Rational_Thinker9119
 
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Ideology:Liberal Education:High School
Party:Other Ethnicity:White
Relationship:Single Income:Not Saying
Interested:in Women Occupation:Sales
Looking:No Answer Religion:Secular
About Me:I am a top Sales person for a branch of the TruGreen Lawn Care Company, and I do rap battles on the side for extra money, and am working on music with my group as well.
Activities:Working, performing and recording Hip-Hop, philosophizing, and partying with my friends (I'm sure there are more but those are my main activities).
Beliefs:I am a Monistic Idealist when it comes to my metaphysical ontology of the mind and reality. What that means is that I believe that all reality is in mind/ consciousness; there is no non-mental "material" reality at all. I do not adhere to any particular religion, and I would consider myself Secular because of that. I take mostly liberal views when it comes to Politics, in that I am not opposed to gay marriage, am Pro-Choice, and don't mind more taxes every once and a while if it means better social programs (along with other things).
Books:The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking, and Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
Movies:Equilibrium, The Matrix, Inception, and Primer.
Music:I like anything besides Country music pretty much. Mostly, however, I listen to Hip-Hop. Although, it wouldn't be rare to find me listening to Classical Opera.
Quotes:"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality." - John Lennon

"I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness." - Max Planck, Father of Quantum Theory

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein

"All the choir of heaven and furniture of Earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind." - George Berekeley

"It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness." - Eugene Wigner

"The Universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine." - Sir James Jeans

"The universe, then, consists entirely of mind-stuff." - William Kingdon Clifford
Sports Teams:I don't really care too much for sports really.
TV Shows:The 100, Breaking Bad, Dexter, and The Big Bang Theory.

If The Universe Has A Cause, That Cause Is A Personal Mind

Rational_Thinker9119
philochristos

I would like to debate Philochristos on this subject as I feel he is one of the most skilled Theists on this site. In this debate we will assume that the universe began to exist, and has a cause. It will be Pro's job to show that this cause is a personal mind, and my job to show why Pro's reasoning doesn't stand up to critical scrutiny. In Pro's last round he will simply put "no argument will be posted, as agreed." My opponent's first arguments will be posted in round one; no acceptan...

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The Kalam Cosmological Argument Is Sound

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Mike_10-4

My opponent must argue that the Kalam Cosmological Argument is sound. The argument is as follows: P1: Whatever begins to exist has a cause P2. The universe began to exist C: Therefore, the universe has a cause My job will only be to show that my opponent's reasoning to support the argument fails. My opponent will post his/ her first round immediately. Since I spent a round here explaining the rules, my opponent in his/ her last round will simply put "..." so we each have the same amount...

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In the United States, the Electoral College should be abolished.

AbcedarianMufti
Rational_Thinker9119

Full Resolution: In the United States, the Electoral College should be abolished. Definitions: Electoral College: A body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president. Round 1: Acceptance only Round 2: Opening arguments (no rebuttals) Round 3: Rebuttals/Counter arguments Round 4: Rebuttals and conclusion (no new arguments)...

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Funny Rap Battle Challenge

Rational_Thinker9119
kikiki

-12 lines each round -Most funny, clever, and insulting rhymes wins -My opponent will start this round -Since I don't get a turn this round (it is spent explaining the rules), my opponent will give up his/ her last round to make it even by merely putting "..."...

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Relationships Should Be Facebook Official

Rational_Thinker9119
kuda

I will be arguing that relationships, assuming both parties have Facebook, should be Facebook official. I would like the burden of proof to be shared... My opponent will be arguing that relationships between two people who have Facebook should not be Facebook official. First round is for acceptance. ...

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Rational_Thinker9119
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Electoral CollegeN/O
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