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The Vast Majority of Sociology is Useless.

Nivek
Ragnar

After reading a few books on sociology, notably a few religious case studies and a few "New Dads" studies by various graduates, I have come to the conclusion that sociology is a useless field. While this may be premature, I'd still like to test whether this is true or whether I'm just not competent enough to see the value that it provides.

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Atheism can not account for right and wrong

charles15
JustCallMeTarzan

Thank you Tarzan for accepting the challenge. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Statement (1) To begin with God is needed in order for morals to be constant and meaningful. First of all God is needed for morals to be constant because without God's rule the morals placed in our society are arbitrary and could very well change from day to day. For instance, in conventionalism which is the view that fundamental principles a...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

The Death Penalty Should Be Implemented In Every Society

Lordknukle
F-16_Fighting_Falcon

PRO argues for the death penalty.CON argues against the death penalty.Death Penalty: "The punishment of execution, administered to someone convicted of a capital crime."http://goo.gl/QCyQhI wish both of us the best of luck.Round 1: Acceptance (no arguments)Round 2: Main Case (no rebuttals)Round 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Rebuttals and ConclusionBreaking these rules will automatically result...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Abortion Should be illegal unless if it is a serious health issue.

kels1123
FunkeeMonk91

I think abortion should be illegal unless it is a serious problem for the mother's health. Regardless of religion it is wrong to abort a pregnancy. No matter what you want to call it , a baby or a fetus, at the end of 9 months a pregnant women will give birth to a baby. A human being. It is a women's choice except for rape cases whether she becomes pregnant or not. If you do not want to get pregnant then either don't have sex or use protection. Bottom line. If you do get pregnant then you need t...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Empiricism

Fouiller
mattrodstrom

This debate is for the sole purpose of seeing if anyone, preferably an empiricist (popularized by David Hume), can refute this statement. Thank you for your time and enlightenment. Empiricism is wrong for the simple reason that it is self refuting. In the words of Norman L. Geisler: The Principle of empirical verifiability states that there are only two kinds of meaningful presuppositions: 1) those that are true by definition and 2) those that are empirically verifiable. Since the principl...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Private Citizens should be armed in public

DoctorDeku
larztheloser

1. Introduction- Through the course of this debate I will offer several arguments to warrant a vote for the Pro, I encourage voters to examine them and weigh them under a standard of comparative advantage against con's arguments. At the end of the debate, the vote should go to the debater whose arguments are comparatively better than their opponent's. 2. Definitions- a. A "Private Citizen" will refer to any American above the age of 17, who has not been convicted of a felony charge. b. "Sh...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Should A Man Be Allowed To Retaliate If He Is Hit By A Woman?

GooseOnTheLoose
rumaysah

Ok, first off I want to say that I do not agree with a man hitting or attacking a woman for no reason. However, if a woman decides to lay her hands on a man, then she should be prepared to be hit back! I believe in equal rights between both men and women, and I think it is completely justified for a man to retaliate if a woman hits the man first....

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Updated 9 Months Ago

The marijuana, evolution, gay marriage debate take 2

Finalfan
4God

I have been involved with 15 debates regarding these subjects. The reason I'm compelled to debate these topics is that I just don't get it... At all!!!! Marijuana should be legal, evolution should be recognized as the current prevailing predictive model, and homosexuals are at the mercy of mass homophobia! I'm not saying that these statements are infallible. They are simply my conclusion. I'm trying to open my mind to the counter arguments but they only to continue to baffle me. This will not...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Bestiality is NOT abuse in all cases

PervRat
I-am-a-panda

I am shooting for the moon here, taking a position that I expect will be nearly impossible to prove, but here goes ... === I contend that bestiality (the sexual congress between a human and non-human member of the animal species) is not, in and of itself abuse in all cases. I contend that an opponent taking the "Con" side of the argument will need to successfully prove that all forms of bestiality are abuse. I believe it necessary for both sides to establish definitions for the terms BES...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

(Tourney #22) Cats are the greatest animal known to man.

Pluto2493
Logical-Master

I'd like to thank Logical-Master for accepting this debate and our judge… for judging. Anyway, I affirm the resolution, "Cats are the greatest animal known to man." First, I'd like to define some key terms that will be important in this round. •A ‘cat' does not simply mean a domestic cat, but any animal in the felidae (feline) family. •I'd like to define animal as any organism in the kingdom animala besides homo sapiens. With that out of the way, I will move onto my points as to why...

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Updated 8 Years Ago