Debate

October 2012

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Philosophical Debates

Science vs. Religion: Began either thousands of years ago or billions of years ago, depending on which side you're on.

Man vs. Nature: We all know who has the upper hand here. Go humanity!

Definition

Debate (noun): An argument or discussion in which different opinions are expressed. Often political.

To debate (verb): To argue or discuss an issue.

Debates in the news

In October 2012, four national debates are held in the US, leading up to the Presidential elections.

Don’t confuse debates with diabetes, although both issues concern Americans.

Modern American Debate Format

30 min: Dodge questions
30 min: Commit to lowering taxes
30 min: Deny commitment to lowering taxes
30 min: Refute accusations of communism and Islam
30 min: Define communism, Islam for public
5 min: Dance contest for the rule of America
Cartoon by Gymglish

Definition

Debate (noun): An argument or discussion in which different opinions are expressed. Often political.

To debate (verb): To argue or discuss an issue.

Debates in the news

In October 2012, four national debates are held in the US, leading up to the Presidential elections.

Don’t confuse debates with diabetes, although both issues concern Americans.

Philosophical Debates

Science vs. Religion: Began either thousands of years ago or billions of years ago, depending on which side you're on.

Man vs. Nature: We all know who has the upper hand here. Go humanity!

Modern American Debate Format

30 min: Dodge questions
30 min: Commit to lowering taxes
30 min: Deny commitment to lowering taxes
30 min: Refute accusations of communism and Islam
30 min: Define communism, Islam for public
5 min: Dance contest for the rule of America

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