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8 years ago  ::  Aug 17, 2010 - 1:14PM #11
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Aug 14, 2010 -- 1:08PM, Marysara722 wrote:

Are we debating and/or discussing the 'essence' of formal debate itself in this thread?
--Or are we discussing the debate/points/facts/merits, etc. of PLers debating against PCers with regards to the Abortion Debate itself?
[And vice-versa.]

Thanks, just trying to clarify the purpose and/or intent of the the opening poster's post so this thread doesn't drift off-topic.

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Well, the theory of debate tactics certainly has to do with my topic--but that's not what I'm asking. I'm asking how to argue in the abortion debate, which, unlike other contreverseys, is tangled in emotion.

For example, some people go for a religious argument but the limits of that argument is only within the said religion; as I said, I like an ethical argument, but ethical arguments are limited to conflicting ethics; the legal argument doesn't necessarily satisfy ethical concerns, etc. You're right; the thread drifted.

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