The Instigator
vi_spex
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
ResponsiblyIrresponsible
Con (against)
Winning
18 Points

there is no race, just fun

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ResponsiblyIrresponsible
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/15/2015 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 414 times Debate No: 71718
Debate Rounds (1)
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ResponsiblyIrresponsible

Con

I accept.

Resolved: There is no race, just fun

PRO has the burden of proof to establish that there is no such thing as race, which is defined as "a contest of speed," or at least this is the definition, contextually, that we glean from this resolution. [http://www.merriam-webster.com...]

However, this is wrong for several reasons. Life is fundamentally about a race to the top -- a constant competition between people of varying abilities and, in some sense, similar interest striving for more and competing for the same positions. For instance, the John Bates Clark Medal is awarded to the best economist under age 40 [http://en.wikipedia.org...]. Clearly, there's a race among young people to the top -- to publish as soon as they can and with the best material that they can, which inevitably involves competition and a significant time commitment. That is by no means strictly fun. It could be fun, but it's also tedious and requires a significant amount of no-nonsense hardwork.

You were already voting CON because PRO didn't uphold his BOP and provided us with no argument other than "yea," but you now have to buy the one argument I made refuting this resolution.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by 2001bhu 2 years ago
2001bhu
more convincing arguments, better sources, and better conduct to con. Pro had no arguments, no case, no sources, and he only said 1 word if you start a debate with 1 round you need to make your case round one. Pro lays out no rules and anything so I give the points I awarded to con.
Posted by 2001bhu 2 years ago
2001bhu
All point to con for pro's failure to answer the BOP.
Posted by vi_spex 2 years ago
vi_spex
i like fun
Posted by Hello1647583 2 years ago
Hello1647583
That is your problem. Hehe
Posted by vi_spex 2 years ago
vi_spex
the proof is there is only fun
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Vote Placed by MrJosh 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: CON actually argued.
Vote Placed by Fartbubble 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro didn't really DO anything.
Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con made an argument
Vote Placed by Wylted 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Incredible debating skills by con. Con provided arguments. Where as pro did not.