Instigator / Pro
Points: 76

Sex is not binary

Finished

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After 11 votes the winner is ...
It's a tie!
Debate details
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Category
Science
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
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Contender / Con
Points: 76
Description
Background: Previously, the "sex" drop-down menu on the profile page listed male/female as the only options. A user suggested that an "other" option should be included. This has caused, in one way or another, contentious discussions in the forums. Eventually the "other" option was added.
This debate is an open challenge to those on the forums espousing ignorant and backward views.
Warning: The resolution is easy to prove. If you accept this debate, then you will probably lose.
Resolution: Sex is not binary
Definitions -
Sex: Either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions.
Binary: Illustratively, think of binary numbers: zero or one. True or false. One or the other. No middle ground.
Rules:
Round 1: Opening cases only
Round 2: Rebuttals only. No new arguments.
Round 1
Forfeited
Forfeited
Round 2
Forfeited
Forfeited
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>Reported Vote: Raltar // Mod action: Removed
>Points Awarded: 3 points to Con for arguments, 2 points to Pro for sources and conduct
>Reason for Decision: Con never actually responded or said anything, but the argument made by Pro was simply wrong. Even diehard leftists don't claim that "sex" is non-binary. They claim "gender" is non-binary. By not distinguishing between the two, this argument seems like an overreach.
>Reason for Mod Action: This debate has no content whatsoever. Awarding points of any kind is therefore inappropriate, since no debater presented any kind of content which could be evaluated. No argument was ever made by Pro or by Con, contrary to the voter's statement.
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#4
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--> @Raltar
In a debate, you have to address the arguments presented by both debaters (which this time were null) instead of provide your own personal opinion. That's not how debating works.
#3
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--> @Raltar
You can't do votes like this lol
#2
Added:
He remade this debate to avoid my comment explaining that sex is both analogue and binary.
#1
#11
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Full Forfeit
#10
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
There was no arguing.
#9
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
This debate should end tied
#8
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
While this was a poor show in all respects on both sides, Con slightly edges Pro out on conduct, as Pro's description read as obnoxiously condescending.
#7
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Truly one of the greatest debates of all time.
#6
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Forfeits. Forfeits everywhere.
#5
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Full forfeit.
#4
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Full Forfeit
#3
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
No content.
#2
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
It took me a long time to weigh the points of both sides and examine the evidence given, the arguments had many facets and layers of complexity to consider which I wrestled with philosophically. The sources got a bit too technical for my taste. But bravo, a neck and neck race, exhilarating.
#1
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
No content posted.