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Val_Nkowa
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is George Washington a time travler?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/3/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 530 times Debate No: 64447
Debate Rounds (3)
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Val_Nkowa

Pro

maybe he is we just need more info
MonetaryOffset

Con

I accept. PRO has the burden of proof to prove that George Washington is a time traveler.
Debate Round No. 1
Val_Nkowa

Pro

How do we know he wasn't a time travler
MonetaryOffset

Con

The burden of proof necessarily lies on Pro, as he is attempting to make an affirmative statement to the effect that George Washington is a time traveler. He admits, in Round 1, that we need more information to come to this conclusion, which is effectively conceding the debate.

In round 2, he poses the question of how do we know he wasn't. This is attempting to shift the burden of proof, which merits a loss of conduct. The burden of proof never falls on the negative, but always on the affirmation. If PRO cannot prove that George Washington is a time traveler, you vote negative by default. So far, he has not done that.
Debate Round No. 2
Val_Nkowa

Pro

Val_Nkowa forfeited this round.
MonetaryOffset

Con

PRO has yet to fulfill his BOP, and has forfeited his last round. Vote CON. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by nedeo1 2 years ago
nedeo1
yeah, con has an easy win if pro is gonna make statements that don't prove anything...
Posted by nedeo1 2 years ago
nedeo1
yeah, con has an easy win if pro is gonna make statements that don't prove anything...
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Vote Placed by Tweka 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF and Pro has not met with his resolution.
Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture, Pro had bad grammar as well.
Vote Placed by NiamC 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ...Forfeits... forfeits everywhere... :p