Originally Posted by alli09
but if I don't know it is outdated that is not my fault.
Now THERE is a good debate topic right there.
If you do not know it is outdated then it IS your fault. It is your responsibility to do your research, and test what you find. The article posted was two years old, clearly posted at the bottom of the article, and easily found. If you run with what you read as fact without checking its information, than it is your fault. You are responsible for your knowledge and information.
Your job for a debate is to find current information to post. You must know your topic in and out, and you should know your opponent's point of view. You must be able to trump anything they can throw at you. You cannot win arguments with emotion and belief. You must approach them scientifically with evidence to support your side.