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It is better to be an Optimist than a Pessimist

Danielle
UtherPenguin

Introduction Many thanks to UtherPenguin for accepting this debate on behalf of bsh1's Unique Topics tournament. I'm happy that we chose a more philosophical concept, and I look forward to discussing it with my opponent. I will begin my arguments in Round 2. An optimist is a person with a positive outlook on life. A pessimist is a person with a negative outlook on life. Dispos...

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9 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

DEBATE 500: Business Discrimination

Danielle
lannan13

* Debate 500 *I'd like to thank my esteemed opponent, lannan13, for accepting this debate. This will be my 500th debate on DDO as well as his 500th debate!Full Resolution: Places of business should be permitted to deny service to anyone.I will begin my arguments in Round 2. I look forward to a really interesting discussion....

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6 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago

Allow hack backs (retaliatory attacks) against the Chinese government

devinator534
Amedexyius

First round is acceptance. Second round will be constructives. Third round will be rebuttals. Fourth round will be closing arguments...

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4 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Islam Is not a religion of violence and terror.

Saberen
brontoraptor

After all these attacks by ISIS (whom are de facto islamic at best) people have had a twisted and generally bad view of islam. I'm going to argue that ISIS does not represent Islam through the teachings of the quran. BoP is shared. ...

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11 Comments
Updated 22 Hours Ago

Unique Topics Tournament Round 1 User v.s. Fire: Hate speech should be permitted

fire_wings
That1User

Resolution: Hate speech should be permittedI thank my opponent User for debating me in this debate, and thank bsh for making the unique topics tourney. The BoP is shared, as both sides need to make arguments, and Pro has to affirm that hate speech should be permitted, when Con needs to say that hate speech should not be permitted. DefinitionsHate speech: "a commun...

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39 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Would Donald Trump make the Purge Happen if he becomes POTUS???

BartMarlows
HumanLaw

When Trump becomes President i think its Possible he would create a Day to Purge, all Crime is Legal for 24 Hours and the US would just turn into Chaos...

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0 Comments
Updated 10 Hours Ago

Germany Could Have Won World War I

Subutai
42lifeuniverseverything

Full ResolutionGermany could have won WWI.Debate TypeThis is meant to be a historical war debate. As such, the following rules apply:1. The only weapons that may be used are weapons made before the time under consideration. If a weapon was developed in the middle of the war in question, it may not be used until the time it was created.2. While war is extremely complicated to analyze, debaters must make t...

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23 Comments
Updated 10 Hours Ago

Is The Gap Theory Biblical?

creationtruth
bigotry

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This debate is about the Gap Theory and whether or not it is biblical. This is to be a friendly debate using the Bible as our final authority. Both parties agree to the inspiration and authority of scripture. Definition - The gap theory postulates that an indefinite span of time exists between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. This time span is usually considered to be quite large (millions of years) and is also reputed to encompass the so-called "ge...

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

The US should adopt a carbon tax

tejretics
lannan13

This is for the final round of Famous's Tournament, and the first round of Bsh1's Tournament. "Carbon tax" refers to "a tax levied on the carbon content of fuels." Lannan should start arguing in Round 1 and waive the final round (posting merely "no round as agreed")....

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18 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Con will fail most of these.

PowerPikachu21
PsychicHarsh

I'm doing yet another one of these. I will show the Contender 5 pictures, each with a question. The Contender has to get 3/5 correct, with an explanation. You have 24 hours to figure out the correct answer.The answer is always somewhere in the picture. Here we go!...

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5 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago