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1/1/2013 6:26:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I've been debating again recently, which I found a nice distraction from other things going on in my otherwise pretty crazy life right now. Here are some topics I'm interested in debating. Some of them I'm on the fence about, and some of them I will be willing to play devil's advocate on. Some of them are already reserved for people who've expressed interest but I might be willing to debate them more than once. If you're interested in any of the following topics from the position opposite of that which I've indicated, post what resolutions intrigue you and maybe we can debate :) I'm not making any promises but if certain people express explicit interest, I think this could be a good place to start.

- Compatabalism is a flawed philosophy (Pro)
- Gay Rights: marriage, adoption, etc. (Pro)
- Gun Control (Con)
- Euthanasia (Pro)
- Labor Unions (Pro)
- The U.S. should make Iraq a state (Con)
- Life has intrinsic value (Pro)
- Absolute morality (Con)
- Suicide is ethically permissible (Pro)
- Cloning humans (Pro)
- Langiage is necessary for thought (Con)
- Words and concepts have objective meaning (Con)
- Logic is objective (eh... Con)
- The two-party system is preferable to a multi-party political system (Con)
- Democracy (eh... Con)
- Can terrorism ever be justified (eh... Pro)
- Illegal drugs should be made legal (Pro)
- Voter qualifications (Pro or Con)
- Is censorship worthwhile (Con)
- Is war an integral part of humanity? (Con)
- Did humans create time? (Con)
- Does luck exist (eh... Pro or Con)
- Common sense is more important than knowledge (Pro)
- School uniforms (Con)
- Longer school days (Con)
- Are philosophy and the humanities underrated in education? (Pro)
- Whether liberty comes to humankind by nature, or if it is granted by society (Pro or Con)
- Mandatory military service would be worthwhile (Con)
- "Under God" should be stricken from the Pledge of Allegience (Pro)
- Religious indoctrination (Con)
- Marriage is a worthwhile social institution (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)
- Art can be objectively judged as superior/ inferior (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)
- Similarly, objective beauty... (Pro or Con)
- Whether the current state and progression of humanity is leading towards a higher social order, or relative social destruction (Pro or Con, preferably in favor of destruction)
- Maybe a more open-ended debate, such as who could provide the better case for improving the school system. The criteria would be more intelligent/ educated/ knowledgeable/ smarter pupils overall.
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1/1/2013 7:03:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
"The U.S. should make Iraq a state"

Hmm? Are there people who actually agree with this?
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1/1/2013 7:26:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/1/2013 6:26:36 PM, Danielle wrote:
I've been debating again recently, which I found a nice distraction from other things going on in my otherwise pretty crazy life right now. Here are some topics I'm interested in debating. Some of them I'm on the fence about, and some of them I will be willing to play devil's advocate on. Some of them are already reserved for people who've expressed interest but I might be willing to debate them more than once. If you're interested in any of the following topics from the position opposite of that which I've indicated, post what resolutions intrigue you and maybe we can debate :) I'm not making any promises but if certain people express explicit interest, I think this could be a good place to start.

I can't resist individually responding to all of these...

- Compatabalism is a flawed philosophy (Pro)

If you think your particular definition of "free" somehow proves anything in reality, this is the debate for you, but not for me.

- Gay Rights: marriage, adoption, etc. (Pro)

You know, even pro-gay "intellectuals" are beginning to concede that Regnerus was right. Just something I'd point out.

- Gun Control (Con)

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com...

- Euthanasia (Pro)

I'd be Pro or Con depending on the suicide rate among the gay/lesbian community. But not something I'm interested in debating, no.

- Labor Unions (Pro)

Boring.

- The U.S. should make Iraq a state (Con)

What are odds of anyone accepting this?

- Life has intrinsic value (Pro)

Morals. What a farce.

- Absolute morality (Con)

I suppose "subjective morality" is somehow different from objective, in that it doesn't provide rules for the supposed freedoms you support.

- Suicide is ethically permissible (Pro)

How dreary.

- Cloning humans (Pro)

Is there even a case against this?

- Langiage is necessary for thought (Con)

That certainly isn't a semantic debate or anything. You're such an honest debater.

- Words and concepts have objective meaning (Con)

Why do you assume people will hand you free wins? No.

- Logic is objective (eh... Con)

Semaaantic.

- The two-party system is preferable to a multi-party political system (Con)

This is one of the only interesting things on the list.

- Democracy (eh... Con)

Derp.

- Can terrorism ever be justified (eh... Pro)

Obviously countries have to play within the rules. That's why the "bad" countries, like Israel and America, need a time-out for not following international law.

- Illegal drugs should be made legal (Pro)

If you don't have the freedom to snort coke, you are being oppressed.

- Voter qualifications (Pro or Con)

Because what we need is more bleeding-hearts and libertarians at the polls.

- Is censorship worthwhile (Con)

Boring.

- Is war an integral part of humanity? (Con)

Of course not, assuming one culture and ideology exist for all of humanity (who live on a flat sphere with populations and natural resources equally distributed throughout).

- Did humans create time? (Con)

No. Time created humans. Still, what the f*ck are you asking here?

- Does luck exist (eh... Pro or Con)

It's wonderful to know you take such care to avoid semantic debates.

- Common sense is more important than knowledge (Pro)

Noam Chomsky is quite knowledgeable, but I don't think anyone ever accused him of having common sense. Easy win.

- School uniforms (Con)

Fascism, I guess.

- Longer school days (Con)

I would be glad to accept this, actually. I would argue that school should be abolished entirely. And then you would challenge me to a 50,000 character-per-round debate afterwards.

- Are philosophy and the humanities underrated in education? (Pro)

Why can't we learn the goddamn philosophy WITH the subject instead of memorizing abstract bullsh*t that people with way too much time on their hands think is important?

- Whether liberty comes to humankind by nature, or if it is granted by society (Pro or Con)

Be Pro, and have fun watching no one take this.

- Mandatory military service would be worthwhile (Con)

Immoral. Geopolitics are IMMORAL.

- "Under God" should be stricken from the Pledge of Allegience (Pro)

F*ck the pledge of allegiance.

- Religious indoctrination (Con)

Somehow I think you're defining indoctrination as something it isn't.

- Marriage is a worthwhile social institution (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)

What do you mean by worthwhile? Worthwhile to you, or to society? Because I'm pretty sure institutions that aren't worthwhile vanish on their own.

- Art can be objectively judged as superior/ inferior (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)

No, it can't. I would debate this.

- Similarly, objective beauty... (Pro or Con)

That's the same as the one above it. Or maybe not, according to whichever semantic you decide to use.

- Whether the current state and progression of humanity is leading towards a higher social order, or relative social destruction (Pro or Con, preferably in favor of destruction)

I can't control the eye-rolling anymore.

- Maybe a more open-ended debate, such as who could provide the better case for improving the school system. The criteria would be more intelligent/ educated/ knowledgeable/ smarter pupils overall.

What's stopping anyone from it? Especially since so many people know about the glitch now?

The only one I care to debate is whether art is objective.
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1/1/2013 7:48:23 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Anyone else wanna see MouthWash and Danielle debate all those topics then make debates for each about who used dishonest tactics?
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1/1/2013 7:56:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
My interests are many, but my capability is more limited. I am interested, and able to give a challenge in the following topics, in particular the bolded topics:

At 1/1/2013 6:26:36 PM, Danielle wrote:


- The U.S. should make Iraq a state (Con)
- Can terrorism ever be justified (eh... Pro)
- School uniforms (Con)
- Longer school days (Con)
- Are philosophy and the humanities underrated in education? (Pro)
- Mandatory military service would be worthwhile (Con)
- Maybe a more open-ended debate, such as who could provide the better case for improving the school system. The criteria would be more intelligent/ educated/ knowledgeable/ smarter pupils overall.

On longer school days I have already done 3 debates on this subject, such as this debate http://www.debate.org... . As for the second bolded topic, it is a dream topic and my speciality - half of my completed debates are educationally related topics.

I should note that I do have knowledge on the other topics, merely no speciality. I would be honoured to debate you on these topics Danielle, although timing needs to be worked out. Perhaps a PM to discuss this?
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1/1/2013 8:02:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/1/2013 7:48:23 PM, Mirza wrote:
Anyone else wanna see MouthWash and Danielle debate all those topics then make debates for each about who used dishonest tactics?

Yes!
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1/1/2013 8:38:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
This is crazy to me. I sit around trying to think of resolution topics and can never think of a single one. I think it's similar to why I never raised my hand in class; everything just seems obvious.
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1/1/2013 9:04:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/1/2013 8:59:59 PM, Raisor wrote:
Danielle,

I would be interested in seeing your reading list- what you have been reading and plan to read.
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1/2/2013 1:19:25 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Life has intrinsic value (Pro)

What do you have in mind when you say "life", human life ? intelligent/conscious life ?, life in the most inclusive biological definition ?
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1/2/2013 12:14:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I would debate the Under God thing.
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1/2/2013 12:16:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/1/2013 6:26:36 PM, Danielle wrote:
I've been debating again recently, which I found a nice distraction from other things going on in my otherwise pretty crazy life right now. Here are some topics I'm interested in debating. Some of them I'm on the fence about, and some of them I will be willing to play devil's advocate on. Some of them are already reserved for people who've expressed interest but I might be willing to debate them more than once. If you're interested in any of the following topics from the position opposite of that which I've indicated, post what resolutions intrigue you and maybe we can debate :) I'm not making any promises but if certain people express explicit interest, I think this could be a good place to start.


- Compatabalism is a flawed philosophy (Pro)
- Gay Rights: marriage, adoption, etc. (Pro)
- Gun Control (Con)
- Euthanasia (Pro)
I'll take it.
- Labor Unions (Pro)
- The U.S. should make Iraq a state (Con)
- Life has intrinsic value (Pro)
- Absolute morality (Con)
- Suicide is ethically permissible (Pro)
- Cloning humans (Pro)
tempting
- Langiage is necessary for thought (Con)
- Words and concepts have objective meaning (Con)
- Logic is objective (eh... Con)
- The two-party system is preferable to a multi-party political system (Con)
- Democracy (eh... Con)
- Can terrorism ever be justified (eh... Pro)
- Illegal drugs should be made legal (Pro)
- Voter qualifications (Pro or Con)
- Is censorship worthwhile (Con)
- Is war an integral part of humanity? (Con)
- Did humans create time? (Con)
- Does luck exist (eh... Pro or Con)
- Common sense is more important than knowledge (Pro)
- School uniforms (Con)
- Longer school days (Con)
- Are philosophy and the humanities underrated in education? (Pro)
- Whether liberty comes to humankind by nature, or if it is granted by society (Pro or Con)
- Mandatory military service would be worthwhile (Con)
- "Under God" should be stricken from the Pledge of Allegience (Pro)
- Religious indoctrination (Con)
- Marriage is a worthwhile social institution (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)
- Art can be objectively judged as superior/ inferior (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)
- Similarly, objective beauty... (Pro or Con)
- Whether the current state and progression of humanity is leading towards a higher social order, or relative social destruction (Pro or Con, preferably in favor of destruction)
- Maybe a more open-ended debate, such as who could provide the better case for improving the school system. The criteria would be more intelligent/ educated/ knowledgeable/ smarter pupils overall.

I'll take Euthanasia or human clonin' which ever one you want.
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1/2/2013 9:30:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll debate the intrinsic value thing, but I don't want to start it until at least Saturday if that's ok with you and you're interested in debating me.
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1/9/2013 6:39:47 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I want to do the labor unions one as con.
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
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1/9/2013 8:09:55 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I see a contradiction in there, but if I say it everyone will get me at my social conservativeness ;)
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1/9/2013 8:12:43 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/1/2013 6:26:36 PM, Danielle wrote:
I've been debating again recently, which I found a nice distraction from other things going on in my otherwise pretty crazy life right now. Here are some topics I'm interested in debating. Some of them I'm on the fence about, and some of them I will be willing to play devil's advocate on. Some of them are already reserved for people who've expressed interest but I might be willing to debate them more than once. If you're interested in any of the following topics from the position opposite of that which I've indicated, post what resolutions intrigue you and maybe we can debate :) I'm not making any promises but if certain people express explicit interest, I think this could be a good place to start.


- Compatabalism is a flawed philosophy (Pro)
- Gay Rights: marriage, adoption, etc. (Pro)

Maybe.

- Gun Control (Con)
- Euthanasia (Pro)
- Labor Unions (Pro)
- The U.S. should make Iraq a state (Con)
- Life has intrinsic value (Pro)
- Absolute morality (Con)
- Suicide is ethically permissible (Pro)
- Cloning humans (Pro)
- Langiage is necessary for thought (Con)
- Words and concepts have objective meaning (Con)
- Logic is objective (eh... Con)
- The two-party system is preferable to a multi-party political system (Con)
- Democracy (eh... Con)
- Can terrorism ever be justified (eh... Pro)
- Illegal drugs should be made legal (Pro)
- Voter qualifications (Pro or Con)
- Is censorship worthwhile (Con)
- Is war an integral part of humanity? (Con)
- Did humans create time? (Con)
- Does luck exist (eh... Pro or Con)
- Common sense is more important than knowledge (Pro)
- School uniforms (Con)
- Longer school days (Con)
- Are philosophy and the humanities underrated in education? (Pro)
- Whether liberty comes to humankind by nature, or if it is granted by society (Pro or Con)
- Mandatory military service would be worthwhile (Con)
- "Under God" should be stricken from the Pledge of Allegience (Pro)
- Religious indoctrination (Con)
- Marriage is a worthwhile social institution (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)
- Art can be objectively judged as superior/ inferior (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)
- Similarly, objective beauty... (Pro or Con)
- Whether the current state and progression of humanity is leading towards a higher social order, or relative social destruction (Pro or Con, preferably in favor of destruction)
- Maybe a more open-ended debate, such as who could provide the better case for improving the school system. The criteria would be more intelligent/ educated/ knowledgeable/ smarter pupils overall.
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1/9/2013 8:13:13 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/1/2013 7:26:58 PM, MouthWash wrote:
At 1/1/2013 6:26:36 PM, Danielle wrote:
I've been debating again recently, which I found a nice distraction from other things going on in my otherwise pretty crazy life right now. Here are some topics I'm interested in debating. Some of them I'm on the fence about, and some of them I will be willing to play devil's advocate on. Some of them are already reserved for people who've expressed interest but I might be willing to debate them more than once. If you're interested in any of the following topics from the position opposite of that which I've indicated, post what resolutions intrigue you and maybe we can debate :) I'm not making any promises but if certain people express explicit interest, I think this could be a good place to start.


I can't resist individually responding to all of these...

- Compatabalism is a flawed philosophy (Pro)

If you think your particular definition of "free" somehow proves anything in reality, this is the debate for you, but not for me.

- Gay Rights: marriage, adoption, etc. (Pro)

You know, even pro-gay "intellectuals" are beginning to concede that Regnerus was right. Just something I'd point out.


Name some. Now I'm curious.

- Gun Control (Con)

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com...

- Euthanasia (Pro)

I'd be Pro or Con depending on the suicide rate among the gay/lesbian community. But not something I'm interested in debating, no.

- Labor Unions (Pro)

Boring.

- The U.S. should make Iraq a state (Con)

What are odds of anyone accepting this?

- Life has intrinsic value (Pro)

Morals. What a farce.

- Absolute morality (Con)

I suppose "subjective morality" is somehow different from objective, in that it doesn't provide rules for the supposed freedoms you support.

- Suicide is ethically permissible (Pro)

How dreary.

- Cloning humans (Pro)

Is there even a case against this?

- Langiage is necessary for thought (Con)

That certainly isn't a semantic debate or anything. You're such an honest debater.

- Words and concepts have objective meaning (Con)

Why do you assume people will hand you free wins? No.

- Logic is objective (eh... Con)

Semaaantic.

- The two-party system is preferable to a multi-party political system (Con)

This is one of the only interesting things on the list.

- Democracy (eh... Con)

Derp.

- Can terrorism ever be justified (eh... Pro)

Obviously countries have to play within the rules. That's why the "bad" countries, like Israel and America, need a time-out for not following international law.

- Illegal drugs should be made legal (Pro)

If you don't have the freedom to snort coke, you are being oppressed.

- Voter qualifications (Pro or Con)

Because what we need is more bleeding-hearts and libertarians at the polls.

- Is censorship worthwhile (Con)

Boring.

- Is war an integral part of humanity? (Con)

Of course not, assuming one culture and ideology exist for all of humanity (who live on a flat sphere with populations and natural resources equally distributed throughout).

- Did humans create time? (Con)

No. Time created humans. Still, what the f*ck are you asking here?

- Does luck exist (eh... Pro or Con)

It's wonderful to know you take such care to avoid semantic debates.

- Common sense is more important than knowledge (Pro)

Noam Chomsky is quite knowledgeable, but I don't think anyone ever accused him of having common sense. Easy win.

- School uniforms (Con)

Fascism, I guess.

- Longer school days (Con)

I would be glad to accept this, actually. I would argue that school should be abolished entirely. And then you would challenge me to a 50,000 character-per-round debate afterwards.

- Are philosophy and the humanities underrated in education? (Pro)

Why can't we learn the goddamn philosophy WITH the subject instead of memorizing abstract bullsh*t that people with way too much time on their hands think is important?

- Whether liberty comes to humankind by nature, or if it is granted by society (Pro or Con)

Be Pro, and have fun watching no one take this.

- Mandatory military service would be worthwhile (Con)

Immoral. Geopolitics are IMMORAL.

- "Under God" should be stricken from the Pledge of Allegience (Pro)

F*ck the pledge of allegiance.

- Religious indoctrination (Con)

Somehow I think you're defining indoctrination as something it isn't.

- Marriage is a worthwhile social institution (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)

What do you mean by worthwhile? Worthwhile to you, or to society? Because I'm pretty sure institutions that aren't worthwhile vanish on their own.

- Art can be objectively judged as superior/ inferior (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)

No, it can't. I would debate this.

- Similarly, objective beauty... (Pro or Con)

That's the same as the one above it. Or maybe not, according to whichever semantic you decide to use.

- Whether the current state and progression of humanity is leading towards a higher social order, or relative social destruction (Pro or Con, preferably in favor of destruction)

I can't control the eye-rolling anymore.

- Maybe a more open-ended debate, such as who could provide the better case for improving the school system. The criteria would be more intelligent/ educated/ knowledgeable/ smarter pupils overall.

What's stopping anyone from it? Especially since so many people know about the glitch now?

The only one I care to debate is whether art is objective.
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1/9/2013 10:16:31 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/1/2013 7:26:58 PM, MouthWash wrote:
- Art can be objectively judged as superior/ inferior (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)

The only one I care to debate is whether art is objective.

I would debate the resolution I presented, but under the condition that

1) You can't flip out if you lose
2) Flame war = automatic loss of conduct for instigator
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1/9/2013 10:27:41 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Okay, I reached out to the people who said they were interested in debating labor unions, "Under God" in the POA, and euthanasia. I didn't reach out to 16k because I highly doubt he would accept a debate with me on gay rights. I'll wait for Mouthwash to respond before considering the art debate. As for the debate on the intrinsic value of life, I feel like it could turn into a semantics debate until I figure out specifics for wording the resolution, so that's off the table.
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1/9/2013 10:30:19 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I might be interested in debating you on the following subjects:

Gun Control (I"ll be Pro)
Euthanasia (I"ll be Con, I got a gift voucher for Dignitas as a Christmas present!)
Voter qualifications (I"ll be Pro or Con)
School uniforms (I"ll be Pro)
Mandatory military service would be worthwhile (I"ll be Pro)
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1/9/2013 10:35:20 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/9/2013 10:30:19 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:

Considering I already have/will be debating some of the other topics, I'd prefer

: Mandatory military service would be worthwhile (I"ll be Pro)

I plan on being Pro on the others, so if you want to be Pro on this one, that's fine-- send me a challenge.
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1/9/2013 11:23:30 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/9/2013 10:35:20 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 1/9/2013 10:30:19 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:

Considering I already have/will be debating some of the other topics, I'd prefer

: Mandatory military service would be worthwhile (I"ll be Pro)

I plan on being Pro on the others, so if you want to be Pro on this one, that's fine-- send me a challenge.

Okay, I will, but it sounds as if you are quite busy at the moment so I'll leave it for a while.
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1/9/2013 11:36:37 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Interesting debate on "luck". Never really thought about it. If by luck one means that the probabilities of good things falling upon one person is possible more than another person, or even absurdly so, then I wouldn't argue that, it's just a statistical hodgepodge. However, if you mean that the fates or some greater power has favored someone rather than someone else in a random manner, I would be interested in debating that. I'd love to see the arguments trying to prove something like that.
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1/9/2013 1:13:01 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
"Illegal drugs should be made legal (Pro)"
All one has to do is to point one drug that should never be legal. Sounds like a very doable con.
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1/9/2013 3:21:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/9/2013 1:13:01 PM, Cometflash wrote:
"Illegal drugs should be made legal (Pro)"
All one has to do is to point one drug that should never be legal. Sounds like a very doable con.

Okay, "All drugs should be legal."
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1/9/2013 6:38:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/9/2013 10:16:31 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 1/1/2013 7:26:58 PM, MouthWash wrote:
- Art can be objectively judged as superior/ inferior (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)

The only one I care to debate is whether art is objective.

I would debate the resolution I presented, but under the condition that

1) You can't flip out if you lose
2) Flame war = automatic loss of conduct for instigator

Excellent. Send me the challenge, instigator.
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1/9/2013 7:22:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/9/2013 6:38:26 PM, MouthWash wrote:
At 1/9/2013 10:16:31 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 1/1/2013 7:26:58 PM, MouthWash wrote:
- Art can be objectively judged as superior/ inferior (Pro or Con, preferably Pro)

The only one I care to debate is whether art is objective.

I would debate the resolution I presented, but under the condition that

1) You can't flip out if you lose
2) Flame war = automatic loss of conduct for instigator

Excellent. Send me the challenge, instigator.

Great. Can't wait to see another flame war.
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