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2 November 2002

Old APDA Motions

J.J. Gertler, Co-founder APDA, has provided me with a list of motions debated in APDA during the late 1970s and early '80s.

Final round resolution at Glasgow 1981 was:

Be it resolved that this House regrets living in the nuclear age.

Be it Resolved That:

The U.S. should pull out

Time is on our side

The spirit has died

The United Nations is organized hypocrisy

The invisible hand has disappeared

Man is corrupted by knowledge

We are turning Japanese

The moment a man is convinced he is interesting, he no longer is

Judge not, that ye not be judged

Even victors are by victory undone

This is hell

The information highway is littered with roadkill

This House would give the Devil the benefit of the law

We don't need artists

History is Frankenstein's bride

Life is a matter of choosing one's moments

This House would choose faith over science

The only art that is worthwhile is that which pulls down our pants and taunts us

Television is a vast wasteland

We are lost in the supermarket of ideas

Necessity is the mother of invention

Necessity is the father of invention

The lady doth protest too much

Progress depends on the unreasonable man

Science is the enemy of the people

The world is flat

There can be no E.R. without an A

Chicken Little was right

Mother knows best

Little things mean a lot

Waiting is the hardest part

A hungry man is not a free man

Art upsets, science reassures

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him

If you have to ask, you'll never know

Armed neutrality is ineffective at best

Changes in society are outpacing our ability to adapt

There's never been a better time than now

It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken

Patriotism is the last resort of a scoundrel

All's quiet on the western front

It enhances the desire, but takes away from the performance

Brevity is the soul of wit

It is good to have a giant's strength, but tyrannous to use it as a giant

Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows

Where there's a will, there's a way

Reality is only a word

Argument is the worst sort of conversation

Familiarity breeds contempt

Familiarity breeds attempt

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