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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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49 Comments
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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48 Comments
Updated 5 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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48 Comments
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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48 Comments
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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48 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Male Homosexuality is a Mental Illness

DoubleXMinus
Solarman1969

I have specified an opponent for this debate at his request. I've been acquainted with this man's beliefs through prior clashing and they are: "that male homosexuality is a mental illness that male homosexuality is in many ways incredibly self-destructive that the "gay lifestyle" mostly constists of crusing clubs, and bathhouses ,and picking up randoms (ideally as young and attractive as possible) for random sex over and over and there is a contingent amount of SPEED, and EX and othe...

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48 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Japanese internment by the U.S. during WW2 was justified

Wylted
Danielle

Danielle please read round one again before accepting. Let me know if anything is unfair to either of us so it can be amended. I hate FDR and I like using this as an example of how horrible of a human being he was, but I have a confession. As bad as his policies were, the policy in question was justified. It was not a result of racism or hysteria, but the most logical course of action given the available information. Democrats, please do a better job defending your s...

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48 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Abortion is wrong.

Alex
Tatarize

I am here, not only to state my opinion that abortion is wrong, but to also see the other side of the situation. God creates us all, with a unique personality and mind, and with a role to play in this world. Taking that chance from an individual is wrong. Abortion is murder, if you do not want your baby, or are scared, there are plenty of alternatives to killing it. One of the best, there are couples out there that cannot have a baby of their own and then there are people who are killing...

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47 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Certain convicted sex offenders should be executed

tvellalott
J.Kenyon

My argument will be that certain types of convicted sex offenders should be executed, rather than imprisoned. By convicted, I mean beyond a shadow of a doubt. A great body of evidence should be presented against them to try and minimise or even completely prevent wrongful execution. By certain types I mainly mean, but am not restricted to: Paedophiles & child pornographers Violent serial rapists Serial killers of a sexual nature. I don't want to argue semantics. My opponent should argu...

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47 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago