How to brutally defeat anyone in a debate

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Mnemosyne.
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Any tips?
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Be good at debating
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Plantagenet Crown
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By logically refuting their points, try that.
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Tell them you can't have a debate until they shower because they smell like a decomposing corpse.
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I think in all seriousness, you have to first find the nub of their argument as well as your own. This is what you actually disagree on. Then you can attack the thing you disagree on with facts/logic. Attacking parts of their argument that are not the main point is like picking the low hanging fruit from a tree you actually need to cut down.

In my experience of doing this, when you reduce someone's position down to a single simple point that you disagree on it's very hard to come up with an argument against it because it's usually two valid differences of opinion based on different outlooks on morality (often, not always) which does not necessarily have an objectively "correct" viewpoint.
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Call them racist

It worked a treat for new labour
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By making fun of their tie.
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Find fault in their grammar.
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My stance is that debates are not to be won.

Debates are for learning, not personal gratification for reaching an arbitrary goal that's considered "winning".

Otherwise, you're defeating the purpose of debate, and you're walking in with a massive chip on your shoulder.
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Make the person you are debating angry. An angry person's judgement and reasoning are clouded by his/her emotions. So even when they are right they will struggle to refute you.
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If worst comes to worst say 'you smell funny', always works for me.
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Make a Trump Speech and try to avoid all the main points and say make ___ great again... works everytime
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(Original post by Mnemosyne.)
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Riddle them with ad hominem attacks. At least that's what they usually do on here. And if that doesn't work, report their posts...
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Use facts and don't be immature. YouTube Mehdi Hasan at the Oxford Union to get an example of how not to debate.
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1) A varying level of complexity to your arguments. Some are just simple statements whereas others are contradictions/inductions.
2) Clear and eloquent speaking. (well-timed pauses and a lack of "umm" 's).
3) Use of facts.
4) Somehow make it relevant to the audience.
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say "ur mum"
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Logical refuting as said with clear and objectively truthful examples, very quick wit is good too, the "brutally defeat" choice of words implies shouting people down or arrogance which won't work in a democratic debate
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(Original post by tengentoppa)
Call them racist

It worked a treat for new labour
Nah fam, call them a cuck
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(Original post by Mnemosyne.)
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mock them for splitting infinitives

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Don't use logical fallacies, there you go, done.
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