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Free Will Does Not Exist

Petty102
Sdio

First, a definition: Free will (for the purpose of this discussion) shall be considered as "The ability to choose of one's own mechanism, or to choose without coercion from an internal or external environment". A little more simply, free will means someone chose something not through instinct. My stance: Free will does not exist in humanity*. Your stance: Free will does exist, and humanity has it*. *i.e., no arguments such as: "Even if we don't have free will, that doesn't mean it can'...

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Terrorism is healthy.

A-labama
miloisqueer

Terrorism will make the world a better place in the long run. First round is acceptance....

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Does free will exist?

astronerd0008
speak_life

We are deterministic machines because we are made of deterministic parts (atoms and molecules). our brains are immensely complex however our actions are just input that is sorted and then reacted to and possibly stored in our memory. We are input/output systems that lack any randomness. We may be complex however we are predictable (ignoring quantum unpredictability) and thus have no free will....

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Beastiality is wrong. But BESTiality is the best.

DATXDUDE
A-labama

Wut r u lookin at punk....

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Should nudity be allowed in public?

PsychedelicBadBoy
Zederath

In my argument I'd like to say that nudity should be allowed in public. I believe that this will befit society, because if we make nudity a more normal thing we should be more comfortable with our bodies, futhermore people would have less anxiety about the way they look, and how people will judge them. Because they will already be in the nude. And it will be already normal....

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Is there free will?

SarcasticMethod
gyfe

Is there free will? I will be taking CON. The burden of proof lies on PRO. First round is for definition of terms. You can dispute definitions throughout as part of the debate. Second round is for opening statements, and remaining rounds (and, if you like, sequel debates) are for rebuttal. Free will - The making of a choice from within, not relying on outside forces Unfree will - The making of a choice from without, relying on outside forces Will - The making of a choice in any way Lib...

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Is the Islamic State Morally Just?

Codename_X
Lexus

Hello, my pseudonym is Codename_X, and I would like to debate wether or not the Islamic Stateis as a group morally justified, in not only the eyes of extremists, but also other people who do not share the Islamic State's beliefs. The con (myself) will argue why the Islamic State is not in any way justified to take the extreme actions they...

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Proving your existence to another person is impossible

InsaneSanity
PowerPikachu21

Hello, I have attempted this debate before, and seen it done, but both the person who did it first and I were trolled by vi_spex. If you want to know how then look at any debate they have ever done. Also we must both prove our arguments to be true rather than simply refute the other person's arguments. Here is my first argument. :) If you existed, then I would not be able to tell the difference between that and if you did not exist. Rene Descartes quote "cognito ergo sum" does not apply here,...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Winter Regular tournament R1: Resolved, the USFG should legalize Euthanasia

TUF
lannan13

This is round one of the Winter Regular Debate Tournament. This debate will be about the legalization of the nationally controversial topic that is Euthanasia.Important definitionsUSFG: United States Federal Government.Euthanasia: Also called mercy killing;

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Humans are Vile beings.

jeffrey1667
Ash_RationalTheist

Humans are definitely vile beings. We fight constant wars for pointless reasons. For example, in some parts of the world, people are battling to get others to convert to their religion. They will force others to convert by any means necessary. They will not stop until they either win or are completely destroyed. Another reason we fight wars is for resources and money. Humans will do anything to get their hands on money and other luxuries. Even if it means killing others. Ergo, humans are the mos...

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