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Life After Death?

KingKobra
Skepticalone

If there life after death? Any life at all? or do you just lay their eyes shut for eternal sleep while your body slowly decomposes. I say there is a possibility not sure what. But our soul which is trapped inside of us during life is then released out of us the moment we pass away. but where does it go? I use to believe this is the dream, and the light at the end of our tunnel is the tunnel to a new life. completely opposite of this one. I know there must be someone watching over us. but I do no...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

We Cannot Create Artificial Intelligence via Computation Alone

n7
Philosophybro

I am challenging Philosophybro to this debate. I hope it will go well. Definitions: Artificial Intelligence (as defined by Searle): The claim that an "appropriately programmed computer with the right inputs and outputs would thereby have a mind in exactly the same sense human beings have minds." Computation: "process following a well-defined model understood and expressed as, for example, an algorithm, or a protocol." or to use Turing's definition of what a Turing machine does " Print "0...

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33 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

is ketchup a fruit smoothie

MrMcDebateMan
TheSymbiote

There is a saying that goes Knowledge - is knowing that a tomato is a fruit Wisdom - is knowing that you should not put it in a fruit salad Philosophy - is wondering IS KETCHUP A FRUIT SMOOTHIE I was wanting to know if anyone will take me up on a argument on if ketchup is a fruit smoothie if it is not then accept my challenge of a debate...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Free Will

JR-CreativeGenius
Esiar

Hello. I will be debating that there is no free will. My opponent, Pro, will debate the side of free will. The dictionary definion of free will is, "The power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one's own discretion." I am prepared for the debate. The side of Pro may begin the debate. Good luck....

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10 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Individuals Ought to Help Those in Need

bsh1
Romanii

PrefaceI have wanted to debate Romanii for some time. As an up-and-coming member, he often undersells his own skills. I think this will be a great debate, and I look forward to a deserving challenge for this, my 70th debate on DDO.TopicIndividuals ought to Help those in NeedDefinitions and TermsIndividuals - specific persons. For example, I am an individual, but the group...

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91 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Does God Exist?

djdipretoro
123456789123456789

Round 1 is to accept the debate. The debate officially starts in the second round. I wish I could put this under philosophy and religion, but that is not possible. Anything goes, pretty much. For the record, I will be using a presuppositional apologetic approach to this topic. Round 1: acceptance Round 2: opening arguments Round 3: rebuttals Round 4: rebuttals and defense Round 5: closing statements...

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8 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

My 100th Debate: A Duty to Rescue

bsh1
Jonbonbon

PrefaceThis is my 100th debate, and I am looking forward to it! I was discussing this topic in the forums, and JonBonBon expressed her interest in doing her first serious debate on DDO with this topic, so naturally I had to accept. I look forward to having a superb discussion on the issue. You must have at least 2,000 ELO to vote on this.Full TopicThere ought to be a duty to rescue.Terms...

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43 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

Experts' Debate Competition R2: Just Societies and War

bsh1
phantom

PrefaceThis is the semi-final round of the Official DDO Tournament's Experts' Tier. Having debated this topic before, I look forward to developing and improving upon my arguments as part of a constructive discourse with Phantom. Thanks to Phantom and to TUF for making this round possible! I look forward to a challenging, competitive, and exciting debate!Full TopicA Just Society should never deliberately initiate war...

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37 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Abortion

H2O2
qwzx

Hello and I would like to start by saying that I am looking for a philosophical/moral debate and not a religious one. My opinion on abortion is that it is wrong to kill a sentient life form and therefor if the baby can think I don't think a abortion should be allowed but up until then it is simply a part of the human body and therefor ok to abort...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

The Objectivist Account of Free Will is Nonsense

dylancatlow
bossyburrito

First round is for acceptance only. Standard rules apply. Semantics will be a major portion of the debate (no agreed upon definitions)....

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9 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago