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Is it morally permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people?

Seagull
ssadi

I recently debate this topic with N7. (1) As is was my first debate and I am working to impove I would like to try my hand at this topic again. I did make a subtle change. The resolution is now a question. This is important to notice as I want the burden of proof to be shared in this debate. It will be my burden to argue that it is morally permissable, while my opponnet will need to argue that it is not. I have set the character limit to 6,000 and the time between rounds to 3 da...

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45 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The Leibnizian Cosmological Argument is Sound - 2

Lucky_Luciano
RoyLatham

Resolved: The Leibnizian Cosmological Argument is Sound.Rounds:1. Presentation of the LCA/Initial Refutation2. Clash3. Weighing/ClashNo new arguments should be presented in round 3 unless in direct response to a new argument presented in round 2.God is defined as the necessary, personal first cause of the universe.We should rationally accept an argument as sound...

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30 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

It is more likely than not that an afterlife does not exist

socialpinko
thett3

===Resolution===The Pro will have the primary burden of proof in formulating and defending an argument against the existence of an afterlife. Con's burden will be to deconstruct and refute Pro's case. ===Definitions===An afterlife is defined as "the concept of a realm, or the realm itself (whether physical or transcendental), in which an essential part of an individual's identity or consciousness continues to reside after the death o...

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26 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

A Non-Mental Reality Must Exist

bossyburrito
dylancatlow

DEFINITIONS: Mental: Of or relating to consciousness (a "Mental reality" being one that is contained solely in consciousness Reality: That which is real - that which exists. In this debate, PRO will argue that there must be a non-mental reality, with "mental reality" used as defined above. I do not have to show that there are no mental aspects of reality, but that they must not be all there is in the makeup of reality. The first round will be for acceptance only - I will present...

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3 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

kohai
Contradiction

Thank you, contradiction, for agreeing to debate Kalām cosmological argument. In this debate, I shall show how the KCA is a poor argument and really holds no water. In the first round, I will allow contradiction to post his arguments. ROUNDS 1) Opening arguments from contradiction 2) First rebuttals 3) Second rebuttals 4) Closing arguments/fourth rebuttals. Good luck and I am looking forward to am engaging debate....

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98 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The Most Reliable Basis For Determining Morality Is Via Secular Means

JonMilne
larztheloser

I would like to start my time here at DDO with a subject that is very close to my heart, the nature of where we derive our morality from. In my view, it is via secularist means. I am issuing this as an open challenge to anyone with interest in arguing from a different position. Before we begin, I would like to clarify the terms, namely that: Morality - What we consider to be right or wrong Secularism - actions and thinking that are derived from a non-religious standpoint. Whoever decide...

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31 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Yes or No

Braydenpetrik23
Fernyx

Yeah...

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0 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

sengejuri
illegalcombat

Full Premise: The Kalam Cosmological Argument is sound. "Sound" is defined as "a logically valid argument that withstands all scrutiny." Simply put - if Con can present evidence or argument that successfully dismantles the Kalam, Con wins. Format: Round 1 - Acceptance and definitions Round 2 - Opening Arguments (no rebuttals) Round 3 - Rebuttals/Counter Arguments Round 4 - Final rebuttals (no new arguments) Con may begin their rebuttal immediately of the following argument...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Homosexuality is Wrong

fernandito_chiquito
kayleighx

Just something that came to my mind. I currently dont have an opinion on homosexuality, but I enjoy experimenting and arguing for either side. Best luck to the contender of this argument!...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

God Exists.

Barcafan99
NKaloms

Burden of proof is on the believer. Definitions: God: "Creator and ruler of the universe, a being omnipotent, omniscient, perfect, and eternal." Exists: " To have objective reality or being." The believer will be arguing that God (any God) exists in objective reality, I will be arguing that he doesn't. Rules: 1. No forfeiting 2. No ad hominems Only accept if you accept the definitions and terms of the debate. Message me if interested....

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48 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago