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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 4 Weeks Ago

Substance Dualism is true

Genghis_Khan
n7

"Substance dualists typically argue that the mind and the body are composed of different substances and that the mind is a thinking thing that lacks the usual attributes of physical objects: size, shape, location, solidity, motion, adherence to the laws of physics, and so on. Substance dualists fall into several camps depending upon how they think mind and body are related. Interactionists believe that minds and bodies causally affect one another" [http://www.iep.utm.edu/dualism/] Pro's burde...

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Updated 4 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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Updated 1 Month Ago

Is rap having a negative effect on society?

Grilled_Cheese
FuzzyCatPotato

Rap is having a enormous effect on society.Before it was blacks being violent and a notorious race(you cant say im offending them because believe it or not im black born in manhattan and i was raised in the ghetto).Most likely more than 75% of rap has negative messages and telling people drugs are "cool".i even fell through their trap and i quickly became "ghetto".I would curse and even wanted to drugs.I dont mind rap existing but music is extremely powerful.Everyone listens to it and each music...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Resolved: Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens

phantom
Zaradi

This is for the final round of Bsh1's Philosophy and Ethics Tournament. Congrats to Zaradi for making it to the final. I very much look forward to the debate. Food security: "The state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food" [1] According to the United States Department of Agriculture, "food insecurity is limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socia...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Belief in God is subjective.

Furyan5
RandRichter

I propose the belief or disbelief in God relies on a sense of perception which not everyone possesses. Like a blind person would have to take the existance of rainbows on faith as none of his senses can confirm or deny their existance. Now I'm not saying who lacks the sense, (lol and I'm not referring to common sense here), but it does explain why people are so sure of their beliefs that no argument can convince them otherwise. I repeat....this is not a debate on the existance of god.... It...

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Updated 1 Month 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 1 Month Ago

If A Tree Fell In A Forrest With No One Around To Hear It, It Would Still Make A Sound

fullofhopkins
JackofSpade

The classic question. I guess the most practical way to do these is for the first round to be acceptance and then I can make my case. I don't want this to be an argument about definitions of words, but here is what I mean by sound - and I must ask con to accept it: vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear. If you have questions just leave a comment and I'll be happy to answer it....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion

a_janis1
TheGoldMustache

Abortion is the killing of an innocent human being, the right to life is an inalienable right given to every innocent human being, therefore, abortion, as the direct result of the killing of an innocent human child, violates the inalienable right to life. Thus, abortion is wrong. I would like to argue against abortion. There is no layout other than that my opponent should first provide a retort to the paragraph stated above in round one. This is just a free discussion in a relaxed manner. Als...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

I am the only person with free will!

EmilyMemmi
400spartans

I am here to prove that I am the only person with free will! This first round is for the Con side to present their argument first. Please do not expect me to quote sources, this is (for me) for sheer brain power, not googling stuff! Good luck!...

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Updated 1 Month Ago