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Example debate - Pepsi vs Coke


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#1    UM-Debate-Bot

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 03:51 PM

MySummerJob vs Saru

This is a formal 1 vs 1 debate, full details on how the debate system works can be found in our Debates FAQ. The debate will begin with an introductory opening post from each participant followed by 4 body posts and finally a conclusion.

The computer has randomly chosen MySummerJob to post first.

MySummerJob is arguing in favour of Coke

Saru is arguing in favour of Pepsi

Once the debate is complete the thread will be open to member comments.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:43 PM

Introduction

Lol it works!

Anyway, like my post, Coke is the first and original product. It came before Pepsi =)

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:53 PM

Yes it does laugh.gif

Ok so that was your introduction post, so now for mine.

Introduction

In this debate I will be arguing in favour of Pepsi over coke. While I can't say I really drink much of either by arguing in favour of Pepsi I am exercising a good opportunity to demonstrate how a debate thread works so that everyone else can see one in action.

Ok that's both our introductions out of the way now, so next it is your turn to make your first of four main body posts which in this case will be in support of Coke. wink2.gif


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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:59 PM

Coke is better than Pepsi because it is a patriotic symbol (for America.) What do you imagine when you think of the past, when you think of drinks in... say the 50's! Well, you better think of Coke, because thats where the soda industry started! With coke in food joints, homes, and work place. So that is one reason Coke owns Pepsi!

I am done with my first body... I am not so good at debates >_<... Maybe I should have chosen Punk for me and Rap for you... Oh well, Coke and Pepsi do have a kind of war going on anyway XD

Edited by MySummerJob, 12 October 2008 - 05:00 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 05:11 PM

One thing to consider with these two products is the name, which of them sounds better ?

"Pepsi" sounds fresh, exciting and represents the type of chilled fizzy drink perfect to quench your thirst on a hot day. "Coke" on the other hand, well what can I say, its another word for cocaine and a type of carbonaceous residue left over from the distillation of coal.


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Posted 12 October 2008 - 05:34 PM

Coke has a better mascot on it. Coke has a cute Polar Bear with Penguins. Maybe even a nice Santa Clause laughing away happily as he drink a Coke in a commercial. Coke has a more nice consistent mascot with them... Pepsi on the other hand... Well, they don't aim for cute... in fact I don't think they have a mascot(s)? Which makes coke better, because when you think of Coke. You think of a cute Penguin or polar bear. All Pepsi has for its self is its logo and its fans.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 05:48 PM

Logos and names are all very well, but which tastes better ?

Lets take a look at the "Pepsi Challenge", a contest that was rolled out across shopping centers and stores around America in the 70's. A table was set up on which was placed two blank cups, one containing Pepsi and the other containing Coke. Passers by were asked to try both and see which one they liked best.

The result ? Pepsi came out on top. ( Source )

This is a good indication that Pepsi tastes better than Coke to those who don't know which is which.



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Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:11 PM

Ahhh, but in your link I found a quote which could dispute your claim that Pepsi tastes better!

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In his book, Blink, author Malcolm Gladwell ascribes the success of Pepsi over Coca-Cola in these tests to being a result of the nature of "sip tests", which would fail to account for the cloying effect of excessive sweetness and glutamate and the complementary but counter-intuitive long-term preference for an item that would consistently lose in a blind sip-test comparison. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsi_Challenge


So as you can see, the Initial sip might taste good, but what about the long term effect? I mean, sure some stick with Pepsi, but some get sick of it and migrate over to Coke. Also as a kid I couldn't taste any difference till I got older. Now I drink Coke and it pleases me. Pepsi has a weird tang to it. IMO


(Forgot IMO)

Edited by MySummerJob, 12 October 2008 - 06:13 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:30 PM

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sure some stick with Pepsi, but some get sick of it and migrate over to Coke.

Perhaps, but then some people who drink Coke would also get sick of it and migrate over to Pepsi.

Even if we accept the "sip test" argument of Mr. Gladwell it would mean that Pepsi is believed to taste better on the first sip than Coke does while Coke requires more than a sip to fully appreciate its taste.

Pepsi is therefore better at impressing people in 'sip tests' than Coke.





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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:36 PM

Saru on Oct 12 2008, 02:30 PM, said:

Perhaps, but then some people who drink Coke would also get sick of it and migrate over to Pepsi.

Even if we accept the "sip test" argument of Mr. Gladwell it would mean that Pepsi is believed to taste better on the first sip than Coke does while Coke requires more than a sip to fully appreciate its taste.

Pepsi is therefore better at impressing people in 'sip tests' than Coke.

Sure, you could say all that, but then why is there fans of Coke? Because Coke is well liked all over...
Why is there Coke in other countries? Why does Pepsi imitate some of the things Coke makes? (Okay so I set myself up for the same question about Coke, but meh)


Also why are there more stuff advertising Coke then Pepsi? (IE: Coke Dolls, Old fashion Coke bottles, Coke Recipes. Also soome Coke house supplies and clothing.)

All of these because Coke is better of the two! =3



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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:48 PM

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(Okay so I set myself up for the same question about Coke, but meh)

You're right, the same thing could be said with "Coke" substituted for "Pepsi".

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Also why are there more stuff advertising Coke then Pepsi? (IE: Coke Dolls, Old fashion Coke bottles, Coke Recipes. Also soome Coke house supplies and clothing.)

More advertising doesn't necessarily mean the product is better, just that it is more heavily advertised. One could speculate as to why Coke requires so much advertising. tongue.gif

Ok that's more or less the end of this debate now, we've done our introductions and our four main body posts and now its time to finish off with a conclusion from each of us to draw this example debate to a close.


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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:06 PM

Coke might have lost the battle... It still hasn't lost the war!

(Yeah I suck at debates =/...)

Edited by MySummerJob, 12 October 2008 - 08:06 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:45 PM

Conclusion

Coke and Pepsi are both popular choices and while Coke might sell more Pepsi seems to appeal to more taste buds than it's polar bear drinking counterpart. At the end of the day though its really down to personal choice.

This concludes our little example debate, this should give everyone else a general idea of what a formal debate is, how it works and how it is structured. Debates can go on for twice as long as this one and be filled with much longer posts covering all aspects of a topic, it all depends on how deep you want to go and what you are discussing.

Now that the debate is complete i'll set this thread to [Open] which means other members can now post in this thread and comment on what we've been talking about, feel free to say what you thought.

Thanks to MySummerJob who is officially the creator of the first formal debate of this new section. thumbsup.gif


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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:53 PM

Hehe, the debate reminds me of Comedy Central's "Root of all Evil" laugh.gif


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Posted 12 October 2008 - 11:38 PM

The coke guy got it wrong.  The first soft drink was sasperila(the fore runner of rootbeer.).  The pepsi guy got it wrong, most people couldn't tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi in those taste tests.  Pepsi just simple should those who could.


I do not think there was a winner in this debate.  Oh, and I don't drink anything with caffine in it.

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