March Beginners Tournament: Animal Rights

tejretics

IntroductionThis debate is a direct challenge to @Skepticalone as a part of @Bsh1's March Official Beginner's Tournament. Thanks to @Skepticalone for agreeing with me on the topic. Rules

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500 Character debate: Policy lynching in mafia games

F-16_Fighting_Falcon

Resolution: On balance, it is preferable to not policy lynch players in mafia games.Con must show that on balance, it is preferable to policy-lynch some types of play in mafia games and that it must be preferred over not policy lynching. BOP is shared. Whoever proves that their option is better wins. The types of players that Con says it is preferable to policy lynch are those who intentionally play scummy when town to avoid detection whe...

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1000 character debate: Trolley Problem

F-16_Fighting_Falcon

Resolution: If a trolley is headed towards five people tied to a track and you are near a switch and can switch the trolley onto a different track where one person is tied to the track, you ought not switch.It is assumed that the people the trolley hits will definitely die. Practical considerations will not figure into this.Nor will Kritiks. For instance arguing that 'ought' is entirely subjective, thus this resolution has no right or wrong ans...

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should llamas be able to run for president?

Nicodavid647

llamas are U.S. citizens and are a lot smarter then most politicians it just makes sense!...

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Technology will make capitalism obsolete

ojcruz

Capitalism in its many variant forms is a jobs based structure. This requires people to engage in regular chores in exchange for access to resources. Technology will prove adversarial to such a construct through increased and personalized means of production and automation. Since the industrial revolution, technological advancement has streamlined and increased our means of production. This, because technology, defined here as the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, b...

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Gun Control

Hylian_3000

This debate is part of the February Beginner's Tournament. 8,000 character limit 72 hour argument time 2500 ELO minimum for voting The topic is Gun Control. Pro: For Gun Control Con: Against Gun Control. I am taking the Pro side of the topic. Gun Control: Generally refers to laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms. Round 1: Acceptance and Definitions Round 2: Opening Statement and Arguments Round 3: Rebuttal...

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Is God(Christian) a standard of morality to follow

ProdigyFX

The Yahweh character as presented in the Bible is a jealous, horrible, manacle, deceptive, megalomaniac monster , and if any human behaved in the same manner, he or she would be either thrown in super max prison for life or put to death on grounds that the subject was pathological and would never be fit to interact in society....

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Morality is Objective

bossyburrito

This Debate is Part of the first round of BSH1's "Ethics and Philosophy Tournament". The minimum voting Elo rating is 2500.DefinitionsMorality: principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.Objective: not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.Feeling or opinio...

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quickfire debate: Opponent chooses topic

afterbirth

Rounds are 30 minutes, opponent chooses topic. If the topic is unfair, it should count as an automatic forfeit. opponent can argue in the first round and pass on the final round or just use the first round as acceptance. Good luck...

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Bluesteel v. Mikal, Resolved: The US should adopt a ban on assault weapons similar to Australia's.

bluesteel

First round acceptance only. BOP is shared....

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