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On Balance, authoritarianism cannot ever be justified

LibertarianJames
YYW

"On Balance, an Authoritarian State Cannot Ever Be Justified" Def.Authoritarianism-Total state control over all wakes of lifeDebate Formate:Rnd 1. AcceptanceRnd 2. ArgumentsRnd 3,4-RebuttalsRnd 5. Counter Rebuttals, Conclusion End ...

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24 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Everything is Interconnected

Strycora
Burncastle

Calling all reductionists... How can you not see it? I am claiming that because everything is interconnected, objects do not exist. Everything is interconnected. If not, then the universe is a collection of parts and nothing more. I guess you, reductionist, could say that the ultimate reality is a mathematical set describing the location of all things....

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24 Comments
Updated 21 Hours Ago

LaVeyan Satanism is the most reasonable religion

Dwint
Ajab

I will argue that LaVeyan Satanism is the most reasonable religion in the world. Leave a comment if you wish to debate on this topic. First round acceptance, no new arguments in round 4....

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20 Comments
Updated 12 Hours Ago

DDO Tier Tournament 2 (Round 2): On Balance Ontology Makes God A Necessary Phenomenon!

Ajab
Fanath

Greetings and Salutations! This debate is part of Mikal's DDO Tier Tournament: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/42275/ It is the second round (semi-finals): http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/43961/ The debate is to take place between Fanath, http://www.debate.org/Fanath/ and Ajab. http://www.debate.org/Ajab/ Both contestants won their previous debates, with Fanath beating lannan13, http://www.debate.org/debates/Gay-marriage-should-be-legalized-In-the-United...

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19 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

It is Impossible For A Human To Predict A Future Event With 100% Reliability

AlexanderOc
guylaquit

First round acceptance.Full BoP rests on me to support the resolution.No new arguments in 4th round. Rebuttals are fine. Any definitions should be taken from http://dictionary.reference.com8000 characters and 72 hours to post arguments.Good luck to Con. ...

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19 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Men are smarter than women

urize
alaska

Here's proof that men are much smarter than women: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhGwfodPZkI...

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19 Comments
Updated 2 Hours Ago

Batman (with no additional weapons or armor) would defeat Bruce Lee in a street fight

ricksterpr0
leonitus2464

Here is the scenario Batman and Bruce Lee walk into a vacant space such as a parking lot facing one another. Neither fighter has any weapons or armor (only their body) and they are both in street clothes. This scenario is also assuming neither fighter will run away, there are no foreign objects available to use against one another, and that Batman is brought to life in our universe along with a version of Bruce Lee in his prime. There are no rules and it is a fight until one of them taps ou...

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18 Comments
Updated 14 Hours Ago

The Biblical Flood occurred

GOP
Envisage

Greetings, everyone. I hope and pray that we will have a good debate. My job here is to prove that the Biblical flood occurred. Con's job is to prove that it did NOT occur at ALL. He is supposed to do this by successfully refuting the proofs that I offer for the flood. He cannot offer contentions of his own. Just refutations. Rules:1. No resolution-snipers. I don't want somebody to come here...

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16 Comments
Updated 7 Hours Ago

Expert Tier Tournament: Compulsory Voting

bsh1
Romanii

PrefaceThis is for Mikal's tier tournament. Thanks to Romanii for the debate!Full TopicOn balance, in a democracy, compulsory voting is justified.Rules1. No forfeits2. Any citations or foot/endnotes must be provided in the text of the debate3. No new arguments in the final round4. Maintain a civil and decorous atmosphere5. Violation of any of these rules or...

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16 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

The "fine-tuning" argument is NOT a good argument

Burncastle
Anti-atheist

First round is for acceptance and I would like my opponent to give me his version of the fine-tuning argument in syllogistic form in order to make sure that I am not attacking a strawman. If you are not sure whether your argument counts as "fine-tuning argument" then please post it in the comment so that I can assess it.By "NOT good" I mean that either the validity or the soundness of the argument are not well supported. Soundness will most likely be the focus of this debate.

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16 Comments
Updated 15 Hours Ago