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Speed of light proves Earth is older than 6000 years old. (Not disproving the Bible)

CoolPeppers12
Ozzyhead

Many people say and think evolution is false mainly because of what the Bible says in Genesis. And in Genesis it says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.": this is true. There is much much more about how the Earth was created, and I cannot paste all of that in here with out cluttering this debate. SO, you may wonder how the speed of ligh...

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Updated 5 Days Ago

Should Genetic Testing be covered by medical insurance?

G3cyrB
SethC

"Genetic testing is a type of medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins." These tests should be covered by medical insurance because they are not affordable for some families and they save money in the long run. These tests are beneficial to us because they remove all uncertainty for genetic mutations. For example, women dealing with pregnancy can be informed about the current health of their baby before it is born. Also, individuals with a history of a disease can...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

The earth is probably less than 10,000 years old.

GarretKadeDupre
bluesteel

In this debate, Pro will argue the evidence that the earth is younger than 10,000 years, and Con will argue the evidence that the earth is older than 10,000 years. The debate is to be determined by the preponderance of evidence. Years are taken as units of time in the conventional sense as presently measured, not in an allegorical or poetic sense.The claim that the earth is less than 10,000 years old is part of Young Earth Creationism (YEC). In this debat...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Gene Therapy (Use)

david211
Alcaeus

Being a relatively new area in medical research, the current knowledge of gene therapy is not enough to consider it safe and effective. There have been many nightmare cases in which gene therapy created new symptoms and ultimately resulted in the death of people. Some cancers and disorders are just not able to be cured through this. Although short term, drug therapy is a tried and tested method and therefore is deemed safer. The way gene therapy works is that a virus with the correct and non-def...

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Research into Extending the Human Lifespan

henriquetorres
username2014

Point 1: If you can control the diseases related with the aging process, the human lifespan will increase. Twenty years ago, the Life Extension Research program said,"Convincing evidence shows that with the proper intake of nutrients, hormones,certain drugs, and lifestyle changes." Scientists have also stated that they can control 14 of the most age related diseases. Such as chronic inflamaation, glycosalation, methylation deficit, mitochondrial enerfy deletion, horomone imbalance,excess calcifi...

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Food Irradiation

merpmerpy
BrothaDarkness

Food Irradiation is vital in the twentieth century's produce distribution, growth, and purification. Irradiating food enhances the safety and can prevent illness/epidemics from occurring. Due to the FDA's maximum dosage of 4kGy, it reduces and in some cases eliminates major food borne pathogens; E-coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, etc. Not only does it terminate bacteria outside of the produce, irradiation can kill bacteria inside as well....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Thorium or Uranium?

Nitro_Squared
fertilizerleaves

Should we use thorium or uranium in our reactors. I have read several anecdotes on this and I have also looked at several lectures on this by Kirk Sorensen. Here is one of his lectures - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbyr7jZOllI - I believe that the thorium reactors are the future for nuclear energy. They are safer for one and also thorium is much more abundant than uranium. If the next piece of your argument is that thorium still has to be converted into uranium-233[fissile] to actually be...

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Genetic Testing

JC1998
BandGeek13579

Genetic Testing has saved many lives and will continue to combat genetic disorders by helping to show people that they either don"t have the disorder and don"t need treatment or let the patient know they have the disorder and they need to start the treatment A.S.A.P. This disease can only benefit people who and or could possibly have genetic disorders....

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Food Irradiation

ChristoperColumbus
spiderman2

Food Irradiation is the radiation of food in order to remove things found in it such as bacteria. Food Irradiation should not be allowed ,however, because it takes away valuable nutrients and vitamins form the food. According to Foodcomm.com.uk 25% of vitamin E, which according to naturemade.com is important to your overall health, is lost when food is irradiated and even more is lost during cooking. Also 5-10% of Vitamin C, which is vital to bone development, can also be lost. Along with vitami...

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Objectively, the most terrifying pre-K/T extinction land animal was the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

rameezv
Valtin

A fun little debate! Pro gets first argument. Cheers!...

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