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Racism is normal

Philipoemen
Crostesh

Race is a useful social construct based on identifiable features. Although race is a continuum without concrete borders for each race, there is a general distinction between races. These distinctions correlate with geographical origin and are based upon many shared biological and measurable differences. Because races are distinct enough from each other to warrant their own categories, this means that judging people based upon their race is normal, natural, traditional, and useful. Judging a g...

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Updated 11 Hours Ago

The earth is flat

Blubberface
factandevidence1234

I'll begin with one question; What keeps me stuck to the ground? If gravity doesn't exist, what makes things fall? Don't say weight, I want to know what makes an object have the property of weight....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

(other)Animals aren't smart.

Eric567
RMTheSupreme

The fact of the matter is, all of what people perceive as intelligence is instinct and survival. "My dog knows how to walk back how to walk back home! It's so smart!" No, the reason it does that, the reason it acts "cute" or "smart" is because it wants to eat. A life where simple head turns, or wagging of tails gets you a meal is one the brain prefers over hunting for it, and possibly starving. Generations of domestication can lead to more behaviors like this. "Wolves stay in a pack, that means...

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Is the moon more feasible to colonize than Mars?

asta
Im_Intelligent

The moon's soil for growing crops is actually usable. The martian soil is poisonous. The moon is MUCH closer to earth than mars is. How much closer? On a scale of 0 to 100 (0 being Mars, 100 being Earth), the moon is at about a 99....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Should America get rid of nucleur weapons?

Jlepe231
JoshuaRN

I say they shouldn't get rid of nucleur weapons because not everyone will....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

America should switch to the Metric System

levistep32
MEMERDANK

The number system everyone commonly uses and is taught in schools is the decimal number system, where there are ten digits. (0, 1, 2 ,3 ,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) The metric system is a decimal system and is easy to convert units, like from centimeters to meters where you have to divide by 100, instead of the imperial inches to feet, where you have to divide by 12. It is also very consistent. Units are always x10 apart. Opposed to the imperial system where a foot consists of 12 inches which each consist...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Mankind Is the Main Cause of Global Warming

Subutai
Kryptic

You asked to accept this.Full ResolutionI will be arguing that mankind is the main cause of global warming. We will not be arguing if global warming exists or not, it will be assumed that it does; only if global warming has an anthropogenic cause.BoP is shared.DefinitionsMankind: "The human race; human beings collectively without reference to sex; humankind."[1]Main: "Chief in size, ext...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

There are only 2 genders (unrelated to sex)

Mr.Meeseeks
YakovF

Note: I get a lot of my sources from this video (a.k.a. the sources that the youtuber cites) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os7bOBlre5E First of all when I refer to gender I refer to basically someone's brain. The outside of someone and their genitalia do not change their gender nor do any outside forces (culture, etc.). We can notice similarities (mostly in grey and white matter levels) in the brains between women and transgender women (man to woman) and vice versa with men and trans...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

water is wet

USUALLYxFACTS
springtrap_pablo

is water wet.....yes or no...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Flat Earth vs Globe Earth

SilverishGoldNova
Septune

I will be arguing that the Earth is flat. My opponent will argue the Earth is a sphere. 1. I will be placing the BoP on both sides. 2. My opponent will not post their arguments until the next round. 3. Round 2 is strictly for arguments, round 3 is strictly for rebuttals to those arguments....

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52 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago