The Instigator
dairygirl4u2c
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The Contender
Adam2
Con (against)
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7 Points

republicans tend to lack critical thinking

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Adam2
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/28/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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dairygirl4u2c

Pro

"A Pew Research Center Poll from July 2009 showed that only around 6 percent of U.S. scientists are Republicans; 55 percent are Democrats, 32 percent are independent, and the rest "don't know" their affiliation."
Adam2

Con

Both parties are capable of lacking knowledge. When Jim Crow happened? Do you think one party was solely responsible, like some conspiracy theory would suggest? No, all of society was racist. White people were extremely racist a long time ago. It didn't matter if they were lynching others or not.
Republicans don't have any lack of critical thinking more than Dems. They all are responsible for the bad things that happen.
Debate Round No. 1
dairygirl4u2c

Pro

sure, there might be some bias, given they often rely on funding from more progressive types. and a 'group think' mentality, to some extent. but given their positions and abilities, surely they overcome most of those biases and think objectively. these are some of the most intelligent people we have, and at the very least, the most valued in terms of their critical thinking.

shouldn't their meager support of the republican party tell us something?
Adam2

Con

Both parties are capable of lacking critical thinking. The bombings of Japan weren't done by Democrats or Republicans, they were done by arrogant ignorant douchebags. Big government is what we should worry about, Democrat or Republican. They have the power to make our lives miserable and force us to pay taxes to their respective church. That's what regular human beings out to be worried about.
Debate Round No. 2
dairygirl4u2c

Pro

given their positions and abilities, surely they overcome most of those biases and think objectively. these are some of the most intelligent people we have, and at the very least, the most valued in terms of their critical thinking.

shouldn't their meager support of the republican party tell us something?
Adam2

Con

It doesn't. There are idiots on both sides of the spectrums
Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: no statistically applicable sources no debate
Vote Placed by Cold-Mind 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: The fact that Democrats also lack critical thinking does not defy Pro's resolution. Pro's argument is weak.
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Reasons for voting decision: This debate is deficient of real substance. It could've had us debating in the comments of the 2 sides, but falls short of anything remarkable. For the most part, I agree with the votes of my peers. Conduct for Pro; S&G for Con. However, Con was more acute in his words, giving his arguments a slightly more potency than Pro. Extra points.
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Reasons for voting decision: A debate lacking in arguments on both sides.
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Reasons for voting decision: They both presented good arguments. Pro obviously had poor grammar and capitalization, but con used words like "douchebag" and "idiot". Con is awarded grammar points, pro gets conduct points.
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Reasons for voting decision: Poor grammar