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Free will

Zane.FranzWilhelm
K.Risk

If Free will exists it can easily violate some laws of nature. Thus, if free will can't violate some of both philosophical and physical laws, free will doesn't exist....

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Resolved: Reality is a differential of potentials.

SkyLeach
Cobalt

This debate is part of Tejretics debate-of-the-week effort to increase the quality of debates on the site.Resolution: As a derivative of theoretical physics, philosophical resolutions on reality vs. the scientific method, and discoveries and findings of fact in quantum physics, it is proposed that 'reality' and thus the physical universe itself is derived from differing potential probabiliteis trapped along a single vector of observed time known as the universe.Pro:...

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time is only the present becoming the future, the past being non existent and just records

solar145254
vi_spex

The past isn't here. It used to be which sounds obvious about it being non existent currently yet the past is constantly referred to as something that is included as part of a wider cosmology, disregarding the present being all there is, the future becoming the present. Why is the past counted in things like research testing with repeat calculations?...

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This house believes that "Knowledge is impossible"

George_DZ
solar145254

My stand is that knowledge is possible. Before I begin my argumentation: Knowledge shall be defined by the traditional "justified true belief" analysis of knowledge, that is an agent knows a proposition only if the agent holds a belief in the proposition that is justified, and that the proposition turns out to be true. For simplification matters, since we are assuming the truth of justified true belief, let us not drag in the matter of Gettier Cases. Belief is defined as having a propositional...

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Solipsism

solar145254
CaptainScarlet

Illusions simply occur in our world, if not the solipsists individual world for example falling asleep and dreaming of other people with the illusion you can be heard and seen. So how different is the woken world, why is it not that there is the illusion of others being real and not just behaving real. Why is it not that spaces, rooms etc come to be when you come across them and not be when you turn away. How is this not as in dreaming when everything is encompassed within just your one feeling...

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Immigration Ought To Be Recognized As A Human Right

Tate.V
dj123w1

This will be an LD style debate. First round is presenting case, and so on. My dad was born in 1968 in Saigon, Vietnam during the war. Grandpa was a soldier fighting for the South in the Vietnam War, and was taken to a camp that was owned by the communists and was kept as a prisoner of war. In 1993, when my dad was 24 years old, his whole family received airplane tickets to America to escape the communist takeover in Vietnam.They chose to settle in California because he heard the weather was...

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Legalization of suicide

lord_megatron
sathvikbasri

Why not? If a loser wants to die, then let him. It will ease up the population as well....

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Is the Kalam Cosmological Argument valid?

Logic-Bomb
ssadi

The Kalam Cosmological Argument has been used extensively by William Lane Craig. Many apologists have taken to this argument as a valid excuse to believe in god. I will demonstrate that this is not the case. The Kalam Cosmological Argument is logically fallacious, and while that doesn't disprove the existence of the god it argues for, it does disprove the claim based on Kalam. Round one will be for acceptance and definitions....

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Do Science and Religion Clash? Prop will argue No, Opp will argue Yes.

Orose_Khan
NIGHTANDKNIGHT

Round 1 for acceptance and stating your points. Mine are: 1) They exist for different reasons 2) They can support each other 3) Any clash in the past was due to human interpretation and not religion or science themselves. Hope to have an interesting debate!...

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Did Witches exist in the Middle/Dark Ages or were they just innocent humans?

7Clouds
Outplayz

Witches didn't/don't exist. Sadly. Many "witches" were most probably early scientists. They experiented, and the untaught eyes of people recognized the experiments as spells and curses. So, if these early scientists were called witches, that means that today's scientists are also witches....

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