The Instigator
ayatonaoi
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
imnotacop
Con (against)
Winning
9 Points

World Peace cannot be achieved.

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after 3 votes the winner is...
imnotacop
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/10/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 635 times Debate No: 69791
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ayatonaoi

Pro

I would like to thank my opponent for this debate. Not going to post my argument right now, as I am on an iPod and to do so would be a pain. Looking forward to the debate. :)
imnotacop

Con

Thank you for the challenge, and I can't wait to begin.
I'll leave this as an acceptance round and let us begin in the next round. ^_^
Debate Round No. 1
ayatonaoi

Pro

Alright. I would like to thank iamnotacop for accepting this debate.
So, here's my argument:

World peace cannot be achieved. You can create a state with so many laws and so many enforcers, but there will always be a presence of evil.
Evil is not something that can be gunned down or exterminated. You can eradicate one group, but then two more shall take its place. For example, look at America's "war on terror" -- they went for a long time to destroy Al-Qaeda. They killed AQAP's leader, and (kind of) won the fight, but not long after, ISIL (the Islamic State) popped up. Now, America has another, possibly even more dangerous, threat to take care of.
This proves my point - Evil isn't something that can be killed. It is always there, no matter how many people you capture or kill.

-End Argument-

Side Note: I'm liking that profile picture, iamnotacop.
imnotacop

Con

Thanks. I like yours too. What Anime is that from?
I'm glad to have such a friendly opponent, and I'm sorry for what I'm about to do to you. (joking)

We as human beings can not possibly know a future outcome to it's full extent, therefor to make the claim that something such as world peace will not or can not be achieved is presumptuous and with out merit.
You can make claims around the contemporary knowledge as to what will begin to occur in the near future, but, when discussing the distant future, you can not make any definite prediction, Pro's claim being definite.
Knowledge of what is not observable is impossible. The human mind acting as a box, in more lament explanation of the Copenhagen interpretation, something I will not explain further in this debate, being rather complicated, (Though, I will discuss this in another place if you like), we can not estimate, measure, or understand anything outside of said box, and, the future, lies outside of the box, being our minds. We can not understand what is not in our realm of understand, and the future is not within our realm of understanding.
My opponents claims can not be concluded with the certainty he displays, and, therefor, by displaying a certainty, my opponent is incorrect, whereas, uncertainty is the only answer to uncertain things.
Debate Round No. 2
ayatonaoi

Pro

ayatonaoi forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by imnotacop 2 years ago
imnotacop
That's alright. I hope everything's okay or will be okay. :33
Posted by ayatonaoi 2 years ago
ayatonaoi
Sorry I couldn't post my argument...I look forward to debating in the future. Something very urgent and very personal came up. Apologies... :(
Posted by DarthVitiosus 2 years ago
DarthVitiosus
Interesting debate guys.
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