Proposal: Me Vs. Dywyddyr- warheads

Discussion in 'Formal debates' started by chaos1956, Nov 16, 2010.

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  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Will you be using the standard debating rules?

    If so, then we only need Dywyddyr's acceptance of the terms of the debate, then the two of you can get going.
     
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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Several points.
    What do you mean "knows more about nuclear capabilities"? Obviously Russia knows more about its own nuclear capabilities than does the US. And vice versa.
    Why do you assume I'm pro-US?

    If your position is that Russia has superior capabilities then surely the opening statement should be from you... :shrug:
     
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  5. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    Having just deleted several rambling posts (as I said I would), I have formed the opinion that this is going nowhere. So, seeing as chaos1956 seems incapable of providing the simple proposal that is required, I’m going to do it. I will put forward the debate proposal, and then I want a one word response from both chaos1956 and Dywyddyr: ‘accepted’ or ‘rejected’.

    If either of you reject my proposal, then the proposed debate is denied, this thread is closed and you can both continue your discussion in the relevant Sciforums sub-section.

    Topic: America knows more about nuclear technology than Russia

    Participants: Dywyddyr for the affirmative, chaos1956 for the negative.

    Format: standard debating rules

    Accepted or rejected?

    Edit; ……with the implicit understanding, of course, that a rejection does not constitute a concession in the ongoing discussion, but rather a rejection of the specific topic or rules for whatever reason.
     
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  7. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Erm, rejected I'm afraid.
    On the simple grounds that since Chaos1956 started the thing I suggest that the topic should be reversed, i.e. the affirmative position, and therefore Chaos is to open, is "Russia knows more about nuclear weapons technology than the USA".
     
  8. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    Alright, how about the alternate proposal of:

    Topic: Russia knows more about nuclear weapons technology than the USA

    Participants: chaos1956 for the affirmative, Dywyddyr for the negative.

    Format: standard rules

    Can we get consensus that way? If that's still not good enough, then that's the end of it.
     
  9. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Accepted.
     
  10. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    How will the winner be determined?
     
  11. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    I suppose by input from other members, such as yourself, in the associated 'discussion' thread.
     
  12. chaos1956 Banned Banned

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    accepted
     
  13. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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