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Violence in video games does not significantly contribute to real world violence.

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Wylted

Wylted and I will be debating this topic.DefinitionsSignificantly- in a way that is relevant or has an important effect on somethingObservationsThis debate is about the impact of violence in video games, not about the impact of video games themselves. I am looking forward to a great debate!!...

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200 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

The problem of Slytherin

thett3
tulle

Resolved: The portrayal of Slytherin House in the Harry Potter books, on balance, detracts from the series as a whole. For the purposes of the debate, only information contained in the original series (not Pottermore or the movies) is canon. I am affirming. The first round is for acceptance, second for constructives, and third and fourth for rebuttals. No new arguments in the last round. I look forward to the debate!...

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54 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The United States should have a death penalty.

RoyLatham
Mikal

The death penalty, i.e. capital punishment, is "execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense." [1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capital%20punishment] Currently 32 states and the Federal government have a death penalty. [2. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty]. Background inf...

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122 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Given the available data, denying the theory of evolution is completely unreasonable

Burncastle
daley

This debate should be impossible to accept, comment if you want to debate. Some clarifications: - I will have most (if not all) of the BoP, but my opponent should feel free to present any arguments he/she deems useful, either against evolution or in favor of an alternate theory. - The first round is for acceptance and I would like my opponent to present his/her position very quickly. - My first argument will be mostly copy pasted from one of my earlier debate, so don't be surprised...

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142 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Tier Tournament 2 [Top], R2: Let Anyone Work Anywhere

whiteflame
phantom

Thank you to phantom for accepting this debate! It's an honor to get this opportunity, as phantom is one of the first debaters on this site whose arguments really stood out to me, specifically in the previous Tier Tournament. I hope and believe that this debate should provide a solid challenge to us both. The topic as it stands, "Let anyone work anywhere," is something I feel the need to clarify. First, I'd like to expand the topic to its full length. Full topic: There should be no law in...

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74 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Death Penalty Should be Banned

SS1105
sereneharsh

First round for acceptance, second for arguments, third of rebuttal of the opponent's arguments and fourth for rebutting the previously posted rebuttals....

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2 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

smoking should be banned

flamingbutter05
CookieMonster9

Round 1 Accepting Round 2 to 3 Reasons...

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11 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

This House Asserts That Ontology Necessitates God!

Ajabi
RoyLatham

Shalom Aleichem! The idea of this debate started with me contacting Roy for a debate. Given a list of topics he believed that the best topic to discuss is the Ontological Argument. I believe I should mention the Spirit of the Motion is whether the study of Being, with relation to the studies of Ideas can make God a necessary conception. There are some rules which both parties must accept: 1. The first round for Roy is acceptance only, and to share any pleasantries. He accepts the defin...

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53 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Resolved: Mikal's Fiance Marina Is Possibly GodChoosesLife

Ajabi
Kc1999

This debate is impossible to accept. If you want to accept, please post it in the comment section and we can debate this if you like. The motion is clear that this house believes that there is a possibility that GodChoosesLife is Mikal's fiance Marina, it is the opponents duty to show the negative of this that is that there is no possibility that Mikal's girlfriend Marina is secretly Marie. There is a shared Burden of Proof. First round for acceptance only. I have permission from...

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56 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Commercialization in education is Ethical or non Ethical

shreeji
ashwin.sharma921

Commercialization of education has been a fairly recent trend in China resulting from the educational reform in the last two decades. It mainly materializes itself in mushrooming private schools at different levels and public and private universities at high education level. In a sense, it has added a financial element to the qualifications of attending private schools and public and private universities. Undoubtedly, it affects millions of families. As a result, it also changes the traditional...

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5 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago