Instigator / Pro
11
1377
rating
62
debates
25.81%
won
Topic

life is created intelligently

Status
Finished

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

Arguments points
3
6
Sources points
4
4
Spelling and grammar points
2
2
Conduct points
2
2

With 2 votes and 3 points ahead, the winner is ...

RationalMadman
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Religion
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
5,000
Contender / Con
14
1627
rating
333
debates
65.92%
won
Description
~ 0 / 5,000

No information

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

Pro makes a typical argument from design - that properties of life seem to imply they were designed. What I needed to see from con here is a clear argument or explanation as to how some of these properties could have originated without design, or an argument about why design cannot be implies

The most relevant part of cons arguments (ignoring pros opening semantic argument), was basically attempting to claim that pro can’t just point to traits and say that they were designed. While I am sympathetic - pros arguments is effectively a list of astonishingly complex organisms that Appear well suited to their environment is intuitive.

Fortunately, con does just enough in the remainder of the rounds, with his appeal to Darwinian selection to provide me a counter example of why these examples may not be due to design. While this explanation was minimal, it was sufficient to overturn the intuitive part of pros argument.

As a result, arguments to con.

All other points tied (equal forfeits)

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

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