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God has a 50/50 chance of existing

demonlord343
Ozzyhead

Hello Debaters, and welcome to another debate about God. Atm, this debate is impossible to accept. Leave a comment if you wish to join, and if I choose you, you will be contacted via PM. 1st round: Accepting with written claim2nd round: Arguments3rd round: Arguments/Rebuttals4th round: Final Rebuttals and ConclusionCon must prove that God's chances of existing are indeed not 50/50. My claim is that God does indeed have a 50/5...

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Updated 11 Hours Ago

The Impossibility of Impossibility

9spaceking
demonlord343

Within this debate I will be arguing about a very serious topic: the impossibility of impossibility. Is impossibility possible? Or is it impossible? That is the question. So here, we come, to debate about this question that has been pondered over many many years, perhaps even centuries. We question about the existence of impossibility. Could everything be possible after all? I don't think so. I think there exists some impossibility, and thus, impossibility is proved possible.pro will...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

The Universe is Real

Aeon
gryephon

The title may have been slightly misleading: I do not argue the position that the universe doesn't exist, but rather that it is impossible to prove the reality or unreality of everything. The burden of proof is on pro to prove that either everything is real or it is not. This is the structure of the debate: Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Opening statements Round 3: Rebuttals and new points Round 4: Final rebuttals (no new points) Round 5: Conclusion (no new points, just summary)...

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Updated 16 Hours Ago

Vegetarianism

lucasd_j
TheMaster_Debator

I have always felt that the arguement against vegetarianism were never sufficient and could have been much better. The arguement against vegetarianism was mostly taken up by fools who love mcdonalds too much and let their stomach's decide their principles thats why I felt it neccesary to publish my thoughts on the issue. I will be arguing on grounds of health, food shortages, morality and also a religous perspective.Firstly, I understand that the arguments given proclaiming that...

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Updated 20 Hours Ago

Abortion is generally immoral

zmikecuber
Zarroette

Resolved: Abortion is generally immoral.Four rounds. Shared BoP. No new arguments in R4. R1 for acceptance.I shall argue that abortion is immoral in most cases. This means excluding extraordinary cases such as rape, incest, to save the life of the mother, etc. So I shall be arguing that in cases where the individual gave consent and partook in sex, resulting in a pregnancy, abortion is immoral. My opponent shall a...

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112 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Psychological Egoism is correct

GregVCross
philochristos

I am going to simply give someone's description of psychological egoism and ask that you argue against it: All forms of egoism require explication of "self-interest" (or "welfare" or "well-being"). There are two main theories. Preference or desire accounts identify self-interest with the satisfaction of one's desires. Often, and most plausibly, these desires are restricted to self-regarding desires. What makes a desire self-regarding is controversial, but there are clear cases and counter-ca...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Social Darwinism

cartersolomon
evandudeguy

I am starting this debate to see a plethora of opinions on the matter. My opinion is that Social Darwinism is currently the philosophy of the U.S. but it is not a fact of life and it does not necessarily have to be. What I am primarily looking at/ talking about is the desire of people to compete against one another and work for their own personal goal, as opposed to working for a common goal or accomplishment. (I do not want this to turn into capitalism vs socialism PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND) Fro...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Animal experimentation is immoral.

dwkwvss
whiteflame

The topic and the arguments for and against is actually pretty self-explanatory. I've been thinking about this, and I've come to the conclusion that both sides of this debate have valid points that will make this debate very much enjoyable. I am not tolerant of any sort of name-calling or trolling. I am actually not a animal rights advocate. I'm here for the sake of battling logic to logic. If anything comes to condescension and belittling, I'm really not interested. 1st- round opening...

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25 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Morals are Objective

rugbypro5
BobTurner

I'm arguing that morals cannot be subjective, meaning that they change from situation to situation, and that they are in fact objective- what was wrong in one situation will be wrong in the next. 1st round is for acceptance....

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Updated 2 Days Ago

All Human Actions are Taken Through Self-Interest

MyDinosaurHands
Loveshismom

I believe that every action a human being has ever taken has been motivated by self-interest. My opponent should argue that at least some human actions occur without self-interest (or just selfishness if you'd prefer) as the motivator. Any arguments that get all nitpicky involving some kind of out there scenarios with mind control or whatever should not be counted when determining the better arguments. My opponent may talk about coercion, like a gun to the head type scenario, but any sce...

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Updated 2 Days Ago