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The city of Chicago being visible from the opposite shore, proves the earth is not a sphere.

Ramshutu2
Edlvsjd

One of Edlvsjd core arguments made in support of Flat earth (and against a spherical earth) is that the City of Chicago is visible from the opposite shore of Lake Michigan, something he states is not possible on a spherical earth, and effectively demonstrates that the earth is flat. This debate is Edlvsjd's opportunity to argue that this is the case. Rules: - As Edlvsjd is going to be supporting his claim, his FIRST round should be used for opening arguments; Edlvsjd should write "Last...

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148 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Is light visible or invisible?

Furyan5
KostasT.1526

The general belief is that light, specifically visible light, is visible. Surprisingly, the book of general ignorance states that light is actually invisible. I tend to agree. Would anyone care to debate the issue? Only one rule. A dictionary definition can't be used as proof itself. https://books.google.co.za/books?dq=if+light+itself+was+visible+it+would+form+a+fog+before+your+eyes&hl=en&id=uCgRY6llQpYC&lpg=PA115&ots=L6qEIRS2ri&pg=PA115&sa=X&sig=CQ8sQuLzcVOxQ7dQC0TKahBTHro&source=bl&ved...

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60 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Evolution (pro) vs. Creation (con)

Microsuck
acvavra

Resolved: Scientific evidence strongly supports the Theory of Evolution by common descent over the "theory" of Creationism. Definitions: No semantics p...

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63 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Resolved: the Zombie Apocalypse Will Happen

AngelofDeath
Sswdwm

Be it resolved that: the zombie apocalypse will happen. I would like this to be a serious debate, so no trolling please. My only rule is that my opponent cannot use Max Brooks as a legitimate source, since he doesn't have a PhD on zombies. If this does happen, however, I request that voters please take note and vote for me. Format: Round 1, acceptance Round 2, claims Round 3, rebuttals Round 4, rebuild and voting issues Although this is a serious debate, i want all involved t...

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47 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

GLOBAL WARMING: A Team Debate.

Global_Team.1
Mikal

Resolution: Man-Made Global Warming is a Threat.Summary: The debate is about whether or not Man-Made Global Warming is a threat to humanity. This debate is not about natural global warming. BOP is shared.Rules:1- No semantics.2- Words on pictures do not go against the Character Limit (do not test it, however.)*3- Public...

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24 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Moon is better to colonise than Mars

samsun01
Peter_10

First round is acceptance...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Unicorns Once Existed

Sswdwm
iamanatheistandthisiswhy

I will be attempting to demonstrate that unicorns had at least existed at least at some point in the past.Debate Format:Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Opening Arguments (no rebuttals)Round 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Rebuttals & Conclusions Good luck! ...

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81 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Abortion

starmaster
Tree_of_Death

Abortion is murder and should be a punishable crime....

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The Earth is hollow.

Chrysippus
Nur-Ab-Sal

This is in response to this thread: http://www.debate.org/forums/science/topic/21157/ A brief explanation of the subject can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Earth Hollow in this case does not refer to the fact that there are caves and mines in the outer part of the crust, but to an alleged vast central space inside making up a significant fraction of the Earth's total volume. I will be arguing that the earth, in fact, is not hollow to any significant degree. My oppone...

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44 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Space is an intangable reality

BrycePackwood
RR-5L8S

the nature of Reality, universal Consciousness and the subjective Self found in monistic systems of India, particularly in many s$3;tras of Vedanta and Kashmir "6;aivism. These monistic systems do not consider time (or space) as primary but treat it as a derivative of consciousness. A brief summary of monism"s process of manifestation of all objective existence, including time, greatly adds to the present special volume. Monism complements western science. Indian schools of monism complement. Bp...

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8 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago