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On balance, students in grades 6-12 in the United States benefit when their schools offer interschol

ivanblank
IllTrollyourass

Introduction: As John Gerdy argues in his book, Sports in School, "our sports programs are elitist and exclusionary, neither designed nor conducted with the health benefits of participants in mind. Gerdy contends that "If we were interested in deriving the greatest health return on dollars spent on athletics, more resources would be spent on broad-based, participatory intramural, club and physical education programs than on the current programs designed to cater to a small population of elite at...

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It takes just as much faith to believe in evolution as it does to believe in God.

djwood
Free_Th1nker

It today's secular society, especially in schools, it is taught that evolution is "scientific", therefore correct, while believe in a superior being, such as God, is "religious", therefore incorrect and improper to teach in schools. In this debate, I will prove that there is just as much evidence for a superior being/God as there is for evolution....

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Abolishing the Death Penalty

KageMAP
George_Clinton

This is going to be kind of sloppy. The death penalty should be abolished. For this, I will be loosely working with Peter Singer's interpretation of utilitarianism, in which equal consideration of interests plays a large role. A vastly simplified example is this: Suppose you have two men, one is in severe pain while the other is in moderate pain but you only have two pills. Equal consideration of interests would demand that we give the two pills to the man in severe pain if only because he...

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The Christian God exists (2)

superbowl9
bigtown

This is a debate about whether or not the Christian god exists. I will be refuting arguments from my opponent, who will have the burden of proving that the Christian god is real. Rounds 1-4 are all for claims, rebuttals, and counter-rebuttals.Since I would not be able to refute my opponent's fourth-round claims, I request that they write "no round" in the fourth round of the debate.You can use any type of evidence, or you could simply use logic and r...

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Did Christ really have to die?

pivot
JasperFrancisShickadance

The position of Con, (me) will be that the actual literal physical death of Christ was not mandatory for Christian salvation to become effective. The following scripture will be given as a starter- But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." (I Samuel 16:7) This is a debate based on the Bible. It is taken for...

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The United Kingdom should leave the European Union

RichardOfTheM
Swedishperspective

Definition By me saying 'leave the EU' I mean that the UK is no longer a member state of the EU Rules 1. No semantics 2. Sources must be provided for all statistics given 3. A forfeit/concession is not allowed Debating structure Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Present all arguments, no rebuttals Round 3: Rebuttals, no new arguments Round 4: Defence of your arguments & conclusion, no new arguments Any changes wished to me made need to be discussed in the comments. If the rules...

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Do religious leaders have a fiduciary responsibility to those who follow them?

pivot
PauseAndThink

My job as Con is to show that religious leaders are not what they appear and that their followers don't get what they are expecting out of the relationship. In this debate we will not be addressing founders of a religion, Muhammad founded Islam so he would not be included in this debate. Moses on the other-hand could be included because Moses was not the founder of Judaism. Of course I want to keep this debate in a Biblical framework but that is not mandatory. Stepping outside the bounda...

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The war the U.S. Is fighting on terrorism will not come to an end to terrorism

Chargers
brant.merrell

I believe that the war on terrorism is completely pointless and does not have an outcome where terrorism will be completely abolished. First round is for acceptance...

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National Security Ought to be Valued Over Freedom of the Press

SpiffyTexan
DebayushChakraborty

"No government ought to be without censors, and where press is free, none ever will." It is because I agree with Thomas Jefferson that I must negate the resolution resolved, that National security ought to be valued over freedom of the press. Infringements upon essential freedoms in the pursuit of safety and security betray priorities contrary to the fundamental values of democratic nations, and often fails to result in improved security. My value, or what I'm striving to achieve is Liberty,...

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Should grade levels in schools be based on age?

emilyiscool
djwood

Yes, I think grade levels in schools should be based on age. With your age types with you, you are probably going to be able to blend in with kids your own age not students that are very much older than you, or little kids that are really small....

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