Instigator
Points: 2

Telescopes that can look into the past is the best way to teach History

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Debate details
Publication date
Last update
Category
Education
Time for argument
One week
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One week
Point system
Winner selection
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
10,000
Required rating
1
Contender
Points: 8
Description
What the motion means is that if we had telescopes that could look back into the past, could they be the best way to teach History. The structure of the debate will be:
1)Points
2)Rebuttals
3)Rebuttals and Conclusion
Round 1
Forfeited
Published:
Well, I guess this isn't happening. A shame, really. 
Round 2
Forfeited
Published:
Another round, another forfeit.
Round 3
Forfeited
Published:
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Added:
oromagi
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner ✗ ✗ ✔ 1 point
Reason: I really would have liked to have seen Whiteflame's argument. I imagine it might have been super good. Alas, the full forfeit. That's core pond duct!
#23
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--> @PressF4Respect
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>Points Awarded: Tie
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#22
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--> @Al0ne
Well, that’s a shame. I’d still like to have this debate. If you comment here or message me in the next 48 hours, we can try to do a 2 round debate. Otherwise, I’ll consider this a full forfeit and try to get the debate deleted - not a fan of winning debates that way.
Contender
#21
Added:
--> @Al0ne
Just a heads up, about 30 hr. left.
Contender
#20
Added:
--> @whiteflame
I'll publish my argument later when I have time.
Instigator
#19
Added:
--> @Al0ne
Great. Challenge accepted.
Contender
#18
Added:
--> @whiteflame
Done
Instigator
#17
Added:
--> @Al0ne
Checking in again to see if you can change the time to post arguments.
Contender
#16
Added:
--> @Al0ne
Haven't seen the timeframe for arguments change yet. I can usually do 2 days, but I'd like to have a week just in case something goes awry.
Contender
#15
Added:
--> @whiteflame
Alright then.
Instigator
#14
Added:
--> @Al0ne
I really don't know what you're hedging against by having that large of a character limit. Honestly, on a debate like this where the subject of the debate isn't something we can deeply research or source, I'd be amazed if either of us managed to reach 10k characters, much less 30k. However, I would like to ensure that this debate is easily readable so that we can get more voters, as Ragnar suggests, and I think allowing for the possibility that one such round occurs is detrimental to that goal.
Contender
#13
Added:
If course, we are already using telescopes that can look into the past as the best way to learn about astronomy.
#12
Added:
--> @Al0ne
How exactly is 30,000 a precaution? A precaution against what?
#11
Added:
--> @Ragnar
I don't follow.
Instigator
#10
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--> @Al0ne
For character limits I suggest pre-write your R1, then triple the length. To attract voters, 5k is the longest you'd want to go, but 10k gives a strong safety net.
#9
#9
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
RFD in comments
#8
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
Con FF the entire debate! That's poor conduct!
#7
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
Let's be diplomatic and make this a tie. I found both the arguments "another round, another forfeit" and "forfeited" rather convincing and brilliant.
#6
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
FF
#5
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
Full forfeit
#4
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
Full full forfeiture.
#3
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
FF
#2
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
Very convincing arguments by Pro. His claim "another round, another forfeit." was never contended by Con and therefore was conceded.
Con did use good literary devices during his arguments, most notably: repetition. However, merely saying "Forfeited" is insufficient for constructive arguments or rebuttals and was likely plagiarized from another debate on this site. Bad conduct.
Since Pro's arguments went uncontested and Con plagiarized, I am giving this win to Pro.
#1
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
full forfeit