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Philosophy Tournement

socialpinko
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10/22/2012 8:03:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
While searching for some ongoing philosophical debates recently I was dismayed to see very little worth reading. Therefore, in the interest of pumping some better debates into the site I've decided to host a small philosophy tournament.

The way it will work is the seeds will be randomized, I'll be using an RNG to determine where you're placed. So if Phantom is randomly placed in seed 2, he'd go up against whoever is randomly placed in seed 1. This will be the method of moving forward. Winner of (1,2) faces the winner of (3.4). Likewise the winner of (5.6) faces the winner of (7,8). The number you sign up next to has no effect on how you're seeded.

Rules:

1. Initial challenges must be sent within one week of pairing.
2. Debates must be three rounds or more with the resolution pertaining to something philosophically based (ex. normative ethics, philosophy of science, religion, etc,)
3. The voting period for all tournement debates will last 1 week.
4. Anyone who drops out in the first round will be replaced. Drop outs after the first round will result in byes for their opponent.

1. Phantom
2. Microsuck
3. Stephen_Hawkins (interested in debating a religious topic, or validity of morality)
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5.
6.
7.
8.

Replacements:

1. Socialpinko
2.
3.
4.
: At 9/29/2014 10:55:59 AM, imabench wrote:
: : At 9/29/2014 9:43:46 AM, kbub wrote:
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: : DDO should discredit support of sexual violence at any time and in every way.
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: I disagree.
ObiWan
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10/22/2012 9:33:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago

1. Phantom
2. Microsuck
3. Stephen_Hawkins (interested in debating a religious topic, or validity of morality)
4.
5.
6.
7. ObiWan
8.

Replacements:

1. Socialpinko
2.
3.
4.
These are not the droids you're looking for.
lannan13
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10/23/2012 7:07:56 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. Phantom
2. Microsuck
3. Stephen_Hawkins (interested in debating a religious topic, or validity of morality)
4.
5.
6.
7. ObiWan
8.

Replacements:

1. Socialpinko
2. Lannan13
3.
4.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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socialpinko
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10/23/2012 9:42:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Bump.
: At 9/29/2014 10:55:59 AM, imabench wrote:
: : At 9/29/2014 9:43:46 AM, kbub wrote:
: :
: : DDO should discredit support of sexual violence at any time and in every way.
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: I disagree.
Double_Helix46
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10/24/2012 11:47:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/23/2012 7:07:56 AM, lannan13 wrote:
1. Phantom
2. Microsuck
3. Stephen_Hawkins (interested in debating a religious topic, or validity of morality)
4. Double_Helix46
5.
6.
7. ObiWan
8.

Replacements:

1. Socialpinko
2. Lannan13
3.
4.
Mestari
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10/24/2012 2:19:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. Phantom
2. Microsuck
3. Stephen_Hawkins (interested in debating a religious topic, or validity of morality)
4. Double_Helix46
5. Mestari
6.
7. ObiWan
8.

Replacements:

1. Socialpinko
2. Lannan13
3.
4.
Rules of Mafia

1. Mestari is never third party.
2. If Mestari claims an intricate and page long TP role, he's telling the truth.
3. Mestari always jointly wins with the town.
3b. If he doesn't he's mafia.
3c. If he was mafia you wouldn't suspect him in the first place.
4. If you lynch Mestari you will lose because he will be the third party Doctor or some other townie power role.
5. DP1 lynches are good.
6. The answer is always no.
Stephen_Hawkins
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10/24/2012 4:05:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Start the tournament, make no. 6 against no. 8
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

Social Contract Theory debate: http://www.debate.org...
socialpinko
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10/24/2012 4:08:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/24/2012 4:05:28 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
Start the tournament, make no. 6 against no. 8

Using six players lacks a mechanism for deciding who goes up in the final round. For instance the winner of (1,2) could go up against the winner of (3,4). But unless I just baselessly seed the winner of (5,6) higher (which is untenable considering seeding is randomized, there's no way to decide who they face. I'll give it another day and if I don't have two more signups me and Lannan will fill in as replacements.
: At 9/29/2014 10:55:59 AM, imabench wrote:
: : At 9/29/2014 9:43:46 AM, kbub wrote:
: :
: : DDO should discredit support of sexual violence at any time and in every way.
:
: I disagree.
Mestari
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10/25/2012 2:15:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Bump.
Rules of Mafia

1. Mestari is never third party.
2. If Mestari claims an intricate and page long TP role, he's telling the truth.
3. Mestari always jointly wins with the town.
3b. If he doesn't he's mafia.
3c. If he was mafia you wouldn't suspect him in the first place.
4. If you lynch Mestari you will lose because he will be the third party Doctor or some other townie power role.
5. DP1 lynches are good.
6. The answer is always no.
lannan13
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10/25/2012 2:27:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. Phantom
2. Microsuck
3. Stephen_Hawkins (interested in debating a religious topic, or validity of morality)
4. Double_Helix46
5. Mestari
6.
7. ObiWan
8. Lannan13 (Only after Sunday)

Replacements:

1. Socialpinko
2.
3.
4.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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Zaradi
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10/25/2012 2:34:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. Phantom
2. Microsuck
3. Stephen_Hawkins (interested in debating a religious topic, or validity of morality)
4. Double_Helix46
5. Mestari
6. Zaradi
7. ObiWan
8. Lannan13 (Only after Sunday)

I've thought about joining this tournament for a while now, but I think I can do it.
Want to debate? Pick a topic and hit me up! - http://www.debate.org...
Stephen_Hawkins
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10/25/2012 2:44:04 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
A bit of bad luck with the timing, seeing as SPinko is now offline.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

Social Contract Theory debate: http://www.debate.org...
lannan13
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10/25/2012 2:46:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
dat be true.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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socialpinko
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10/25/2012 5:36:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
--Match ups for Round 1.

1. Zaradi
2. Double_Helix46

3. Stephen_Hawkins
4. Microsuck

5. Lannan13
6. Phantom

7. Mestari
8. ObiWan

I seeded you all by using an RNG generator of 1-8. Whatever number I generated first went to the person who signed up under spot #1, the second for the person in spot #2, and so on. The winner of (1,2) will face the winner (3,4) and the winner of (5,6) will face the winner of (7,8). The two who come out of that will face each other to decide the winner.

As stated in the rules you all have one week to send over a preliminary challenge. I'll open up some PM's for you to decide your topic in.
: At 9/29/2014 10:55:59 AM, imabench wrote:
: : At 9/29/2014 9:43:46 AM, kbub wrote:
: :
: : DDO should discredit support of sexual violence at any time and in every way.
:
: I disagree.
phantom
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10/30/2012 11:49:27 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Lannan and I have agreed to debate free-will. http://www.debate.org...
"Music is a zen-like ecstatic state where you become the new man of the future, the Nietzschean merger of Apollo and Dionysus." Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
phantom
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11/9/2012 11:52:41 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Are Lannan and I the only ones who have started?
"Music is a zen-like ecstatic state where you become the new man of the future, the Nietzschean merger of Apollo and Dionysus." Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
emospongebob527
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12/12/2012 6:40:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Start the tournament.
"not to toot my own horn (it aint need no tooin if u know what im saying), but my writings on "viciousness: the one true viture (fancy spelling for virtue)" and my poem "A poem I wrote about DDO" put me in a class of my damn own. im just an UNRECONGIZED geniuse" -bananafana
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12/14/2012 6:09:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I can be back up to any who need assistance :)... I just don't exactly win....
The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

We didn't fight our way to the top of the food chain to be f***ng vegetarians.