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Collectivism ought to be preffered to Individualism

kasmic
famousdebater

Full Resolution: On balance, Collectivism is preferable to Individualism == Rules == 1. First round for acceptance. No new arguments or rebuttals in the final round 2. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to the following definitions... Col...

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177 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Immigration Ought To Be Recognized As A Human Right

Tate.V
dj123w1

This will be an LD style debate. First round is presenting case, and so on. My dad was born in 1968 in Saigon, Vietnam during the war. Grandpa was a soldier fighting for the South in the Vietnam War, and was taken to a camp that was owned by the communists and was kept as a prisoner of war. In 1993, when my dad was 24 years old, his whole family received airplane tickets to America to escape the communist takeover in Vietnam.They chose to settle in California because he heard the weather was...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Moral codes from God are subjective.

godtraitor
Burls

I will be arguing the Pro position in this debate. Any moral code claimed to be given from God is entirely subjective, prone to be erroneous and, therefore, should be considered unreliable as a moral standard. Round 1 - Acceptance. Rounds 2 and 3 - Arguments and rebuttals. Round 4 - Final rebuttal/closing argument. Best of Luck!...

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7 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Materialism is the best way to pursue happiness

Ariesz
Scots_167

Round 1-Acceptance, Round 2-Cases, Round 3-Rebuttals, Round 4-Defense Materialism- a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. Pursue-follow (someone or something) in order to catch Happy-feeling or showing pleasure or contentment: I will be arguing that materialism is the best way to achieve happiness. My opponent will argue that there are more negative effects of materialism than there are benefits....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?

ViceRegent
WaywardSon

Atheists love to live under the delusion that they are the guardians of rationality. But how can they hold this title when they cannot even articulate a rational way to know truth from fiction. If they cannot do this, they are literally ignorant and the ignorant cannot guard anything. So, what atheist can give me a rational way atheists know truth from fiction? Answering this question is the sole purpose for this debate. If you are unable or unwilling to answer this question, do not respond...

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11 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Compatibilism

kasmic
Fkkize

Clarification: I am not really convinced of this topic and in an effort to delve into the topic further I am hoping to debate the topic at hand....

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23 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Solipsism

solar145254
CaptainScarlet

Illusions simply occur in our world, if not the solipsists individual world for example falling asleep and dreaming of other people with the illusion you can be heard and seen. So how different is the woken world, why is it not that there is the illusion of others being real and not just behaving real. Why is it not that spaces, rooms etc come to be when you come across them and not be when you turn away. How is this not as in dreaming when everything is encompassed within just your one feeling...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Military Conscription is Just

Seagull
lannan13

Resolved: Military Conscription is JustI am arguing to affirm.select winner/6,000 characters/4 rounds...

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23 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Did Witches exist in the Middle/Dark Ages or were they just innocent humans?

7Clouds
Outplayz

Witches didn't/don't exist. Sadly. Many "witches" were most probably early scientists. They experiented, and the untaught eyes of people recognized the experiments as spells and curses. So, if these early scientists were called witches, that means that today's scientists are also witches....

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6 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Physicalism is improbable

Romanii
BlueDreams

Thanks to Sargon for proposing this topic. Standard DDO rules apply -- first round for acceptance, no new arguments or rebuttals in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc, etc etc. I have the burden of proof in this debate to show that Physicalism is improbable. The definition of Physicalism can be found here -- http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/ I look forward to an interesting debate!...

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3 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago