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The USFG ought to prioritize the development of clean energy over (continued...)

Yraelz
Hayd

Topic:The USFG ought to prioritize the development of clean energy over continuing support for traditional energy sources.Previously established rules of this debate: Round 1 - Acceptance by Pro (Con can make arguments if he desires) Round 4 - No new arguments (responses & conclusions permitted) Both debaters agree not to turn this into a topicality debate --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction: It has been a lo...

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Drunk driving should be legal.

FourTrouble
Yraelz

Wylted inspired me. See http://www.debate.org/debates/200th-Debate-Drunk-Driving-Should-Be-Legal/1/. Comment if you are interested. Accepting the debate without approval is an automatic forfeit....

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In general, Sonic Customers should not feel obligated to tip Sonic servers

Logical-Master
Yraelz

First Round = Acceptance. Remaining Rounds = Debate....

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Expert's Debate competition R1: On balance, free will is more likely to exist than not

phantom
Yraelz

Resolution: On balance, free will is more likely to exist than not DefinitionsSince quite frequently much of the debate regarding free will is centered around semantic disagreements, the definition for free-will will be broad and unspecific. The exact type of free will that my opponent will advance will become evident as he makes his case, but for now I will define free will as, "a philosophical term of art for a particular sort of capacity of rational agents to choose a course of actio...

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Religion is overall not beneficial to the well being of society and humanity.

imsmarterthanyou98
Yraelz

Hi i would like to have a orderly and interesting debate about this topic!Basically i would like to debate that religon does more harm than good today and inthe past.Rules are as follow.1.Burden of proof shared by Both parties.(will not be discussing wether or not god exists)2.Use logic and back up arguments.3.First round acceptance.4.Be kind no insults and proper grammer.Thanks ...

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Yraelz
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