The Instigator
Jackie-Chan
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Losing
18 Points
The Contender
solo
Con (against)
Winning
35 Points

Two's value is the same as that of one.

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Started: 1/7/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 9 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.
solo

Con

Flaw:
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I see what you were trying to do, but you made a simple and understandable mistake, as you can't use the difference of squares for "ab-b^2" to become b(a-b).

The value of "2" is twice the value of "1". It's a constant. A given.

Your equation has failed to prove otherwise.

Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Yrael 9 years ago
Yrael
Nice quote by the way, read that in the athiest's bible a little while back. Really good.
Posted by Yrael 9 years ago
Yrael
I guess you could argue that "The value of "2" is twice the value of "1". It's a constant. A given." is your evidence against his claim. But I would consider it to be just restating the con side of the argument.

Yeah, maybe when that friend thing gets online we will be happy friend, and have amazing debates together. eh?
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
I noticed that, and now I'm going to go and change some of my opinions.

HA! Just kidding.
Posted by Yrael 9 years ago
Yrael
For the sake of argument I disagree. The pro offers me his equation is obviously flawed and you attack his equation saying so but your attack is also flawed. So really by the end of the debate I have no one to vote for which is sad. But as the pro is the first debater and proposed the subject and you didn't actually contradict his argument, I must vote for him.

By the way, we have a 0% disagreement ratio, how amazing is that?
Posted by DoubtingThomas 9 years ago
DoubtingThomas
But you didn't show that his proof was invalid, and so there is no reason to vote for you. Obviously he's wrong, but he won the debate.
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
I respect that, Yrael, but I don't respect your abilities to judge. One flawed equation against a fact and an accurate claim:

The value of "2" is twice the value of "1". It's a constant. A given.

Your equation has failed to prove otherwise.

Yrael, you are fit to judge, but thanks for doing so anyway. Good day.
Posted by Yrael 9 years ago
Yrael
okay.... (ab) - (b^2) = b(a-b) there is nothing wrong with the math there. There is definitely something wrong with his math but it is not there..... Thus i must vote against you.
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