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Should the US Impose a Tax on Carbon Emissions?


Round 1 is just for you to accept. In round 1, type that you accept my debate and nothing more. Round 2 is opening statements and primary claims. The third round is the main one, with most of your points/ rebuttals. The fourth is final statements and conclusions. The participant shall agree to no ad hominem attacks. Thank you....

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Updated 8 Hours Ago

Genetic Modification on Humans


I believe that genetic modification on humans should be legal, but well-regulated. I think that humans should be able to be cured of genetic diseases, as well as the parents being given options of the child's physical appearance/traits. I do not think that genetic modification (namely CRISPR) should be used to create anything that is not human, no humans with gills for example. I look forward to an interesting debate on this subject with anybody who will challenge me in this regard....

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Humans are the most intelligent animals on Earth.


This debate will be about whether humans are more intelligent than other animal species on Earth. I will be arguing for this, my opponent will argue against it (i.e. humans are not the most intelligent).Structure:Round 1 is acceptance.Round 2 is opening arguments.Round 3 is rebuttals. No new arguments.Round 4 is further rebuttals with new and/or revised arguments.Round 5 is final arguments and closing statements.<...

Debating Period
Updated 4 Days Ago

Oil Drilling


Is it ethical to continue to drill for oil and install pipelines for oil transport at the cost of our environment when we have other sustainable energy resources?...

Debating Period
Updated 1 Week Ago

Discourse on Artificial Intelligence and Sentience.


Discourse on Artificial Intelligence and Sentience. I will be taking the pro stance, and arguing that the continued research and development of sentient AI's is a worthwhile endeavor. Con will take the opposite stance. [Note] This debate should be impossible to accept. If you somehow manage to do so, you forfeit this discussion automatically. Structure and Rules: [1] There will be five rounds. - Round 1 is ACCEPTANCE ONLY. - Within round 2 both sides present opening arguments. - Round...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Creationism is more Logical than the Theory of Evolution


I will be arguing that Creationism makes more sense and is backed by more evidence than the Theory of Evolution. Creationism: the belief that the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account, rather than by natural processes such as evolution. Evolution: the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form. I will be arguing for the existence of a creator, and more specifically the Judeo-Christ...

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Updated 6 Hours Ago

Mankind Is the Main Cause of Global Warming


You asked to accept this.Full ResolutionI will be arguing that mankind is the main cause of global warming. We will not be arguing if global warming exists or not, it will be assumed that it does; only if global warming has an anthropogenic cause.BoP is shared.DefinitionsMankind: "The human race; human beings collectively without reference to sex; humankind."[1]Main: "Chief in size, ext...

Post Voting Period
Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolution: All whole numbers are interesting.


Starting a relatively casual-style debate for anyone interested. I am for the idea that every single whole number can be considered interesting, and my opponent will try to convince us the resolution is false. I will provide all necessary definitions I can think of. (Feel free to let me know if you want me to change any of the given definitions. I will consider reasonable alterations.) All: The whole quantity or...

Post Voting Period
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Evolution vs Creationism


This debate is a discussion arguing whether the theory of Evolution or Creationism is the cause of our origins.I, pro, will be arguing that humans were created through evolution, while con argues for creationism.Rounds:R1) Acceptance...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

does everything need a creator?


The very existence of God has come into place because we didn't and still don't know who created the universe. But it is time to question, does everything need a creator? You may say yes because we have created many things such as the internet, laptop, site etc. But we have never created a planet, or made something out of nothing. Is it really that hard to think that the universe has no creator?...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago