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Abortion is always Morally Permissible

bsh1
Envisage

PrefaceI have recently been having some philosophical and logical consistency issues with my Pro-Choice stance. I would therefore like to defend a Pro-Life position to help me understand that persepective, and to determine which point of view I find more compelling.To accept this debate, you must have completed 4 debates already. To vote you must have a minimum of 3,000 ELO. Because this is such a contentious issue, I would also like to remind voters...

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52 Comments
Updated 4 Hours Ago

Would humanity be better off if there was no religion?

kitten1504
Avenger

I am putting forward the argument that the world would be a better place without religion. Religion has always been one of the main causes of war in the world. Starting with The Crusades in 1095 which was sanctioned by the catholic church itself and going more recently to the Second Sudanese Civil war in 1983, which is one of the longest civil wars in history lasting for twenty-two years. Roughly two million people have died as a result of that war. Including famine and disease caused by the...

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2 Comments
Updated 8 Hours Ago

The Washington Redskins should change their team name

UchihaMadara
kbub

Thanks to Kbub for agreeing to debate this topic with me! Standard DDO rules apply: first round for acceptance, no new arguments in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc. A couple of important notes to make on the resolution... -- "Should" implies some sort of obligation, legal, practical, or ethical (or all) -- BOP in this debate is shared; Pro must show that there is some sort of obligation for the Redskins to change their name, and Con must show that there is not. For anyon...

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0 Comments
Updated 20 Hours Ago

Creation vs Evolution

Victoria360
Armitus

I would like to begin by stating that I am a Atheist and therefor do not believe in god. So I will be taking the side of evolution. The following rules will apply: -NO forfeiting -No trolling -Please do not use offensive language -First round if for acceptance only I really do love these debates, they might even be my favorite topic to debate. So, Im looking forward to a interesting debate! Good luck to my opponent! :)...

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24 Comments
Updated 10 Hours Ago

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution

Kbbond
ConservativeLiberal101

Studies in biology and its effects in our lives are based in evolution. Evolution therefore should not be a battle ground between science and religion. It must be accepted and understood. If we argue over the viability of evolution, we may as well argue over the viability of mathematics because evolution is a quantifiable science....

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24 Comments
Updated 6 Hours Ago

there should be a death penlty

footballmaniac34
Akania8927

there should be a death penalty because if murders get life in prison they can get out and kill again...

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1 Comments
Updated 11 Hours Ago

If a student fails a class, should they repeat it?

jujubean
Eric.Lafferty

If a student fails a class, they should have to repeat it. It's not fair to those who don't fail the class, to have those who do, move up with them and act like it's okay. It's also not good for the failing students. You want to give each student every chance you can for them to have a good bright future....

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Updated 10 Hours Ago

Male Circumcision as Genital Mutilation

cse123
Raistlin

Argument: Male circumcision is equally psychologically harmful and physically detrimental as female circumcision. Male circumcision should be considered male genital mutilation (MGM), just as female circumcision is considered female genital mutilation (FGM). *FGM in this context is defined according to "Procedure 1" from the WHO. Procedures 2-4 are not valid debate topics, and no data or facts relating to said procedures will be considered invalid. **All facts (other than common knowledg...

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5 Comments
Updated 4 Hours Ago

Should Standardized Testing be used in Schools?

debate015
The-Voice-of-Truth

umm im doing this debate for school and i need some resources please...

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0 Comments
Updated 10 Hours Ago

Will Russia take a part of the Ukraine

Batman3773
18Karl

If you believe that Russia will ultimately win several parts of the Ukraine over, then I think this debate will be interesting. The debate will run like this Round 1: Accept and brief reason for view. Round 2: Opening Statements Round 3: Rebuttals Round 4: Same as 3 Round 5: Closing Arguments...

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7 Comments
Updated 15 Hours Ago