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InVinoVeritas
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The Contender
TheAwesomeRuler
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Universal Grammar is a valid

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TheAwesomeRuler
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/11/2013 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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InVinoVeritas

Con

Universal grammar (UG) "[a concept] in linguistics, usually credited to Noam Chomsky, proposing that the ability to learn grammar is hard-wired into the brain." [1]

Valid: Well-grounded or justifiable [2]

If/when discussing the criteria for a valid "scientific theory," we will be referring to those listed on this page: http://atheism.about.com...

I will be arguing that UG theory is invalid (i.e., not well-grounded or justifiable), and my opponent will argue that it is valid. The full burden of proof is on my opponent.

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The first round is for acceptance, as well as discussion of definitions and rules.

Thank you.

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[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...
[2] http://www.merriam-webster.com...
TheAwesomeRuler

Pro

Okay I accept your debate, This is going to be fun didnt debate for 3 months lol
Well on my opening note I would like to say that even I do not support this theory completly as it sounds like a megamind sort of a theory and you have the upper hand on this case so best of Luck
TheAwesomeRuler
Debate Round No. 1
InVinoVeritas

Con

I think I'll remake this debate when I find someone who is more experienced on this site and familiar with the topic.

Sorry for the inconvenience. If you want, we can debate another topic. You can choose. :)
TheAwesomeRuler

Pro

K thank You for Debating with me Lol, Over and Out
TheAwesomeRuler
Debate Round No. 2
InVinoVeritas

Con

Yep, thanks for understanding. :)
TheAwesomeRuler

Pro

TheAwesomeRuler forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
InVinoVeritas

Con

VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
TheAwesomeRuler

Pro

TheAwesomeRuler forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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