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Does Scientific Evidence Prove a Flat Earth?

bobmac
Edlvsjd

First Round-Acceptance Second Round-First argument Third Round-Rebuttal and second argument 4th Round-Rebuttal, third argument and conclusion All statistical claims need to be backed up with a source. Good grammar and punctuation required. NO forfeits. If any of us break the above rules, voters, vote for the other person. Here is the question again in more detail: "Does current scientific evidence prove that the Earth is flat and not round(i.e. a sphere or any other round shape)...

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36 Comments
Updated 4 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 3 Years Ago

ivf debate

cchavez
maknatbren

according to pbs.org the basic benefits of ivf are that it helps infertile parents have kids and to prevent birth defects. for that the reasoning for couples to undergo ivf is for them to have babies when they cant and to make sure that they get a healthy and strong baby. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/babies-pros-and-cons/...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Radiometric Dating is Accurate

RoyLatham
ThePipes

Radiometric dating is the method for establishing the age of objects by measuring the levels of radioisotopes in the sample. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiometric_dating One example is carbon dating. Carbon 14 is created by cosmic rays in the upper atmosphere. It decays to nitrogen 14 with a half life of 5730 years. C14 is continually being created and decaying, leading to an equilibrium state in the atmosphere. When the carbon dioxide, containing C14 as well as stable C12 and C13, is taken i...

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190 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Can Intelligent Alien Life Forms Exist in our Universe?

ArgumentativeMan
mostlogical

For the purpose of the argument: Aliens - A species of extraterrestrial beings that possesses consciousness and are intelligent enough contact humans. Consciousness - The trait of being aware of one's surroundings. Intelligence - The ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. I will be arguing that there is a high probability that aliens of the type I've described above exist in this Universe. Anyone willing to argue that aliens probably don't exist in our Universe, feel fre...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Helium Balloons and Blimps Should be Banned.

DrNRG
minddrag

Helium balloons, blimps, and other frivolous uses of helium should be banned / legally outlawed. Helium gas is so light that much of it escapes earth's atmosphere completely and goes off into outer space impossible to recover. Helium is not a renewable resource and cannot be economically synthesized. Synthesis involves hitting Lithium or Boron atoms with high velocity protons and this does not yield economically useful amounts. Some helium is generated from alpha particles from radioactive de...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Resolved: Human Activity Is a Significant Factor in Global Warming on Planet Earth.

BLAHthedebator
medv4380

Well, a troll who is now banned accepted my other debate, so I am doing this again. Thank you to Medv4380 for accepting this debate. However, they have yet to respond and start accepting debate challenges. The voting floor is set at 1500. If accepted without permission, Pro automatically wins the debate.______________________________________________________________

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8 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Scientific Evidence Supports the Theory of Evolution

Muted
Wnope

This is in response to "Wnope"s Evolution Corner" http://debate.org/forums/religion/topic/26562/, where he has made the claim that creationists wet their pants when presented with the "actual math." As such, I want to see what Wnope is really made of and sent this challenge. The last debate he had was made solely to gain voting rights. For this debate, Definitions: Scientific evidence : Data gained through the scientific method, which can be summarized as "testable, repeatable, falsifia...

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137 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Science joke battle

NothingSpecial99
Troller808

I thought it would be fun if we could have a science joke battle. RFD not required for voting. One joke per round. Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Dirty joke Round 3: Scientific Insult Round 4: Science joke that you think is the most clever....

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

There are more than 10 different states of matter

Balacafa
DATXDUDE

As Pro I will be arguing that there are more than 10 states of matter. My opponent will be arguing that there are less than 10 states of matter.Debate structureRound 1: Acceptance - please state how many states of matter you believe there areRound 2: Main points and justifications (no rebuttals)Round 3: Rebuttals

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5 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago