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Resolved: In a fight, Darth Vader would easily vanquish Superman.

Logical-Master
solo

I'm a big fan of both fictional characters, but I'm afraid that if the two were to trade blows, Vader would easily wind up as the victor. I will perform this debate by stating how the dark lord of the sith would counter Superman's powers. Strength: People claim that Superman would dominate Vader due to his sheer Super strength, but I am one to disagree. Vader can easily move objects which weigh over 100 tons. Proof: In "The Empire Strikes back", we saw an old and weakened Yoda lift Luke Sk...

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23 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

To be against the right to possess a fire arm is to be, unwittingly, against self defense.

magpie
brian_eggleston

I believe that self defense is the most fundamental and essential right. If an individual is restrained from defending himself, his family, his community, or his country, he is left with absolutely no rights whatsoever. Without life, there are no rights! If a compendium of rights are agreed to and protected by law, but the right to self defense is absent, then the list of rights however long and valuable in themselves are voided by the first creep that chooses to relieve you of those rights....

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45 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Animal Testing

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TheoreticalReality

Animal testing is a cruel and should be abolished. Apropos animal testing, what a deplorable procedure a vivisection is. Every year, tens of millions of animals are dissected, infected, injected, gassed, burned and blinded in hidden laboratories on college campuses and research facilities throughout the U.S. Of course there are benefits, but why should innocent animals have to suffer? The answer is: an animal's life is considered less valuable than a human's. Why? Animals veritably do...

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16 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Connect Four

Nails
Koopin

Good luck to whomever takes this debate. Official Resolution: I will win a majority of the games of Connect Four that I play against my opponent. ========= Debate Rules ========= 1. Five games of Connect Four are to be played in the comments section of this debate in the manner described below. 2. The winner of this debate is the person who wins 3 or more of the Connect Four rounds. All 7 points go to the person who won the majority of rounds, regardless of spelling/conduct/source...

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83 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The Bible is against gay marriage.

socialpinko
Contradiction

BOP will be on Pro to provide at least one verse in the Bible which explicitly condemns the idea or practice of gay marriage. Con's responsibility will be to refute any and all of Pro's examples.DefinitionsBible: the collection of sacred writings of the<...

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46 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

God is the Best Explanation for Morality

Contradiction
CosmicAlfonzo

In this debate I will be arguing for one major contention: God is the best explanation of morality. By that, I mean that the existence of objective moral facts is best explained by positing the existence of a supreme being. By "best explanation." I mean it is superior to competing theories in terms of its explanatory scope, explanatory power, plausibility, less ad hocness, accord with already accepted beliefs, and comparative superiority. [1]I will be defending two arguments, th...

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85 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Does God exist?

Mason0612
ChuckHenryII

Well, where do I begin....... I was born a catholic but when I was 14, I looked at the world, and noticed something is lacking in the credibility of religion. I am 16 now, and still attend a catholic school, but I am now an atheist. Here are some of the many things that I see about religion and God. 1. Scientific evidence has disproved many biblical claims such as the earth being 6000 years old, when it's actually more then 4 billion. We know this due to carbon dating and radioactive dat...

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68 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Gay marriage should be legal in the United States.

Freeman
mongeese

I will be using a dual overlaying teleological/constitutional argument to contend that gay marriage should be legalized in the United States. In this project I will borrow the harm principle, as articulated by John Stewart Mill, to argue that the only reasonable circumstance in which a government can limit a citizen's liberty is to prevent that person from causing harm to others. This view when taken to its logical conclusion would entail the legalization of gay marriage. Contention 1:...

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101 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Public Forum, October Topic: Poverty Reduction vs. Environmental Protection

Clockwork
philosphical

NOTE: Disregard any contextual inaccuracies (my partner and I) that result from the direct usage of in-round formalities within both debaters' first respective speeches. To my opponent: feel free to copy and paste your in-tournament PRO case if you already have one prepared. In resonance with Public Forum conduct, I ask my opponent to exclude any attempts of refutation in his first speech. Resolution: When in conflict, the UN should prioritize global poverty reduction over environmental p...

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24 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Human cannibalism is morally wrong.

Yvette
Cerebral_Narcissist

I disagree with the belief that cannibalism is morally wrong. In round one we will agree on anything that needs clarifying, agree to not rely on semantics, and to be civil. In the continuing rounds we will debate. Arguments will not be presented until round two. Human cannibalism is the eating of one human by another human. For the purposes of our debate we will focus on dead humans. I look forward to a good debate....

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34 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago