Instigator / Con
21
1510
rating
4
debates
75.0%
won
Topic

The Kalam Cosmetological Argument

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
9
0
Sources points
6
6
Spelling and grammar points
3
3
Conduct points
3
2

With 3 votes and 10 points ahead, the winner is ...

Jarrett_Ludolph
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More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Philosophy
Time for argument
One week
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Unrated
Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Pro
11
1417
rating
158
debates
32.59%
won
Description
~ 312 / 5,000

I, Jarrett_Ludolph will be holding the CON position, the view that the argument is unsuccessful, while my opponent, PRO, will be taking the view that the argument is successful. Even though there are other arguments for the exist of God, this debate will only cover the Kalam.

I look forward to a lively debate!

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--> @seldiora

To be fair, I left the response in the comments BEFORE you accepted xD

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Instigator

Leave your Votes!!!!!!!!!

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Contender
--> @MisterChris

why must you betray me?

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--> @seldiora

You should really attempt to engage the subject matter. it doesn't really matter what he names his argument because he has reasons listed that you're not engaging with

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--> @MisterChris

It wasn't hard to guess.

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--> @SirAnonymous @Sum1hugme

Nah, SirAnonymous did. I just told him how to respond :)

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--> @MisterChris

Lol you called the semantics argument right on

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--> @Jarrett_Ludolph

It affects percentage and your total number of won/lost debates, but not your rating.

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Instigator

If the debate isn't rated, will and win/loss be recorded in my statistics? I know my rating for the leaderboard wouldn't change, but what about my win percentage?

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Instigator
--> @MisterChris

LOL ok

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Instigator
--> @MisterChris

LOL ok

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--> @Jarrett_Ludolph

lol. I'm mostly joking, but that Razor is a really solid response

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Instigator
--> @MisterChris

Thanks

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--> @Jarrett_Ludolph

You're welcome for telling you how to handle Seldiora's inevitable semantics argument

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Contender
--> @SirAnonymous

too late.

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--> @SirAnonymous

AKA "Respond to what I meant, not what I said you turd."

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--> @SirAnonymous

And that's when the handy-dandy Grice's razor comes into play:
"As a principle of parsimony, conversational implications are to be preferred over semantic context for linguistic explanations."

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--> @Jarrett_Ludolph

You might want to edit the debate title before some smart alec accepts the debate and tries to make you argue against the Kalam Cosmetological Argument instead of the Kalam Cosmological Argument.

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Instigator
--> @K_Michael

I made one, I was going to make you the automatic opponent, but I wanted to give you time to prepare, if you need to.