The Instigator
vi_spex
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Cotton_Candy
Con (against)
Winning
3 Points

comprehending the question, is the answer to the question

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Cotton_Candy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/24/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 329 times Debate No: 76893
Debate Rounds (5)
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Votes (1)

 

vi_spex

Pro

is it not?
Cotton_Candy

Con

I accept this debate.
My opponent has the burden to objectively prove his claim that 'comprehending the question, is the answer to the question'.

Good luck PRO.
Debate Round No. 1
vi_spex

Pro

the proof is you cant argue with it
Cotton_Candy

Con

Having accepted the debate, I'm pretty much arguing with it right now.
Nevertheless your claim still remains without ground so I await for further arguments that support your case.
Debate Round No. 2
Cotton_Candy

Con

Awaiting arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
vi_spex

Pro

awaiting first attempt to be con
Cotton_Candy

Con

PRO hasn't yet validated his claim of getting answers to questions by comprehending the question itself.I hence will make a constructive case on my own supporting my stance, since I don't see any signs of PRO making one.

So let's start by asking ourselves what the necessaary requirements for answering any question are. Even though comprehending the question is the starting step for getting the answer it isn't the SOLUTION to getting the answer as PRO claims. What is required is prior knowledge and specific skills depending on the type of problem presented. For example a question concerning mathematics would require you to have knowledge of the concept involved in the question and an appropriate level aptitude skill.

So to summarise,

Comprehending the quesion 'is not the' answer to the question.
Comprehending the question + Prior knowledge about the subject + Certain specific skills is what is needed to get the answer to questions.

Over to you PRO.
Debate Round No. 4
vi_spex

Pro

the problem is the solution, as there is no problem without a solution, and no solution without a problem

how could you comprehend the question without prior knowledge
Cotton_Candy

Con

‘how could you comprehend the question without prior knowledge’

It’s quite easily possible and there are a plethora of cases which would prove it.
Let’s say, for example, the question is to find the number of water molecules in a litre of water, any layman would be able to understand the question in this scenario but to actually know the answer one should know the concept and the formula involved and should have a basic level of arithmetic skills to solve the math.

Thus, comprehending the question, is NOT the answer to the question.

The resolution has been successfully negated.

Vote CON!

Debate Round No. 5
8 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 8 records.
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
yea i know
Posted by lol101 1 year ago
lol101
vi_spex, that comment is literally what you wrote for your next debate.
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
the question is the answer, and the answer is the question

there can be no answer without a question, and no question without an answer

the question is the answer to the question

only when i comprehend the question, can i comprehend the answer
Posted by Cotton_Candy 1 year ago
Cotton_Candy
right. :3
Posted by lol101 1 year ago
lol101
Cotton_Candy, here's a tip: Knock vi_spex out of the water using a short rebuttal to the question.
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
do you comprehend that question?
Posted by Axys 1 year ago
Axys
How many times will you post this debate?
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
when you comprehend the question, you comprehend the answer
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Wylted 1 year ago
Wylted
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Reasons for voting decision: No arguments made by pro until the final round. I typically disregard arguments in the final round, however it's not even necessary to in this instance, because pro just asked a rhetorical question, and failed to state any premises.