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Debate Score:105
Arguments:120
Total Votes:113
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Can you judge a man from hundreds of years ago by today's standards?

Yes

Side Score: 46
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Side Score: 59
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Sure , a man that raped a woman in the past is still a rapist , a man who saved a child from a burning building is still a hero , a man who didn’t eat meat is still a vegetarian ......I could go on

Side: Yes
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Sure , a man that raped a woman in the past is still a rapist , a man who saved a child from a burning building is still a hero , a man who didn’t eat meat is still a vegetarian ......I could go on

The ancient Greeks regularly had sex with children. Should we therefore ignore the works of Plato and Socrates? Funny, because I don't usually see you responding to quotes from Plato's Republic with 10,000 words about how we should ignore Plato because he was a paedophile.

Indeed, I shall go on. Isaac Newton believed that time was absolute wherever one happened to be in the universe. By today's standards that is a stupid belief. So tell us, was Isaac Newton therefore stupid?

The Aztecs regularly performed human sacrifices as part of their culture. So tell us, was every Aztec therefore evil?

Side: No
Dermot(5796) Disputed
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The ancient Greeks regularly had sex with children. Should we therefore ignore the works of Plato and Socrates?

Where did I say we should ignore their works, if there nonsense yes if not and they have merit work away

Funny, because I don't usually see you responding to quotes from Plato's Republic with 10,000 words about how we should ignore Plato because he was a paedophile.

Because its an argument I never made , sorry my short replies are to long for you

Indeed, I shall go on. Isaac Newton believed that time was absolute wherever one happened to be in the universe. By today's standards that is a stupid belief. So tell us, was Isaac Newton therefore stupid?

No he was a genius who got things wrong

The Aztecs regularly performed human sacrifices as part of their culture. So tell us, was every Aztec therefore evil?

What’s evil?

Side: Yes
Amarel(5140) Clarified
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The ancient Greeks regularly had sex with children. Should we therefore ignore the works of Plato and Socrates?

This beautifully demonstrates your most common fallacies. Your collectivism causes you provide an example wherein it would supposedly be reasonable to judge Socrates and Plato for behavior of Greeks generally if not for the time component of the topic. Your near universal use of ad hominem causes you to suppose that, after judging Socrates and Plato for their status as Greeks, you could discount their argument for the same, without regard for their actual arguments.

You can be entertaining on occasion.

Side: Yes
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