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The Meaning of life is to support life and create change.


If no living thing supported other life their would be no life. For example leaving a child in the wilderness but plants and animals could not support the child the child would have nothing to eat and therefore die. If plants could not feed other living things animals of all sorts wouldn't be able to sustain life. And other animals would be unable to feed their predators, ect. So, why should a living thing live if life can not continue after it? This provokes creativity and the want to make a ch...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Should teenagers use profanity in everyday language?


If you meet an average teenager these days, they are bound to swear. Give it about 5 sentences max, and then they will say some swear word in there. Now I myself am a young teenager, and I know that in school if you don't swear you are not considered "cool." I don't swear, so I know how it feels. Now it's not like I get bullied or anything, but people still look down on me for not swearing. What I am wondering is why? Why is swearing so good? See, if you want to answer the question, "Is profanit...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Strong Atheism is a Sound Position


Details:The BoP is on me to demonstrate the resolution is true. My distinguished opponent Mykeil may either refute my arguments (so I fail to meet my BoP), or provide stronger arguments of his/her own for the antithesis (that Strong Atheism is an Unsound Position) to win.Definitions:

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Updated 1 Year Ago

On balance, Collectivism is preferable to Individualism


1. First round for acceptance 2. No new arguments in the final round 3. This debate should be impossible to accept. Finding a way to accept without permission will result in an automatic loss for Con. If you would like to accept, please say so in the comments section, and I will challenge you when I feel like it. 4. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to the following definitions... >> Collectivism- the philosophy that the interests of society as a whole should be considered ethicall...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Kantian metaphysics and epistemology is superior to Objectivist epistemology and metaphysics


IntroductionThis debate is for round 2 of Bsh1's Philosophy and Ethics Tournament. Thanks to Bsh for moderating the tournament, and I look forward to having this debate with Bossy. The topic of this debate involves t...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

God exists


Definitions God: An entity that is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, omnibenevolent and the cause of the universe. Universe: all and only that which exists (in this case, synonymous with reality). Cause: Something that brings about an effect or result First round is for acceptance only....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

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


===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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Updated 3 Years Ago

Informing People of the End


Situation: an asteroid is heading for the Earth. There is nothing that mankind can do about it and the fate of the Earth is sealed. The world has three months left until complete destruction. The debate: Pro: argues that the government should tell the people of their findings as soon as they found out the news. Con: argues that the government should never tell the people of their fate. First Round acceptance only. This should be an interesting debate....

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament: Animal Rights


PrefaceThis is the Semi-Final round of Zaradi's Prize Debate Tournament. I want to extend my thanks to Zaradi for hosting and for being magnanimous enough to attach a prize to this tournament. I also want to thank 16k--it may have taken us awhile to agree on a topic (and by "awhile" I mean eons...), but we got here nonetheless :)This is a judge-only, "select winner" debate. The judges are Raisor, Dalt, Endark, BV, Cermank, Wylted, Bluesteel, Thett, Z...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

This house believes in Utilitarianism over its rivals.


Hello, welcome to the debate.The debate is simply as the resolution stands. No squirreling of terminology to change the intended purpose of debate, the division of labour is mostly on myself (though my opponent should present a counterplan).The round structures should be as followed:R1 - Acceptance and any opening remarks.R2 - An explanation of your ethical system. There should not be serious engagement with the opposition's argument, though i...

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Updated 3 Years Ago