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The Metaphysics of Star Trek: Dr. Ira Graves failed to Cheat Death

n7
Wylted

I've chosen WyltedThis debate was inspired by Bsh1's series on the ethics of Star Trekhttp://www.debate.org/debates/The-Ethics-of-Star-Trek-Holograms-Rights/1/ This debate will focus on the metaphysics of the 6th episode of season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation called "The Schizoid Man". This episode features the dying Dr. Ira Graves who attempts to cheat death by u...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Reincarnation

coolcatdog23
Lee001

Reincarnation does not exist....

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Vaccines can cause autism and other problems

Dilara
Rami

First round. Acceptance. Second round. Arguments. Third round. Rebuttals. Fourth round. Conclusions. Thanks!...

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Which gender is better, male(pro) or female(con)?

greatkitteh
juverina

First of all, if you are some leaderboard- rank 7000 elo person, please don`t accpet this. I`m only a regular debater. Format: round 1: accpetance round 2: whatever you want round 3: whatever you want round 4: No new arguments...

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can there be evil in a world that there is also a single, all knowing, all loving God?

dyxtj
vi_spex

I would like to say that I believe that in a world created by a God which you described (the God of the Christian faith I am assuming) could indeed have evil in it. I would start my argument with a question (although I know that is uncustomary, that is how I would like to do this). If there were no darkness at night, how would you know that you were looking at the light in the day? if there were no shadows, you would be blind. This is a fitting analogy for this debate. It is necessary for there...

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should teachers be paid more?

slamminsam
OrangeRymesWithDoorHinge

Teachers are very important to society and I believe that their salaries should be raised. In the United States, teachers are paid between $39,580 and $75,279. Despite the salaries of our teachers, our country"s students are lagging behind other countries in test scores. Teachers are unappreciated even thought they have the most important jobs; educating the next generation. Raising teacher"s pay would emphasize how we value education in this country. American schools have become a ha...

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Resolved: The TRIPS agreement is unfair.

Diqiucun_Cunmin
Naweedyosofi

Note: This debate should be impossible to accept. If you find a clever way to work around the rules, you automatically forfeit all seven points. If you would like to debate, please say so in the comments after reading this opening round.IntroductionThis will be the first serious debate I've had in a while. Okay, I understated that. This will be the first serious debate I've had since Summer 2012. There...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Lets eat endangered animals.

britkit_francis
Kvasir

eat du animals...

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Should Christians take the Entire Bible Literally?

Legendary_Houp
Bogcha

This argument is about whether Christians should take the entire Bible literally. Therefore, I ask my opponent to please be Christian. I will be arguing that Christians should not literally follow the entire Bible, Pro will be arguing that they should. Rounds are as follows: 1. Acceptance 2. Initial Arguments 3. Arguments/Rebuttals 4. Rebuttals/Case Summary (No new arguments please) BoP is shared. Literal: "taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory."...

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Birth Control Should Be Mandatory For Women Who Do Not Want Children

blackkid
HaileyL

I believe that, barring extraneous circumstances (such as health), women who declare they do not want children should find it mandatory to take birth control (specifically of an implant-type) if they wish to be sexually active. The mandatory length of commitment is 1-year and is reevaluated annually. I believe this would greatly reduce accidental pregnancy....

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