Votes on debates are confirmation bias
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Confirmation bias is the selection of evidence that supports a person already held belief.
Votes on DDO exhibit that many voters in open voting do not actually read the debates or objectively judge the evidence. They vote according to the side they want.
The best thing to when debates would be to straw man your opponents arguments and take a position in accordance with the naturalistic materialist atheistic position.
I can't wait to see the evidence you have to support your claim
Take this debate where my opponent (this opponent) forfiets when the resolution is confirmed to be irrational rhetoric.
It is still unvoted on becuase people don't want to vote against something they like spewing forth.
Or this debate:
Where my opponent in the comment section admits to taking the time to troll about other people. He does not address any of the points I put forward. The votes align with him even tho my arguments were enough to give him something to thinkabout and he in the comment section thought he would lose.
In the second debate, I see people giving points to my opponent, and it is not obvious to the average person that they are voting in a bias fashion
The votes that my opponent point out I urge the audience to look at the time stamps. Thay will see those votes were added after this debate was started. No doubt this debate gave some attention to those mentioned above.
So I decided to look at the most votes cast, by whom, and active with in the last 6 months. This is a list of 79 members.
As you can see Atheist account for 13, 258 votes cast in a 4 year period only counting those active in the last 6 months. Almost equal to every one else's votes 16,654. Of course some members who claim no religious status could be of the Atheist, Agnostic, Secular persuasian.
This trend only provides evidence that the voting body on DDO is mostly Atheist, Agnostic, or Secular.
There are two voting requirements of interest to this debate: "Agreed with before the debate" and "Agreed with after the debate" Unfortunately many people, especially those that exhibited bias voting, did not fill these two criteria in. Many data points supporting my case had to be excluded due to cognitive dissonance. For instance, in a debate titled "God exists" many Atheist remarked tied for before and after. But awarded greater than 4 points to the CON. This makes no sense for before or after.
It coms appearent after doing the research that a more honest vote is achieved around 5 votes. That there are some voters who do vote biasly and if they are the only one who votes on a debate it will be skewed. Christian and other religious voters tended to provide more character length RFD's when voting against a previously held position. Unless in the case of forfiets Atheist tended not to vote Pro for non-secular resolutions.
Closing. It's a tough Atheist crowd.
I believe it is very possible that people do not choose who they agree with before and after so that people do not believe they are biased. I believe people would think they were biased if they showed who they agreed with before the debate. My opponent's argument is along the same lines as my last sentence, however, I believe that the reverse is just as possible and actually more likely. We are not inside the heads of our voters, and until we are, it is unfair to act like we know what is going on.
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