Nihilism Is an Ignorant and Self-defeating Position

Purushadasa
TUF

Nihilism, defined as "an extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth," has at least two serious logical problems: 1) The act of denying real existence proves real existence (who is performing the act of denying?) 2) The act of denying objective truth is itself an act of attempting to posit an objective truth. Both 1 and 2 are self-refuting logical fallacies. Also, have you ever noticed that people who claim to be...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Resolved: The advacement of technology will significantly harm the job market.

Jonbonbon
TUF

This is a debate in the second round of the official May tournament. TUF and I are going to be debating the topic that is written out in the topic portion above. Structure is pretty standard. In TUF's first debating round, he will be allowed to provide rebuttals. Otherwise format is: 1st - intro/acceptance 2nd - main arguments/starting rebuttals 3rd - rebuttals 4th - summaries In the fourth round there shouldn't be any new argument. It should be for new evidence and elaboration on th...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

It is more plausible that Free Will exists, than Determinism

TUF
Swagnarok

Hello there and welcome to round 1 of SolonKR's Official May Tournament! The official thread for round 1 can be found here: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/100775/I am very excited for this debate and I hope that my opponent and I can both learn and grow from each others arguments in this debate. I will be taking the stance of Free Will, while my opponent will be arguing for Determinism."

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20 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Vote moderation standards are an overall benefit to the site

TUF
Wylted

So this has been a heavily discussed Topic in the forums recently, and while I am doing a similar debate with Wylted on voting quality VS quantity, I wanted a debate more specific to the problem a lot of members have raised lately.While this debate may share some of the same elements as my debate with Wylted, it focuses more specifically on the issue of moderation standards. More than a few voices have voiced public dis-interest in the way moderation has affected voting. From my shoes, I have...

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49 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Singing Challenge

TurleDoveSammie
TUF

Let's begin with round one with our performance. Best winner wins! Good luck homie! :) I'm beginning mine with "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence http://www.smule.com/recording/evanescence-bring-me-to-life-acoustic/323090316_365177513 Enjoy and have fun!...

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21 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

In the holy bible, Pentacostalism Is the only true way to be saved

TUF
Rosalie

I will be arguing against Rosalie in negation of the resolution: "Resolved: In the Holy Bible, Pentecostalism is the only true way to be saved." This is a debate we've talked about for a couple weeks, and hopefully can result in an enlightening discussion as well as a productive debate. This debate won't necessarily be based around God's existent.. I will do my best to stay away from a theism debate here specifically, and more argue against structured religions. Rosalie should provide...

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17 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

DDODCL Season 1 Debate: Team Sine Nomine VS Team Thrawn

TUF
bsh1

Resolved: "Society ought to publicly fund art". This debate is the first debate in the DDODCL tournament, hosted by Airmax. The official thread for season one can be found here: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/85004/1 I, TUF, will be the representative for Team Sine Nomine in Negation of the resolution, and Bsh1 will be representing Team Thrawn in Affirmative of the resolution. Bsh1 suggested this topic in our PM, and would have other wise have been the instigator, however...

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25 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Rap Battle

Buddamoose
TUF

Get this started right away, same rules as my battle with Solon Video Link- http://youtu.be/2uqAAHLusFg Lyrics: When it comes to fire B(i)tch I'm the number one supplier throw some logs up in this sh(i)t Dog we goin straight to pyre these are the first shots fired son when it's all said and done I'll be the only one left standin I'll send you packin like how did this happen cause when this spitter gets blastin it hits like a cannon call me the coach I'm just like John Mad...

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41 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Compliment Rap Battle: TUF VS Rosalie

TUF
Rosalie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1zBnLQQTbw&feature=youtu.be Rosalie is too fvcking cool to even dis So instead of that, I"m just gonna do this The winner still will be determined on who is the best But rather than insult, this is a compliment fest Rosalies so cool but don"t let her try and hide She literally did a debate talking someone out of suicide But if your still not convinced that she"s the bomb She babysits all the time assuming the role of a mom She doesn"t think corporal...

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70 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Debate.org should not have only conduct-votes

fire_wings
TUF

Full Resolution: Debate.org's debates should not have only conduct-votes if the debate is over 3 rounds of argumentation, or over four rounds of the debate.Rules1. No forfeiting

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50 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago