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The concept of "Zero" proves that nothing can actually be treated as something!

Juan_Pablo
sorar3

Often, people tend to think of nothing as void of anything; a condition where absolutely nothing exist. But quantum mechanics doesn't treat empty space as genuinely empty - but a condition where something does exist, but in a completely neutral form! The concept of "zero" has merit here. The physicist Paul Dirac showed that "empty space" could be treated as consisting of a bunch of tightly-packed electrons with negative charge. He proposed that when...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The Cosmological Argument Is Sound

Talib.ul-Ilm
Rational_Thinker9119

The debate is about the Cosmological Argument.Rules No swearing. No insult to character. No insulting God. No fallacies. No forfeiting. No special pleading. (An argument in which the speaker deliberately ignores aspects that are unfavorable to their point of view) Burden of proof is shared. The Cosmological Argument Premise...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The Leibnizian Cosmological Argument is Sound

Lucky_Luciano
Anti-atheist

Resolved: The Leibnizian Cosmological Argument is Sound.Rounds:1. Presentation of the LCA/Initial Refutation2. Clash3. Weighing/ClashNo new arguments should be presented in round 3 unless in direct response to a new argument presented in round 2.God is defined as the necessary, personal first cause of the...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

selling of organs is okay

krae_95
Badtothebone

If someone is in need of an organ for example a liver, it is okay to sell illegally over seas in order to help a person who is dying, rather than waiting on a waiting list. The donor could be forced or not. Also the donor could need the money just as much as the person needing the liver....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

should Socrates have killed himself

mareym
Lopezc31

Socrates didn't matter; he only annoyed his fellow Athenians and made them look stupid. He also spread unorthodox stories of the gods. The evidence he uses to defend is case is dubious at best since all the authorities he draws upon are dead. "Chaerephon is dead himself but this brother, who is in court, will confirm the truth of the story" as shown by this statement the originator of the tale of Socrates"s wisdom is dead and all we have to go upon is hearsay....

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Shared BoP Is Elitist

Daktoria
Lizard

This debate is about the characteristic of burden of proof in public policy debates. To demonstrate, Con and Pro will pretend to be two people actually participating in a social program. Con will be a "strong" person. Pro will be a "weak" person. Before participation, Pro was skeptical of the social program necessarily being safe and respectful. Pro did not have evidence in advance of experience which proved the social program's unreliability, so was forced to "go with the program"....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The most profitable superpower, that the human mind can imagine, would be superpower manufacturing.

RationalMadman
tvellalott

As the pro I shall be setting out boundaries and giving definitions. I would like the con to focus more on proving my case wrong than proposing a better power, however I shall accept the latter tactic, it just complicates the debate more. Boundaries of this debate: - 1) Do not say that my suggested power is impossible since we are being imaginative and talking in terms of fantasy and not reality. Definitions: - Profitable: yielding advantageous returns or results.[1] Superpower: p...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Homosexuality is immoral

DoctorOctogonapus
TheHitchslap

First round is for acceptance....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Humans are smarter than animals

steviemarie
imabench

Humans are the smartest creatures on this earth, and have proved so time and time again. Every other animal, whether they fall under the category of mammals or reptiles, or any other form, are not as smart as humans are. 3 round debate. Thank you in advance....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

You cannot prove that Bigfoot does not exist

ReformedArsenal
sehyunsohn

Izbo10 appears to think it is possible to prove that a given thing does not exist. For the sake of this debate, we shall use Bigfoot as an example, but you could replace Bigfoot with any other item or entity that is not logically contradictory (A circle with four sides is logically contradictory so you it is not valid, the flying spaghetti monster is not logically contradictory so it would apply). However, he is unwilling to support defend this in debate. I am opening this debate up to anyo...

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Updated 3 Years Ago