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Mobely
Squire
posted 04-12-03 05:31 PM CT (US)         
Okay guys

If you signed up to be on the debate squad here is a chance to tell me what you want to debate on. I'll announce the teams later.

Edit- Remember the topic should be something that can be proven one way or another.. Just so people have something back their arguments on.

The topics so far...(some by you some by me) We can vote on them if we need to.


  • cloning
  • testing on animals
  • Cell phones: Ban them while Driving?
  • Cell Phones: Cause Cancer?
  • How to deal with the threat of terrorisim?
  • Censorship (ie school newspaper) in schools
  • morality versus the common good
  • Peanut Butter: Crunchy or Creamy?

This is all, that is it.

[This message has been edited by Mobely (edited 04-20-2003 @ 04:38 PM).]

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Clayperboy
Squire
posted 04-19-03 09:42 PM CT (US)     26 / 29       
There are "personal belief" elements in any debate . The US Surgen General ,says smoking is harmful to your health (fact),yet someone will tell you his grandfather is 90 years old and started smoking when he was 12. This is an example of personal belief that can be argued against with science.
Mobely
Squire
posted 04-20-03 04:39 PM CT (US)     27 / 29       
This seem like enough topics for now? I'll make a post of the rules as soon as I find them.. Hmm where did I put them?!

This is all, that is it.

[This message has been edited by Mobely (edited 04-20-2003 @ 04:40 PM).]

Tonto_Simfish
Squire
posted 04-20-03 05:53 PM CT (US)     28 / 29       

Quote:

There are "personal belief" elements in any debate . The US Surgen General ,says smoking is harmful to your health (fact),yet someone will tell you his grandfather is 90 years old and started smoking when he was 12. This is an example of personal belief that can be argued against with science.

Another "personal belief" fact can be attributed to the woman who lived to be 122 years old; who smoked until she was around 117 years old.. She was probably very lucky though.

A point of a debate is to convince the other side of the validity of your argument, and that your point is valid. However, I would probably be labeled as a "mild hypocrite" if I debated on an issue that I was completely apathetic to, and if I frankly didn't care about either side. Such examples includesome of the most controversial issues of today; and like I previously stated; I am little more than one who supports the policies of Ralph Nadar (I believe in environmental protection and consumer rights, but little else).


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Clayperboy
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posted 04-20-03 07:34 PM CT (US)     29 / 29       
When i was on a debate team in school , the Teacher likened the debate to a set of scales that started tipping one way or the other. Sometimes the win is marginal sometimes it's a full tilt. You'd be surprised at how many just level out.
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