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Abortion Should Remain Legal Until Viability

Geogeer
TheGingerPirate

This debate is about whether abortion should remain legal until the fetus is viable.DefinitionsAbortion - Any of various procedures intentionally resulting in the cessation of the unborn.Legal - Authorized by or based on law [1]

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Informing People of the End

ConservativePolitico
BlackVoid

Situation: an asteroid is heading for the Earth. There is nothing that mankind can do about it and the fate of the Earth is sealed. The world has three months left until complete destruction. The debate: Pro: argues that the government should tell the people of their findings as soon as they found out the news. Con: argues that the government should never tell the people of their fate. First Round acceptance only. This should be an interesting debate....

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23 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Extropianism: A Debate on its Validity.

Tyler5362
king.leeonidas

*This debate is on the validity of Extropianism as a philosophy and if it should be a philosophy practiced. *I take the position of Pro as I am for Extropianism and its validity.The defininition of Extropianism is this: "referred to as the philosophy of Extropy, is an evolving framework of values and standards for continuously improving the human condition. Extropianists believe that advances in science and technology will some day let people liv...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Free Will Exists

MyDinosaurHands
torresjoh

"The ability to choose, think, and act voluntarily. For many philosophers, to believe in free will is to believe that human beings can be the authors of their own actions and to reject the idea that human actions are determined by conditions or fate."I will argue that human actions are determined by conditions, and my opponent shall have to argue that human decisions are not bound by conditions. Debate Structure:R1 Rules and Acceptance by my opponentR2...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

you are just a bunch of atoms

Max.Wallace
LogicalLunatic

Thanks for telling us that NPR!...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

'defense of others' 2 limited in practice, killing serial killer bob isnt inherently immoral

linate
blackkid

'defense of others' 2 limited in practice, killing serial killer bob isnt inherently immoral bob is a serial killer on the run and's shown every reason he'll continue killing. you see him by chance at a state park. a high reason to think if you try to call authorities he will get away. u have a gun- moral to kill him? remember, 'defense of others' as a legal and moral system is often said to be only permissible if the pending harm to another is 'imminent' which usually is said to mean 'rig...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

The Universe has a Purpose

Invictus144
Cluckelite

To the opposition, thank you for accepting my challenge, and good luck. I intend to argue that the universe has a purpose. I do not necessarily argue the existence of any specific deity to act as such a purpose, simply that there must be an initial being of some form. My argument will be in part, one of elimination, and rule out the two core secular explanations for the universe not having a purpose. Firstly that something, cannot spring from nothing. Secondly, that the universe cannot be ete...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The Problem of Evil and Hell

Microsuck
KRFournier

Resolved: The Problem of Evil and the Problem of Hell are sucessful arguments against the existence of the Judeo-Christian type God.Clarification: This debate is not necessarily about a particular religion, rather, it an argument aganist a Judeo-Christian type God who has the three omni-attributes (omnipotence; omnibenevolence; and omniscient). RulesA. Structure1. Acceptance/abstract2. O...

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43 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Transhumanism

Cold-Mind
Samuel60

Pro's resolution: We(humans) should embrace transhumanism and not resist it.Con's resolution: We should do our best trying to put an end to transhumanism.Forfeit in Round 1, 2 or 3 means loss. BoP is on both (obviously). Con can make arguments in first round. Con must not make new premises in Round 4....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Do we agree?

rajagopal23295
Multi-Wargasm

The first round will be acceptance....

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7 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago