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Dishonest people hide their phone number.

Max.Wallace
Sciguy

Because they do not dare answer the phone. They. in fact won't even let it ring............cowards. wimps. deceivers....

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13 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

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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30 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The Kalam Cosmological Argument is Sound

Miles_Donahue
SirCrona

The kalam cosmological argument is a powerful and cogent argument for the existence of God, and I'm willing to defend that claim against anyone who disagrees....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices

Zaradi
Romanii

Should be impossible to accept. I'll take an opponent in a few days. Comment if you're interested.Resolved: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.Definitions will be within the debate and are up for debate.This is intended to be an LD debate. If you aren't familiar with how LD debate works, then I'd advise you not accept this. All styles of LD cases are acceptable. Round Structure will be as such:Ro...

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34 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?

ViceRegent
BenJWasson

Atheists love to live under the delusion that they are the guardians of rationality. But how can they hold this title when they cannot even articulate a rational way to know truth from fiction. If they cannot do this, they are literally ignorant and the ignorant cannot guard anything. So, what atheist can give me a rational way atheist know truth from fiction? And please do not respond if you have responded before or if you admit you have no way of rationally know truth from fiction, or if y...

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23 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Presupposing Islam is true, an eternal hell is justified.

Ahmed.M
popculturepooka

= = = = = Introduction = = = = =This debate will be about the justification for the conception of hell fire in Islam. I will argue that Hell fire conceived of in Islam, a conscious eternal torment is morally justified. My opponent may build a case of his own, but it is sufficient for him to only refute my case. ...

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47 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices

tejretics
famousdebater

This debate is for the Winter Tournament. Pro should present his or her arguments in Round 1 and leave the last round blank (except to post "no round as agreed"). No new arguments in the final round of argumentation. Selected judges: Raisor, whiteflame, YYW, thett3, FT, bsh1, F-16 The debate will use the "opt-in" voting standards, outlined here. [http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/78621/] "Adolescence" = "the teenage years between 13 and 19 and the transitional stage fro...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Is it okay, "good" even, to lie to a friend in order to spare his or her feelings?

SurvivorManMatt
Mulan

Moral law dictates that lying to a friend in order to spare their feelings is not permissible. According to Immanuel Kant and deontology, lying in any instance is immoral and therefore not allowed. Jeremy Bentham and utilitarianism, a part of consequentialism, state that people will always attempt to maximize pleasure and minimize pain and in some instances make lying okay. Lying is immoral in the instance of attempting to keep a friend from feeling pain by telling them the truth, i.e. if they a...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

This House Believes That the No Difference Theory is correct

Stephen_Hawkins
16kadams

Hello, and welcome to my next debate. 16kadams, probably one of the most formidable and respected debaters on this site for conservative beliefs against myself, it certainly shall be an interesting debate. ===Opening Jokes==='My Dad used to say 'always fight fire with fire', which is probably why he got thrown out of the fire brigade.'===Definitions===No difference theory: The rejection of necessary differe...

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32 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Abortion: A Secular Debate

austinlaam
alexnotmurfs

This will be a debate for atheists. I find no true reasons for the denial of a woman to get an abortion. I WILL ARGUE PRO.1st round: Accept and you give your initial arguments.2nd round: My rebuttal and my argument. Your rebuttal and your argument.3rd round: My rebuttal and my argument. Your rebuttal and your argument.4th round: Repeat. 5th round: Repeat and Conclusion....

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34 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago