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


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  • Historical Events for 18th August 2017

    1737 - First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris
    1862 - General Lee's adjutant Major Stuart captured
    1914 - French troops under general Dubail occupy Sarrebourg
    1920 - US ratifies the 19th Amendment to the constitution bringing in women's suffrage, when Tennessee votes to ratify
    1920 - 1st class cricket debut of Walter Hammond
    1931 - Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game
    1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
    1960 - Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies
    1967 - Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
    1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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  • 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...
    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!
    11 May 2011