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Abortion

a_janis1
angeloivy

Abortion is the killing of an innocent human being, the right to life is an inalienable right given to every innocent human being, therefore, abortion, as the direct result of the killing of an innocent human child, violates the inalienable right to life. Thus, abortion is wrong. I would like to argue against abortion. There is no layout other than that my opponent should first provide a retort to the paragraph stated above in round one. This is just a free discussion in a relaxed manner. Als...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Resolved: Abortion should be completely banned in the United States

KonstanBen
dawnky

Hello, and thank you for accepting this debate. The debate will follow the following structure: Round 1: Acceptance only, save definitions for your case Round 2: Opening cases, no refutation of arguments in this round Round 3: Rebuttals, do whatever you want Round 4: Second Rebuttals, do whatever you want Round 5: Final words, no new arguments or sources This debate will be judged based solely on who won the debate, prior opinion doesn't matter. There will be a select winner vote instea...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Government of any kind is immoral

TommyB12
Jhous

Governments of some type have ruled over mankind for most of existence but are governments moral institutions? Definitions(debatable) : Morality: Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior that are agreed upon generally by society. Government: An accepted monopoly on the use of force within a specific geographical area. My argument is one from the principle of non-aggression, that is that it is immoral to initiate force against another person...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The Verification Principle is Sound

bsh1
Ajabi

PrefaceI do a lot of ethics debates and things of that nature, but I would like to discuss a topic that is perhaps a little more esoteric and philosophical. To accept this debate, you must've already complete 2 debates. The ELO voting floor on this debate has been set at 2,000.Full TopicThe Verification Principle is SoundTermsSound - free from error, illogic, a...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Can the concept of hope be perceived on an entirely rational basis?

MrTommyBeer
MIguelVal

Do you think we can think of hope in an entirely rational way? Focusing on religion in particular as a source of hope (for the faithful individual), I'm challenging the atheist, or for any other non-believer. Do you believe that one can logically reason him/herself into believing there is hope for the future? I'd love to read anything you have that you think may be relevant. Stephen Fry quoted: "You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness any more than you can reason yourself into an ext...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Was the universe created last Thursday?

LuxuriousShrimp96
1Credo

As prisoners to the present, we have no qualitative proof that the universe is as constant as we persieve it to be. For all we know the universe was created last Thursday....

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

is it likely that a god created the universe or not?

JustinBieberFan123
Matthew_Picchu

i thinks that it is verry possisble that a god was the cause of ouur universe existence.If you want to accept this, say accept. And nothing else or else you will lose automatticcallyso you can only say accept. one word. and one word only. if you say anything else, even hi, you will still lose automatticcally.good lucks to whoever acccepts. :)...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

The 'Native American' people of the United States

TillDeathDoWePart88
Texas14

Hello, this is my first debate as I just signed up for this website a couple days ago. The argument of this debate is whether or not the Native American Indians were the first people to settle in the United States or not. I will be debating against this as I believe the Europeans were the first to settle within the United States. Let us try not to make this an aggressive argument and instead keep it a philosophical debate....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Agnosticism is the only valid position in the Existence of God/s debate.

Pase66
Toxifrost

Hey, I've never debated anybody on this site, so thought "might as well give it a try!" So, from what I've seen, people usually define terms. Agnosticism- The state of not knowing; not to make a claim God- an omnipotent, omniscient being (not limited to any religion/belief) valid- having a sound basis in reason and fact only- and no one or nothing more besides existence- in a state of objective reality 1st round will be acceptance, and from there until the final round, we will see where...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

It Is possible to romantically love more than one person at once.

Sebastiancruz
yulianacruz

1. Love is defined as a deep feeling of romantic and sexual attraction to someone. 2. Familial love, friendships and poly amorous relationships will be excluded from this argument. 3. A person can be in one relationship and right after be in another relationship. Not getting rid of their old feelings and having both feelings of romantic love at once. 4. A person you romantically loved died, and then you fell in love with another person while still having the romantic feelings of your past l...

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