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MeAmDumb
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PeacefulChaos
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Two plus two is equal to four.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/18/2012 Category: Science
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MeAmDumb

Pro

2 + 2 = 4

Opponent, prove me that 2 + 2 is NOT equal to four. Also, please try to surprise me. :)
PeacefulChaos

Con

My opponent states that I must prove 2 + 2 is not equal to 4; thus, I must give one instance or scenario in which two plus 2 + 2 is not equal to 4.

However, my opponent has not specified what "2" is. Is it 2 airplanes? How about 2 bombs? Perhaps it is 2 fruits. Since he has not specified what "2" is, it is my job to do so.

Since I have to give at least one scenario where 2 + does not equal 4, then I will use the following scenario to prove my point; 2 hydrogen atoms + 2 oxygen atoms = 1 hydrogen peroxide compound [1]. In the first chart, you will notice that it says the molecular formula for the compound, "hydrogen peroxide" is H202. The number "2" after the letter "H" signifies that there are 2 hydrogen atoms. Likewise, then number "2" after the letter "O" signifies that there are 2 oxygen atoms; therefore, 2 hydrogen atoms + 2 oxygen atoms = 1 hydrogen peroxide compound.

In conclusion, I have shown that 2 hydrogen atoms + 2 oxygen atoms = 1 hydrogen peroxide and does not equal 4 as my opponent seemed to believe.

Thank you.

[1] http://www.mikeblaber.org...

Debate Round No. 1
MeAmDumb

Pro

MeAmDumb forfeited this round.
PeacefulChaos

Con

I extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
MeAmDumb

Pro

MeAmDumb forfeited this round.
PeacefulChaos

Con

I extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
MeAmDumb

Pro

MeAmDumb forfeited this round.
PeacefulChaos

Con

My opponent has forfeited yet again. I extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 4
MeAmDumb

Pro

MeAmDumb forfeited this round.
PeacefulChaos

Con

I extend all arguments.

Vote Con!

Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by TUF 5 years ago
TUF
Semantics iz fun guyZ
Posted by PeacefulChaos 5 years ago
PeacefulChaos
Holy crap, TUF, that was fast.
Posted by Multi_Pyrocytophage 5 years ago
Multi_Pyrocytophage
It's pretty hard to see it without any visual aid. I'll have to concur with PeacefulChaos once again and have to see it in person.
Posted by renji_abarai 5 years ago
renji_abarai
Or it can equal 22. if you rearange the lines in both 2's you can make a 77.
Posted by PeacefulChaos 5 years ago
PeacefulChaos
I'll show you in person.
Posted by Multi_Pyrocytophage 5 years ago
Multi_Pyrocytophage
Ah, that makes sense, but I'm seeing a heart instead? How do you face it down if it's facing sideways?
Posted by PeacefulChaos 5 years ago
PeacefulChaos
If you turn both 2's side ways (with one upright and the other facing down) and place them on top of each other, it forms a fish.
Posted by Multi_Pyrocytophage 5 years ago
Multi_Pyrocytophage
How does it equal fish...?
Posted by PeacefulChaos 5 years ago
PeacefulChaos
The only problem is that it doesn't.
Posted by renji_abarai 5 years ago
renji_abarai
you could have said it equals fish ^_^
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