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The government created the great depression

16kadams
imabench

This is for an economics tournament, and I am certain no trolling will occur, but if it does its an automatic FF. 1st round acceptance 2nd arguments 3rd rebuttals 4th rebuttals ---> No trolling ---> No semantics...

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157 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

This House Believes That Sense Experience Is The Ultimate Source of Knowledge!

Ajab
whiteflame

Introduction:This is a debate regarding Epistemology, it seeks to address the age old question which has seperated scientists and philsophers: wether empiricism is significantly the fundamental source of knowledge or whether innate knowledge or rationalistic knowledge forms a significant enough part of human knowledge. The resolution states "rational...

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155 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The Qur'an openly preaches violence and hatred against non-believers.

InsertNameHere
Mirza

My opponent, Mirza has offered to discuss a controversial subject regarding the Qur'an, that it openly preaches violence and hatred as this has been bothering me for some time now. While I'm aware that much of it is likely misinterpretations it's still an important issue worth addressing. One can't help, but to wonder why there's so much bloodshed done in the name of the "religion of peace". I hope for an interesting and informative debate. Good luck to both of us! I will begin by presenting...

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154 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Jesus Christ is more likely to be an alien than the son of God.

Wylted
Envisage

First round is acceptance....

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153 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

In terms of quality of life, a flat tax places an unfair, substantially heavier burden on the poor.

KroneckerDelta
Beginner

This is mostly a hypothetical debate. However, I will present numbers which Con is more than welcome to question.In this debate we will be looking at relatively modern Western Societies and specifically the United States (although I think this would easily apply to modern European countries such as the UK, France, Germany, etc.). This stipulation is particularly important when defining the minimum cost of living (since one could say that in 3rd world countries the cost of living...

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152 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Individualism is societally destructive

thett3
DanT

I've made this impossible for anyone to accept, if anyone wants to debate this comment or PM me.Individualism is defined by Merriam Webster as: "a doctrine that the interests of the individual are or ought to be ethically paramount"Destruction is synonymous with ruinous. My advocacy will essentially be that the individualism that has sweeped the world, particularly the West, since the enlightenment is responsible for many of society's current...

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151 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

DDOlympics: Storytelling: PRELIMS 1

kbub
NightofTheLivingCats

PLEASE DO NOT VOTE UNLESS YOU ARE AN OFFICIAL DDOLYMPIC JUDGE.Greetings! It seems that we are paired to participate in a storytelling event. We will each have two rounds with 10,000 characters to narrate an isolated story (one story per debater, continued in both rounds).

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150 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Resolved: Legalized Abortion is the Greatest Crime against Humanity in the History of Mankind

Chuz-Life
ishallannoyyo

I have made this debate nearly impossible to accept. If you are interested, please explain why you would like to accept this challenge in the comments section. Resolved: Legalized Elective Abortion [A] is the Greatest Crime against Humanity in the History of Mankind

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150 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Jesus Christ Existed

SkepticsAskHere
larztheloser

I will argue that that Jesus existed. First round is acceptance and then we proceed with the debate.Good luck to my opponent. ...

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149 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The United States should have the Queen as Head of State

RoyalistTeaPartyOfficial
Domr

Rules:Please be respectful and nice. Please do not be rude. No personal attacks against other members or a member's opinions.You must agree that this will be a fair debate, using unfair advantages is not allowed.No use of profanities or swear words. No use of racial, sexual or religious slurs.No threats or implications thereof.No cheating.***First round: Acceptance.***

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148 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago