Discussion in 'Debates & Contests' started by E_Pluribus_Venom, Jul 9, 2011.
I would love to a debate on any wide range of issues pertaining to political philosophy
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.
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.
I will like to try. Give me few usa nationalists. Ops take a break and we sort out out usa, Russia relations.
were there or were there not hijacked airliners used as weapons on 9/11/2001?
Considering there is video footage and claims of responsibility, This is not a debate topic.
When you're done with that nail-biter maybe you could move on to whether or not the moon is actually made of cheese?
Lol, dude's avatar is a Wale album cover.
That's not a debate. This thread is for debating.
Sounds fun! I'm game for mostly anything of interest.
Yes, and I would like the challenge of objectively arguing the side that I oppose.
So this thread has been up for quite some time. Where are these infamous battles of the wits taking place?
I think that I could do a decent job of debating something of an Atheist vs Theist topic......
many Theists would not agree with my idea of a Creator......
who almost certainly evolved and learned over time.
Can I use quotations?
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.
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.
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?
When doing a lengthy post, it's good idea to use another editor, like Wordpad, and then cut and paste into the Forum.
You can't on these types of sites. These sites are magnets to the weirdos and crazies.
Since they have upgraded, that hasn't been much of a problem thankfully. Probably still a good idea just in case though.
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