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Furyan5
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ahuggies30
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rainbows dnt exist if you are blind

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Started: 4/21/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Furyan5

Pro

For the sake of this argument I will pretend to be blind. Someone is reading and typing messages for me. I claim rainbows don't exist. Con must convince me they do.

First round acceptance and arguments.

Good luck.
ahuggies30

Con

So you are telling me that rainbows are not real simply because you are unable to see them. Does that mean tables aren't real either because you can't see them? What about apples? Or Joe Biden? Apparently, as you being a blind individual, nothing is real and you live in a world of darkness and nothingness, as do I.
Debate Round No. 1
Furyan5

Pro

I can feel a table. Eat a apple. Smell a flower. But none of my senses tell me a rainbow exists. People are lying or confused.
ahuggies30

Con

You can taste the rainbow if you eat a bag of Skittles! Anyways, none of your senses tell you that oxygen exists, or the sky, but they have to exist in order for you to live, correct?

Also, a rainbow is a scientific phenomena that happens when sunlight is reflected and dispersed off of water droplets across the sky. Arguing against the reality of a rainbow is quite silly, and you do not need to see it to know that it is real.
Debate Round No. 2
Furyan5

Pro

I'm not claiming oxygen doesn't exist. I'm claiming you lying about rainbows existing or you confused. Why would sunlight reflecting off raindrops create a rainbow?
ahuggies30

Con

Light is made up of all the colors of the spectrum. Since the sun is immensely bright, you are only able to see a blinding, white light. Once the sunlight reaches the Earth's surface, and is reflected off of bodies of water left over from the rain, it is reflected off of all of these water droplets and an arc of a multitude of colors is shown across the sky. Unless you are deaf, you could be able to learn about it in a science class/presentation/etc. It's a phenomena that exists whether you are physically able to see it or not. Just because about 2% of people cannot see a rainbow (or anything, for that matter) does not mean it is completely void of existence and a figment of someone's imagination.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Furyan5 2 years ago
Furyan5
Seriously? Moderators decide? Sorry but that's b#&$%#@t!
Posted by bluesteel 2 years ago
bluesteel
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>Reported vote: Canuckleball // Moderator action: Removed<

5 points to Con (arguments, S&G, conduct). Reasons for voting decision: Your lack of sight does not change how light reacts with water vapour.

[*Reason for removal*] (1) Failure to explain S&G and conduct. (2) Voted based on personal beliefs, not anything that happened in the debate.
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Posted by Furyan5 2 years ago
Furyan5
Is the only sane person in the world locked up in an asylum?
Posted by vi_spex 2 years ago
vi_spex
if any one knows god is true, then god is true
Posted by Furyan5 2 years ago
Furyan5
From this argument I can put forward that God's existance or non-existance may rely on a sense not everyone has. And lol I dnt mean common sense. Although that would be a good example. Maybe you have this sense, maybe you dnt and dnt know it. Maybe you know God is real. Maybe you know he isn't. I'm not here to argue either view. its just worth consideration.
Posted by Furyan5 2 years ago
Furyan5
But one may easily argue that our deductions are limited to our understanding and our understanding is incomplete. Take for example the belief that the earth was flat. At one stage it was widely considered fact with actual proof. Who's to say proof won't come to life some time in the future which disproved any or all our current beliefs? But this is all moot as my statement does not argue the existance of rainbows. My argument is on the subjective existance of rainbows to blind people. It serves no purpose. I can't smell, taste, feel or hear a rainbow. I would have to take it on faith that they exist.
Posted by zombie_orchestra 2 years ago
zombie_orchestra
Your subjective existence adhere to our objective reality. Not the other way around... Just because you cannot observe something does not mean it is not there. There is an endless amount of things we know about nature and the universe that we cannot observe.
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