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1926
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Topic

BIGFOOT is BULLSHIT

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

Arguments points
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Sources points
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2
Spelling and grammar points
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1
Conduct points
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1

With 1 vote and 3 points ahead, the winner is ...

oromagi
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Religion
Time for argument
Three days
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Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
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Required rating
1500
Contender / Con
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THBT: No credible evidence supports the existence of a large yet undiscovered primate species extant in North America.

Bigfoot sightings are regularly reported in North America.

Here's one report from last summer in my region:https://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=63153

DEFINITIONS:

BIGFOOTS (or BIGFEET) are "said to be hairy, upright-walking, ape-like creatures that dwell in the wilderness and leave footprints. Depictions often portray them as a missing link between humans and human ancestors or other great apes."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfoot

BULLSHIT (also BULLCRAP) is "a common English expletive which may be shortened to the euphemism bull or the initialism B.S. In British English, "bollocks" is a comparable expletive. It is mostly a slang term and a profanity which means "nonsense", especially as a rebuke in response to communication or actions viewed as deceptive, misleading, disingenuous, unfair or false.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit

BURDEN of PROOF

Burden of Proof is shared. However, any extraordinary claims should be supported by evidence of extraordinary quality and quantity.

PRO will argue the consensus of science. CON must provide substantive, testable (not mere anecdote and conjecture) evidence that a species of North American primate presently exists unacknowledged by the scientific community.

PRO is requesting sincere and friendly engagement on this subject.
No trolls or kritiks, please.

- RULES --
1. Forfeit=auto loss
2. Sources may be merely linked in debate as long as citations are listed in comments
3. No new args in R3
4. Donald Trump's testimony and opinion is never a reliable source of information.
4. For all relevant terms, individuals should use commonplace understandings that fit within the rational context of this resolution and debate

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Let us see if bigfoot itself is bullshit or the claim bigfoot exists is bullshit.

Hmmmmmmmmm

Let us vote at some point.

Exists as an idea, that is interesting

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Let us see if bigfoot itself is bullshit or the claim bigfoot exists is bullshit.

Hmmmmmmmmm

Let us vote at some point.

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--> @oromagi

That is definitely a good idea

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Instigator

Three days left to vote!

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Contender
--> @RationalMadman @3RU7AL @Intelligence_06 @Bones @Novice_II

All votes are appreciated

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Contender
--> @Barney

Fingers crossed

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--> @Novice_II

Your complaints are nearly meaningless when you are not casting better votes.

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It is not surprising to observe the level of incompetence engrained within the single vote casted for this debate, given knowledge of the individual responsible for its content.

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--> @oromagi

Tiny nitpick:
I disagree with your assessment that con in any way conceded. Dropped points are not the same as a concession; even if the impact should be similar due to the magnitude in this case.

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Contender
--> @Novice_II

Lol

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Oh my

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Instigator
--> @christianm

Nice job, Christian! I hope to see more from you!

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Contender
--> @oromagi

Just realized the category for this debate is religion lol

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Contender

CON sources for R3

1. https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html#what_protect
2. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idea
3. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/copyright/1024374/copyrightability-of-public-speeches-in-the-usa#:~:text=Speeches%2C%20if%20written%20beforehand%20(in,17%20of%20US%20Code%20itself.
4. https://screenrant.com/characters-public-domain-disney-copyright-lobby/#:~:text=Batman%20was%20created%20in%201939,for%20a%20few%20years%20after.
5. https://1000wordphilosophy.com/2018/11/26/descartes-i-think-therefore-i-am/
6. https://www.britannica.com/science/radio-telescope
7. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Occams-razor
8. https://www.scaleyourapp.com/uuid-guid-oversimplified-are-they-really-unique/#:~:text=As%20per%20Wikipedia%2C%20the%20number,second%20for%20about%2085%20years.
8 (accidentally repeated number). https://www.livescience.com/multiverse
9. https://www.space.com/31465-is-our-universe-just-one-of-many-in-a-multiverse.html
10. https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/10/08/no-roger-penrose-we-see-no-evidence-of-a-universe-before-the-big-bang/?sh=1d37cc0f7a0f
11. https://iep.utm.edu/time/

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Instigator

PRO's SOURCES for R3:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/existence
https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html#what_protect
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idea
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Clarke_Moore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solipsism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_the_gaps
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocentrism

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Contender

Citations for Round 2:

1. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conjecture
2. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/existence
3. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/existence
4. https://www.amazon.com/Devolution-Firsthand-Account-Sasquatch-Massacre/dp/1984826808/ref=asc_df_1984826808/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=475689874762&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6892943880128181777&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9021476&hvtargid=pla-1081014801543&psc=1
5. https://lapixa.com/who-owns-santa-claus/
6. https://iep.utm.edu/solipsis/
7. https://www.britannica.com/science/electron
8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6428117/#:~:text=These%20successions%20in%20the%20fossil,in%20the%20past%20billion%20years.
9. https://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/12/opinion/a-brief-history-of-the-multiverse.html
10. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/fine-tuning/#:~:text=4.-,Fine%2DTuning%20and%20the%20Multiverse,alternative%20beside%20the%20designer%20hypothesis.

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Instigator
--> @3RU7AL

And oromagi worships dictionaries.

"Définissez les termes, vous dis-je, ou jamais nous ne nous entendrons." -Voltaire

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There is no dictionary on earth that defines the word "bigfoot" as in any way equal to "bovine excrement".

And oromagi worships dictionaries.

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Rumors say that bigfoots are just wookies. Maybe Chewbacca has been trampling feet for years and we don't know.