The Instigator
studentathletechristian8
Pro (for)
Winning
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The Contender
Strikeeagle84015
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

Twenty Questions

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studentathletechristian8
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/5/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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studentathletechristian8

Pro

This debate will be very similar to the game "20 Questions."

For further clarification, I shall provide this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org...

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Rules:

1. Con must ask Pro ten questions in Round 1 and another ten in Round 2. These questions can only have a possible answer of: yes, no, maybe, or sometimes.
2. With Con's questions, he/she will try to find clues as to what object Pro has in mind.
3. In Rounds 2 and 3, Pro will answer Con's questions with a yes, no, maybe, sometimes, or an explanation to clarify the response.
4. In Round 3, Con will guess what object that Pro had in mind.
5. In Round 4, Pro will reveal the object that he was thinking of. If Con was correct in his/her guess, Con automatically wins the debate. However, if Con was incorrect with the guess, Con will have Round 4 to try and point out if Pro either answered a question that was contradictory with the object in mind or if Pro inaccurately answered a question.
6. In Round 5, Pro will defend himself. If Con has accused Pro of the above, Pro will be able to counteract Con's arguments and attempt to justify his claims.
7. In Round 5, Con can either give up or try to convince the readers that Pro has contradicted an answer with the object in mind.
8. If Con guesses the object correctly, Con automatically wins.
9. If Con guesses the object incorrectly but shows Pro to be contradictory in the answers to the questions, Con wins.
10. If Con concedes or does not prove that Pro was inaccurate or contradictory, then Pro wins.
11. If Con does not provide the exact number of questions when obligated, Con automatically loses.
12. For every time Pro answers "maybe," Con can ask an additional question that will take the place of the prior question.
13. Only severe contradictions are considered. People may have different interpretations of a question.
*P.S. The object that Pro has in his mind cannot change throughout the debate. Remember, Pro can only think of an object*

object- anything that is visible or tangible and is relatively stable in form. For this debate, humans and animals will not count; Pro must think of an inanimate object.

I wish my opponent luck and hope for a great debate.
Strikeeagle84015

Con

I thank my opponent for this interesting debate and look forward to quite a bit of entertainment

1.Is the object larger than a bread box
If yes go to question 2a
If no go to question 4

2a.Is the object larger than a semi truck
If yes go to 3a
If no go to 3b

3a.Is the object larger than a Boeing 747
Go to question 4 (regardless of answer)
3b. Is the object larger than a regular sized car
Go to question 4

4 Is the object located on planet earth
If yes go to question 5
If no go to question 7

5.Is the object found worldwide?
Go to question 6

6. Is the object found exclusively in the America's
Go to question 7

7. Is the object a solid (at room temperature)
If yes go to question 8a
If no go to question 8b

8a.Is the object a liquid (at room temperature)
Go to question 9
8b. Is the object a gas/plasma/Einstein bose condensate (at room temperature)
Go to question 9

9 Does the device use or generate electricity?
Go to question 10

10. Is the object metallic (made almost exclusively out of metal)
Debate Round No. 1
studentathletechristian8

Pro

I thank my opponent for the response.

"1.Is the object larger than a bread box
If yes go to question 2a
If no go to question 4"

Honestly, the object can be either smaller or larger than a bread box, depending on how it was made. So, the answer is some times. However, it is more commonly larger than a bread box, so for the sake of this debate, you can consider this response as a "yes." I'll go to question 2a.

"2a.Is the object larger than a semi truck
If yes go to 3a
If no go to 3b"

No; the object is not larger than a semi truck. I shall go to question 3b.

"3b. Is the object larger than a regular sized car
Go to question 4"

No; the object is not larger than a regular sized car.

"4 Is the object located on planet earth
If yes go to question 5
If no go to question 7"

Yes; the object is located on planet Earth. I shall go to question 5.

"5.Is the object found worldwide?
Go to question 6"

Yes; the object is found worldwide.

"6. Is the object found exclusively in the America's
Go to question 7"

No; although the object can be found in North America and South America, the object can be found in many other countries.

"7. Is the object a solid (at room temperature)
If yes go to question 8a
If no go to question 8b"

Yes; the object is a solid at room temperature. I shall go to question 8a.

"8a.Is the object a liquid (at room temperature)
Go to question 9"

No; the object is not a liquid at room temperature.

"9 Does the device use or generate electricity?
Go to question 10"

No; the device does not use or generate electricity.

"10. Is the object metallic (made almost exclusively out of metal)"

The object is metallic some of the time. Allow me to clarify. The object has been known to be made exclusively out of metal, but many times it will not be made exclusively out of metal.

I thank my opponent and await the next post.
Strikeeagle84015

Con

Strikeeagle84015 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
studentathletechristian8

Pro

Unfortunately, my opponent has forfeited Round 2.

I must call this an automatic win for Pro.

Recap on several important rules:

1. Con must ask Pro ten questions in Round 1 and another ten in Round 2. These questions can only have a possible answer of: yes, no, maybe, or sometimes.

Con failed to ask Pro any questions in Round 2.

11. If Con does not provide the exact number of questions when obligated, Con automatically loses.

Con did not provide the exact number of questions when he was obligated to do so in Round 2.

Rules are rules. Unfortunately, this debate has not gone anywhere.

I urge a Pro vote. I shall reinstate this debate in hopes that someone will be able to participate.

If my opponent wants to continue this debate, he can contact me through a PM or a comment on this debate, and we may be able to work something out.

Other than that, this debate may be over. Thank you.
Strikeeagle84015

Con

Strikeeagle84015 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
studentathletechristian8

Pro

Unfortunately, my opponent has forfeited the last two rounds.

Pro has won this debate.

Thank you.
Strikeeagle84015

Con

Strikeeagle84015 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
studentathletechristian8

Pro

Pro has won.

I urge a Pro vote.

Thank you.
Strikeeagle84015

Con

Strikeeagle84015 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
I'll explain my answers clearly so that you can get a better understanding.
Posted by Sniperjake1994 7 years ago
Sniperjake1994
wow
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
You forgot that my answer can be "some times." Looking at your questions, I think some of them may have to be answered with "some times."
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
Sure.
Posted by Strikeeagle84015 7 years ago
Strikeeagle84015
Would I be able to ask my questions in taxidermic form like

1 blah blah blah blah?
If answer is no go to question 2a
If answer is yest go to question 2b
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
I would like the readers to know that I have sent L my chosen object in a private message. My opponent has not posted his first round yet, so this debate is "valid."
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
Strikeeagle84015, you can post your opening questions.
Posted by Strikeeagle84015 7 years ago
Strikeeagle84015
No problem
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
Strikeeagle84015, would you mind waiting until I can confirm L's role in this game?

By the way, L's role would only involve me sending her a private PM that includes the object that I have chosen.
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
I hope it's fun. In truth, I had all of this prepared eleven months ago, but I didn't feel many people would like it. If this debate goes smoothly, I'd love to do one with you in the future. Thanks for the input.
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