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Transgenderism is a mental illness.


Resolution: Transgenderism is a mental illness. Definitions: "Transgenderism": The condition of being transgender (i.e., being one "whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender." [1]) "Mental illness": A mental disorder, also called a mental illness, psychological disorder or psychiatric disorder, is mental or behavioral pattern that causes either suffering or a poor ability to function in ordinary life [2]. Rules: The first round is for acc...

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You can not prove or disprove anything


First round is acceptance only This debate ought to be purely philosophical so I'm not going to bother with explanations of "prove" and "disprove". Be mindful of that and don't bend the rules too much. Good luck!...

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God Most Likely Exists


This is a debate between me and whoever accepts first. I will be arguing that God most likely doesn't exist. God: the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being. You may start in the first round. Format will then be simple presentation, then refutation. For an equal number of rounds, Pro must leave their last round blank....

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God`s omniscience contradicts the notion that we have free will.


Common 4 round debate structure. Round 1: Acceptance of debate and definitions.Round 2: Opening ArgumentsRound 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Rebuttals and Final conclusion ( no new arguments ) Definitions :Omniscience - is the capacity to know everything. (Omniscient - All knowing ; having infinite knowledge ) Free will - The ability to choose...

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The Social Contract and Moral Obligations


PrefaceIt's been a sizeable amount of time since I last debated, and I really want to get back into it, esp. now that the campaign is over and things are settling down. This is one of two challenges I am issuing, and I think it should afford some interesting discussion. I find the topic to be cool, somewhat of a departure from a lot of the common topics used on DDO, and I think it will provide an basis for an engaging discourse! To accept, you must h...

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Should America pay reperiations to African Americans


Reparations should be paid to African Americans they are a people who have been through a lot for this country. They have contributed over half of things we use every day and never go the credit they deserve. That reason alone is should factor a major part of why their families should be compensated in some way , shape or form. In addition to that they have been beaten not just in slavery but today still their families deserve to be at least consoled for their losses from HATE CRIMES! Finally, e...

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Team Debate: God Exists


IntroductionPrefaceThis is a team debate. We (Team Con) thank Team Pro for accepting and having time to do this debate. Please do not accept this debate until the 29th of May, 2015. There is an Elo restriction of 2,000 to vote on this debate. There shall be 72 hours per round, with 4 rounds and a maximum of 10,000 characters per round.

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Can you truly define the intelligence of others?


The intelligence of others can not be defined. In today's society, humanity uses a standardized grading system in order to define the intelligence of students. However it fails to do its job as grades only judge how well a person can take a test as the current school system is based around standardized testing. Many people fail at these tests not because they are stupid. It is because they have test anxiety. They may be able to list all the elements of the Periodic Table, but if there is a...

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Does a shadow exist?


A shadow is the absence of light to varying degrees. My view is that the absence of something doesn't meet the requirements of existence. Therefore things such as holes, vacuums and shadows don't belong in the category of things that exist....

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The desire to succeed makes us compromise with moral values.


First of all let us try to understand the meaning of moral values. Moral Values are the rules and regulations which we follow to earn our dignity and respect in the society and moreover to be a good human being. The phrase "makes you compromise with moral values" in the sense is that we have to sacrifice our moral values in order to gain success but the thing is that by sacrificing our moral values it is not possible to gain success permanently. The reason is that real success is not present in...

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