Instigator / Pro
26
1500
rating
4
debates
25.0%
won
Topic
#4240

WeaverofFate is a literal walrus

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Better arguments
6
12
Better sources
10
10
Better legibility
5
5
Better conduct
5
5

After 5 votes and with 6 points ahead, the winner is...

Bella3sp
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Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
1
Time for argument
One day
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
One week
Point system
Multiple criterions
Voting system
Open
Contender / Con
32
1524
rating
51
debates
75.49%
won
Description

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Round 1
Pro
#1
You see, I have secretly been a walrus this whole time. I have fooled you all with my walrus hands.

Exhibit One:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Jm5epJr10

The Beatles didn't write this song, I did, because I am indeed a walrus.

Exhibit Two:

https://imgur.com/a/l4bxs3i

Literal selfie of me

Exhibit Three:

Can you truly prove I am not a walrus? You cannot, my walrus powers have already begun to work. You will now provide me with fish. Thank you.

Con
#2
Thanks WeaverofFate,

Preamble:
I will be using evidence to prove that WeaverofFate is not a literal walrus. This conclusion will be supported by two contentions, as of which will be divided into its own sections. 

Burden of Proof:
Pro needs to prove that he is a literal walrus. 

All con needs to do is prove he isn't a walrus or disprove of all his arguments.

1. Weight
  • P1: Typing
P1
It would be impossible to type while being a walrus. It's hard enough for some humans to type on computers or phones, but a walrus? It would be impossible with the width of the flippers. They would be hitting other keys, and walrus flippers aren't like human fingers.  

Here's a picture of walrus flippers: 

If needed, you can use your own fingers to see the difference. 

Furthermore, there have been no reports that I have seen a walrus typing. 

2. Description
  • P1. Culture
P1
Your description states: 
"- Traditional Christian
- Heavily Authoritarian"

Don't get me wrong, I know what being a Christian entails however I looked it up just to prove it further.  It states, "A Christian is someone whose behavior and heart reflects Jesus Christ." (3)

Your description says it all.

Rebuttals: 

Exhibit One:


The Beatles didn't write this song, I did, because I am indeed a walrus.

Exhibit Two:


Literal selfie of me

The Beatles did in fact write this song. For example, the song called, "I Am A Human" by Ziggy Marley (4) shows that even though I am a human, this song is not made by me and is made by Ziggy Marley. 

Pro has no proof that the pictures are themselves. This could be someone else's photo or photoshopped. 

Also, I caught you... :)

an image that includes oneself (often with another person or as part of a group) and is taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks

1
a person's self one's own self —used reflexively as object of a preposition or verb or for emphasis in various constructions
It is important to have good feelings about oneself.

2
one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
the need to protect oneself from danger
Therefore, you have even confirmed it yourself.  You are a person! 

Exhibit Three:

Can you truly prove I am not a walrus? You cannot, my walrus powers have already begun to work. You will now provide me with fish. Thank you.
Can you truly prove that you're a walrus? You cannot, as I have disproved your arguments. 

Depends on what you consider "powers". But these would most likely be referred to as "strengths". 

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Conclusion: 
WeaverofFate is not a walrus and that has clearly been proven through my rebuttals and my claims. 


Sources: 
I would write my sources, but i'll write them in the comments due to lack of time. I'm attending a dinner with a couple of people for an event which means i'll write the sources in the comments within a few hours. 

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Since this is the last round, you will be dropping my arguments.. but either way, thank you. I'm testing new formats for debates (thanks to Barney) and this has allowed me to use this debate as testing. Hope this is likewise helpful to you regarding your voting qualification. 

Vote Con.