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Is there a such thing as good and bad people?

beach23
WyattEarp19

There is not a such thing as good and bad people. Our world isn't spilt into good and bad. How do you even determine if someone is good or bad? "What defines bad?". What is bad to you may be good to me. A man who steals food to feed the starving, is that a bad person? Everyones actions has a good side to them and a bad side to them. There is always a reason someone does something bad. Who hasn't felt sorry for the villain, understanding why he d...

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7 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago

(MiG Tournament) Physical laws must conform to preconceptions of what is logical

KRFournier
RoyLatham

This debate is part of round 5 of Man-Is-Good's Debate Tournament.SynopsisRoyLatham and I just finished another tournament debate over the implications of the KCA, which you can reference here:http://www.debate.org/debate/25114/In this debate, we argued over whether or not something that is mathematically possible can be considered to therefore be physically p...

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39 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Transhumanism is a Fundamentally Good Idea

Valar_Morghulis
donald.keller

Definition of transhumanism;"Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transfo...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Freewill Does NOT Exist and is an illusion brought about by our limited minds

Lamont
knu

Freewill does not exist and is only an illusion that many believe because we as a species are limited in what we can know. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_will http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusion This argument is straight forward and I will given my opponent the opportunity to express to me why he/she knows freewill is not an illusion....

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Updated 10 Months Ago

The Normative Contingency Thesis (NCT) is a compelling objection to Moral Realism.

Cody_Franklin
OMGJustinBieber

I've finally decided to open this up to any and all challengers. Everyone knows me, my argument, and my method. All that's missing is someone to take up the fight. As a consequence of this openness, Con may begin presenting arguments for realism/against the NCT in Round 1, or may choose merely to accept and defer argumentation until Round 2. I leave that decision to my opponent, who may not be penalized for opting t...

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15 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Expert's Debate competition R1: On balance, free will is more likely to exist than not

phantom
Yraelz

Resolution: On balance, free will is more likely to exist than not DefinitionsSince quite frequently much of the debate regarding free will is centered around semantic disagreements, the definition for free-will will be broad and unspecific. The exact type of free will that my opponent will advance will become evident as he makes his case, but...

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48 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

It is morally wrong for humans to eat animals.

Dookieman
ben671176

Today I will be defending the proposition that it is morally wrong for humans to eat animals, and that people are unjustified in causing suffering and death to other sentient beings for reasons of pleasure, satisfaction, or amusement....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

This House Believes That the No Difference Theory is correct

Stephen_Hawkins
16kadams

Hello, and welcome to my next debate. 16kadams, probably one of the most formidable and respected debaters on this site for conservative beliefs against myself, it certainly shall be an interesting debate. ===Opening Jokes==='My Dad used to say 'always fight fire with fire', which is probably why he got thrown out of the fire brigade.'===Definitions===No difference theory: The rejection of necessary differe...

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32 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

A human Soul exists

Toviyah
n7

Hey everyone, First round is for acceptance. A soul is defined as: "The spiritual or immaterial part of a human being, regarded as immortal" [1] BOP will be on me. This debate is impossible to accept; if you want to debate, leave a comment :) Enjoy! [1] http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/soul...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

The Argument from Desire is a sound argument.

KeytarHero
mrsatan

I have re-instituted this debate because the last person who accepted is someone that I have no idea if he/she will even follow through. As such, I have made this debate impossible to accept. If you wish to take me up on it, please leave a comment. I'm not very picky on whom I debate, I just want to be confident that you will follow through and finish the debate. Most people on this site are familiar with the more popular arguments for God's existence, the cosmological arguments, teleological...

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26 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago