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Should Cell Phones Be Banned In School?(00)

Jesster07
whazzup

I think they should not...

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7 Comments
Updated 12 Hours Ago

My 100th Debate: A Duty to Rescue

bsh1
Jonbonbon

PrefaceThis is my 100th debate, and I am looking forward to it! I was discussing this topic in the forums, and JonBonBon expressed her interest in doing her first serious debate on DDO with this topic, so naturally I had to accept. I look forward to having a superb discussion on the issue. You must have at least 2,000 ELO to vote on this.Full TopicThere ought to be a duty to rescue.Terms...

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13 Comments
Updated 3 Hours Ago

We Cannot Create Artificial Intelligence via Computation Alone

n7
Philosophybro

I am challenging Philosophybro to this debate. I hope it will go well. Definitions: Artificial Intelligence (as defined by Searle): The claim that an "appropriately programmed computer with the right inputs and outputs would thereby have a mind in exactly the same sense human beings have minds." Computation: "process following a well-defined model understood and expressed as, for example, an algorithm, or a protocol." or to use Turing's definition of what a Turing machine does " Print "0...

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26 Comments
Updated 6 Hours Ago

Google Is Better Than Yahoo

Zaid
MrBaker

Google Google is well-known for its web search service. As of August 2007, Google was the most used search engine on the web with a 53.6% market share, ahead of Yahoo! (19.9%) and Live Search (12.9%). Google indexes billions of Web pages, so that users can search for the information they desire, through the use of keywords and operators. Google has also employed the Web Search technology into other search services, including Image Search, Google News, the price comparison site Google Product...

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0 Comments
Updated 18 Hours Ago

The Kalam Cosmological Argument is unsound

UchihaMadara
TrasguTravieso

Thanks to Mr. Travieso for agreeing to debate this topic with me! I look forward to an interesting exchange :)1. First round for acceptance2. No new arguments in the final round3. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to use the following definitionsKalam Cosmological Argument- An argument for the existence of a deistic God that is generally framed as followsP1: Anything which begins to exist...

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51 Comments
Updated 20 Hours Ago

The Christian God is personal and not merely philosophical

Truth_seeker
18Karl

I argue that you cannot empirically or logically prove that God exists, but that it has to come from divine revelation or a desire to form a relationship. I will present evidence for my views. First round acceptance...

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5 Comments
Updated 22 Hours Ago

assited suicide

angel1997am
FMAlchemist

i think sicide is really wrong and it should be a law...

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1 Comments
Updated 14 Hours Ago

Should New Zealand Change It's Flag?

Kylar
Ulysses.Hood

Greetings everyone it's Kylar. I would like to bring up a very interesting topic to debate someone about. As some of you may know, New Zealand's Prime Minister has announced that there will be a referendum in late 2015 on whether the flag should be changed. I love studying vexiology-the study of flags and so this is pretty significant as far as flags are concerned. I am adopting the pro viewpoint for this debate, and I'll tell you why. 1. The New Zealand flag is very similar to Australia's and...

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3 Comments
Updated 11 Hours Ago

Guantanamo Bay should be closed down

Messi-09
Zman_82nd

Guantanamo Bay is a notorious US military detention camp that is the site of many atrocities, and as a result should be closed down immediately. Established in 2002 as part of the War on Terror and the aftermath of 9/11, this detention centre has been used to interrogate people who are suspected to have been involved in terrorism, particularly in the Middle East. However a better word for interrogation might be "torture." When Obama was elected President, one of his core promises was that Gua...

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1 Comments
Updated 23 Hours Ago

Does God Exist?

djdipretoro
123456789123456789

Round 1 is to accept the debate. The debate officially starts in the second round. I wish I could put this under philosophy and religion, but that is not possible. Anything goes, pretty much. For the record, I will be using a presuppositional apologetic approach to this topic. Round 1: acceptance Round 2: opening arguments Round 3: rebuttals Round 4: rebuttals and defense Round 5: closing statements...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago