Proposal: That the current global warming trend is a result of human activity

Discussion in 'Formal debates' started by James R, Dec 13, 2009.

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

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    Moderator note: An off-topic post from Buffalo Roam has been removed. Buffalo Roam is advised to read the rules of the Formal Debates forum. In particular, he is reminded - AGAIN - that Proposal threads are for negotiating the participants and terms of a proposed debate. They are NOT for debating the topic.
     
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  3. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    Looks like James R has chickened out, this thread should be locked.
     
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  5. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    CheskiChips:

    Read back. I gave Buffalo Roam time to think about it - until the end of Friday. If he's not in by then, we move on.

    I assume you want to argue the negative side. Do you want anybody to join your team, seeing as Buffalo Roam is too scared?
     
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  7. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Ok. Time's up for Buffalo Roam. I knew he'd chicken out of this debate. All mouth, no substance.

    So, who's still up for the debate?

    Please confirm if you wish to participate, and on which side.
     
  8. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I could do it for a mental challenge, but String pissed me off in the other thread so I won't do it, and as you know unless I do a formal debate than it usually doesn't take place.

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    By the way because of the uniqueness of the situation it is pretty much impossible to move the human origin of GW, otherwise everybody would have accepted it by now...

    P.S.: You were incredibly naive when you thought that you can get a Republican wingnut to have a serious debate on a scientific matter.
     
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  9. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    James R, locked and ready.
     
  10. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Ok. So at this point we have:

    Affirmative team: James R
    Negative team: CheskiChips

    Anybody else?

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    By the way, I want to add one more condition to this debate: I would like all debaters to agree that Buffalo Roam is NOT allowed to post in the Discussion thread for the debate.

    I do not want him trying to participate without actually participating. He has opted out of this debate, so I want him right out of it.
     
  11. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    Before you start, ask DH, he might be in the Negative. If he is - then trippy can be added to the Affirmative.
     
  12. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    CheskiChips:

    Why don't you ask whoever you think might want to join your team?
     
  13. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Discrimination on the square.

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    That would be actually pretty smooth of him.

    According to SciRules everybody can participate in the Discussion thread, last time I checked.

    Anyway, good luck...
     
  14. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I will not agree to this debate without this condition in place.

    Buffalo Roam had his chance. I don't want him throwing peanuts from the sidelines, pretending he has some integrity.
     
  15. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    This is dragging out, so I'm going to put a time limit on this.

    Anybody who wants to join in this debate, please post in this thread in the next 24 hours from the time of this post. At the end of that period, I will start the debate.

    Cheski:

    Do you agree to the rules I proposed in post #1? I suggest that post lengths be limited to 2000 words each, including any quotes, to keep the debate concise. Do you agree?

    Do you also agree to the condition regarding Buffalo Roam?
     
  16. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    That is your problem. Forumers can not vote on extra discrimination and I am willing to formally debate you on this one.

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    So just get it on with ChCh already!
     
  17. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Syzygys:

    Do you wish to join the debate on anthropogenic global warming? Yes or no?

    If not, then you don't get a say in what the debaters agree to.
     
  18. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    YOU don't get a say who can post in the Discussion thread, which is open for every member...

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    Well, first I kind of lost interest, but then thinking about it, I want to be a good sport, so hell, let's do it...

    But can you be concise, because I usually lose the line of thought after 3 sentences??
     
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  19. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Syzygys:

    If I don't get a say, this debate does not go ahead. Like I said. I have placed a condition on debating this topic following the wimping out of Buffalo Roam.

    Do you wish to participate in this debate or not? It is a Formal Debate. If you are not serious about it, don't bother.

    Do you agree to the rules I proposed in post #1? I suggest that post lengths be limited to 2000 words each, including any quotes, to keep the debate concise. Do you agree?

    Do you also agree to the condition regarding Buffalo Roam?
     
  20. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    I don't want Syzygys arguing on my side. End the prelims go forth with the debate.
     
  21. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    What I don't get, how are you gonna achieve this? Since the Discussion happens AFTER the Debate, you already debated by the time he starts to post. Are you gonna DELETE all his posts from the Discussion thread? THAT is against Rules...

    By the way, I want a lollipop for the debate. No lollipop, no debate and that is my final offer!

    I guess I have to because unless I participate no formal debate takes off. Check the records....

    Yes, yes and yes! Stop torturing me! Now can we get it on? OH yes there is ChCH.

    He has me on the block or whatever (I think he means Ignore) but that shouldn't bother anyone. ChCH, hon, you don't have a say who you are teamed up with, just like in a party, we are together in this!

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  22. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    Okay if Syzygys is on my 'team' then I'm out. They're dead weight - prepare to have a debate with someone who doesn't know anything about Climate.
     
  23. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Hey, new idea! I am really trying to be a good sport here, so why don't we have 2 debates? ChCh can have his and since my arguments would be based on completely different reasoning, I can have mine.
    My debate title could be: It can not be proven just how much humans contributed to GW. My argument is that if the average temperature increased 1C in the last 100 years, there is no way of telling how much of it is natural and how much of it is human made. Maybe .3C is human made, maybe .7C is. In the later we could say GW is manmade, but if the former, it is natural....
     
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