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Was the US founded as a christian nation?

jlove2live
TalkForLife

I am arguing that, against popular belief, the United States was not founded on any religious beliefs....

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4 Comments
Updated 14 Hours Ago

Movie debates #1: Movies vs Books - Changes are justified

macaztec
warriosrs135

This is intended to be the first of a series of movie debates. The idea for this one is a slight twist on movies vs books. The number one complaint is usually that something was changed. So we will focus on discussing changes in movies based on books.* Con will be arguing that the book version is generally better. Pro will be arguing that movies are equally as good, if not better....along with justifying changes.There is a shared BoP. Fir...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

The Earth is better without Humans

ScrinTech
Dan4reason

First Round is Acceptance...

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Fairy Tales Are Possible In The Real World

FrEeMaSoN1692
Skrone

I believe that Fairy Tales are possible in the way that you can get a happily ever after ending. I'm not arguing that there are such things as mermaids, witches, talking mice, a spinning wheel that can put you in a sleeping curse or be able to make yourself look like a an old lady selling apples. I believe that you have to work for your happily ever after. Most people don't have happily ever afters because they are not working hard enough for it, I do not mean as in working hard at your educatio...

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5 Comments
Updated 39 Minutes Ago

Which Demigod from the Heroes of Olympus series is the best?!?

maninpurple777
Shibby47

Well I think Nico is the best, because he is the son of one of the big three gods (Hades). He seems the most real out of all of the demigods, and his powers to bring out the dead are amazing!...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

DNA Databases/profiling

kleigh
mzhao8

One major problem in crime is the mis-representation for ethnic minorities and young people. This creates an anti-police attitude. In fact, two in five black men already have their DNA on record compared to fewer than one in ten whites. Justice cannot properly be given to those in a majority gender or ethnicity that holds more protection compared to the minorities. DNA profiling can eliminate the bias in crime by giving solid evidence towards who the perpetrator is. A computer does not discrimin...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Vaccinations (mandatory/ disbursemenet)

alexpowell
gabbsmcswaggin

Vaccinations should not be mandatory, because of peoples religious beliefs. Many people hold religious beliefs against vaccination, forcing parents to vaccine their children would violate the first amendment, which is the freedom to exercise their religion. Vaccines interfere with the natural law and God's plan for humanity. Disease is natural and humans should not interfere with it. The ethical dilemmas associated with using hu...

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Updated 17 Hours Ago

Reproductive Technology

reneeyoung
derogatory

Artificial insemination first of all is a type of reproductive technology. This type of reproductive technology is bad for the mother. During artificial insemination you can be bleeding into the ovary following puncture to retrieve the eggs. And if you are a woman who takes blood thinners or have blood clotting defects then you can be put at more risk for bleeding. if you want only one kid from this treatment then there could be a possibility that you could end up with 20 kids or more. this...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Medical Coverage for Genetic Disorders

xReinax
PurplePanda194

Patients with genetic disorders should not have medical coverage for the cost of the treatments; such as, genetic counsling cost imense amouts of money. The costs of these types of treatments are anywhere from $125- $500 (Risk Factors). And this is just for one treatement. The costs of having a genetic disorder causes exponential costs on the insurance company. When this occurs, they cannot properly cover other aspects of life that they cover. Therefore patients with genetic disorders are o...

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8 Comments
Updated 23 Hours Ago

Medical Research Using Live Animals

PreciousC
awesome-500

Testing on animals has contributed to many life-saving cures and treatments. By using the pancreas of a dog, scientists were able to develop insulin which is a necessity for people with type one and type two diabetes (Animal-testing.procon.org). The polio vaccine was developed by testing on animals. If testing was not done on animals, the polio epidemic of the first half of the 1900s wouldn't have ended and the world would have lost much of that generation and the generations to come. We ha...

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18 Comments
Updated 14 Hours Ago