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Offline Hijiri Byakuren (OP)

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Byakuren vs Jorune
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:47:24 PM »
I, Hijiri Byakuren, am hereby taking up Jorune's challenge. Before we make the debate thread, I'd just like to get some clarification from Jorune as to exactly how we are defining "God" for the purposes of the debate. I'd also like to have us agree on some ground rules for the debate structure:

  • Judges are picked from among volunteers. Each debater gets to pick one judge, and the debate moderator picks a third.
  • Each side makes an "opener" stating their respective positions on the issue.
  • The first rebuttal: each side gets a chance to refute their opponent's opener.
  • The second rebuttal: each side gets a chance to refute their opponent's first rebuttal.
  • The third rebuttal: each side gets a chance to refute their opponent's second rebuttal.
  • The judges each issue a vote, stating three reasons why they favored one debater over the other. (Complete sentences, please. :P) The winner is determined by simple majority.
Before and during the debate, the debate moderator may ask that specific information and/or clarifications be included in a debater's next post.

So, Jorune, do you accept these rules? If so, then come at me with all you've got.

« Last Edit: November 10, 2015, 09:51:12 PM by Hijiri Byakuren »

Offline GrinningYMIR

Re: Byakuren vs Jorune
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 11:24:57 PM »
I'd like to see it
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Offline aitm

Re: Byakuren vs Jorune
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 08:07:57 AM »
How optimistic of you to think he will come back.
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Offline Hijiri Byakuren (OP)

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Re: Byakuren vs Jorune
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 04:30:54 PM »
How optimistic of you to think he will come back.
Even if he doesn't, it'll be a warning to other theists that at least a few of us are serious about these debate challenges. :P

Offline Baruch

Re: Byakuren vs Jorune
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2015, 05:51:39 PM »
Interesting.  I have seen this done one time before on another web site.  Guess most people have gotten out of the Student Council stage of development?
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Offline aitm

Re: Byakuren vs Jorune
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2015, 08:11:29 PM »
Interesting.  I have seen this done one time before…..

in my…..er several years…. I have seen at least several dozen challenge to a debate, but hundreds proclaiming it was a class assignment.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Byakuren vs Jorune
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 11:55:35 PM »
in my…..er several years…. I have seen at least several dozen challenge to a debate, but hundreds proclaiming it was a class assignment.

Yikes!  Ouroboros swallows his tail from another recent thread!
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Re: Byakuren vs Jorune
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2015, 12:00:42 PM »
Interesting.  I have seen this done one time before on another web site.  Guess most people have gotten out of the Student Council stage of development?
I was never involved much in school groups. Could you explain the analogy you're making? As far as I know, this is fairly standard debate practice on the internet.

Offline dtq123

Re: Byakuren vs Jorune
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 06:28:04 PM »
Can I join some time? :D
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Offline Baruch

Re: Byakuren vs Jorune
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 07:35:22 PM »
I was never involved much in school groups. Could you explain the analogy you're making? As far as I know, this is fairly standard debate practice on the internet.

There were parliamentary procedures before the Internet, some taught and practiced in long ago ages in US high schools.  What you point to, was modeled on what came before.  And rather more Parliamentary than Congressional ... or the first phase would be bribes ;-)  I am not saying it is a bad format, but modern attention spans and emotional immaturity ... limit the appeal for most contemporary people.
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