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JC was NOT the messiah


Bs'd JC did not fulfill the messianic prophecies, therefore he was NOT the messiah. For the finer details look here:

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The length of summer vacations in the American school system is harmful to education.l


I would like this debate to be about educational effectiveness and not about the cost of schools. Con will debate why summer vacations are good for education, not for the recreation of students. Now my argument. There is so much time off during summer breaks, 2-4 months on average. That time causes the knowledge attained during the previous school year to fall into disuse, making it more difficult to build upon that knowledge in the upcoming school year....

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Abortion is bad and should be largely illegal


It is my position as the Pro side that abortion is wrong and (except in a few cases i will detail later) should be illegal: this is true for several reasons, primary of which is that the lines drawn between who has the right to life and who doesn't are arbitrary. What makes a child in the womb not worthy of the right to life? Dependence on its mother? babies out of the womb are dependent as well. Does a person's size determine their right to life? if so, if lebron james more worthy of life th...

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We Cannot Create Artificial Intelligence via Computation Alone


I am challenging Philosophybro to this debate. I hope it will go well. Definitions: Artificial Intelligence (as defined by Searle): The claim that an "appropriately programmed computer with the right inputs and outputs would thereby have a mind in exactly the same sense human beings have minds." Computation: "process following a well-defined model understood and expressed as, for example, an algorithm, or a protocol." or to use Turing's definition of what a Turing machine does " Print "0...

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Should buffer zones for pro-life protesters exist around abortion clinics?


The main argument against the existence of buffer zones is that they violate rights to freedom of speech and assembly for pro-life protesters, however, free speech and assembly rights do not extend to harassment. By being able to go directly up to a woman going to the clinic to argue with her and try to stop her violates her legal right to go to the clinic. One of the reasons that pro-life use in their argument is that the suicide rate for women after they have had abortions is extremely high....

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Is the WHINSEC(US Army School of the Americas) ethical?


The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (a.k.a. WHINSEC or The School of the Americas) is a school located in Fort Benning, Georgia that provides military training for soldiers in Latin American countries. The school is under heavy criticism because its former graduates, such as Manuel Noriega, Roberto D'Aubuisson, and Heriberto Lazcano, have committed human violations. I believe that the WHINSEC is still ethical even though the school has trained many evil men....

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Ethics Lying , Cheating, Stealing Is it ok or not?


It is if you are doing it to save someone not make someone have sorrow to help others around you...

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The Earth orbits the Sun


Early scientists once held the geocentric position that the Sun orbited the earth. Later, Darwin introduced the heliocentric model, Earth rotating the sun. This model was excepted and the other discarded and thought prehistoric and pretty much as stupid as the Earth being flat. My question: What PROOF do you have to confirm the heliocentric model? Because I have proof that completely debunks it. And please mention the pendulum....

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Updated 5 Days Ago

Gay Marriage should be legalized in all 50 states.


I will be arguing for gay marriage. I believe that in all 50 states of the USA, gay marriage should be legalized. Round one is acceptance. Round 2 in opening arguments. Round 3 is main body. Round for is closure....

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Updated 4 Days Ago

the death penalty should be legalized everywhere

uhh this is my first debate I am really excited to get a feel for this whole debate thing. im hoping that this will get me all warmed up for the debate team. so please be hard on me (I wont cry) because I will be going up against people of much higher grades than me. I think it is time for us to talk about how we deal with individuals who just don't have any morals at all and just don"t care about the majority of society...

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