A Watched Pot Never Boils

MagicAintReal

*1st round is for acceptance and if you want to introduce yourself.*There are no round rules other than the above rule.Full ResolutionA watched pot never boils on a standard stovetop.ProHas the Burden of Proof and 3 sets of 10,000 characters to AFFIRM the resolution that a...

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U.S. Free Speech vs. EU Free Speech

bsh1

PrefaceI believe this debate arose from a hangout discussion in which I defended a pro-Europe position and in which Max noted his willingness to debate me on topic. I am, to be honest, quite excited and nervous about debating Max on this topic, and I am looking forward to a high quality back-and-forth. For however cute they are, Axolotls are pretty intimidating debaters.I would ask Max not to accept until the afternoon of Feb 28th. Because this is a...

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Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices

tejretics

This debate is for the Winter Tournament. Pro should present his or her arguments in Round 1 and leave the last round blank (except to post "no round as agreed"). No new arguments in the final round of argumentation. Selected judges: Raisor, whiteflame, YYW, thett3, FT, bsh1, F-16 The debate will use the "opt-in" voting standards, outlined here. [http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/78621/] "Adolescence" = "the teenage years between 13 and 19 and the transitional stage fro...

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On balance, Europe has a moral obligation to take in refugees from Iraq and Syria.

ben2974

Welcome to Ben2974vsEverlastingMoment's round 2 debate of Hayd's December 2015 Beginner's Tournament. Congratulations to those who've made it to round 2, and to all of those who've participated thus far and have helped make this experience an enlightening one. Thanks again Hayd.In this round, Everlast and I will be debating the European migrant refugee crisis. It's in the news practically every day and has been ongoing for years, makin...

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There is most likely an intelligent creator of the universe

Wylted
tejretics

Okay Tejretics chose these judges for the most part, I just agreed. I finally found time to put some effort and energy into debating. I'm sick of seeing the God debates and even sicker of seeing people who actually specialize in nothing but God debates. With that being said, one of you guys with no life and way too much free time who spend all day debating the same topic over and over are welcome to apply in the comments. I'll accept the best opponents, from those who specialize in this ty...

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Thett/ bossy Tournament R1 (ASOIAF) R + L = J is most likely the correct theory.

TUF

This is Round One for Thett and bossy (shabshoral)'s tournament.http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/78564/ASOIAF= A Song Of Ice And FireR + L = J Theory = The popular theory that Jon Snow's Parent's are Rhaegar Targaryen, and Lyanna Stark.GOT= Game Of ThronesThis debate is a fan theory debate about a fictional world known to msot as the...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Smoking Ban

fire_wings
tejretics

Please do not accept if you are the under the ELO of 3000. This debate is about the smoking ban in the world. 10k, 3 days, and select winner.Full ResolutionResolved: Smoking/ Tobacco should be banned in the whole world.

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"There aren't 360 Degrees in a Circle"

mostlogical

I agree with the statement: "there aren't 360 degrees in a circle". It may be that we chose 360 because it's close to the number of days it takes Earth to orbit the Sun, but it's more likely because the Babylonians chose to divide a circle by 360 degrees. But the Babylonians couldn't even calculate Pi to more than 2 decimals places! Whatever the reason, it seems we have accepted a circle has 360 degrees on pure faith, as no-one seems to know why a circle has 360 degrees to this day. My op...

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25 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Epistemic Justification is possible

CorieMike

So I've finally decided to have my third debate so I may start voting on others. My goal is to show, as an indirect skeptic, that all dogmatists lack justifications for their beliefs and are inconsistent in their pursuit for objective truths. Definitions: (1) Pyrrhonism - a school of scepticism based on the suspension of belief (2) Gettier Problem - a philosophical question on whether justified true belief is sufficient for knowledge (3) Knowledge - Certain Justified True Belief The to...

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May Regular Tournament: God Exists

tejretics

PrefaceThis debate is for the first round of Unitomic's May Regular Tournament [http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/67223/], on solely highly controversial topics. After long discussions on PMs, Mister_Man and I have finally decided on a topic, the existence of God, since it is one of my favorite topics. I shall be playing Devil's advocate in this debate, so it shall definitely be interesting. <...

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