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On balance, it would be beneficial to outlaw giving people the finger in public areas.

Gaming_Debater
mabrewer

The finger. Flipping someone off. Shooting the bird. Whatever you call it. I believe it should be outlawed in public areas. First round is acceptance onlyDefinitions: The finger- A gesture made by showing a person the back of a closed fist and extending the middle finger. This is considered to be a symbol of contempt. The majority of this gesture's meanings contain the "f" word.in public areas- around other people; in an ar...

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Updated 19 Hours Ago

Pre-emption vs. Deterrence (Modern Warfare)

Jingle_Bombs
DarthVitiosus

Military debate. I argue to my opponent that as a general rule for diplomacy, foreign relations, and national security policies that the use of Force should NOT be used only as a last resort. I argue exclusively that a doctrine of Pre-emption (including preemptive and preventative war) is far more effective at dismantling information age threats and safeguarding the interests of a nation as a whole than a policy of deterrence. CON must prove that deterrence theory is still...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Classical / Quantum Physics Theory Debate

mattynet167
StrategicPositions

Arguing quantum theory and classical reality of matter...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Ultimate Team War:Corrida Colosseum

Mr.Majestic
PeacefulChaos

This seemed pretty fun. I have no idea if this is still a thing or not. I'm most likely going to be owned in this. This is Ultimate Team War. Each debater must assemble a team of five characters, and the teams will then fight to the death(ish). Since we cannot have an actual real-life battle, each debater will explain why their team is superior during this debate. DEFINITIONS Team leader: One of the debaters here, i.e. me or my opponent Team member: One of the five chosen warriors. Team...

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17 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

There should be little gun control in the U.S.

Maat
Kaynex

I will be debating that there should be little gun control with Kaynex. He has many debates about this topic and I wanted to hear his thoughts. I do not actually think that there should be little gun control, or at least yet. And that is why I want to hear people's opinions, such as Kaynex, and forcefully put myself against it.Guidelines1) All common guideli...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Artifical Intelligence and Rights: Can Androids have Rights?

bsh1
Wylted

PrefaceThis debate is, on the surface, appears to be a Star Trek debate. However, it delves into issues worthy of any upper level philosophy or ethics class: can artificial intelligences be consider persons, or have rights? I am truly looking forward to an interesting moral discussion regarding this question, and I hope for an excellent debate!The response time for arguments on this debate is 48 hours. You need to have completed 3 debates to be able...

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Updated 21 Hours Ago

Kill a beloved, to save many criminals

Commondebator
imsmarterthanyou98

First round is acceptance. Standard rules. (No trolling, cussing, and be nice. Format is intended to be arguments on round 2, however the opponent may extend his/her arguments as he/she pleases) Definition: This debate concerns humans. Assume both parties have same level of morality. Scenario: A psychotic maniac named "Commondebator" has given you an option of which you cannot escape: Kill a beloved family member, or kill an entire country of criminals. (All of the criminals are in ja...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Emotion is more important than Logic

StrategicPositions
imsmarterthanyou98

This debate was inspired by "Logic Or Emotion which is better?" in the opinion section of debate.org First Round is for acceptance ^^. Good Luck Ladies and Gents!...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

The existence of evil proves God must exist

jcj97
DarthVitiosus

I will prove that the existence of evil does not disprove God's existence, but rather proves that he does exist. My opponent will attempt to prove the contrary, that the existence of evil proves God does not exist. The definition of God used in this argument is a good, eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent being. I would like to hear my opponent's definition of evil....

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Updated 2 Days Ago

The voting system of debate.org is unreliable

ObjectivityIsAMust
Mister_Man

1. The first round is only for acceptance....

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6 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago