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We Cannot Create Artificial Intelligence via Computation Alone


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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Updated 6 Hours Ago



As a student who hates homework I find it strange that I am all for tests. Homework is unfair because not all students have the proper setting to complete assignments but all students should be able to pass exams so long as they participate in class activities during school. I believe grades should be based off only tests to be more fair to all students....

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0.9999 (repeating) = 1


Normally debates are about opinions. This is about fact. I maintain that 0.9999 (going on forever) is the same thing mathematically, and realistically as 1. I expect my opponent to have an understanding of math, such as basic algebra, and rules of infinity. First round is for acceptance AND posting arguments. For the sake of simplicity, the term 0.999... will mean 0.999 repeating. FAIR WARNING: This is a mathematical fact. The evidence is on my side. If you choose to accept this argument, you...

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Abortion should be legal


I've wanted to debate this topic for a while now, and my opponent has shown some interest in it on the forums, so I thought this would be a good debate. Since the resolution is very straightforward I don't think an acceptance round is needed. Con may use their text space however they want to. Opening arguments: 1) Uncertainty about the beginning of life The scientific answer to the question of whether life begins at conception, at birth, or at some other point during a pregnancy is not...

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The Christian God is personal and not merely philosophical


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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Should the U.S. get involved with Mexico's war on drugs?


The U.S shouldn't get involved because it is none of the U.S.'s business. Mexico is a different country and it's not part of the United States of America. What Mexico does is their business not the U.S because if the U.S gets involved then Mexico will start a war with the U.S. and I don't think Obama wants to send more U.S troops to fight against another country...

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Should the Electoral College be Disbanded?


The entire concept of the electoral college is preposterous. Not only does it use countless US tax dollars, but also creates an unequal voting system. The premise of our country's foundation is equality for all, a level playing field. The institution of an electoral college undermines that defining principal in staggering the 1:1 voting ratio (one citizen gets one vote) and combats our ability as Americans to select the best candidate for the most powerful political office in our country....

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Updated 16 Hours Ago

I deserve to win this debate


First Round Is for acceptance Pro must prove that I deserve to Win this debate, while I must prove that I deserve to lose....

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Updated 22 Hours Ago

If the Bible is entirely harmonious, is a place of eternal torment Biblical?


1. If Pro does not give a single Bible verse that proves a place of eternal torment, the idea that the wicked are eternally punished in fire is not Biblical. 2. If Pro does not give a reasonable explanation that can be backed up with the Bible of the many verses that contradict a place of eternal torment, the idea that the wicked are eternally punished in fire is not Biblical. Pro may give his arguments that a place where the wicked are eternally tormented in fire is Biblical now, in round...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

We cant imagine "aliens" as long as there is no clue.


The first round is only to accept the debate. This debate can also go a bit of topic, if needed. I would like to say that its unpredictable how aliens look like and why aliens wouldn't do "invasions, attack, parasitizing..." My opponent should explain why he/she believes that we are related to them, that they are invading us or any other "ET" topic in this way....

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