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Who is the judge?

The judge is God.

Why is he God?

Because he decides who wins or loses,

Not my opponent.

Who is your opponent?

He does not exist.

Why does he not exist?

Because he is a mere dissenting voice

to the truth I speak.

-The Great Debaters, 2007

 

Welcome to Debateable!

Your online guide to

Debate & Argument

Learn about the fundamentals of argumentation and refutation and acquire the techniques and skills which will aid you in your quest to become better speakers and advocates. This site will also serve as an ever-growing repository of debate resources, including multimedia material and critical essays.

 

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Historical Events

Daily important and historical events from OnThisDay.com.
  • Historical Events for 28th May 2017

    1588 - Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
    1754 - Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville
    1889 - Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company
    1904 - 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
    1934 - The Glyndebourne festival in Sussex, England, is inaugurated.
    1956 - Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus
    1959 - Johnson and Bart's musical "Lock up your daughters" premieres in London
    1965 - Fire and explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
    1987 - Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
    1996 - U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

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Site Updates

  • Singapore National Debate Team Exhibition Match
    Singapore National Debate Team Exhibition Match The National Debate Team representing Singapore at the 2011 World Schools Debating Championships in Dundee, Scotland, will be holding an exhibition debate on Wednesday 22 June 2011 at 1700 hours (5pm). The debate will be held at the Arts House. The National team will be facing a team of distinguished Sinapore National Team Alumni such as Aaron Maniam, Timothy Yap and Joshua Hiew. Everyone...
    Samuel
    23 May 2011
  • Debate Videos added
    New videos featuring debates from the World Schools Debating Championships and the African Schools Debating Championships have been added to the Media Gallery. Enjoy!
    Administrator
    11 May 2011