Resolved: Affirmative action should be practiced in college admissions.

beem0r
dvhoose

I stand in affirmation of the resolution. Resolved: Affirmative action should be practiced in college admissions. ==== DEFINITIONS ==== D1: Affirmative action (heretoforth referred to as AA): action favouring those who tend to suffer from discrimination. [1] [1]Oxford Dictionary, http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/affirmativeaction?view=get ==== OBSERVATIONS ==== O1: To affirm the resolution, PRO need not show that AA should be practiced in ALL college admissions. If it should b...

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. . . Ha! YOU'RE GOING DOWN, BEEM0R!

Logical-Master
beem0r

RESOLVED: It is impossible not to consciously act (perform an action) without self interest being involved. I saw your previous debate and figure I shall be your opponent. Ladies and gentleman, sufficiently upholding the resolution shall be rather simple as the claim being made is easily true and just as easy to prove. I see no reason to provide any definitions as I believe the topic to be quite clear. In addition, I reserve the right to disagree with any definitions which my opponent ma...

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Semantics lovers, this debate is for you

Logical-Master
beem0r

I believe that the topic is clear and thus see no need to define it. However, I reserve the right to disagree with my opponent's rendering of it at any time. Given that I would not wish to spoil a debate such as this by offering arguments in my first round , I shall allow my opponent to make the initial arguments....

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Biphasic should replace Monophasic Defibrillators

Mangani
beem0r

My position is that biphasic defibrillators are more beneficial to the patient, are more efficient, and provide more reliable technology than do monophasic defibrillators. Definitions Biphasic: having two distinct phases, as in a waveform Monophasic: consisting of one phase in a waveform Biphasic defibrillation has been proven to cardiovert a patient from ventricular fibrillation at higher rates at lower dosages than monophasic defibrillation. Biphasic defibrillation at 120J-200J is...

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The Problem of Existential Import Presents a Counter-Factual Problem for Logical Solutions

JustCallMeTarzan
beem0r

This is supposed to be a fun debate about a serious topic... a topic that you should have taken a course in logic to understand properly. We are NOT debating practical problem-solving, but rather the technical logical aspect of it, which is why this is only two rounds. I'm curious if there are any opposing viewpoints out there. In layman's terms, existential import is the notion that when someone claims "Some P is a Q" they assume that at least one P exists. For example, one claims "Some pens...

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3a. Border Fence

Tatarize
beem0r

Each year, several hundred people die attempting to cross the U.S. Mexico border. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigrant_deaths_along_the_U.S.-Mexico_border A border fence would, on top of preventing illegal immigration, prevent these deaths from occurring. We need to control and document those who enter this country. Allowing people to walk across and wander in the desert for a few days before dying of dehydration is not fulfilling the promise of America. Nor is allowing somebody from anothe...

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It is Morally Permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people.

tmaa
beem0r

Resolve; It is Morally Permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of other innocent people. For this resolution I offer Utilitarianism as my Value Premise and Egalitarianism as my Value Criterion. Also I offer a few definitions to clarify the resolution. Morally Permissible; conforming to a normative standard of right and wrong…..Kill; to end ones life……Save; to rescue from danger or loss. I will also define my Values, first my Value Premise, Utilitarianism; The Greatest good for...

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Sleeping with the enemy has a positive effect.

Logical-Master
beem0r

Greetings herr judges and much greeting to my opponent. Let us begin this battle of wits. I trust you will judge fairly and honestly. ======================================== Definition of "sleeping with the enemy"|| ======================================== http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-sleeping-with-the-enemy-mean.htm "The phrase "sleeping with the enemy" is often used to describe a situation involving a non-adversarial relationship between two individuals or entities that would...

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An atheist must believe "something comes from nothing."

Puck
beem0r

An atheist does not need to believe that something came from nothing. Character Limits.........................

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Pascal's Wager should not be followed, it is flawed.

Mogget
beem0r

Pascal wagered that should one not be able to confirm whether a god truly exists or not then it would be wise to believe anyways as infinite happiness is on the line. I believe this principle to be flawed....

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