Bad Debaters Should Be Removed from DDO

Zaradi

First Round is Acceptance. No new arguments in the final round. Good luck to my opponent. ...

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Gay marriage should not be permitted

Zarroette

PrefaceThis is only my 2nd debate on gay marriage, the first of which I lost. Please be gentle =) Full TopicIn a just society, gay marriages would not be permitted.TermsJust - based on what is morally or ethically right and/or fairGay marriage - a legally binding union conferring on two same-sex partners the same legal rights, stat...

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Resolved: Climate change is, on balance, anthropogenic in origin

16kadams

Select winner. 2k. 2 weeks. == Definitions == Global warming: The average increase in temperatures since the late 19th century. Man-Made: The literal definition is fairly obvious. In terms of this debate, man-made factors to climate change would be the emission of greenhouse gasses. Or, as the IPCC would describe man-made forcing, "changes in the concentrations of radiatively active species (e.g., CO2, aerosols)" [1]. To clarify "on balance", I am not arguing that climate change is...

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God is Perfect and Can Do No Wrong

AbbytheRitter

I will be taking the con position that I believe God is not perfect, and in fact is capable of doing wrong or creating something imperfect.Definitions:God - A supernatural, cosmic, conscious entity with the ability to influence our world in some way. I do not refer to any specific god, instead just to the concept of any deity at all. Perfect - Flawless, completely free of any fault, as good as it possibly could be.Please note that I am w...

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The United States Federal Government should legalize prostitution.

whiteflame

Well well, it's been a long time since kasmic's been active, and it's my pleasure to be one of the first to debate him following his return. I look forward to a great debate on this hot button issue. Just a note to voters: the ELO minimum has been set to 2500. I think this resolution is relatively straightforward, but I'll be as clear as possible. This is a policy-based resolution, and as such, it is my burden to present a case. The burden of proof is on me, as I am seeking to change polic...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Music battle

Sapphique

Hi! So basically this is a battle to see who can post the most beautiful music. Note: Notice I said the most beautiful music. It doesn't necessarily have to be popular or catchy. Post songs/pieces that genuinely moved you. The debate will be structured as follows:R1: Pro outlines debate, Con acceptsR2: Pro and Con each post a link to their first selected compositionR3: Pro and Con each post a link to their second selected compositionR...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Resolved: The USFG should eliminate its nuclear armed ICBM force

Raisor

Resolution: Resolved: The USFG should eliminate its nuclear armed ICBM force Context and Definitions: USFG= United States Federal Government ICBM force= Intercontinental Ballistic Missile force; the roughly 450 existing silos, staff, and facilities supporting the ICBM. Rules: 1. No forfeits 2. Any citations or foot/endnotes must be provided in the text of the debate 3. No new arguments in the final round. 4. Maintain a civil and decorous atmosphere 5. The artificial character c...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

This must be the greatest love poem ever

shakuntala

This must be the greatest love poem ever http://www.scribd.com/doc/235360886/Love-erotic-poetry this poem by Shakespeare is number one for the 10 The Greatest Love Poetry of All Time http://www.poemofquotes.com/williamshakespeare/sonnet-116.php Sonnet 116 "Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, That looks on tempests, and is never shake...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

Morality, like gravity, is a physical force in nature

Mike_10-4
Raisor

I (Pro) would like to explore, from a scientific vantage point, with my opponent (Con) in the construct of morality being part of the physical Laws of Nature, not man-made. I would like to keep the debate within the following spectrum: That is, morality is an outgrowth of life's Unalienable Rights, which is an outgrowth of the Constructal Law, which is an outgrowth of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The topic of life's Unalienable Rights have been debated recently, and I encourage Con sh...

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On balance, the rise of China is beneficial to the interests of the United States.

Likethetree

This is a three round debate, the first round will be just for the basis of accepting the round. Any arguments made in the first round should be disregarded. The second will be a speech, no rebuttals should be made in that speech. The third round will be a rebuttal speech, with no new arguments brought up in that round. This is a past National Forensics League PF resolution (February 2013). Thank you....

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