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We push some thoughts out into unconsciousness; thereby, we can deceive ourselves

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jonlee

We push some thoughts out into unconsciousness; thereby, we can deceive ourselves....

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Should euthanasia be legal

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juliahannegan

Euthanasia should be legal for anyone who no longer desires to live, and to families where a family member is unable to choose death due to a lack of comprehension that they are even alive. Why is it humane to euthanize a pet that is suffering yet humans are required by law to suffer til they die....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

I know I exist

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Shanor

I know I exist. If a demon deceives me as Descartes said, I cannot know 'I think therefore I am' because I may be thought by another thing. However, I know I exist, even though the demon trick me that I exist, because there is a deceived object, I....

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Consciousness Could've Happened by Mistake

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Furyan5

Cells are not conscious beings, at least as far as we understand. But yet they still work in a complex system. Animals which have a lesser consciousness than us can still catch things, and they are able to jump from branch to branch. As far as we are aware, our consciousness developing could be just as random as the universe developing. Physics, Biology, and Chemistry in a way explain complex systems and how they move towards a goal as well. Are they conscious?...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

God Likely Exists

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Nikolaos

First debate, big whoop. The probability of God existing is greater than the probability of God not existing, and is more rational. This is based on the following points: (my own version of the cosmological argument) 1. The universe must have been caused. *This is a natural, logical assumption based on intuition. Atheists counter by saying intuition is often wrong, and say the universe lacks causality, and that all matter/energy merely transfers from one state to another. ***Problem...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

is God real?

jackgilbert
samikshya

God is real. If God did not create the earth then who did? Life is too complex to create itself. Something can't come from nothing. That's how we know that God exists, and he is how something came from nothing....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

God exists.

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thelogicalumbrella

The resolution is that God exists. Pro will be arguing that God exists, while Con will be arguing that Pro has not established that God exists. By accepting this debate, Pro agrees that they have the burden of proof to establish that it is objectively more likely than not that God exists. The rules for assessing this are the standard rules of logic, including the rules of deductive and inductive inference. For example, a deductive argument must be deductively valid and have premises that we h...

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Is the big bang theory real

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Penrose_stairs

The Big Bang theory is not real. God is real and he created the earth that we are living on today. The Big Bang Theory is not real because of the complexity of life. Look at plants, animals, microscopic organisms, planets, and humans. All of these amazing things that are here can't just be a probability. There had to be someone who designed all of the amazing things that we have today. And if the Big Bang theory were true, then why aren't there explosions happening all the time? And if the law o...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Nothing is nonexistent, and something is existent

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mrdutch

Nothing is nonexistent, and something is existent because nothing is nothing....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

We live for happiness

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BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2

We live for happiness because happiness is our ultimate goal....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago