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iTzDanneh
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6/26/2012 7:11:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
This may be in the wrong subforum but I can't seem to find a better place.

In Lincoln Douglas if someone were to have there criterion only work for a minute amount of cases how would you argue against this? So essentially there only affirming (or negating) a resolution in less than 50% of the cases.

Is it okay for aff or neg to do this? (assuming BOP was shared)

Or for the person who holds the BOP or the person who doesn't?

Is that how a victor is chosen; if we affirm (or negate) more than 50% percent of the time?

Generally people taking extreme positions will win say 10% of the possible cases because its just logical but does that mean they win the whole debate?

I really need some help understanding this and identifying some good theory arguments against this type of criterion.
CiRrK
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6/26/2012 7:30:49 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/26/2012 7:21:03 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
http://www.nflonline.org...

Page E9. You have to prove it as a "general principle".

Unfortunately an NFL rules based argument isn't applicable in non-NFL tournaments like Harvard or TOC
iTzDanneh
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6/26/2012 10:17:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I do NFL but this doesn't help as much as I would like. A General principle doesn't necessarily mean a majority of cases does it?
TUF
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6/26/2012 11:24:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/26/2012 10:49:11 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
I was so confused, I thought you guys were talking about football

National Forensics league.
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BlackVoid
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6/26/2012 11:52:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/26/2012 10:17:31 PM, iTzDanneh wrote:
I do NFL but this doesn't help as much as I would like. A General principle doesn't necessarily mean a majority of cases does it?

It does. In general means >50%.
CiRrK
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6/27/2012 10:02:58 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/26/2012 11:52:06 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
At 6/26/2012 10:17:31 PM, iTzDanneh wrote:
I do NFL but this doesn't help as much as I would like. A General principle doesn't necessarily mean a majority of cases does it?

It does. In general means >50%.

Hes correct. A general principle could mean the >50% of the time, or some kids go with the "lets evaluate X in a vacuum," which would mean its outside of specific examples and really just the notion or idea of the resolution