden of proof of showing that there is life on other planets.

I have already argued my point.

Until next time, argument extended.
Debate Round No. 2
bennourse

Pro

bennourse forfeited this round.
Koopin

Con

My opponent has forfeited. He has failed to provide that there are aliens out there. He has also failed to prove that we would not be unique.

I thank my opponent for this debate and thank the audience for reading.

Please vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by leet4A1 7 years ago
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If I could vote, all points to CON despite that I agree with PRO.
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
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1 min left!
Posted by Sky_ace25 7 years ago
Sky_ace25
The Con's interpretation Pro is much more accurate and he has much more credible sources so he gains credibility. Further more if their are 1 billion planets like Mercury out their that doesn't prove that alien life exists. The Pro has the burden of proof that their are planets out their that are suitable for the existence of life.

If he can't prove this Con instantly wins, because is argument can be taken in serious regards and his sources lend him much more credibility than your own personal bias Pro.

That being said as soon as the Pro can prove that life "can" exist on other planets he has gained advantage; however he must prove they have similar qualities to humans to prove that we are not unique. He has essentially done himself a disservice by including that in the resolution.
Posted by EHS_Debate 7 years ago
EHS_Debate
It doesn't matter how many stars and planets there are. The probability of life on a plant is exceedingly small. With each planet the same probability remains. You have the same chances with one planet, as you do with 100 billion.

http://www.scientificblogging.com...

I insist on reading the article found within the link.
Posted by EHS_Debate 7 years ago
EHS_Debate
I agree with Koopin so far.
Posted by bennourse 7 years ago
bennourse
fair enough I just want to argue my point. If its important to you then fair enough but I would rather focus on the debating.
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
I believe spelling and grammar is already off the list.
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