Instigator / Pro
0
1493
rating
6
debates
16.67%
won
Topic

IQ is a good measure of intelligence.

Status
Finished

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

Voting points
0
1

With 1 vote and 1 point ahead, the winner is ...

Benjamin
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Publication date
Last update date
Category
Science
Time for argument
Two weeks
Voting system
Judicial decision
Voting period
One week
Point system
Winner selection
Rating mode
Unrated
Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Con
1
1740
rating
56
debates
73.21%
won
Description
~ 215 / 5,000

definitions:
good: correct in most cases to determine whether or not someone has a characteristic.
intelligence: high ability to solve problems.

rules:
1. stick to the definitions.
2. The burden of proof is shared.

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Winner
1 point(s)
Reason:

Sorry for being late at voting.

Conduct-wise, Pro forfeited more. Con gets it.

Legibility-wise, Con gets it due to that Pro's arguments are clumped together and are extremely hard to read whereas Con's are well organized.

Argument-wise, pro's arguments were really weak, such as that IQ is proportional to success, etc, which the sources are debunked by Con immediately showing there is not in fact a direct causation in correlation. Pro also brought up riddles, which are of nearly no impact due to that basically no questions on an IQ test are strictly riddles. Again, intelligence cannot be measured in a single dimension, and the IQ test fails to capture the entirety of intelligence. Con wins in the end.