PF Debates: Will You Participate?

Discussion in 'Debates & Contests' started by E_Pluribus_Venom, Jul 9, 2011.

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Are you willing to participate in 1 on 1 debates here at PoliticalForum?

  1. Yes

    51.9%
  2. No

    25.7%
  3. Maybe... Some clarification is needed

    24.6%
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  1. TM2

    TM2 New Member

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    I would love to a debate on any wide range of issues pertaining to political philosophy
     
  2. acheter

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    On a more serious note, it has finally occurred to me why PF cannot have one on one debates. PF can't keep its server up and running. I've lost posts that I've spent thought and time on preparing only to be unable to post them.
     
  3. tecoyah

    tecoyah Well-Known Member

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    I'll tell you what...Lets just get this started right now.

    Pick a topic.
    Start a thread here.
    PM me to get started.
    Post the beginning salvo.

    It should be this easy.
     
  4. Loki The Sly One

    Loki The Sly One Banned

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    I will like to try. Give me few usa nationalists. Ops take a break and we sort out out usa, Russia relations.
     
  5. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer New Member

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    Debate Topic:
    were there or were there not hijacked airliners used as weapons on 9/11/2001?

    I'm in
    anybody else?
     
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  6. tecoyah

    tecoyah Well-Known Member

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    Considering there is video footage and claims of responsibility, This is not a debate topic.
     
  7. tomfoo13ry

    tomfoo13ry Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    When you're done with that nail-biter maybe you could move on to whether or not the moon is actually made of cheese?
     
  8. PoeticInjustice

    PoeticInjustice New Member

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    Lol, dude's avatar is a Wale album cover. VORMPEV.png
     
  9. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    That's not a debate. This thread is for debating.
     
  10. Dialectical Kitten

    Dialectical Kitten Member

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    Sounds fun! I'm game for mostly anything of interest.
     
  11. robini123

    robini123 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and I would like the challenge of objectively arguing the side that I oppose.
     
  12. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    So this thread has been up for quite some time. Where are these infamous battles of the wits taking place? :D
     
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  13. DennisTate

    DennisTate Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I think that I could do a decent job of debating something of an Atheist vs Theist topic......
    although frankly......
    many Theists would not agree with my idea of a Creator......
    who almost certainly evolved and learned over time.


    Can I use quotations?

    www.CarbonBias.BlogSpot.ca/
     
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  14. Maximatic

    Maximatic Well-Known Member

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    I love structured debates in text. I don't care much about the structure or the judging process as long as the structure is consistent and fair to both contestants. I do like to negotiate the question or resolution, and whether it's a question or a resolution, with the opponent and prefer that the moderator/host stay out of that.
     
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    MegadethFan Well-Known Member

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    I'm down for a debate. I'd happily discuss ANY moral/ethical issue; eg abortion, free speech, being vegan (which I am), immigration, gay rights, etc etc. I just need to oppose your position, obviously.
     
  16. usfan

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    I don't see any difference in these 'debates' over any other thread in the forum. A structured debate would have to have a moderator, to keep things topical, correct any fallacies or ad hom taking place, etc. And who will be this unbiased moderator? Does anyone wish to police the threads for the irrational hecklers & disrupters, so that a structured debate can take place?

    I have tried for years, to have more structured, evidentiary based 'debates' in science & philosophy threads, but the always get hijacked by mockers & hecklers. So how can you have a thoughtful, civil, rational discussion, with shrieking & howling taking place within the thread?
     
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