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King_Odysseus
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11edwarj
Con (against)

The Common Sense of Water Being Wet

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Started: 3/15/2018 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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King_Odysseus

Pro

Water is Wet plain and simple.

1. How can something that is not wet make something else wet. Take a towel for example, it is dry and it makes things dry. Let us take a closer look at this. After a shower you are drenched in water and therefore considered wet. How can water not be considered wet when it is the primary of cause of wetness. For example, taking a shower, taking a bath, swimming, scuba diving, and standing in the rain.

2. According to one of the most trusted dictionaries in the world, water is wet as it is used in the very definition. Take a look:
https://www.merriam-webster.com...

3. If water is not wet, then it would have to be dry. However, that is not the case since it is a liquid. Everything that has ever been considered dry, in terms of lack of moisture (containing water/being wet), has been either a solid or a gas. For example, desert air and a rock on a hillside. Since water is clearly not dry, it has to be wet. Furthermore, saying that water is in a state of being neither wet nor dry is absurd and invalid. Take zombies for example. They are FICTIONAL creatures in a state of death and life and seeing as they are FICTIONAL, how can this idea be applied to one of the most basic units of life, matter, and/or anything ?

In conclusion, saying that water is wet is illogical and utterly impossible given the information logic of common sense given above. Speak out of knowledge and logic, not stupidity and ignorance.
11edwarj

Con

1. Water isn't wet.
Debate Round No. 1
11edwarj

Con

1. Wetness describes the state in which a non-liquid substance comes into contact with a liquid substance, as per the dictionary definition of the terminology "wet." "Cover or touch with liquid; moisten."
2. Water isn't wet, water is a source leading to wetness but not itself wet.
3. Water isn't wet.
Debate Round No. 2
King_Odysseus

Pro

Definition of wet as it relates to water:
consisting of, containing, covered with, or soaked with liquid (such as water)

Where and how the object makes contact is irrelevant when determining if something is wet. So far, you have just given an open statement with nothing to back it up. What scientific experiment, conducted by a licensed hydrologist, that has been approved by the science community, can prove that water is not wet? Such experiment does not exist. And until proven otherwise, water will forever be known as wet.

Based off of the definition provided above, ( thanks to https://www.merriam-webster.com... ), in order for something to be wet, it does not have to be out of water. For example, a fish in water is wet since it is surrounded, covered, soaked, and containing water. Going off of this example, pouring water into water makes the water wet since the water is consisting water, containing water, and covered with water. Furthermore, all water is wet due to rain. Rain is water and it falls over every single body of water which makes all water wet. If you disagree with that, then let me break it down to a molecular level. A body of water consists of water molecules. According to you, something must be touching water in order for it to be considered wet (this is false, but I am going to use it against you). Since in a body of water, the water molecules are touching each other, the water molecules are getting wet. And since the water molecules within the water are wet, the water itself is in fact wet.

Besides, nothing dry can make anything wet. So, water is wet plain and simple.
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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by MelbourneGamingCommunity 3 years ago
MelbourneGamingCommunity
PRO: Post a massive argument
CONS: "Water is not wet" as an argument.

Come on seriously. Instead of just saying "Water isn't wet" Write a compelling argument to prove him wrong
Posted by 11edwarj 3 years ago
11edwarj
A Dutchman's help is not necessary.
Posted by sssb 3 years ago
sssb
11edwarj, you rekt him
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
try freezing it, it becomes a solid
Posted by wonderful_dreams 3 years ago
wonderful_dreams
Only the materials and objects that come into contact with water can get 'wet.' Water itself is not wet.
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