The Instigator
raygun
Pro (for)
Losing
21 Points
The Contender
MTGandP
Con (against)
Winning
61 Points

debate is pointless

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MTGandP
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/11/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (2)
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raygun

Pro

resolved: debate is pointless and it sucks

i affirm the resolution, debate is pointless because it is a bunch of lame kids bickering at eachother.

sucks: (Slang) to behave in a fawning manner (usually fol. by around).
(Slang). to be repellent or disgusting: Poverty sucks.
source: dictonary.com
MTGandP

Con

My opponent must prove that debate is pointless AND that it sucks, while I must prove that it is either not pointless or it does not suck. I will, for now, only attempt to prove that debate is not pointless.

Pointless: devoid of effectiveness (Merriam-Webster)

Contention 1: Proof by Contradiction
Let us assume for a moment that my opponent is correct, and that debate is indeed pointless. My opponent must prove this, by winning this debate. But if my opponent wins, then my opponent has effectively utilized this debate, and debate is therefore NOT pointless, so I win. If my opponent does not win, then I won and since I effectively utilized debate, debate is still not pointless. If the debate is a tie, nothing is proven; this does not prove that debate is pointless, but instead only fails to prove that debate is not pointless. So if my opponent wins, I win; if I win, I win; if it's a tie, it's a tie. So in any situation, it is impossible for my opponent to win this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
raygun

Pro

debate IS pointless, what is its value? who really cares what you debated? there are better ways to get into college, more meaningful ways.
MTGandP

Con

My contention still stands. If my opponent proves that debate is pointless, I win because my opponent will have proven that debate is in fact effective at proving that debate is pointless.
Debate Round No. 2
raygun

Pro

my opponent makes no sense.
MTGandP

Con

Five rounds is really too many for this debate, huh?
Debate Round No. 3
raygun

Pro

i see nothing wrong with 5 rounds, are you going to keep debating or not?

i shall remind you of the resolution

resolved: debate is pointless.
MTGandP

Con

I have no reason to continue debating. I offered a single contention and could have offered more, but since my opponent has failed to refute my contention, I am probably going to win no matter what I do.

Negated: debate is pointless.
Debate Round No. 4
raygun

Pro

you have forfeited the debate i presume?
MTGandP

Con

My opponent presumes that I have forfeited, when in fact I am the only side who has posted any arguments. Because of this blatant manipulation, conduct goes to me.

Since my opponent has repeatedly started a sentence without capitalization, S&G also goes to me.

I have one, unrefuted argument, while my opponent has no arguments. The arguments vote also goes to me.

I have one source (Merriam-Webster), while my opponent has none. Sources as well goes to me.

If you vote for my opponent, I will be disappointed in your reasoning abilities. So please vote for me.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by MTGandP 8 years ago
MTGandP
Ah yes, my opponent has a source. I personally think that Merriam-Webster is a better dictionary. But it is worth noting that we both have one source.
Posted by raygun 8 years ago
raygun
excuse me but i do have a source, in my first argument. thank you.
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