The Instigator
Dragonborn
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Matt_L
Con (against)
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6 Points

minecraft

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Matt_L
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/21/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Dragonborn

Pro

minecraft is educational it teaches you to build and to garden.
Matt_L

Con

While my opponents argument technically isn't wrong, I would like to show the flaws it contains.

Pro claims that the educational qualities of Minecraft contribute to its being a game that you should play. Minecraft most certainly is educational, however, simply being educational does not inherently make something good or acceptable. By definition, being tortured is an educational experience, but that fact alone is certainly not enough to convince the average human to accept torture.

Pro goes on to provide specific areas in which you can be educated by Minecraft. These being Building and Gardening. Once again, my opponent is correct. Minecraft does teach you to build and garden, but the knowledge you gain is inapplicable to anything other than Minecraft.
By learning how to build and garden in Minecraft, you enhance your skills in these areas in real life by zero percent. Minecraft teaches that there are very few building materials that are affected by gravity. If I tried to build a house in real life based on a Minecraft house, I would probably crush myself, because gravity actually does affect all building materials. If I tried to plant a rose garden in real life based on a Minecraft garden, all of the flowers would die from lack of water, because Minecraft flowers don't need to be watered.

To sum up my arguments: Minecraft is only educational when applied to itself. If you try to apply Minecraft knowledge to real life, something is going to die.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Abdab 2 years ago
Abdab
Please tell me you're not being serious
Posted by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
Blade-of-Truth
It says I can't accept :(

As a gardener, I would debate this whole-heartily.
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Vote Placed by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
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Reasons for voting decision: Successfully refuted oro's arguments and his arguments weren't responded to.
Vote Placed by iamanatheistandthisiswhy 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: What was the resolution? Its difficult to decide what to do with this debate until I know what it is about. Suggestion for the future, have a resolution and take a side. Then make the debate more than 1 round. You cannot debate over 1 round. I have given Pro argument points as he showed the flaws with your statement.
Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: There is no coherent resolution for this debate. Therefore, there can be no vote given.