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Life has no unquestionalbe value if there is no God who created all things.

LifeMeansGodIsGood
Strycora

First round is for acceptance and opening statements. My opponent can be atheistic, agnostic, or of whatever faith can be named under the sun. This debate is about the meaning of life. You can see by my screen name what I think the meaning of life is, but this debate is to question my opponents beliefs about the meaning of life,If I clearly show my opponents beliefs are questionable, I should be awarded the points for having the better argument.&nbs...

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advanced hominid decendants should be valued above homo sapiens in expanding into the universe

dairygirl4u2c
Preston

advanced hominid decendants should be valued above homo sapiens in expanding into the universe eventually man will have to expand off of earth, or we will go extinct. wouldnt it be wise to allow first the most advanced of us to leave and expand civilization? this very well could (and perhaps should) eventually lead to hominid speciation. we could have a loyalist approach to it, and argue that our species should be of higher priority than allowing or promoting our decendants to be of s...

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chicken or egg came first- the egg

dairygirl4u2c
Muad-Dib

answer: the egg. the lithmus test for whether the chicken or egg came first, should be a defined list of DNA being met. science is inexact in listing what constitutes a species. if the animal meets criteria like two wings a beak two chicken legs etc, then it is a chicken. the problem is that this is an inexact science. it is sufficient for everyday use, sure. but a line has to be drawn. how do we draw it? the only way is to make a criteria in DNA and stick to it. we run into a problem s...

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Sith Philosophy Applied to the Real World

Nicoszon_the_Great
Manastacious

In this debate, I am referring to the Philosophy as well as the code of the Sith organistions seen in the fictional Star Wars universe, (extended and canon), and its application to the real world. I believe that the Sith philosophy, if modified to a certain extent, can create a prosperous civilisation as well as launch the hypothetical nation further in the subjects of military might, educational and scientific prowess, and general productivity and commerce. I would like my opponent to be...

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Utilitarianism is the Best Available Ethical Theory

FuzzyCatPotato
NathanDuclos

Rounds:1st: Acceptance only.2nd: New arguments and rebuttals.3rd: New arguments and rebuttals.4th: Rebuttals only.5th: Summaries only.---Furthermore, I ask that the Con not just att...

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chicken or egg came first- the egg

dairygirl4u2c
critht

answer: the egg. the lithmus test for whether the chicken or egg came first, should be a defined list of DNA being met. science is inexact in listing what constitutes a species. if the animal meets criteria like two wings a beak two chicken legs etc, then it is a chicken. the problem is that this is an inexact science. it is sufficient for everyday use, sure. but a line has to be drawn. how do we draw it? the only way is to make a criteria in DNA and stick to it. we run into a proble...

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Open-mindedness is always a good thing

Gustav_Adolf_II
mishapqueen

1st round acceptance 2nd round arguments 3rd round rebuttals 4th round rebuttals/closing statement(s) We have previously discussed debating this topic, I hope you put up a good argument. Definitions: Open-minded: willing to consider different ideas or opinions, the opposite of closed-minded. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open-minded) Closed-minded: unreceptive to new ideas or information, the opposite of open-minded. (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=clo...

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General Relativity Implies that God does not Exist

Miles_Donahue
Sargon

For some time, Sargon has contended that general relativity supplies an argument for atheism; that is to say, implies that God does not exist. Him and I have debated this issue else where, and I am more convinced than ever that general relativity implies no such thing. But for the convenience of DDO users, a debate here would be helpful. First round is for Sargon to present his argument as Pro. For an equal number of rounds, Sargon will not be posting a reply on round four. Plagiarism...

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True Altruism Does Not Exist

Mathaelthedestroyer
toughenough

Hopefully someone will actually vote on this one. Anyway, I'm taking the position that there is no such thing as true altruism - defined here as "selfless concern for the well-being of others." Con has the burden of proof here. He or she needs to make a convincing case that altruism exists (and to be clear, that doesn't just mean providing a long list of nice things people do for each other; I'd like to get more into the foundation/basis of altruism and take a more theoretical approach)....

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advanced hominid decendants should be valued above homo sapiens when expanding into the universe

dairygirl4u2c
Duncan

advanced hominid decendants should be valued above homo sapiens in expanding into the universe eventually man will have to expand off of earth, or we will go extinct. wouldnt it be wise to allow first the most advanced of us to leave and expand civilization? this very well could (and perhaps should) eventually lead to hominid speciation. we could have a loyalist approach to it, and argue that our species should be of higher priority than allowing or promoting our decendants to be of sup...

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