NSA Surveillance

Danielle
YYW

I dislike instigating debates from the Con position, but I wasn't entirely sure how to frame the resolution. My opponent, should he accept, has agreed to debate this issue from either side. I will be standing in opposition to the extent of NSA Surveillance. A brief overview: The NSA has the capability to collect massive amounts of data on traffic over switched phone networks and the internet. Recently they gained the ability to capture and store data en masse, and retain...

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Philosophy and the humanities are underrated in education.

Danielle
RoyLatham

I would like to thank my esteemed opponent in advance for accepting this debate. I look forward to what I hope will be a very thought provoking and insightful discussion :) For all intents and purposes, I believe the resolution is pretty straight-forward. By underrated, I will be arguing that increasing the focus in humanities and/or philosophy in education, particularly higher education, would be beneficial to society. I will contend that there is an increasing problematic...

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The Cogito is absolutly Certain

The_Fool_on_the_hill
Danielle

Cogito Ergo Sum This is often phrased in English as "I think therefore I am" This debate will be about the certainty of self-existence I will be arguing for its Absolute certainty. Con will be arguing against it. Bop is on me Terms of acceptance 1. Appeal to authorty or references are NOT replacements for Arguments. 2. Principle of Charity=Conduct 4. The Most informative, precise, reasonable definitions are to be taken over others. Principle of Charity -respecting the most...

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RESOLVED: It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

Logical-Master
Danielle

INTROTrue love conquers all. This is an expression which most of you are undoubtedly familiar with. But to what extent does such an expression hold merit? For some, love is fleeting. For others, love is f...

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The United States military should be reduced in half.

Danielle
wrichcirw

Greetings and thank you in advance to my opponent for accepting this debate. It is my contention that the U.S. military should be substantially reduced in size and scope. This includes the number of personnel, goals, and overall military spending. The military shall refer to every branch of the armed forces. Although I am an anarchist, I will be arguing from the perspective that the U.S. military should exist and be federally funded through taxes to avoid any tangents about...

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Homosexual couples can raise kids just as well as heterosexual couples.

Danielle
MouthWash

This debate is based on my opponent's assertion that homosexual couples cannot raise children as well as heterosexual couples. Hopefully he accepts the challenge to defend this assertion - otherwise we have no reason to consider it remotely credible. After all, considering he has so many sources claiming to validate his position, it shouldn't be difficult for him to defend his beliefs in a formal debate. There should be no semantics used in this discussion; I think it's obvious which position...

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The seven day creation in Genesis 1 is literal!

ScottyDouglas
Danielle

The debate is the literal interpretation of Genesis 1. Rules: 1. Debate must stay on topic. 2. Argument is presented by Pro/For. 3. Debate will be conducted in a professional manner. Gl to any who chooses to debate on this topic. And Thank You ahead of time....

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Is the Quran the word of god

AskMeAboutIslam
Danielle

Who authored the Quran? Someone must have produced it! After all, how many desert men have stood up in the history of man and given the world a book like the Quran? The book has amazing details of past nations, prophets, and religions as well as accurate scientific information unavailable at the time. What was the source of all this? If we were to deny the divine origin of the Quran, we are left with only a few possibilities: - The Prophet Muhammad authored it himself. - He took it from so...

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Compatabilism is a flawed philosophical doctrine.

Danielle
Kinesis

Many thanks in advance to whomever accepts this debate.I originally sent this challenge to Reasoning; however, like most people on this site, he declined my direct challenge. I don't see why considering not only is he a vehement Compatibilist, but so are some of the most brilliant philosophers in the world today. There is plenty of pro-Compatibilist information for my future opponent to steal from the internet, I can assure you. In fact it is the most popular position, so I will...

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Death penalty

16kadams
Danielle

First round acceptance only...

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