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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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reply to post by curiousrb
 


It's all in the wording of the title. Con position can go first, just word the title accordingly. adjensen's example is good.




posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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I agree, and I hope that my comments did not come off as being a naysayer.



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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Finally got my post up.



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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Final post in the Japanese / American animation debate posted, and we're set to see your judgements.



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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I couldn't help myself....my last post is up on the "atheism is not a religion" debate.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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Hi,

I want to apologize to everyone for not responding to my open debate since it's reopening.

The other day I woke up with half of my face swollen and in excrusiacting pain. Turns out during the night a tooth had cracked in half and got infected. Add to this the Dental office screwing up the extraction (there's still a good portion of the nerve in my gums, along with a bad infection still (although it's beginning to subside) and a LOT of pain. And I haven't really be up and around this week.

Adjensen, I will be writing out my response tomorrow evening as if trends continue I should be able to be up for more than 5 minutes..

Everyone else, a heartfelt apology.. I do not do well with mouth pain...



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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No worries, sorry for the pain, and get well soon! Our technology debate can wait until you're tip-top!



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 06:55 AM
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Originally posted by PatrickGarrow17
My final post:

America is the world's best economy


And my final



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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Judgments for the Hollywood Debate are in and can be found HERE

Who would have thought that the winner is....



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:20 AM
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reply to post by Skyfloating
 


I humbly thank the judges and Rising Against for their participation, that was truly a tough debate to win.

RA, That honestly could've gone either way. It's an honor to achieve a win matching words with you.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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reply to post by Druid42
 


Well deserved win Druid. Congrats!




posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:49 AM
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Hello,

I would like to thank Druid and RA for a great debate, highly enjoyed reading, It will surly be a great tool for me
and others who wish to study / look up previous debates for ideas...

Congratulations to you both



SS
edit on 093131p://am3111 by Spike Spiegle because: can't spell



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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IS ANYONE GOING TO ARGUE DEBATE WITH ME???






posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide

IS ANYONE GOING TO ARGUE DEBATE WITH ME???


I'm still lickin' my wounds from the last one


But if you want to throw out a topic, I'm currently not engaged in a debate.
edit on 10-12-2012 by adjensen because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide

IS ANYONE GOING TO ARGUE DEBATE WITH ME???





OK:






posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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Well that was a fun debate intrepid! It will be interesting to see what the judges think.

That being said, I am open to another debate if anyone has ideas......



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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Sure, but you'll have to make a commitment.


I'm proposing a new debate series. Three debates, on the topic of Artificial Intelligence. (Side note: I was reserving a single AI debate for Pinke, but no-shows can't debate, aye?)

The titles will be AI series, Part 1, Part 2, etc, much like the Time Travel series. I got pwned on the TT series, and am volunteering another series to make amends.

The topics can be decided per round, but, here's my first few suggestions:

I liked the previous format, a 3-round debate, a persuasion match, and another 3-round debate.

So for this debate series I'll suggest the same.

Topics:
1. AI is a long-term goal.
2. The Internet will become AI.
3. AI will be benevolent.
4. AI is a natural evolutionary step, inevitable.
5. AI will take over the world. (Skynet Fiction.)
6. My favorite: AI is an emergent quality, due soon.

I'll let my opponent take those ideas, contort and twist them to whatever terms, and place a debate topic, and their position, hence.



If Heff declines, the next challenger will be accepted.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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reply to post by Druid42
 


Accepted.


I think a valid structure would be in this order:


4. AI is a natural evolutionary step, inevitable. Or
6. My favorite: AI is an emergent quality, due soon. - as I see them both tabling the same concepts.


For the first debate. To be followed by:


2. The Internet will become AI.


then, lastly:


3. AI will be benevolent.


If that makes sense...

First argue the validity of it AI will occur - possibly also if it will achieve this organically or by machination.
Then argue how AI will effect humanity ( Will the Internet become AI - which would bleed over into many other aspects of life, technologies, etc.)
And lastly argue whether or not this is a good or bad thing.

~Heff






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