P1: It is possible that a maximally great being exists.
P2: If it is possible that a maximally great being exists, then a maximally great being exists in some possible world.
P3: If a maximally great being ex...
I'll be arguing that the Teleological argument is flawed. I'll be using the following version:
1)The fine-tuning of the universe is due either to physical necessity, chance, or design.
2) It is highly improbable that it resulted from physical necessity or chance.
3) Therefore, it is highly probable that the universe was designed.
God will be defined as a Maximally-Great Being. God has all great-making properties (such as honesty, power, etc.) to their maximal extent, and no lesser-making properties. God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent.
I will take the Pro side and pr...
Round 1 - Acceptance
Round 2 - Arguments
Round 3 -Rebuttals
Round 4 - Rebuttals
I first want to start by thanking KeytarHero for his consideration of this debate and hope he kindly accepts. I have recently come across a debate where KeytarHero debated that Mormons are not Christians. A main justification of reasoning was that Mormons rejected the doctrine of the Trinity and therefore could not be considered orthodox Christians. I will take the stance that rejecting the doctrine of the Trinity is actually more rooted in original Christianity than acceptance of it. I will...
Further, I do not expect my opponent to argue for some specific god(s), however as the Teleological Argument is concerned with Teleology I do expe...
Science can determine human values.
Definitions: Abortion is defined as the removing and/or expelling of a fetus/embryo. 1. This debate will be done Lincoln-Douglas Style. Round 1: Definitions/Rules Affirmative Constructive/Negative Constructive for Round 2. Round 3: Cross-Examination. Round 4: Affirmative Rebuttal 1/Negative Rebuttal 1. Round 5: Affirmative Rebuttal 2 and Conclusion/Negative Rebuttal 2 and Conclusion....
I would like to debate the proposition that the Bible supports the pro-life position. I've seen this topic come up quite a bit in the forums, so I'd like to officially debate it here. Ordinarily I would assume burden of proof, but for the purposes of this debate, burden of proof will be shared. Round one is for acceptance. Round two for opening arguments/rebuttals. Round three for rebuttals. Round four for rebuttals/closing statements (no new arguments). And for anyone wishing to vot...
To start with, I do believe that life-saving abortion are morally justified as long as the unborn child is not yet viable. This is because in rare cases (such as ectopic pregnancies), the child's and mother's life are both in danger. If you do nothing, both will die. It is better to lose one life than two.
I will be arguing that abortions in all other cases...