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PARADIGM_L0ST
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7/9/2010 7:31:05 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Do you sometimes debate positions you don't necessarily agree with? If so, why? Are you looking to sharpen your debate skills?
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Danielle
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7/9/2010 7:41:43 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Yeah, of course. For instance I debated Mirza about the Bible being the word of God (I was Pro) and I'm an Atheist. I debated LeBron is better than Kobe, AND Kobe is better than LeBron lol. I've debated against weed legalization (and I am totally Pro on that issue). I've debated in favor of objectivism, and I am not an objectivist. Etc.

I mostly do this because I see debate as a verbal sport, and I'm pretty confident in some cases that I can simply beat my opponent regardless of how I particularly view something. Of course it makes the debate a bit more challenging because I can always think of better arguments against what I'm saying, but fortunately, my opponents can't :p
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7/9/2010 7:45:52 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Yeah, of course.:

Cool, that's commendable. I think of it as a defense attorney simply offering someone the right to a defense.

I debated LeBron is better than Kobe, AND Kobe is better than LeBron lol.:

But that's actually an objective fact (especially now that he's going to Miami) ;)
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cjl
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7/9/2010 7:46:58 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/9/2010 7:31:05 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Do you sometimes debate positions you don't necessarily agree with? If so, why? Are you looking to sharpen your debate skills?

It is always good to be able to look at things from multiple view points.
innomen
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7/9/2010 8:11:34 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/9/2010 7:31:05 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Do you sometimes debate positions you don't necessarily agree with? If so, why? Are you looking to sharpen your debate skills?

Have something in mind?
cjl
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7/9/2010 8:25:27 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/9/2010 7:49:38 AM, badger wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

that was just out of boredom. i definitely think i won though.

Is there a topic you would like to debate?
badger
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7/9/2010 8:54:11 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/9/2010 8:25:27 AM, cjl wrote:
At 7/9/2010 7:49:38 AM, badger wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

that was just out of boredom. i definitely think i won though.

Is there a topic you would like to debate?

nope.
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cjl
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7/9/2010 8:56:22 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/9/2010 8:54:11 AM, badger wrote:
At 7/9/2010 8:25:27 AM, cjl wrote:
At 7/9/2010 7:49:38 AM, badger wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

that was just out of boredom. i definitely think i won though.

Is there a topic you would like to debate?

nope.

How sad. You appear to have an excellent potential as an opponent.