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The Death Penalty

Pase66
Vortex-Blue123

Question: The Death Penalty Should not be Abolished.Rules:1.) Con agrees to support the notion that the Death Penalty Should be Abolished. 2.) The BOP is shared3.) Con agrees to forfeit the last round4.) Format

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This is not a frivolous debate

Elonbin1
Turbanator

I will be arguing that this is indeed a very serous debate that touches upon important and serous things....

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Objective Morality Does Not Exist, Regardless of the Biblical God's Existence

Chaosism
Henlopen

If anyone is willing to accept this debate, I will argue that morality is purely subjective, whether the Christian God of the Bible exists or not. (I am only specifying the Christian God because I am not familiar with other religions.)Definitions [1]Objective : (of a person or their judgment) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.Subjective :...

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The Second Law of Thermodynamics is Obvious for Emotivist Cynicism

Daktoria
Hoppi

(To be clear, the point of this debate isn't to justify a position, but to show how crazy it is such that people don't believe in it.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_law_of_thermodynamics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotivism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynicism_%28contemporary%29 Let us say that human nature is emotionally defined and that people act in their own self-interest. I don't agree with this, and this does not necessarily mean that people will pursue profit. For examp...

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God Exists

tejretics
lannan13

This is a direct challenge to lannan13. I thank Lannan for this debate.Full ResolutionGod most likely exists. BoP is shared.

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Is Medea responsible for the death of her children?

oscanoak
leah_of_hyrule

1. Both parties agree to the definition of anger which is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. 2. We also agree that revenge is defined by the act of gaining satisfaction from another person's expense or pain. 3. Medea is responsible for killing her children because she let anger get the best of her. Anger is no excuse to do something drastic like that. 4. Not only does she kill her children but she kills the King and his daughter also. Even though what her husband did wa...

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Rematch Debate: God Exists

tejretics
Philocat

This is a rematch debate of ours, between Philocat and I. Please accept this debate. If you wish to debate something else, you can tell me, but I feel this debate shall be a great learning experience for both of us. After our intensely popular "God Exists" debate, with 215-odd comments that made it to the front page [http://www.debate.org/debates/Resolved-God-Exists/12/], we're having...

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The Analytic-Synthetic Dichotomy is Not Rational

ShabShoral
dylancatlow

DEFINITION:Analytic propositions are true by virtue of their meaning, while synthetic propositions are true by how their meaning relates to the world.No other terms will be predefined - the rest will be argued in the debate itself. The BOP will be split - I will have to show that the dichotomy falls, while my opponent will have to refute my case and provide reasons why it stands.

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Medea is responsible for the death of her children.

pratta3
yulianacruz

1. No person or law was forcing Medea to kill her children. 2. Medea was not tricked into killing her children. 3. Medea's children were not killed by accident. 4. The choice of whether or not to kill her children was up to Medea and only Medea. 5. Medea chose to kill her own children. 6. The choice to kill her children and the act of killing them thereafter was therefore a willful act. 7. A person is responsible for actions which they commit willfully. 8. Therefore, Medea is responsible...

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The Metaphysics of Star Trek: Dr. Ira Graves failed to Cheat Death

n7
Wylted

I've chosen WyltedThis debate was inspired by Bsh1's series on the ethics of Star Trekhttp://www.debate.org/debates/The-Ethics-of-Star-Trek-Holograms-Rights/1/ This debate will focus on the metaphysics of the 6th episode of season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation called "The Schizoid Man". This episode features the dying Dr. Ira Graves who attempts to cheat death by u...

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