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Animal Experimentation is Morally Justifiable

Biodome
mapleleaf173

The practice of Animal Experimentation has always been generating concern from the Animal Rights communities worldwide. I wanted to instigate this debate to discuss this topic in a more civilized manner.DefinitionsAnimal Experimentation - the use of non-human animals in research and development projects, esp. for purposes of determining the safety of substances such as foods or drugs.Moral - of, relating to, or concerned...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Atheism and Ethics

Ad_Victoriam
KVDebates

This is a little game I would like to play with anybody who is both an atheist and believes in the oft quoted words of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". Can an atheist defend the basic idea behind the Declaration while still maintaining his/her worldview? Sorry, I guess you have to ta...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

God Exists

tejretics
lannan13

This is a direct challenge to lannan13. I thank Lannan for this debate.Full ResolutionGod most likely exists. BoP is shared.

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Updated 3 Days Ago

The Reverse Modal Ontological Argument Refutes God

Envisage
Mhykiel

Details:I am playing devil's advocate in this debate - since my position is that neither argument actually can even hope to be demonstrated to be sound. Leave a message if you wish to accept. Messaging that you are "unable to accept due to your age criteria, etc." clearly demonstrates you have not read the rules, and thus will be unlikely to receive the cha...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Atheism is a belief

Bonetoy
TheDev1

Many atheists today claim that atheism is not a belief. There are many different arguments being used to defend this idea. This is a list of the main arguments I have come across. -It is not a belief system -It is not possible to not believe in a non-existent. -It is not a belief; it is the lack of belief. -Belief is not formed by critical scientific investigation but by emotions, feelings and unsubstantiated opinion. Atheism is based off of scientific evidence. To start things off...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Substance Dualism is true

Genghis_Khan
n7

"Substance dualists typically argue that the mind and the body are composed of different substances and that the mind is a thinking thing that lacks the usual attributes of physical objects: size, shape, location, solidity, motion, adherence to the laws of physics, and so on. Substance dualists fall into several camps depending upon how they think mind and body are related. Interactionists believe that minds and bodies causally affect one another" [http://www.iep.utm.edu/dualism/] Pro's burde...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The Existence of God

Hayd
Apokiliptik

In this debate, I intend to discuss and debate the God of the Christian origin. As Con, I will be arguing that God does not exist, and Pro, my opponent, will be arguing that God does exist. Definitions:

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The Plantingan Modal Ontological Argument is sound

orangutan
Philocat

Resolved: The Plantingan Modal Ontological Argument (or a logically equivalent formulation) is sound.This is a challenge to Philocat.The burden of proof is on Pro to show that his argument is sound.Pro will make his presentation in the first round. Pro will waive his last round. The debate will last four rounds.Sources are fine as long as they are properly cited. TinyURL links do not count as sources.

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Is there a case for justified killing?

DD96
Normerican

Capital punishment is not included in this case....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Where did the universe come from? God (Pro) or The Big Bang Theory (Con).

Smarticle01
Pickle11

Are we created by an infinite and personal being or have we come from a explosion that put everything in its place.My first question to start the debate is: Where did the Big BAng Theory come from. ...

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37 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago