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Should students be allowed to use technology in class?

Ghazal.Hilal
itsagodthing

Students should not be allowed to use technology in class because of the following obvious reasons: Students eye sight would be in danger, it would be hard to concentrate in class with the use of devices, will cause cyber bullying, will cause emotional and physical harm....

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

On balance, a ban on civilian firearm ownership would be beneficial to the United States

UchihaMadara
donald.keller

DK and I have been planning to do this debate for a couple weeks now. Standard debate rules apply; first round for acceptance, no new arguments in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc. I doubt any of that will be a problem, here. A quick note on the resolution-- the debate will NOT be revolving around the implementation of a gun ban; it will be about whether or not the effects of a gun ban which has already been implemented are positive. I look forward to an excellent debate :D...

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172 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Is the conflict in Palestine a genocide?

Rsammut
Emilrose

For the death toll for both countries, there is considerably more Palestinian deaths suggesting an uneven battle- genocide? The Palestinians being condensed to gaza and the west bank (a concentration) and then civilians being targeted- genocide?...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Immanuel Kant was more important than John Stuart Mill in the development of philosophy

phantom
kasmic

100th debate! This debate should be impossible to accept. Introduction and Clarifications Credit to SocialPinko for the idea. We had a similar debate a while back and I wanted to do one like this again. The terms “important” and “development” will be open for debate. There is no need to agree on the specific definitions but we should apply common sense...

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78 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Is spanking a child, child abuse?

TheBestMango
AnyUsername

No spanking a child is not abuse, it is considered a proved form of discipline. Spanking shouldn't be the first choice when it comes to a child, other more calm and nice methods should be used first, but there comes a point when if a child consistently repeats an action that dangers himself or others or breaks any rules set in the household, school yard, or public should be "spanked" appropriately. Using this method to reduce defiance isn't taking away any freedom of the ch...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The Washington Redskins should change their team name

UchihaMadara
kbub

Thanks to Kbub for agreeing to debate this topic with me! Standard DDO rules apply: first round for acceptance, no new arguments in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc. A couple of important notes to make on the resolution... -- "Should" implies some sort of obligation, legal, practical, or ethical (or all) -- BOP in this debate is shared; Pro must show that there is some sort of obligation for the Redskins to change their name, and Con must show that there is not. For anyon...

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34 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Zero Divided by Zero is Zero.

CrownTheQueen
AndreiBalint

Zero Divided by Zero is Always Zero , If you have something against this , You can Take up a position and then Later I'll Exlain how B|...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

"Under God" Should Be Removed From the Pledge of Allegiance

AtheistPerson
tim.ray

Yes, the phrase "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance should be removed. To begin, America is a country of many religions/beliefs along with ethnicity, sexuality, etc. and should never favor one of them more than the other. Also, The United States of America is not a Christian nation at all. I do understand that the majority of our founding fathers were Christian, but that never meant that they implied religion to everything that they did. For example, take President Obama; he is religious, ye...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The United States should have a death penalty.

RoyLatham
Mikal

The death penalty, i.e. capital punishment, is "execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense." [1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capital%20punishment] Currently 32 states and the Federal government have a death penalty. [2. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty]. Background inf...

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122 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Should all kids be able to own and use their own mobile phone?

Hylian_3000
Acarr130

Let's start by laying down some rules and definitions Round 1: Acceptance Round Round 2: Opening Statement Round 3: Arguments Round 4: Counter Arguments/Arguments Round 5: Counter Arguments/Closing Statement Mobile Phone: any wireless telephone that operates over a relatively large area, as a cellular phone or PCS phone....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago