ARGUMENTUM ad POPULUM: I declare a thumb war

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  • oromagi
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    I think we should all play a casual, freewheeling contest of arguments, decided by number of likes.  The structure of this contest is simple.


    IN this FORUM TOPIC
    1. Submit the most popular topic for one round of arguments
      • earn one point
      • topics can be on any subject except that this our DART website, its content and membership are entirely off the table
      • more than one topic may be suggested by any DARTer but each topic should be posted separately for the purpose of distinguishing number of likes
    IN a SECOND FORUM TOPIC
    1. Submit the most popular single-post argument affirming the winning topic
      • earn three points
      • one post only per round per DARTer
        • no commentary or critique or campaigning- just arguments and likes
    IN a THIRD FORUM TOPIC
    1. Submit the most popular single post counter-argument refuting the winning affirmative argument
      • earn two points
      • any contestant that wins both PRO and CON arguments for the same round earns ten points
      • one post only per round per DARTer
        • no commentary or critique or campaigning- just arguments and likes
    • popularity is decided by number of likes
      • we can like as much or as little as we want
      • we don't have to argue to vote
      • we don't have to vote to argue
      • I won't submit any arguments but I may use likes to break a tie
    • Contestants can join at any point in the contest
    • Sincere and friendly participation is requested
    • If we do more than one of these, all points earned will be cumulative and perpetual in radiant glory

    So, for today, we just want topics

    IN this FORUM TOPIC
    1. Submit the most popular topic for one round of arguments
      • earn one point
      • topics can be on any subject except that this our DART website, its content and membership are entirely off the table
      • more than one topic may be suggested by any DARTer but each topic should be posted separately for the purpose of distinguishing number of likes
    Time for submissions will be evaluated according to level of participation.  If nobody wants to play that's also fine... just thought we might try something new

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    Topic: In principle, wealthy nations ought to give foreign aid to impoverished/developing countries 

    Am I doing this right?

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    Topic: Individualism is ethically superior to Collectivism
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    Topic: In principle, the U.S. ought to intervene to stop human rights abuses in foreign countries 
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    Topic: A two-state solution is the best solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict
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    Topic: Traditional debate is better than progressive debate
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    Topic: Libertarianism is a superior political ideology to conservatism
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    Topic: Technological progression ought to continue  
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    Topic: Kendrick Lamar is the greatest rapper of all time
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    Topic: States ought to be democratic

    or 

    Topic: States ought to mandate that the means of production are democratically owned
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    Topic: In principle, states ought to have open borders
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    Topic: In principle, wealthy nations ought to give foreign aid to impoverished/developing countries 

    Am I doing this right?

    yep.  most liked topic will be argued in round 1

    thanks for going first!
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    Topic: Unconventional Debate Formats Such as That in This Thread Should be Encouraged

    Let's get meta.
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    meta is word