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Utilitarianism is the Best Available Ethical Theory

FuzzyCatPotato
NathanDuclos

Rounds:1st: Acceptance only.2nd: New arguments and rebuttals.3rd: New arguments and rebuttals.4th: Rebuttals only.5th: Summaries only.---Furthermore, I ask that the Con not just att...

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11 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

It is impossible for God to know everything (assuming God exists)

RainbowDash52
Mister_Man

Definition: Knowing if a statement is true means that you are be able to correctly respond with either true or false when asked if that statement is true....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

You Do Not Exist

blackkid
MOV_8556.MOV

Your objective if you choose to accept is to reason that you exist. My objective if you choose to except is to reason that you do not exist. Rules: 1. You are allowed 3 points for your evidence of existence. (I.E., I exist because A, B, and C) and you may not add more points, you must stick to the points you choose. 2. You may use quotes and citations however you may not chop up paragraphs. If you choose to use a citation you must use the entire paragraph so that people do not have to...

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Capitalism is Immoral

A.WitherspoonVI
philosurfer

Greetings. Here are the rules:~Serious arguments only~1st Round for acceptance~No semantics~Burden of Proof is sharedDefinitions for this debate:Capitalism:Economic system in which most of the means of production are privately owned, and production is guided and income distributed...

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7 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

Atheism ideology does not provide good morals.

Solomon_Grim
silvertechfilms

This debate will be based around the idea that atheism does not provide a good moral design. Moral- being about good living and acting....

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49 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Homosexual acts are immoral

Noumena
GarretKadeDupre

Pro will offer their opening arguments in support of the resolution in R1 and will not post in R4 so as to maintain equality in case length.===Definitions===Homosexual acts refer to consensual sex acts between two or more members of the same sex. To keep the debate focused I will obviously not be defending male on male or female on female rape. I will only be defending consensual gay sex against the charges of immorality.

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102 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

It is most probable that a god exists.

Typhlochactas
Magicr

Ave!God is a maximally great being, and by definition, you cannot conceive of anything greater than god.'Most probable' simply means that it is more possible than its negation. If the theist side's arguments are more plausible than t...

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23 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

I will lose this debate.

newbiehere
Emmo

Sometimes, debates aren't about winning; they're about losing, and this is one such debate. Voters are free to interpret the goal of this debate as they wish and may vote accordingly. I have selected Emmo as my opponent because he expressed an interest in debating with me in the comment of another post. My goal is to lose this debate.Throughout this debate, I will argue that regardless of my overall rank, skill, etc. as a debator, I will do a terrible job in this particular deba...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Individuals act only on behalf of their own well being

AnotherUniverse
philochristos

Acting in one"s self-interest is acting in a way that satisfies our personal desires. Individuals are selfish in nature, so even if they seem to be selfless, for example donating to charity, they will in actuality be acting only to better their social standing or feel good about themselves. Even if they do not realize this, their subconscious does. In this way, there is no such thing as a truly selfless act....

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6 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

DDO Tournament - Top Tier: Intervention to Stop Rights Abuses

bsh1
TN05

PrefaceThis is part of the DDO Tournament being run by Mikal; TN05 and I are in the top tier, and I look forward to a fantastic debate. I thank him in advance for accepting :)Full TopicIntervention in the internal political processes of other nations is morally permissible when a goal of the intervention is to halt human rights abuses.DefinitionsThese definitions are from Merriam W...

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26 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago