The Basis of Discourse Ethics is sound

000ike
socialpinko

This is the basis in question:P1: Justifying irrational actions forms a performative contradictionP2: Therefore, irrational actions are always unjustifiedP3: Unjustified actions are unethical actionsC: Irrational actions are objectively unethical Semantics are allowed since I believe the error here is a gap in the meaning of justified and ethical. If there is anything my opponent disagrees with in the syllogism he should addre...

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Categorical Imperatives do not exist

000ike
ConservativePolitico

Considering the narrow scope of the resolution, I have limited the debate to 2 rounds of argument and 3,000 characters maximum per round. I will prove that Kant's categorical imperative is a preposterous invention and all imperatives are hypothetical. Whereas, Con will attempt to prove that the categorical imperative exists. Categorical Imperative: an absolute, unconditional requirement that allows no exceptions, and is both required and justifie...

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Flaws are mostly objective

000ike
Rational_Thinker9119

To avoid any semantics, I offer these 2 definitions as conditions of acceptance.Flaw: a feature that is regarded as unfavorableObjective: based on facts rather than thoughts or opinionsRound 1 is for acceptance. ...

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Caucasians are inherently more intelligent than African Americans

000ike
jimtimmy

In accepting the debate, Pro agrees to the following parameters and definitions.Inherently: Occurring from birth; within the very genetics of the group.Round 1: Introduction of the Affirmative Case (by Pro) Round 2: Rebuttals and argumentsRound 3: Rebuttals and argumentsRound 4: Rebuttals and conclusion (no new arguments on either side)No semantics. M...

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Resolved: President Obama won the election of 2008 primarily because of his race

000ike
MasterKage

The resolution places emphasis on the term "primarily"....insinuating that Obama would not have won the election, had he been Caucasian. Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Arguments and rebuttalsRound 3: Rebuttals and Conclusion (no new arguments from Pro, as I wound not be able to respond to them. I can however add new arguments since Pro has another round to respond.) I wish Pro good luck, and hope this can be a brief well-fought debate....

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The state has a moral obligation to regulate business

000ike
Deathbeforedishonour

Pro and Con have a shared burden of proof, meaning Con must provide arguments for why lack of regulation is more ethical.Round one: Acceptance onlyRound two: ArgumentsRound three: Argument and RebuttalsRound four: RebuttalsNo semantics ...

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Funny Video Debate

Wallstreetatheist
000ike

Rules:The debate is to be subjectively judged on the comedic value of the videos.The video's length must be less than 5 minutes.You have 5 minutes to post for each round. Good luck to whomever accepts, and may the Gods smile upon you during this debate.Let the game begin!http://www.youtube.com/...

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I will not contradict myself (part 2)

DetectableNinja
000ike

Continuation of the debate Ike and I just finished. This time I shall come under scrutiny. Exact same setup and rules as before: 1. Pro reserves the right not to provide an opinion to a question, but he must respond to it. Pro will only use this power in circular questions. <...

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Secession is justified (morally)

000ike
socialpinko

The debate will concern soley the rights of secession of the states in the union of America, and not the legality of the subject. No semantics. Round 1: acceptance onlyRound 4: rebuttals only ...

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Charity is bad for the population problem

Bertie
000ike

How many people have been saved over the past 30 years from the billions of $s used in aid? Chinas 1 child policy has spared the earth of 400 million people and while I am not convinced the aid amount is that large, its not totally inconceivable and it will surely reach that figure in the near future. In my eyes, the world is not sustainable in a scenario where human rights are put before the health of the human race or indeed our planet as a whole. I feel that mother nature is fighting back,...

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