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Flaws are mostly objective

000ike
Rational_Thinker9119

To avoid any semantics, I offer these 2 definitions as conditions of acceptance.Flaw: a feature that is regarded as unfavorableObjective: based on facts rather than thoughts or opinionsRound 1 is for acceptance. ...

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144 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Evolution Is Not Proven

GarretKadeDupre
theta_pinch

"Evolution" is defined, for the purposes of this debate, as "the idea that all extant life descended from a common organism via mutations and Natural Selection."First round is acceptance only. Neither I nor my opponent may not use the comment section while the debate is in progress, which is from the time my opponent accepts the debate until the voting period begins....

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144 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

In a theist vs atheist debate, the former has the burden of proof.

dylancatlow
RationalMadman

I will be supporting the notion that in any theist vs atheist debate (religious vs non-religion) debate, people supporting theism have the burden of proof. Definitions:Theism : Belief in the existence of a god or gods, esp. belief in one god as creator of the universe, intervening in it and sustaining a personal relation to his creaturesAtheism: The theory or belief that God does not exist.Debate: A formal discussion on a particular topi...

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143 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

There exists a scientific miracle in the Qur'an

NiqashMotawadi3
LoopsEye

Due to the nature of the debate, the burden of proof is solely on my opponent. I take the Con position as an agnostic on the issue. That is to say, my opponent has to provide only one scientific miracle in the Qur'an, and I have to disprove it effectively.Scientific miracle: Accurate scientific knowledge revealed in the Qur'anic verses even though it was not present in that a...

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142 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

xXCryptoXx's 100th Debate: The Conjugal View of Marriage is Philosophically Valid

xXCryptoXx
bsh1

Opening Speech Hello all and welcome to my 100th debate! It has been a long journey in debating to get where I am on this wonderful summer day. Over the course of my debate history I have debated gay marriage a grand total of 24 times, having lost four of those debates, tying twice, and winning eighteen times. Gay marriage has been the debate topic of 2...

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142 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Atheism is a Religion

Illegalcombatant
medic0506

medic0506 has said recently a few times that "atheism is a religion". Now this has being said by medic in forums with some arguments/claims to go with it. I have not being impressed. But such is the nature of forum threads is that they usually have a lower standard of rigor than debates, as among other things debates tend to keep the subject in focus and is harder to derail and more time can be spent on the arguments and counter arguments. As such I would like medic to enlighten us all as...

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141 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Islam is a religion of terror

Zarroette
donald.keller

Islam is a religion of terror Hello, Donald. We both know exactly why I’ve proposed this debate. If you accept, I will retract my comments about you being a coward. Of course, if you don’t, my comments will stand. It’s your choice, choose carefull...

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139 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

The US Constitution Legislates Morality

wrichcirw
DanT

I am curious to see how anyone can argue that any law does not legislate morality. To this end, I made the statement that the Constitution legislates morality, a point to which CON contested.Resolution:The US Constitution Legislates Morality(i.e., the purpose of the Constitution is to legislate morality - obviously the...

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137 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Scientific Evidence Supports the Theory of Evolution

Muted
Wnope

This is in response to "Wnope"s Evolution Corner" http://debate.org/forums/religion/topic/26562/, where he has made the claim that creationists wet their pants when presented with the "actual math." As such, I want to see what Wnope is really made of and sent this challenge. The last debate he had was made solely to gain voting rights. For this debate, Definitions: Scientific evidence : Data gained through the scientific method, which can be summarized as "testable, repeatable, falsifia...

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137 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Plagiarism is real

RationalMadman
alex1094

Plagiarism isn't real. First round is acceptance and definition and also the case....

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136 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago