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The Iraq War was Justified!

TheHitchslap
Cody_Franklin

Standard DDO Rules of Conduct Apply!My BOP is to show that the Iraq War was justified! Uhrah!...

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28 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The Normative Contingency Thesis (NCT) is a compelling objection to Moral Realism.

Cody_Franklin
OMGJustinBieber

I've finally decided to open this up to any and all challengers. Everyone knows me, my argument, and my method. All that's missing is someone to take up the fight. As a consequence of this openness, Con may begin presenting arguments for realism/against the NCT in Round 1, or may choose merely to accept and defer argumentation until Round 2. I leave that decision to my opponent, who may not be penalized for opting t...

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15 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Battle Rap: Cody v Lannan

Cody_Franklin
lannan13

You wanted it, Lannan, so here it is. Three rounds for content, text only, no-holds-barred on obscenity or explicitness of lyrics. You may begin in this round, forfeiting in the last round, or let me begin in R2 and post your own submissions in every succeeding round. If you would like to request modifications, send me a private message....

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4 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

The state should not pass legislation regarding drugs.

Cody_Franklin
ApostateAbe

Round 1 is for acceptance; however, allow me to briefly explain the resolution.Though I could have used "Drugs ought to be legal" or some such formulation, I structured the resolution this way for a couple of reasons:1. I wanted to indicate a total lack of involvement on the part of the state. Some may claim that we should "legalize" drugs by allowing their use, but also taxing and regulating. I want my position, which emphasizes zero state involvement, to be clear:...

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10 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

There is no compelling reason to believe that objective moral facts exist.

Cody_Franklin
headphonegut

Introduction The only definition necessary is of "objective moral fact": a moral truth (e.g. "human life is morally valuable", "theft is wrong", etc. which is independent of the human mind and is categorically binding. An example of an objective non-moral fact is the equation 2 + 2 = 4. Even if there are no minds around to grasp...

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22 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Objectivism is not a logically valid philosophy.

Zetsubou
Cody_Franklin

Objectivism is... My first more intellectual "real" debate. A bit late but I hope to do more soon. Kantism and "methodological antipositivism" are open [Int=Pro]. >>Intro<< It has arised to me Cody that you are a very smart person, you where right about Objectivism you "couldn't honestly challenge the logic he was setting in front of me[Cody]", why? Because it's infallible with it's supposed axioms. You have also fallen into what is the Objectivist way of thinking, rationization and impli...

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114 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Infinite Regress disproves Moral Realism

MouthWash
Cody_Franklin

I have recently thought of a solution to the "infinite regress" problem which claims to refute objective moral facts. If my idea is ridiculous or is already known, it doesn't matter; I'm just trying learn about this subject right now.An infinite regress in a series of propositions arises if the truth of proposition P1 requires the support of proposition <...

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25 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

"Wealthy" is a relative term, rather than an absolute one.

feverish
Cody_Franklin

Thanks in advance to Cody for accepting this challenge. It was on a forum thread that this issue first came up as a possible debate topic for Cody and myself. Ragnar_Rahl first made the claim that "wealth is absolute", but when I challenged this contention it was Cody who jumped in to defend the objectivist perspective. http://www.debate.org/forums/politics/topic/6124/18/ This is basically a semantics debate, being as it is concerned with what words mean. However I don't anticipate t...

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39 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

It is irrational to believe that the Christian God exists.

Mrparkers
Cody_Franklin

Debate structure:1st round: Acceptance and definitions2nd round: Opening constructive (no rebuttals by Con)3rd round: Second constructive and/or rebuttals4th round: Third constructive and/or rebuttals (no new arguments)

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26 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

People Shoudn't Smoke Cigarettes

marisaj
Cody_Franklin

Smoking cigarettes is a known leading cause of death in many countries all over the world. The effects of smoking have been researched and there is no positive reason to smoke cigarettes knowing the negative effects it can have on you. Even knowing this, people, for whatever reason, continue to smoke cigarettes. Everyone should be well aware of the negative effects cigarrettes have on them, and should therefore not smoke cigarretes. Knowing that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and res...

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1 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago