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The chicken came before the egg

spiderman12345
Buckethead31594

The chicken came before the egg it has been showed that the chicken came before the egg. I will state my argument next round but my opponent goes...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Olivine Geoengeneering

SPENCERJOYAGE14
Envisage

First round is for acceptance.Standard rules apply....

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42 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Life Originally Arose via. Abiogenesis

Envisage
joepalcsak

This debate challenge is the arranged debate made with Joepalscak. I would like to make a late apology for a previous debate we held which I forfeited all my rounds.[http://www.debate.org/debates/Is-Intelligent-Design-Sound/1/] The same will most certainly not be occurring again.Full Resolution:

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Evolution Is Not Proven

GarretKadeDupre
theta_pinch

"Evolution" is defined, for the purposes of this debate, as "the idea that all extant life descended from a common organism via mutations and Natural Selection."First round is acceptance only. Neither I nor my opponent may not use the comment section while the debate is in progress, which is from the time my opponent accepts the debate until the voting period begins....

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144 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Philosophy: Determinism Accurately Describes Reality

GeoLaureate8
Danielle

In this debate, my opponent is taking the hard determinist stance that everything in the whole of existence is predetermined. My duty is to demonstrate that some things are not determined, and I will also present a case for free will. Definitions: Determinism - The philosophical doctrine that every state of affairs, including every human event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of antecedent states of affairs. [1] Free Will - The philosophical doctrine that the conduct of...

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84 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Richard Dawkins is a gratuitously unpleasant man

rross
Legitdebater

He really is.gratuitous: done without a good reason, uncalled for (1)The resolution is taken from a comment by Tom Watson, UK politician (2).(1) http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/gratuitous?q=gratuitous(2) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/21/richard-dawkins-mehdi-hasan_n_3127629.html...

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29 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

plus is minus, and plus and minus is cause and effect, logic

vi_spex
400spartans

equal is where im holding my hand in front of me, plus is where i can move my hand to, and minus is how my hand got to where it is, and where ever my hand is, is equal. i equal because i can plus and minus giving is taking, and taking is giving. you cant give me an apple, without taking an apple from somewhere...

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8 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The Planet Earth will eventually end

Mister_Man
Aerogant

I saw this earlier and found it really interesting, and was hoping someone would challenge my point of view, which is that Earth will end one day.Anyway, first round can be for acceptance or clarifying terms or even your beginning arguments if you wish.Earth - This should be obvious, but we are referring to the planet we currently live on, 3rd rock from the sun.End - Cease to exist. Not just uninhabitable, but completely...

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13 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

There is a biological cause to homosexuality

16kadams
RoyLatham

Resolution: homosexuality is mostly caused by biological factors The reason "mostly" was selected is because all behaviors have some genetic impact, even if its small. Definitions: Homosexuality - in this case, a human being sexually attracted to those of the same sex Biological - in this debate, biological will be defined as genetics ("gay-gene"), hormones (a second theory which I call the hormone hypothesis argues hormones in the womb cause SSA), and brain differences (see LeVay 19...

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27 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

The theory of Evolution is incorrect

Fundamental-freewill
16kadams

The theory of evolution as no evidence to support the claim of transitional species. For example a monkey slowly evolved into a human being or that mammals slowly evolved into whales. Nobody has every seen any animal produce anything but it's own kind. This debate does not argue against adaptation or the ability for animals to adapt to their environment, and to claim that I don't agree with adaption or that we don't see it in nature will be straw-manning my position. The burden of proof is on th...

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96 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago