The Instigator
vi_spex
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The Contender
KingofEverything
Con (against)
Winning
3 Points

can be=not

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after 1 vote the winner is...
KingofEverything
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/19/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 297 times Debate No: 81182
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (4)
Votes (1)

 

KingofEverything

Con

You contradicted yourself.

Topic: can be = not

Round 1: is is
Debate Round No. 1
vi_spex

Pro

the topic is, can be=not.. not can be
KingofEverything

Con

Fair enough. Although you haven't provided any solid arguments.

Can be does not mean the same thing as not. Here's a sufficient example.

An apple can be a fruit.

Therefor, it is NOT a fruit.

It is possible that it's not a fruit, but we can't be so sure that it isn't a fruit.

The resolution is negated, my friend.
Debate Round No. 2
vi_spex

Pro

an apple is a fruit
KingofEverything

Con

An apple can't be classified as a fruit until someone proves it. When the first person to see an apple saw one, they couldn't be sure that it was a fruit.
Debate Round No. 3
KingofEverything

Con

My opponent refuses to formulate an argument.
Debate Round No. 4
vi_spex

Pro

so argue something..
KingofEverything

Con

Haha I did. Vote Con
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
the point here is, can be=not.. not can be
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
raise my self esteem level from untouchable to?
Posted by KingofEverything 1 year ago
KingofEverything
We're BFF'S in real life.
Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
I feel like you two know each other in real life. Or Vi made a multi to raise his self-esteem.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
vi_spexKingofEverythingTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Again, there's no clear reasoning as to why the resolution is true. Pro asserts it, then sort of just leaves off. Con doesn't do much to knock it down, but it doesn't really matter so long as he's countering the assertion, which he does. Neither argument is particularly good, but the only one that really matters is Pro's, and it's never clear how he's proven the resolution true. Hence, I default to Con.