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The Kalam Cosmological Argument is Sound

Miles_Donahue
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The kalam cosmological argument (KCA) may be summarized as follows: 1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause. 2. The universe began to exist. 3. Therefore, the universe has a cause. 4. If the universe has a cause, that cause is a timeless, spaceless, changeless, immaterial, uncaused, beginningless, enormously powerful mind. 5. Therefore, the cause of the universe is a timeless, spaceless, changeless, immaterial, uncaused, beginningless, enormously powerful mind. In this debate I...

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In standard Chess, the one who plays White has an inherent advantage over the one who plays Black.

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Torvald

Thank you, Torvald, for your willingness to debate this with me directly following your overdue return to DDO.I. ResolutionThe full resolution for this debate is as follows: "In standard Chess, the one who plays White has an inherent advantage over the one who plays Black."II. DefinitionsInherent: existing necessarily as a property of a thing or phenomenon.Advantage: any state, circumstance, or opportunity that is favorable or beneficial in achieving a desired end."The one who plays White" is th...

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In standard Chess, the one who plays White has an inherent advantage over the one who plays Black.

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I. ResolutionThe full resolution for this debate is as follows: "In standard Chess, the one who plays White has an inherent advantage over the one who plays Black."II. DefinitionsInherent: existing necessarily as a property of a thing or phenomenon.Advantage: any state, circumstance, or opportunity that is favorable or beneficial in achieving a desired end."The one who plays White" is the player in control of the white pieces (occasionally hereafter referred to simply as "White" while his/her op...

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In standard Chess, the one who plays White has an inherent advantage over the one who plays Black.

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JonMilne

I. ResolutionThe full resolution for this debate is as follows: "In standard Chess, the one who plays White has an inherent advantage over the one who plays Black."II. DefinitionsInherent: existing necessarily as a property of a thing or phenomenon.Advantage: any state, circumstance, or opportunity that is favorable or beneficial in achieving a desired end."The one who plays White" is the player in control of the white pieces (occasionally hereafter referred to simply as "White" while his/her op...

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The KCA is Sound

Apeiron
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I dedicate this debate to Typhlochactas, that legend among mortals, that formidable foe and friend. May he rest in peace, yet remain in haunting vigil throughout the DDO empire. Vale... IntroductionsThis debate premiers the widely anticipated tournament for the DDO champion. In the words of its orchestrator, Pennington, this series determines "who is the best debater on DDO, period."http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/30266/I welcome Dakota as my first opponent as well as his insight...

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