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5/30/2014 4:12:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
So there is certainly a lot of material to put here. Name some of the most ridiculous arguments you have ever seen, in the polls, forums, and in debates.

Back when I was Intrepid, I held a debate over whether or not school uniforms should be implemented in private schools. My opponent's arguments were so outrageous that I was almost stumped on how to respond. His arguments could basically be summarized that by implementing school uniforms we are causing toxic material used to produce the uniforms to pollute our water.

He also argued that implementing school uniforms would mean that they have to be produced cheaply. Since foreign countries with no child labor laws can produce uniforms more cheaply than the U.S., implementing school uniforms would therefore be promoting child slavery.

So what are some crazy arguments you have seen that were supposed to be taken on an intellectual level (not purposefully trollish)?
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5/30/2014 4:19:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
God exists because it says it in the Bible.

The Bible is true because it's God's word.
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5/30/2014 4:36:36 PM
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Lately: the Imperials System is better than SI because it doesn't involve 0's.
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5/30/2014 4:37:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
A fairly common argument from noobs joining DDO:

"Stuff"
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5/30/2014 4:37:47 PM
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From the same person: recognizing gay marriage will cause everyone to stop reproducing, apparently including himself.
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5/30/2014 5:02:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 4:38:23 PM, Romanii wrote:
Probably Ray Comfort's one against evolution regarding the banana.

Lol I've seen that video
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5/30/2014 5:20:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 5:09:56 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
"Of COURSE Australia exists, I LIVE THERE!!!"

"Of COURSE Texas exists, I've been there!"

"Murica is best country because of liberty"
#NoToMobocracy #BladeStroink
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5/30/2014 5:23:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 5:20:05 PM, Kc1999 wrote:
At 5/30/2014 5:09:56 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
"Of COURSE Australia exists, I LIVE THERE!!!"

"Of COURSE Texas exists, I've been there!"

"Murica is best country because of liberty"

Those aren't arguments, those are facts.
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5/30/2014 5:24:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 5:23:03 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
At 5/30/2014 5:20:05 PM, Kc1999 wrote:
At 5/30/2014 5:09:56 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
"Of COURSE Australia exists, I LIVE THERE!!!"

"Of COURSE Texas exists, I've been there!"

"Murica is best country because of liberty"

Those aren't arguments, those are facts.

No they aren't. Murica is best because KFC originated from that place, not because of high liberties..
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5/30/2014 6:18:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
None of the ones I've seen on here so far compare to the real life debates I've experienced.

I once judged a debate where the proposition ran a topicality on the opposition team. In case that doesn't make sense to you, it means that the proposition, who is supposed to follow the resolution, was calling out the opposition for not being topical, when it's their job to negate the resolution.

I've had someone say this line in a round: "their facts are abusive." Know the saddest part? I ended up having to vote for them. The first and only low point win I've ever awarded.

I've been involved in a debate where someone defined antisemitism as "the good for all." At the time, both my partner and I were Jewish. This led to much apologizing.

I've got a much longer list, but these three stand out.
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5/30/2014 6:20:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 5:28:24 PM, Envisage wrote:
Anything that faithah, invisibledeity or bornofgod writes.

i agree
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5/30/2014 6:23:07 PM
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In one debate, my opponent was arguing that 9/11 was a hoax. His proof? The fact that there were no planes. They were holographic images projected at the time of 'detonation'. His proof? I cant prove otherwise without invoking a governmental source.
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5/30/2014 6:24:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 5:28:24 PM, Envisage wrote:
Anything that faithah, invisibledeity or bornofgod writes.

You forgot nonprophet
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5/30/2014 6:24:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
It would probably in one of my gay marriage debates or in one of my old arguments with Royalpaladin.
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5/30/2014 6:45:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 5:09:56 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
"Of COURSE Australia exists, I LIVE THERE!!!"

+1

They were clearly trolling.
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5/30/2014 7:38:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 5:28:24 PM, Envisage wrote:
Anything that fatihah, nonprophet or bornofgod writes.

ID wasn't that bad. XD
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5/30/2014 7:52:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 4:12:35 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
So there is certainly a lot of material to put here. Name some of the most ridiculous arguments you have ever seen, in the polls, forums, and in debates.

Back when I was Intrepid, I held a debate over whether or not school uniforms should be implemented in private schools. My opponent's arguments were so outrageous that I was almost stumped on how to respond. His arguments could basically be summarized that by implementing school uniforms we are causing toxic material used to produce the uniforms to pollute our water.

He also argued that implementing school uniforms would mean that they have to be produced cheaply. Since foreign countries with no child labor laws can produce uniforms more cheaply than the U.S., implementing school uniforms would therefore be promoting child slavery.

So what are some crazy arguments you have seen that were supposed to be taken on an intellectual level (not purposefully trollish)?

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5/30/2014 10:14:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 4:12:35 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
So there is certainly a lot of material to put here. Name some of the most ridiculous arguments you have ever seen, in the polls, forums, and in debates.

Back when I was Intrepid, I held a debate over whether or not school uniforms should be implemented in private schools. My opponent's arguments were so outrageous that I was almost stumped on how to respond. His arguments could basically be summarized that by implementing school uniforms we are causing toxic material used to produce the uniforms to pollute our water.

He also argued that implementing school uniforms would mean that they have to be produced cheaply. Since foreign countries with no child labor laws can produce uniforms more cheaply than the U.S., implementing school uniforms would therefore be promoting child slavery.

So what are some crazy arguments you have seen that were supposed to be taken on an intellectual level (not purposefully trollish)?

You were Intrepid???
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5/30/2014 10:15:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 5:09:56 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
"Of COURSE Australia exists, I LIVE THERE!!!"

"Australia doesn't exist" -- MassiveDump

I dare you to put that on the weekly stupid.
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5/30/2014 10:21:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 10:14:54 PM, Raisor wrote:
At 5/30/2014 4:12:35 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
So there is certainly a lot of material to put here. Name some of the most ridiculous arguments you have ever seen, in the polls, forums, and in debates.

Back when I was Intrepid, I held a debate over whether or not school uniforms should be implemented in private schools. My opponent's arguments were so outrageous that I was almost stumped on how to respond. His arguments could basically be summarized that by implementing school uniforms we are causing toxic material used to produce the uniforms to pollute our water.

He also argued that implementing school uniforms would mean that they have to be produced cheaply. Since foreign countries with no child labor laws can produce uniforms more cheaply than the U.S., implementing school uniforms would therefore be promoting child slavery.

So what are some crazy arguments you have seen that were supposed to be taken on an intellectual level (not purposefully trollish)?

You were Intrepid???

Mhm. Were you familiar with that user?
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5/30/2014 11:17:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 5:20:05 PM, Kc1999 wrote:
At 5/30/2014 5:09:56 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
"Of COURSE Australia exists, I LIVE THERE!!!"

"Of COURSE Texas exists, I've been there!"

"Murica is best country because of liberty"

Murica is the best country because... https://www.youtube.com...
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5/30/2014 11:18:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/30/2014 11:17:29 PM, tbhidc wrote:
At 5/30/2014 5:20:05 PM, Kc1999 wrote:
At 5/30/2014 5:09:56 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
"Of COURSE Australia exists, I LIVE THERE!!!"

"Of COURSE Texas exists, I've been there!"

"Murica is best country because of liberty"

Murica is the best country because... https://www.youtube.com...

We're not all like that. Just some of us.....