The Instigator
Jackie-Chan
Pro (for)
Winning
30 Points
The Contender
Robert_Lee_Hotchkiss
Con (against)
Losing
3 Points

Two is equal to one.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/7/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Jackie-Chan

Pro

Let a = b.
Then a^2 = ab.
Subtract b^2 from both sides.
Then a^2-b^2=ab-b^2.
Use difference of squares.
(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)
Divide both sides by (a-b).
Then a+b=b.
Now let a=1, then b=1.
Substitute a=1 and b=1 into a+b=b.
Thus 2=1.
Robert_Lee_Hotchkiss

Con

I don't know how hard you want me to work for this so I will start with easy slam dunk reply.

Proving 1 + 1 = 2 is the holy grail of mathematics. Several of maths brightest minds in mathematics have gone completely insane attempting to prove it. If you had a proof you wouldn't be certain of winning several prominent prizes worth at least a million dollars. Unless you where a total idiot you wouldn't be posting it on the internet before you cashed in.

I believe you are not a total idiot therefor you have not posted a proof worth a million dollars on the internet with no proof that it came from you.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
Robert, I would love to vote against a spammer, but I believe my conscience just can't forgive fumble you made during this round. Sorry. :(
Posted by Robert_Lee_Hotchkiss 8 years ago
Robert_Lee_Hotchkiss
You're right total brain fart. I just didn't read it. You got me congratulations.
Posted by DoubtingThomas 8 years ago
DoubtingThomas
Robert, you didn't even look at his proof, did you? His proof claims to show that 2=1, not that 1+1=2.
Posted by Robert_Lee_Hotchkiss 8 years ago
Robert_Lee_Hotchkiss
I am sorry I got sloppy.

Here it is again. The proof that 1+1=2 is the holy grail of mathematics. If it where true everything else would be as well. If you had a proof that 1+1=2 you would win several prizes in mathematics that would total well over a million dollars. Only a fool would post such a valuable proof on the net.

Therefore, you have not done so.

I should have checked. I didn't realize it was a one round debate.
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