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Who won the debate between Lion IRC & Crocodile Gandhi ?

Lion IRC won the debate, but I still disagree with his viewpoint
1
1%
Lion IRC won the debate and I continue to agree with his viewpoint
2
2%
Lion IRC won the debate and convinced me to alter my viewpoint on the issue
1
1%
Croc Gandhi won the debate, but I still disagree with his viewpoint
2
2%
Croc Gandhi won the debate and I continue to agree with his viewpoint
90
92%
Croc Gandhi won the debate and convinced me to alter my viewpoint on the issue
0
No votes
I cannot decide who won the debate
2
2%
 
Total votes : 98

Peanut Gallery - Formal Debate

#1  Postby Durro » Apr 13, 2012 4:42 am

This is the comments thread for the formal debate between Lion IRC and Crocodile Gandhi. The debate thread can be found at

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/forma ... l#p1279253

At the conclusion of the debate, a poll will be conducted to gauge the participants' effectiveness and persuasiveness in their debating.
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#2  Postby Thommo » Apr 13, 2012 10:21 am

Bookmark. :coffee:
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#3  Postby rEvolutionist » Apr 13, 2012 10:28 am

:prayer:

oh fuckit. What's the code for the praying emoticon?!

more edit:
:pray: :)
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#4  Postby z8000783 » Apr 13, 2012 10:30 am

Prey more like.

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#5  Postby Animavore » Apr 13, 2012 10:38 am

:pray:
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#6  Postby rEvolutionist » Apr 13, 2012 10:41 am

No, that don't work, I tried that...

EDIT: Ignore that. I changed a setting for smilies earlier today for some reason. Back to normal now.
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#7  Postby Lizard_King » Apr 13, 2012 10:56 am

Bookmarked. Can't wait for this. At the very least, it will be the most entertaining thing of the year. ;)
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#8  Postby HomerJay » Apr 13, 2012 11:26 am

Durro wrote:At the conclusion of the debate, a poll will be conducted to gauge the participants' effectiveness and persuasiveness in their debating.

Another gauge you can use if to do a poll before the debate, to see if minds have been changed?
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#9  Postby Shrunk » Apr 13, 2012 11:36 am

:popcorn:
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#10  Postby Paul » Apr 13, 2012 11:41 am

:coffee:
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#11  Postby hackenslash » Apr 13, 2012 11:47 am

This will be brief and painful.
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#12  Postby Scar » Apr 13, 2012 12:20 pm

hackenslash wrote:This will be brief and painful.


I'm not even sure I can actually take it. I'm in fear of my irony meters and... brain cells.
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#13  Postby Shrunk » Apr 13, 2012 12:44 pm

hackenslash wrote:This will be brief and painful.


Painful, yes. Brief? We'll see. Remember that creotard who debated theropod on "information" in DNA? The one who eventually blew a gasket and started to spew cap-locked rants all over the thread, before he disappeared and lost by default? If something like that happens, then it'll be brief. Otherwise, LionIRC will have as much time and space as he wants to spew his bigoted hatred, regardless of whether he "wins" the debate.

But I'm keeping an open mind....
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#14  Postby Blip » Apr 13, 2012 12:49 pm

I'm interested to read this. :popcorn:
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#15  Postby z8000783 » Apr 13, 2012 12:51 pm

HomerJay wrote:
Durro wrote:At the conclusion of the debate, a poll will be conducted to gauge the participants' effectiveness and persuasiveness in their debating.

Another gauge you can use if to do a poll before the debate, to see if minds have been changed?

Alternatively, we can forget about the concept of winning or losing and simply decide whether any of us on an individual basis, have learned anything new about this subject including any possible consequences such as changing one's mind about some aspect of the debate.

If anyone subsequently wishes to say anything about what that night be to the rest of us, then all well and good.

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#16  Postby ED209 » Apr 13, 2012 12:56 pm

Well, I don't think that gay marriage shouldn't not be made illegal. I think...

Was the strange subject phrasing chosen because arguing that gay marriage shouldn't be made legal seemed easier than making a positive argument as to why it should be outlawed in the first place? :ask:
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#17  Postby hackenslash » Apr 13, 2012 1:04 pm

Shrunk wrote:
hackenslash wrote:This will be brief and painful.


Painful, yes. Brief? We'll see. Remember that creotard who debated theropod on "information" in DNA? The one who eventually blew a gasket and started to spew cap-locked rants all over the thread, before he disappeared and lost by default? If something like that happens, then it'll be brief. Otherwise, LionIRC will have as much time and space as he wants to spew his bigoted hatred, regardless of whether he "wins" the debate.

But I'm keeping an open mind....


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#18  Postby Rumraket » Apr 13, 2012 3:23 pm

Bookmarked.
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#19  Postby Matthew Shute » Apr 13, 2012 4:35 pm

:popcorn:
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#20  Postby HomerJay » Apr 13, 2012 5:27 pm

Does anyone check for plagiarised cut n paste arguments?
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