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Date: 10/20/12 09:52 AM

13 Responses to The Art of Debate: Never Lose An Argument Again

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    nickinicki6 Female 18-29
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    October 20, 2012 at 9:55 am
    Link: The Art of Debate: Never Lose An Argument Again - Watch this and become the best arguer ever. Pay attention, I-A-B--you just might learn something useful.
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    October 20, 2012 at 10:58 am
    Really, you missed a prime master-debater joke? I`m disappointed.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    October 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    No. That was not useful.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    "If you don`t respond to it, the sky is purple".

    Quit watching after that idiotic statement.
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    Tsuroyu Male 18-29
    55 posts
    October 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    "`If you don`t respond to it, the sky is purple.`
    Quit watching after that idiotic statement."

    Of course. It`s much easier to have a theory of argumentation in which you DON`T actually have to answer your interlocutor`s points.
    *eye roll*
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    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    October 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    I remember I had to do a debate with a group while I was in high school. The topic was a recent law, stating that all Pitt-bulls have to wear a muzzle when in a public area. My team got the pro side (meaning we had to defend this law).
    It was really hard cause I didn`t agree with it. Think we lost in the end, just because, like me, my class all thought it was wrong. It was really hard to try and convince them that this new law is a good thing, rather than assure them that they had the right idea.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    October 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    There`s only one debate rule on I-A-B: Never admit you`re wrong.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32794 posts
    October 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    No. That was not useful.
    I agree @LordJim.
    Interesting and informative? Sure. But useful for "winning" debates? Not.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
    646 posts
    October 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    lol "These skills are useful for hitting on people in a bar"

    Here`s my 10 point argument for why you should let me into your naughty-bits.

    Number 10...
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    Tsuroyu: Sometimes people`s arguments are so stupid that they are self-evident and don`t require a retort.
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    Modwain Male 40-49
    336 posts
    October 21, 2012 at 2:05 am
    you mean arguments like how capitalism is better then socialism, right?
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    October 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    Fine, I`ll debate that debating everything is a bad idea.

    I`ve been happily married over seven years now. My wife has this thing where she loves to debate everything, where I do not. Where this becomes an issue is when she tries to debate personal opinion. I like vanilla, she likes chocolate, I don`t need to know why I`m wrong, because I can`t be in such a situation. However this doesn`t stop her from trying, which leads to more "debating" on how you can`t debate a personal opinion.

    I should be bald by now but I`ve been pretty good at stopping her before she gets out of hand.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 1:00 am
    "engaging debate every chance you get is good" I effing hate you and people like you.

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