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Reproduction is not a rational choice

fullofhopkins
Pfalcon1318

As the title suggests. If you want to accept just comment, and I'll go ahead and present my argument in the first round so we don't have to waste time with formalities. I really don't want to include definitions because I don't want this debate to be about meanings of words. We all know what reproduction is and we all know what irrational means. But just so we're clear I'm loosely using this definition: not logical or reasonable. If you don't want to use that strict definition that's fine...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Human suffering is bad

creedhunt
fullofhopkins

Resolution: The resolution is as stated in the title. Pro and Con will be debating over the immorality or negative value that human suffering has. BOP: Pro must prove that human suffering is bad. Con must only prove that pro's BOP has not been filled. Definitions: Suffering- The state or instance of feeling pain Bad- Of low or poor quality Rules: Debaters must accept the definitions stated above. Pro must write "No round as agreed" in the final round. Pro must start h...

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Should abortion be legal

Stuhan18
Ab_M

People will argue that abortion should not be legal because of immorality to the bible but what is immoral to the bible that is moral to our everyday lives 1. Women's Rights 2. Banks 3. Gay Marriage(some find this still immoral) But woman's rights also should extend to the right to what they can and cannot do with their bodies. When does life start some say when an egg is fertilized but could that egg become a FULLY FUNCTIONING human being no if it was not in the womb, the earliest survivor of a...

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Is God required for an account of moral ontology?

fullofhopkins
mwesigwa1

Moral ontology is the branch of meta-ethics that deals with the origin or existence of morality. Morality is often cited as proof that God exists, but this claim is usually not that atheists cannot decide right from wrong, but that without God, we have no foundation for morality. In other words, for morality to exist, it must be grounded on something, namely God. This is not a debate about moral epistemology, moral semantics, or normative ethics. It is about whether or not we can establish a...

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Possibilities are Potentially Now

Chaosism
vi_spex

Hi again, vi_spex! Please accept this challenge if you *disagree* with the statements the below.I wish to argue that beliefs, although you deem them false, are acted upon as if they were true. In essence, possibilities should not be universally accepted as false, but rather a fair amount of them should be treated as "potentially true". I will also argue that you almost certainly would not still be alive today if you had no beliefs, as you claim.I hav...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Is direct realism a sound theory of perception?

1z3
RandRichter

The structure of this debate will be criticisms and responses for rounds 1-3. In round 4, for and against will make a conclusion for why their side is stronger. Against will not be expected to give an alternative theory of perception. I will begin by stating the direct realist's theory of perception: The immediate objects of perception are mind independent....

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I am the only individual in existence with free will.

TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Furyan5

Resolved: One can rationally support the claim that they are the only individual in exsistence with free will.=================================================================

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Is a career more important than enjoyment?

ss12
Rawtheran

Yes. I think your career in your life is more important than enjoyment because you can always seek happiness. Despite not having it, having a secure lifestyle with a constant income is essential on living a pleasant lifestyle. If you do not have a job, you can't be happy because you are in a stressful situation. YOu need someone to support you, or else it is a struggle to be carefree. Thus, it can be said that with your career, you can seek happiness....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

March Beginners' debate R2: Deadly force as a deliberate response to repeated domestic violence?

Skepticalone
That1User

This debate is part of bsh1's March beginners' tourney round 2!The full resolution is:It is morally permissible for victims to use deadly force as a deliberate response to repeated domestic violenceSkepticalone will be Pro and That1User will be Con.

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

It is likely that a God or gods exist

orangutan
usernamesareannoying

Is it likely that a God or gods exist? I am not interested in a semantic debate. By God or gods, I do not refer to a specific monotheistic Judeo-Christian conception of God. Rather, I use a more general, commonplace definition in which gods are either supernatural creators of the universe or even simply supernatural entities that are responsible for a specific aspect of the universe (for example, Poseidon is the god of the ocean, or Mars is the god of war). That is not to say that God cannot...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago