Resolved: The Hockey Stick is likely correct

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Oromagi

You know, guys, I didn't know they extended the argument length characters. I have been gone for a while. In this debate we will be arguing whether or not the famous hockey stick graph is likely (greater than 50%) correct. Definitions: Hockey Stick: The Hockey Stick graph is the infamous graph, first formulated by Mann et al. 1998, 1999, and recently updated in Mann et al. 2008. This graph purports the idea that the period of 950 - 1250, called the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) was much...

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Global warming is likely (and mostly) anthropogenic

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DanT

This is for Subutai's environmental tournament. In this debate, I am for the resolution. The BOP will be even since this is a contested issue--BOP shall not be negotiated. The debate structure is first round acceptance, second round arguments (no rebuttals), third round rebuttals/defense, fourth round rebuttals/defense. My opponent is familiar with the wording, and definitions are not needed. Have fun!...

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There is a biological cause to homosexuality

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RoyLatham

Resolution: homosexuality is mostly caused by biological factors The reason "mostly" was selected is because all behaviors have some genetic impact, even if its small. Definitions: Homosexuality - in this case, a human being sexually attracted to those of the same sex Biological - in this debate, biological will be defined as genetics ("gay-gene"), hormones (a second theory which I call the hormone hypothesis argues hormones in the womb cause SSA), and brain differences (see LeVay 19...

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All drugs should be legalized

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LaissezFaire

PRO argues all drugs (every single one) should be legal for any purpose, CON argues the drug war should be continued. 1st round acceptance. Also if this debate is NOT in the voting by next Thursday CON wins automatically. BOP on PRO. No negotiating this....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Resolved: god Probably exists

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phantom

God - a creator Probably - 51% or more I have the BOP This is for my tournament No semantics or trolling P.S. I will lose...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Napoleon v. Washington

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Nur-Ab-Sal

time: 1812 (Yes I know Washington was not in control then). I argue if there was a war AT THIS TIME in the US (assuming Washington controlled the military) would win. Factors taken out: Britain is not in the US at this time, ignore that war. We are assuming instead Napoleon was the invader of 1812 instead. No semantics trolling etc. 1st round acceptance. I argue Washington wins....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Raising the minimum wage hurts the economy

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XimenBao

Raising - Increasing Minimum wage - A minimum wage mandated by the government, currently ~7$ 1st round acceptance..... No trolling please....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

The government created the great depression

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imabench

This is for an economics tournament, and I am certain no trolling will occur, but if it does its an automatic FF. 1st round acceptance 2nd arguments 3rd rebuttals 4th rebuttals ---> No trolling ---> No semantics...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

In the US, All drugs should be legalized

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Thaddeus

First round acceptance, clarification, and definitions. Drugs: illegal drug Definition A drug whose production or use is prohibited or strictly controlled via prescription. http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/illegal-drug.html#ixzz1pabVe8Iy Basically I argue the current illegal drugs SHOULD NOT BE LEGALIZED. My opponent argues for total drug legalization. Format: first round acceptance second round arguments (refutations if pro feels the need) Third refutation...

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Resolved: The US should constitute a Single-Payer Health Care System

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Contra

Single payer HC definition: "Single-payer health care is medical care funded from a single insurance pool, run by the state." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-payer_health_care Rules: 1st round acceptance no semantics with the title 8000 characters...

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