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Can anything be proven?

DebateMasterJ
Devils-Advocate

The method used to solve problems is the scientific method, which results in a conclusion. It is impossible for anything to be proven beyond the shadow of a doubt because: a) conclusions are biased b) conclusions can only be supported, not proven correct, by information gathered c) conclusions can be overturned by new information being discovered Just to be clear, my argument is that it is impossible for anything to be proven, true or false. In order for Pro to win the debate, they will h...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Civil Disobediance helps when Fighting for Justice

cmeyer73
DebateMePlz

1st round is acceptance and opening statement(definition and observation) 2nd round: Construct your case 3rd round: Attack Opponents case/rebuild your own 4th round: Final Statements...

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If you cannot look into someones eyes and tell them to kill themselves than you aren't friends

Solyra
TheJuniorVarsityNovice

I truly believe this....

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DA Tournament: The Most Accurate Meta-Ethical Theory. Moral Realism (Pro) vs Moral Relativism (Con)

Envisage
Benshapiro

Full Resolution: "What is the most accurate meta-ethical theory. Moral Realism, or Moral RelativismThis is in fulfilment of the religious devils advocate tournament:http://www.debate.org/forums/religion/topic/60073/

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39 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Our Sense of Morality Has Evolutionary Origins

Surrealism
CordialCongressman

As usual, the first round is for acceptance.DEFINITIONS:Evolution - The descent of different species from a common ancestor over many generations. [1]Morality - a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons [2]

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Updated 1 Week Ago

This House Believes That Synthetic A Priori Knowledge Exists!

Ajabi
bossyburrito

Welcome! THIS DEBATE IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCEPT. PLEASE COMMENT/MESSAGE ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACCEPT THIS DEBATE, PLEASE ONLY DO SO IF YOU HAVE A HIGH ELO, OR OTHER CREDENTIALS IN PHILOSOPHY. YOU NEED 2000 ELO TO VOTE ON THIS DEBATE WITH A SELECT WINNER OPTION. Introduction: This debate seeks to adress one of the oldest, and most revelutionary ideas of Philosophy: of whether there exists...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion is always Morally Permissible

bsh1
Envisage

PrefaceI have recently been having some philosophical and logical consistency issues with my Pro-Choice stance. I would therefore like to defend a Pro-Life position to help me understand that persepective, and to determine which point of view I find more compelling.To accept this debate, you must have completed 4 debates already. To vote you must have a minimum of 3,000 ELO. Because this is such a contentious issue, I would also like to remind voters...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Yes Plus

Tako
Zarroette

Yes plus course is another business trick. The yes plus gurus are liars. They teach nonsense and make people believe its great....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

The Statement 'God Exists' is Rationally Justifiable.

YassineB
Envisage

>>> If any of you wish to debate me, please let me know in the comments. & it would be nice if you can also include the line of reasoning you'll be going with. The statement "God Exists" is rationally justifiable, in the sense that, the Positive Existence of God must be either:- Deductively T...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Creationism/ID (pro) vs Evolution (con)

komododragon8
That1User

For this debate I will argue for creationism (even though I believe in evolution) while my opponent, That1User, will argue for evolution. This will be part of the Devil's Advocate Tournament. Here is the link to the forum: http://www.debate.org/forums/religion/topic/60073/1/...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago