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TheLibertarian
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Yraelz
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Two does not, and never will, equal one, and debating it on this site is pointless

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Started: 1/9/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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TheLibertarian

Pro

OK, so recently, I have been noticing a great deal of debates that are all centered on the same thing. "Two equals one." Now, I am going to be completely honest, I am not a math genius. I realize that I will probably never do a career in mathematics, but I'm pretty sure the first thing we learned in elementary school is that one plus one equals.....wait for it... TWO! So to say that one equals two would pretty much prove almost all mathematical theories, and while it is possible, I doubt that a revolutionary mathematician would probably not debate on this site.

In addition, the theory has been disproved a number of times on this site, and it's getting obnoxious. So please, can we stop debating this?
Yraelz

Con

For starters, thanks for leaving this so far open for me to actually debate.

Well lets evaluate the resolution here. "Two does not, and never will, equal one, and debating it on this site is pointless"

Here is what I present.

Equal - Citation: Dictionary.com

1.as great as; the same as (often fol. by to or with): The velocity of sound is not equal to that of light.
2.like or alike in quantity, degree, value, etc.; of the same rank, ability, merit, etc.: two students of equal brilliance.
3.evenly proportioned or balanced: an equal contest.
4.uniform in operation or effect: equal laws.
5.adequate or sufficient in quantity or degree: The supply is equal to the demand.
6.having adequate powers, ability, or means: He was equal to the task.
7.level, as a plain.
8.tranquil or undisturbed: to confront death with an equal mind.
9.impartial or equitable.
–noun
10.a person or thing that is equal.
–verb (used with object)
11.to be or become equal to; meet or match: So far the rate of production doesn't equal the demand. If A equals B and B equals C, then A equals C.
12.to make or do something equal to: No matter how he tries, he can't equal his brother's achievements.
13.Archaic. to make equal; equalize.
14.Obsolete. to recompense fully.

Aight so.....using the 14 definitions of equal I presented I am going to tell you exactly whey two can at times equal one. For instance.

TWO halves equal ONE whole. TWO debaters of minimal quality may equal ONE good debater. TWO apples in my analysis equal ONE orange. TWO essays equal ONE short story. TWO people equal ONE couple.

Disprove these examples or face the loss, but I will go into greater detail.

The age old question, "did the tree actually fall in the forest if no consciousness was there to witness it?" Are not our world experiences simply subjective to our minds? Can you disprove that the tree fell or did not? No and as such you can never prove to me that two will never equal one. In a subjective or potentially subjective universe there are no universal truths. You yourself lay the potential for a genius mathematician.

Finally you tell me that debating it on this side is pointless. And through such a topic you are trying to tell me that you should win this debate. Well if you truly believe that then you will advocate losing this debate for a debate about whether a debate is pointless or not will be pointless in itself if the topic is proved pointless.

Furthermore I contest your idea. I feel such debates only help to increase current world math knowledge and help others understand enjoyable flaws in our current math system.
Debate Round No. 1
TheLibertarian

Pro

TheLibertarian forfeited this round.
Yraelz

Con

Please see above argument, repost. 100 characters............................................. check
Debate Round No. 2
TheLibertarian

Pro

TheLibertarian forfeited this round.
Yraelz

Con

As my opponent has dropped my argument not once but twice we can see that he fully agrees with me. Please extend everything I said in my first speech.

Thanks, vote for me. =)
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by sadolite 9 years ago
sadolite
2 can only equal one metaphoricaly never mathamaticly.
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
Yraelz FTW! No question about it.
Posted by audraxheartsxyou 9 years ago
audraxheartsxyou
HAHA I like this debate.
cute.
my votes for yraelz.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
No, not in your case. The two hemispheres of your brain don't actually equal one. Sadly they negate each other and equal zero. Sucks.
Posted by Adolph_Hitler_Rules 9 years ago
Adolph_Hitler_Rules
LMFAO! You think two can equal one? You're even dumber than I thought.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
No idea, the record on the satanism debate has changed (in my favor by two). So I don't know. I just won't bother re-voting on the 5 or 6 debate I had.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Good question, I should go see.
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
D'oh... disregard the post below. It should've read:

HEY! Does that mean the votes casted as Yrael are still valid, and the votes you cast as Yraelz are also counted?
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
HEY! Does that mean the votes casted as Yrael are still valid, and the votes you cast as Yrael are also counted?
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
Why did you delete the other account? Was it because your win:loss ratio was so bad? *LOL* J/K.
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