For women, it's better to be average-looking than exceptionally beautiful

rross

This is just something I've observed in life....

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Scientific Evidence Supports the Theory of Evolution

Muted

This is in response to "Wnope"s Evolution Corner" http://debate.org/forums/religion/topic/26562/, where he has made the claim that creationists wet their pants when presented with the "actual math." As such, I want to see what Wnope is really made of and sent this challenge. The last debate he had was made solely to gain voting rights. For this debate, Definitions: Scientific evidence : Data gained through the scientific method, which can be summarized as "testable, repeatable, falsifia...

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Pascal's Wager Stands to Reason

Poparino

Pascal's Wager Stands to ReasonPascal's Wager stands to say that it is of greater value to believe in God than not to. If one believes in God and is wrong about his beliefs, He loses nothing. Though, if one doesn't believe in God and is wrong about his beliefs, he loses everything; namely God, eterni...

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Nolan's Batman Trilogy as a vindication of conservatism

socialpinko

The thesis undertaken by Pro will be to show that Nolan's Batman trilogy is best interpreted as a defense/justification of modern conservatism. Con's burden will be to deconstruct/refute Pro's case with the added option of defending an opposing interpretation.Christopher Nolan is a film-director who wrote/directed the latest 'Batman' film installment, a trilogy consisting of "Batman Begins", "The Dark Knight", and "The Dark Knight Rises". ===Rules===

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Believing Evolution theory is to call Christ a liar.

DanielChristopherBlowes

Evolution theory (here the broadest possible definition; that over millions/billions of years all life evolved from a single cell amoeba) is incompatible with Biblical theology in general and with Christian doctrine; specifically with the words of Christ: Referring to divorce, Jesus said " But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female'. " (Mark 10:6) Round one is for acceptance/definitions etc....

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Natural, Inalienable Rights do not Support the Practice of Abortion

Defensor-of-Apollo

RoundsRound One: AcceptanceRound Two: Arguments and Position (new arguments)Round Three: Rebuttals (no new arguments)Round Four: Defense of Rebuttals (no new arguments, no new scope)Round Five: Conclusions and Vote Plea (no new arguments, no new scope, no rebuttals, no defenses, no defenses of other's vote plea)...

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Reduce homework, lengthen schooltime

Logic_on_rails

Resolved: It would, on balance, be beneficial to reduce the amount of homework given in conjunction with an extension to the school day [see model below].Proposal: Have a strong reduction in homework, lengthen school to a 9-5 length day.RulesThe debate shall adhere to the following structure:Round 1: Acceptance, Rules, Resolution / Model Outline and Definitions<...

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Students should be allowed to do their homework on school recess if they want to

Abraham665
DakotaKrafick

Student : One who is enrolled or attends classes at a school, college, or university.[1] In this case, elementary school. Homework : Work, such as schoolwork or piecework, that is done at home.[2] But in this case, we will be arguing whether school should allow homework to be done at school or not. Recess :A pause from doing something.[3] In this case, at the elementary school. Rules : 1. No semantics 2. No trolling 3. No spamming 4. No profanities The first round is for acceptan...

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The bishop is superior to the knight.

DakotaKrafick

This resolution is one that has been of much interest to me since first starting Chess, and is as follows: "The bishop is superior to the knight."Rules and stipulations:1) First round is acceptance only (the following rounds are to be used by each debator as he/she pleases).2) No semantics.3) The burden of proof here is shared. It's not enough to merely refute my claims and show that both pieces may be e...

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Should Marijuana be legalized

Chrisz

I think that Marijuana Should be legalized because it can be used for much more that just medical use. I believe it can be used for things like clothes, string, sowing material and of course medical use. Now I now there are some people out there who would disagree with me and that is fine but i have knee issues and every now and again my knee dislocates do to sporting activities and when I am given morphine and multiple doses to be exact it still isn't enough to ease the pain, I also have other...

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