The 'Problem of Evil' never succeeds (Attempt 1)

Ryft
TheSkeptic

==== FULL RESOLUTION ==== There are literally no versions of the Problem of Evil argument that succeed at proving the non-existence of God. ==== CONTENTION ==== From versions of the logical Problem of Evil to its evidential varieties, including all forms of the Problem of Suffering, not a single one of these arguments ever succeed at proving the non-existence of God. That is the position I am affirming and defending. Although some of them expose powerful demands for a coherent and consi...

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Life has no meaning.

ThebigB

First to start I offer the following definitions: Life:The animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual.[1]Next the idea of nihilism The idea that life has no meaning. Definition meaning:What is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification; import.[2] "A man finds himself, to his great astonishment, suddenly existing, after thousands and thousands of years of non-existence. He lives for a little while and then again comes an equally long period when...

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Resolved: Students ought not have to take standardized exit test/exams to pass high school.

mable_sox

Jack Jennings of the Center on Education Policy in Washington, D.C. once said "It becomes startling clear that there's unequal education." My value in today's debate is that of education. My value certain which supports my value is that of educational values. My main points are that Graduation test/exams fail to add value to high school Diplomas, Students with disabilities are at a disadvantage. I stand in affirmation in today's resolution. My contention # 1 is Graduation test/exams fail to...

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The Age of Consent in the United States should be lowered to 13 years of age.

Keyser_Soze

Alright, this is the first debate I have started, so forgive me if it's not constructed well. Inherency : The age of consent in the United States is determined by individual states, and are as follows [1]: Age of consent 16 years: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahom...

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The USAF needs more F-22 Raptors if it intends to maintain air supeiority.

thekkl

This is my first debate on this website. As I wish to learn from this experience, I hope that whoever accepts my challenge is experienced at debating, even if their knowledge on the subject is limited. However, I will be satisfied with anyone who is willing to try their best to best me. The main reason that I believe that there is a need for more F-22s is that the Legacy Fighters*, which comprise the bulk of the fighters the U.S. Air Force are either obsolete, or fast becoming obsolete. This...

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Three Philosophical Topics - 1F

TheSkeptic
J.Kenyon

The free will debate is OFF-LIMITS unless I approve of you in the comment sections. So if you want to argue for the existence of free will, leave me a few comments so I can be sure that we can pass the very bare rudimentary philosophical material in our debate to avoid what can very well be a philosophy lecture. I will present three philosophical debate topics and allow my opponent to have the opportunity to choose one of them to debate. The procedure is simple: in this round I list the 3 to...

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Animal rights is an unjustified ethical doctrine.

TheSkeptic
Lexicaholic

I thank my opponent for accepting this debate - I've been wanting to have this debate with my opponent specifically for awhile, so I hope this turns out well. To put it simply, it seems that Charlie here is one of the more prominent PETA advocates on this website, with his slew of PETA debates. Since it seems to be quite evident that he is in favor of PETA, one can easily draw the conclusion that he is also an animal right's activist - after all, if he isn't then he'd most likely be a hypocri...

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Anarchism has failed to supply an adequate reason for abolishing the state.

TheSkeptic
E-Pro

I thank my opponent for accepting this debate - anarchism is an interesting political philosophy and despite it's problems prima facie, it should be something to be discussed and evaluated. So for this round, I will first simply define the key terms and concepts. If my opponent has suggestions/revisions, I advise him to say this in the comment sections as to avoid wasting rounds. Then, I will provide a brief argument against anarchism in general. ==================== Definitions ======...

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Metal takes more skill than Rap

MrHardRock

First all I would like to thank whoever accepts this debate. I am here to argue that metal and all of it's sub-genres takes more skill than rap and all of it's sub-genres. As a avid listener of all music and literally all music I feel I have a better opinion on this than others do. I listen to all genres of metal, all genres of punk, all genres of rap, all genres of classic rock, and a little bit of country. My opponent may choose to start debating now or wait for round 2....

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Philosophy: The Nature of Consciousness

TheSkeptic
GeoLaureate8

In a conversation via profile comments, Geo and I touched upon the philosopher Alan Watts. In particular, Geo professed to share Watt's claims about the nature of consciousness. The following is a quote of which he supported (do note that all these come from my profile, but after awhile will be unaccessible if more comments are made [comments that are pushed down one's wall far enough will be unaccessible, it seems]). If you doubt the validity of any of these quotes, then refer to Geo to be reas...

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