Instigator / Pro
0
1500
rating
2
debates
50.0%
won
Topic
#4827

Intelligence isn't real, it's all mindset

Status
Finished

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

Winner & statistics
Better arguments
0
0
Better sources
0
0
Better legibility
0
0
Better conduct
0
0

After not so many votes...

It's a tie!
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
3
Time for argument
Twelve hours
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
One week
Point system
Multiple criterions
Voting system
Open
Contender / Con
0
1731
rating
166
debates
72.89%
won
Description

This is a debate about what I think is theoretical idea of intelligence could be just how determined or how willing the person is to change, etc which I think could have greater chances of being true than it just being a trait you are born with and it being your grades based on my personal experience.

Round 1
Pro
#1
By the way I'm new to this website and debates in general :)
Definations for this debate:-
Intelligence = the ability to solve a problem with a limited amount of knowledge
Mindset = the process of making decisions based on your current knowledge, environment, goals, and emotions.
Con
#2
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
#3
Forfeited
Con
#4
Intelligence isn't real, it's all mindset
This is the topic. "it" is not defined, and by disproving "intelligence isn't real" it is thus disproven the topic itself as it is a divisible part of the topic structure.

Intelligence is defined as:
the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations.
Pro would have to argue that such ability is impossible in order to uphold his own topic for entirely obvious reasons.

My argument

We are humans. At least humans exist. When we were born, everything is new. Yet here we are typing on a computer arguing on a topic. These concepts used to be new to us but now we understand and can thus deal with it even though they used to be new before.

This is an instance of intelligence existing. Topic disproved. Case rested.

Round 3
Pro
#5
Forfeited
Con
#6
Forfeit. Extend.

I shall note that although my definition is of differences with the one Pro has provided in the first ever round in this debate that I have somehow overlooked, the case still stands, as such a case would still satisfy the condition of "intelligence existing" for either definition. Let's restate it.

Intelligence = the ability to solve a problem with a limited amount of knowledge

We are humans. At least humans exist. When we were born, everything is new. Yet here we are typing on a computer arguing on a topic. These concepts used to be new to us but now we understand and can thus deal with it even though they used to be new before.
We as people learning how to debate online here is problem solving with limited knowledge for entirely obvious reasons. 

Since one case of presence of intelligence is enough to disprove the part of the topic that concerns so and thus the entire topic due to a part of it being disproved, the verdict shall be that I win. Case rested and have a nice day everybody.


































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