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Coldplay ripped off Joe Satriani's song

number1letterA
oh_so_fast

Well I am close to neutral on this subject, but I saw no one else has said anything yet on this site so I figure why not. I will vote pro on this. Anywise I think Coldplay ripped of the song If "I Could Fly" with their "Viva La Vida". Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay for this. Here are my reasons. 1) has the same harmony 2) has the same rhythm 3) this isn't the first time Coldplay has been caught 4) Joe Satriani has a degree in musical theory and knows a lot on the composition of music (and...

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4 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Vigilantism is Justified when govermnment has failed to enforce the law

TheCategorical
Metz

Affirmation V: Societal welfare VC: Will to Power of societal order Thesis: The will to power is an individual's struggle against their surroundings that culminates in personal growth, and the ability to assert power. Vigilantism is justified through this struggle against the crime that has been committed. In Will to Power Nietzsche writes: "My idea is that every specific body strives to become master over all space and to extend its force (its will to power) and to thrust back all that resi...

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24 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Zionism is racist

Cerebral_Narcissist
Narwal19

It is my position that Zionism is a racist ideology. Definitions Zionism: The international movement that supported the establishment of a Jewish homeland/state in the land loosely defined as 'Palestine' and which continues to support the State of Israel as a Jewish state. Racist: Shall be defined as discrimination or prejudice on the grounds of membership or lack thereof in a racial, ethnic or religious group. The Argument The settlement of Jews upon what was Arab land, the definitio...

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7 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Anyone

Annbella
infam0us

Does anyone like to have any fun debates without useing any big words!!!!!????...

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5 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Reducing the defecit should be the United States primary economic concern

ignorantlibral
Bravo453

I am going to leave the opening statement for the pro side of this debate because they have the burden of proof to prove this statement true....

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11 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

A random atheist is likely a better individual than a random Protestant

TheSunIsFarAway
Kinger

I am new here, and not sure how much time I will have so I am setting the character limit quite low (2,000). I think this will be better for a quicker succession of arguments. I wish to argue that all things being held equal, an atheist individual is likely more moral than a Christian individual. I am defining morality here in a secular sense. I do not want to see statistics on porn or victimless crimes. The definition of morality for this debate will be the net amount of observable good per...

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44 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Marijuana ought to be legalized

mageist24
missmariah

The resolution is that marijuana ought to be legalized. I stand in firm affirmation of this topic. As this has become a main issue, I thought I would try my hand in defending the legalization of marijuana. I would like to make a pre-case observation that the resolution states that by "marijuana ought to be legalized," it means it SHOULD be legalized and we must debate the place marijuana would have in our society and whether or not legalizing marijuana will be for the balanced good or the balanc...

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7 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Yoda could beat Darth Vader in a Lightsaber Duel

nfong
AngryPorker

I love Star Wars and especially the Dark Side, but I have to admit that Yoda could beat Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel (from Star Wars). First off, Yoda has hundreds of more years of experience than Vader. From Episode II, we see that Yoda is at least 800 years older than the young Anakin Skywalker (who would later become Vader.) In a lightsaber duel to the death, experience is all that matters. After losing to Obi-Wan on Mustafar in Episode III, it's clear that Vader lacks the experience t...

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15 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

High school Public Forum Debate resolutions should not confront sensitive religious issues.

amispami
ogopie

This debate will be (if you chose to accept it) in a modified Public Forum format with the rounds as following: 1. first speeches 2. questions ONLY 3. answering those questions 4. closing speeches. For clarification, I will define the terms: High school: Grades 9-12 Public Forum Debate: persuasive and logical arguments in a manner that is accessible to a wide variety of audiences Resolutions: advocacy for solving a problem or establishing a solution Should not: ought not if leads to...

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6 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Dispensational eschatology is an incorrect hermeneutic

Hislife
Marauder

This is a theological, not idealogical debate. Therefore, I would prefer to debate with a fellow Christian who believes the Bible is the ultimate authority on the matter. Definition: Dispensationalism is a Protestant evangelical tradition based on a biblical hermeneutic that sees a series of chronologically successive "dispensations" or periods in history in which God relates to human beings in different ways under different Biblical covenants. [1] I will primarily argue the following point...

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11 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago