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1654
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Topic

The Universe is Probably Older than 10,000 Years

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

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3
1

With 3 votes and 16 points ahead, the winner is ...

Sum1hugme
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-BOP is Shared.
Pro: The Universe is Probably Older than 10,000 Years
Con: The Universe is Probably Younger than 10,000 Years
-Please no Solipsism.
-Please no Kritiks.
Definitions for the context of this debate:

-Universe - All existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos.
--Year (Earth) - The time taken by the earth to make one revolution around the sun.

These terms are not to be redefined at any point during this debate.

I look forward to an interesting debate.

Round 1
Pro
  Well, my opponent got banned. So I'm just gonna use the same argument as last time I suppose:


1.) The Universe can't be younger than the time it takes for light to reaches us.
2.) The speed of light in a vacuum has been consistently measured to be just shy of 300,000,000 meters per second [1]. 
3.) The distance light travels in a vacuum in one year is a lightyear.
4.) The distance to Standard Candles can be measured accurately, and is used to measure distance to galaxies.[2].
5.) The distance to the standard candle in this measurement is 8.1 megaparsecs, or 26,420,000 lightyears [3].
6.) Therefore, the Universe cannot be younger than 26,420,000 years.
  Not how I wanted this to go...Too bad, Vote Pro.
Con
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
Extend.
Con
Forfeited
Round 3
Pro
Extend.
Con
Forfeited
Round 4
Pro
FIN
Con
Forfeited