The swearing filter on DDO should be removed

zmikecuber

I will argue that there should be no restrictions on what words we can use on DDO. First round is acceptance.Resolution: "The swearing filter on DDO should be removed."I am Pro, airmax1227 is Con. I accept the burden of proof. I don't need to set a ton of rules, because having a list of rules longer than anyone cares to read is silly, and I want this debate to be straightforward.This is my first step towards helping DDO. I think there are lots of problems...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Bowe Bergdahl should be convicted and punished for desertion or misbehavior before the enemy

whiteflame

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtVw9q3XYpc Disclaimer: We both recognize that this is a contentious issue. Note that neither of us chose our side; we both prepared cases for and against on this topic, and the sides were decided by coin flip 5 minutes before we started. Thanks a lot to Raisor for debating me. It's my first time doing this topic, and it's been quite a while since I've had a live debate, much less against such a great opponent. The structure for our debate is as follows: R...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

On Balance Humans Should Adopt Ethical Egoism as a Worldview

Mikal

Accept in comments. If you accept without my permission, you will suffer a full forfeitFull Resolution - On Balance Humans Should Adopt Ethical Egoism as a Worldview TermsOn Balance - With all things considered or being taken into accountAdopt - Take up or start to use or followEthical Egoi...

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29 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Winter Regular tournament R1: Resolved, the USFG should legalize Euthanasia

TUF

This is round one of the Winter Regular Debate Tournament. This debate will be about the legalization of the nationally controversial topic that is Euthanasia.Important definitionsUSFG: United States Federal Government.Euthanasia: Also called mercy killing;

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75 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

Substance Dualism is False

BlueDreams

The debate resolution is "Substance Dualism is False". Pro (Sargon/BlueDreams) will argue that substance dualism is false. Con (Romanii) will defend against Pro's attack. The winner of the debate is the side best defending its case. If both sides are equally plausible at the end of the debate, then Con wins due to Pro having burden of proof.The first round is for acceptance. After that, we will have three...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Resolved: Just governments ought not persecute victimless crimes.

soccerisfun

I affirm. Defintions: Just = guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness Ought = Indicates moral desirability Government = the authoritative body of persons in a state Prosecute = to institute legal proceedings against a person Victimless = an action to which all participating parties have consented Rules: Round Structure: 1. Pro posts topic, definitions, basic rules/Con posts acceptance only 2. Pro posts opening argument/Con posts opening argument 3. Pro posts rebuttal/Con posts re...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

The USFG ought to pay reparations to African Americans.

Lexus

I have flipped a coin, guessed tails, and received tails. I choose to be second speaker (I just don't want to start). By gosh, you chose to be con in this debate. Resolved: The United States federal government ought to pay reparations to African Americans. Definitions: ought- should, based on desirability pay reparations- give compensation for past abuses or give formal apologies or try to make victims' lives better Rules: 1. Give arguments in the first round and pass the last round...

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24 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago

The Resurrection of Jesus

Prelude

I will defend the position, that the resurrection of Jesus happened.I will argue that:1. Jesus died by crucifixion.2. The disciples of Jesus had an experience that made them believe that Jesus body was resurrected.I will then present the hypotheses that Jesus was resurrected that accounts for the known data.To win the debate Con has either to show that one of the two points above is wrong or he has to present his...

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13 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

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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Updated 1 Year Ago

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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129 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago