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Is homosexuality a choice?


Homosexuality cannot be choice because then I would be able to choose to be gay, and I cant. I'm straight and there is nothing I can do to change that. I didn't decide to be straight, I just am. I was never even given a choice....

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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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The playing of video games has done more harm than good to society.


My argument is that the playing of video games has had deterimental effects to society. To my opponent, and others who will following this debate, I would like you to know that I am not saying that gaming has had no positive effects but I am saying the positive effects it has had are outweighed by the negatives. I look forward to an entertaining and captivating debate as this will be my debut on this site....

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Racism reflects the truth


I do not agree that racism is morally right, but it is founded upon the truth. I will use African Americans as an example. One may believe that a person having black skin is also lazy, aggressive, poor or stupid. In fact a person having black skin may in fact be lazy, aggressive, poor, or stupid. It is also true that a person having white skin may in fact be lazy, aggressive, poor, or stupid. The point I'm trying to make is that it is not the color of the skin that causes one to be la...

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Antisemitism can be justified by Torah


I will prove that "Antisemitism" or prejudice against Jews is something which God warned Jews in Torah. I will start my debate with Introductions. (1) Antisemitism: Antisemitism may be manifested in many ways, ranging from expressions of hatred of or discrimination against individual Jews to organized violent attacks by mobs, state police, or even military attacks on entire Jewi...

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Mario is un-Buddhist


Now listen here, I am 29 years old. I was there when the Super Nintendo first came out, and I got me my own system real quick. I had that first cartridge of Super Mario Bros, and I beat it in about a year of trying. I know a lot of you younger folk don't remember all that because you didn't exist, but I sure do. I'm an old school Mario fan. I've been through the N64 Mario, too. I know my stuff. And being an authority on the Mario, I am convinced today of this one thing: Mario is Un-Buddhist....

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is ketchup a fruit smoothie


There is a saying that goes Knowledge - is knowing that a tomato is a fruit Wisdom - is knowing that you should not put it in a fruit salad Philosophy - is wondering IS KETCHUP A FRUIT SMOOTHIE I was wanting to know if anyone will take me up on a argument on if ketchup is a fruit smoothie if it is not then accept my challenge of a debate...

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Does God Exist?


Round 1 is to accept the debate. The debate officially starts in the second round. I wish I could put this under philosophy and religion, but that is not possible. Anything goes, pretty much. For the record, I will be using a presuppositional apologetic approach to this topic. Round 1: acceptance Round 2: opening arguments Round 3: rebuttals Round 4: rebuttals and defense Round 5: closing statements...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

My 100th Debate: A Duty to Rescue


PrefaceThis is my 100th debate, and I am looking forward to it! I was discussing this topic in the forums, and JonBonBon expressed her interest in doing her first serious debate on DDO with this topic, so naturally I had to accept. I look forward to having a superb discussion on the issue. You must have at least 2,000 ELO to vote on this.Full TopicThere ought to be a duty to rescue.Terms...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

My 99th Debate: Kids and Corporal Punishment


PrefaceThis is my 99th debate, and I am look forward to it! Please do not accept unless you intend to invest effort and not forfeit. I look forward to an interesting discussion. You must've completed 3 debates to accept this and you must have a minimum of 2,500 ELO to vote on this.Full TopicOn balance, parental use of corporal punishment is beneficial for the child.Rules1. Pro acce...

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