Cremations and burials should be made illegal

brian_eggleston
FormAndTheFormless

Cremating dead bodies releases huge amounts of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, particulate matter, mercury, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen chloride, heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants into the atmosphere, thus making a significant contribution to global warming. At the same time, burying corpses is no more environmentally friendly as this method of disposal results in vast quantities of hazardous embalming fluids leeching into the soil. Furthermore, entire forests...

Post Voting Period
14 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

gizmo1650
FormAndTheFormless

Firstly I would like to thank my opponent for excepting this debate, and thank the genius that came up with this quote, Albert Einstein. "Your common sense is your natural ability to make good judgments and to behave in a practical and sensible way." Google dictionary (1) Prejudice-Having an opinion on some one or something before seeing it. Working with my definitions, which other than minor semantic corrections are to be used throughout the debate. Looking at the definition of common...

Voting Period
11 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Abortion should be illegal everywhere

Firejack
FormAndTheFormless

The issue of abortion is one of the most contentious, and emotive dilemmas faced by modern societies. The question is whether one should allow the termination of a child while it is in its mother's womb. For some, the question is even more fundamental: at what stage is the fetus in the womb to be regarded as a child? The battle-lines are drawn between strict, religious (‘pro-life') arguments (that it is never permissible), and those (‘pro-choice') that emphasise the mother's right to choose as t...

Voting Period
9 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago