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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 24th June 2017

    1572 - 5 clergymen of Enkhuizen hanged
    1619 - Tsar Michail's father Filaret becomes patriarch of Moscow
    1692 - Kingston, Jamaica, founded
    1748 - The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath
    1794 - Bowdoin College is founded in Maine, USA
    1975 - Moon tremor perceived (hit by Taurid meteors)
    1976 - A Principal's office in Hlengisi Primary, Nyanga, outside Cape Town, South Africa, is burnt down; part of the broader resistance against the oppressive new Bantu Education policy of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in their schools
    1979 - Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland and steals his 1st base
    1997 - Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run
    2004 - Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York

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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