The Instigator
doku_kinoko
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Logical-Master
Con (against)
Winning
45 Points

art is needed in todays society

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/9/2008 Category: Arts
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,662 times Debate No: 1617
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doku_kinoko

Pro

without it we are doomed. to quickly to we race our everyday lives that the arts have become forgotten and are no longer apreciated.
Logical-Master

Con

Greetings. First, I would like to thank my opponent for extending this debate to any member of this website. With that said, let us proceed:

In my opponent's opening argument, he commits the fallacy "argument ad baculam" in claiming that all of society will be doomed if it does not involve itself with art. His claim is no more than a scare tactic as there is no evidence to suggest that society will be dommed without art. In fact, the human body needs many things to survive, but certainly not art; the human body needs food, water, oxygen, and nutrition, but it certainly won't be doomed due to the lack of art.

The second problem with my opponent's opening argument is that he presents no evidence that art is even needed in order for a society to maintain itself.

The third problem with my opponent's argument is that he presents no evidence that art is on the decline in today's society. Not only that, but there is actually evidence against his claim. Both video games and films are important part of our culture. Proof can be seen in the fact that the entertainment is one of the most thriving industries in our society.

For these reasons, you should vote against my opponent's case.
Debate Round No. 1
doku_kinoko

Pro

doku_kinoko forfeited this round.
Logical-Master

Con

I extend my arguments made in round one. So yeah . . .

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Debate Round No. 2
doku_kinoko

Pro

doku_kinoko forfeited this round.
Logical-Master

Con

So since my opponent has forfeited his rounds, my extension of my arguments during previous rounds is well justified.

Why to vote for con: The instigator presents no evidence for his claims and there is actually evidence against his assertions made in round one. On top of that, there is a fallacy at work with my opponent's opening round. Thus, you should vote for con.

With that said, I thank you all for reading.

Good night! :D
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by nateycakes 9 years ago
nateycakes
This was not a debate. It was a slaughtering.

Before reading Logical-Master's response, I already knew that doku-kinoko was going to lose based solely on the fact that he used no capitalization in his two sentence debate.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Definitely logical-master. No refutation ftw!
Posted by fresnoinvasion 9 years ago
fresnoinvasion
Logical-Master, great arguments.

I debated him on the same topic, and he also forfeited a round. We made some of the same arguments.

http://www.debate.org...

thats the link, neither one of us got many votes or any comments.
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