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The beginning of the universe! for fun!

AgnosticPanda
justiceandtruth

What if the big bang was a super black hole created by the dominant lifeforms that sucked in the whole of the universe and exploded causing the big bang and thus our current universe. If this premise is taken as truth for this debate, what sort of religious or philosophical beliefs are brought into question? Pro will explain the beliefs and I will ask more questions! Just for fun!...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Freedom of the Press ought to be valued over National Security

SpiffyTexan
Daltonian

No government ought to be without censors; and where press is free, none ever will. -Thomas Jefferson It is because I agree with Thomas Jefferson that I must negate the resolution resolved: That national security ought to be valued above freedom of the press. Now to define some key terms. Definitions: National Security- The responsibility of the government to protect the lives of its citizens from threats, both foreign and domestic. Freedom of the press-The right, guaranteed by the First...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Quality should be valued over sanctity of life

davidlyhrocks
sarahcho1215

The sanctity of life should be valued over the quality of life. Every single life has a chance to flourish and become great, no matter what the situation the life is placed in. Every one of those lives deserve a chance to change the world or make the world a better place than the state of the world when they were born with. By killing unborn babies, the elderly, the handicapped, and the useless, we are killing potentially great people. We are murdering possible leaders and great minds of the Ear...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased

Zaradi
Ajabi

Resolved: A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased.This is an LD debate. All LD cases are acceptable.The round structure will go like this:First Round: Acceptance.Second Round: Aff Case, Neg case and rebuttalsThird Round: Aff rebuttals, neg rebuttals.Fourth Round: Aff rebuttals, Neg passes round.Anything typed in the final round for the neg will be considered...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

God Probably Doesn't Exist

n7
Toviyah

This debate is impossible to accept, if you wish to accept let me know in the comments.You must have a minimum of 2500 ELO to vote on this debate.Definitions:God: The sentient eternal (has always existed and held his properties) omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent being that was the efficient cause of the universe.Probably: Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell.Doesn't Exist: Does not have objective reality or being....

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211 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Humanism > Feminism

A_Flying_Toaster
Atmas

Good day, reader! As you can see, this debate is about how Humanism is a better and overall more morally just ideology then Feminism. I make this claim considering myself as a humanist and someone who particularly doesn't like the modern-day feminist actions or some of their ideals. I constantly find myself while arguing with them to say this or something along these lines: "So, you think that men need to be taught not to rape? How about, not teach ANYONE to rape? Both genders can rape. All r...

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10 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

People should not post debates about random and insignificant topics

SpiffyTexan
kasmic

RULES: Con must prove that it is good for people to post debates about random and insignificant topics. This has been one of the main pet peeves of mine since joining DDO. It is utterly annoying that people have to scroll past a plethora of insignificant topics to find one of actual importance in the world. It seems to me that people post these types of debates so that their record will show that they have completed a higher number of debates. This hurts DDO because most people will eventuall...

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11 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

Schools are entitled to student searches. regardless of a warrant

AbandonedSpring
Voxol

I believe that schools are entitled to check students for contraband or weapons, so long as they do not go too in-depth with searches. For example: a school should be aloud to search cars in the school parking lot, however they should not be allowed to strip search students. 1st round: agreement 2nd round: argue 3rd round: Rebuttals 4th round: Conclusions...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Should the capital punishment be abolished everywhere?

younglaw
AbandonedSpring

The first round is acceptance along with your first argument. I have researched immensely to propose my arguments and I will list some sources in the comments section later, all my facts are true and thought by many but the ultimate idea is my opinion. To create a solid argument I have researched on all aspects surrounding this topic, for example, religious views, political views and etc. You may be surprised by the amount of religions that support the capital punishment, christianity 'e...

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Science has rendered theism unreasonable

Jellon
Envisage

There is a chronic tension between agnostics and theists where both sides believe people who believe the other side are unreasonable. I often see names called by both sides. As one who believes both belief systems are reasonable, I intend to defend the position that modern science has not rendered theism unreasonable. To win, Pro must show that modern scientific knowledge provides overwhelming evidence that there does not exist a god. To win, Con must be able to reasonably address all argume...

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56 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago