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1000 character debate: Trolley Problem

F-16_Fighting_Falcon
FourTrouble

Resolution: If a trolley is headed towards five people tied to a track and you are near a switch and can switch the trolley onto a different track where one person is tied to the track, you ought not switch.It is assumed that the people the trolley hits will definitely die. Practical considerations will not figure into this.Nor will Kritiks. For instance arguing that 'ought' is entirely subjective, thus this resolution has no right or wrong ans...

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108 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Morality cannot logically exist without God

thejames
Pase66

Without God, it is impossible to have an objective moral standard. An atheist has no logical justification for a belief in right and wrong or to criticise anything on the basis of morality. If there is no God, human being a worthless. Life is no more valuable than non life. Rape is justified and encouraged if it produces offspring and helps to out breed your competitors. If evolution is true: sociopaths are the most well adapted people to reality. People should aspire to ridding themselve...

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65 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Experts' Debate Competition R2: Just Societies and War

bsh1
phantom

PrefaceThis is the semi-final round of the Official DDO Tournament's Experts' Tier. Having debated this topic before, I look forward to developing and improving upon my arguments as part of a constructive discourse with Phantom. Thanks to Phantom and to TUF for making this round possible! I look forward to a challenging, competitive, and exciting debate!Full TopicA Just Society should never deliberately initiate war...

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37 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The Central Problem with the World Has Always Been, that People Know Too Much

DarthVitiosus
mineben256

I have come to the understanding and truth that the problem with the world today and always has been is that people know too much. People often state people know too little. I disagree emphatically and I am fully intent on alleviating the world of the burden of the so called "geniuses" of this world. For far too long, they have raptured the planet with their "knowledge." They must be stopped. But in order to be stopped people must submit to the truth and the very resolution of this debate, "The...

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Are tacos and burritos the same thing?

King_Bacon_1_my_butt
SolomonMcMan

I say that Tacos and Burritos are the same thing in their essence. They both have shells and are both filled with various fillings and condiments. When one eats either or they still experience the same delicious Mexican flavor. Both can be covered with sour cream and they are both held in your hands when eaten. Basically the same thing....

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1 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

The existence of a God-Like Entity

ClassyCoder
CuriousFear

My debate is as follows: Though I personally believe that a God associated with a variety of (in my opinion) ridiculous religious beliefs does not exist, I still argue that a God-Like entity exists. Furthermore, if you choose to join, please note the definition of "God-like entity" used in the argument: "An entity capable of creating anything, including itself from nothing". This argument is debating the existence of such an entity. This entity does not necessarily have consciousness or huma...

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Sincere belief in Leprechauns is equally rational to sincere belief in Gods.

godtraitor
isaacthemaniac

The belief in Leprechauns and the belief in God/s are equally rational. The empirical evidence to support each belief is identically zero. Positive existence claims for both Leprechauns and God/s are not falsifiable. Because these beliefs are identically rational and plausible, it follows that Leprechaun believers are due a higher level of respect and influence in society that believers in God/s currently and historically enjoy or else believers in God/s deserve a higher level of ridicule and in...

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11 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

This House Asserts That Ontology Necessitates God!

Ajabi
RoyLatham

Shalom Aleichem! The idea of this debate started with me contacting Roy for a debate. Given a list of topics he believed that the best topic to discuss is the Ontological Argument. I believe I should mention the Spirit of the Motion is whether the study of Being, with relation to the studies of Ideas can make God a necessary conception. There are some rules which both parties must accept: 1. The first round for Roy is acceptance only, and to share any pleasantries. He accepts the defin...

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58 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Animal Rights

Hayd
SolonKR

This debate is for Fire_wing’s tournament. Round 1 can be found herehttp://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/81403/I borrowed most of the set-up from bsh1 in this debate, I have his permission to use it.

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20 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Does morality exist?

Rafique
Moq

I don't think morality exist,anyone who accept my open challenge?I have good arguments to use so anyone come over to debate me!I am really really itchy for an intelligent debate!...

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10 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago