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Ghosts: Real or Not?

superepicgirl
theterminator

I think ghosts are real, but they won't try to kill you or pull you under the bed or throw a television at you. The reason for this is because they do not have enough mass. You see, a man named Duncan MacDougall conducted a study about the weight of the soul, which has now been popularized as roughly 21 grams. However, Augustus P. Clarke found a fault in MacDougall's study: your body temperature rises just before death because your lungs can no longer maintain your blood's temperature, and the s...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Evolution is true

400spartans
acdramaqueen2004

First round is for acceptance only, BOP is shared....

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Should monkeys be considered persons

TheDreamer
prinzoj

1. Primates are an order of mammals that include very primitive animals called Prosimians, as well as monkeys, apes, and humans 2. A human being is a man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance. 3. A monkey is a small to medium-sized primate that typically has a long tail, most kinds of which live in trees in tropical countries. 4. With the exception of humans, which inh...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

is science or philosophy better at solving problems and improving society

jakemg
TheNamesFizzy

science is how questions get answered and problems get solved. I see the scientific method as the greatest invention inhuman history because it has caused the most exponential growth in human advancement....

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7 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Geocentrism

GarretKadeDupre
RainbowDash52

I will scientifically prove that the entire universe rotates around the immobile Earth. To win this debate, I must prove the following points:1. Earth does not orbit/revolve around the sun.2. Earth does not spin/rotate. 3. The universe does spin/rotate around Earth. If my opponent appeals to Special Relativity or General Relativity, I will refute those theories as needed.The first debater to forfeit a round automatically...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Santa Claus exists.

gwinfrost
Luxray2854

Santa Claus exists, and there is an abundance of solid evidence for it: -Scientists have discovered a hidden underground toy factory in the northern Polar Icecap in 1998 -Santa Claus is the only logical explanation for why children receive toys on Christmas -Santa Claus is the only logical explanation for why the cookies which are left out are eaten -I saw Santa Claus when I was a little boy in 2000. He tied me up to a chair and did weird things to me. It was magical, just like he is -The...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

god is false

vi_spex
Lee001

if nature is intended, its a machine, therefore god is stories....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The probability argument falls flat when it comes to explaining the past

chewster911
james14

I am starting this debate because I've seen some famous fundamentalists and evangelical Christians mention this argument when trying to disprove abiogenesis. I would like to explain why this fails in a debate. Criterion for this debate is that my opponent has to have at least 10 debates finished.This is to prevent trolls and people unfamiliar with this site and topic to accept,although there are still some chances for that to happen (see what I did there?). 1st round - acceptance 2nd round...

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114 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Life Originally Arose via. Abiogenesis

Envisage
joepalcsak

This debate challenge is the arranged debate made with Joepalscak. I would like to make a late apology for a previous debate we held which I forfeited all my rounds.[http://www.debate.org/debates/Is-Intelligent-Design-Sound/1/] The same will most certainly not be occurring again.Full Resolution:

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Global Warming

sidewinder
lannan13

I recently saw a statistic that 1 in 4 Americans were skeptical of global warming and its damage to the world. TO be quite frank I found this disturbing and I would like to challenge anyone who believes Global warming is a farce to debate this prudent issue....

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5 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago