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Humility is thinking of oneself less.

Imperfiect
ElCorazonAma

First round is opening arguments. :)...

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Should people debate while under the effects of alcohol? Specifically, 1-8 light beers.

Jellyfysh624
jugheadjones

At this point I have consumed 6 Heineken beers in the last 4 hours. I feel as if my mind is more open and my argument conduction is the same, if not better, than when I am sober. To defeat me in the debate one must, convince the voters that one should not conduct any arguments while under the effects of a certain amount of alcohol. For me to win I must convince the voters that it is acceptable to debate while intoxicated to the extent specified below.To be specific as to how int...

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Do the ends justify the means?

themightyindividual
Luis_Zuniga

A man should foresee the consequences of his actions and base his actions accordingly. The other way around would be ridiculous. The ends (the end result) must justify the means (the way of getting to that result) because if not, what does? Take this example: A man is transported to a jungle island with nothing but a knife, a backpack, his clothes, and a Zippo lighter. He is automatically faced with a problem: how to survive. In order to survive on this island, he chooses a system of rational...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

A Personal First Cause/Necessary Being Exists

Envisage
Ramos-7

*Leave message to accept*Yay, another God debate (kinda). This one is a little different as I will make some concessions for my opponent. I will concede:1. The universe has a cause for it's existence2. There is an explanation for the existence of the universeObviously these grant premises in the Leibniz and Kalam Cosmological arguments. My opponent can choose to either use those or any other argument of his preference to affirm the resolution.Pro does...

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Raising minimum wage

21rstudent
phil105

P1: A family of four with two working adults earning minimum wage would be living below the poverty level. P2: By putting more money in people's pocket there will be more spending in the economy. P3: inflation rises every year, but has been raised, just three times in the last three decades. :.- therefor the minimum wage needs to be 10.74 in order to account for inflation over the past 40 years. http://blog.adeccousa.com/waging-a-debate-the-pros-and-cons-of-raising-the-minimum-wage/...

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The idea that a human can act outside personal Interest is a delusion

angryduck
Beginner

We accommodate our morality to move with the vagaries of circumstance. The Idea that morals are constant are delusional. We make sense by pretending we are somehow good when in fact like any other animal we react to anything not unlike a slug might recoil against sunlight....

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It is impossible for God to not exist!

Imperfiect
Envisage

How can god not exist? It is like if you say that a baker ceases to do baking business!God is the wheeler dealer of existence, no way would he have succeeded in this trade if he didn't poof himself into existence!

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Evil does not exist.

JayConar
TryingToBeOpenMinded

I am arguing that evil does not exist, it is up to you to argue otherwise. Round one is acceptance only, whilst round four is conclusions....

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The categorical imperative is a preferable ethical system to utilitarianism

bluesteel
Imperfiect

Pro should begin arguing in Round 1 and post "no round as agreed" in the final round; each side gets two total rounds to argue....

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I don't care if I'm right or wrong I want the State to protect my Interests.

angryduck
stwadsworth27

I pay my tax . I fund the army that protects my family . I don't pretend , like some , that I can know everything. The Human rights of others are Important but are secondary to my own. What I'm saying is that humans are deluded if they pretend otherwise....

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