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I will lose this debate.

newbiehere
Emmo

Sometimes, debates aren't about winning; they're about losing, and this is one such debate. Voters are free to interpret the goal of this debate as they wish and may vote accordingly. I have selected Emmo as my opponent because he expressed an interest in debating with me in the comment of another post. My goal is to lose this debate.Throughout this debate, I will argue that regardless of my overall rank, skill, etc. as a debator, I will do a terrible job in this particular deba...

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10 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Insanity

albertack
Aguilajoyce

Albert Einstein is generally credited with the quote, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Whether or not it was truly Einstein who said this is irrelevant to the purpose of the debate, for I want to examine the statement on the merit of what it implies, rather than the authority from whence it came. This quote has often been cited to me in a variety of settings--from well-intentioned friends trying to advise me on the best course of action...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Do "right or wrong" or "natural or unnatural" make valid points in an argument?

JLWilliams
Aguilajoyce

When debating animal rights or issues of religion, I often come across the argument that hurting animals should be banned because it is "wrong" to do so. Another example is how AI development should be avoided because we are "playing God" or making "unnatural" things. I am saying that these are invalid and groundless arguments because of multiple reasons: 1. Morals are pure fabrication of our thoughts, subjective and changing from person to person, so accepting one set of morals means ignorin...

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Updated 4 Months 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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8 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

Ethics of Mass Effect #1 - The Rachni

Zaradi
John_Royals

I decided to start this, much in the same line of bsh1's Star Trek debates, to start a series of debates about Mass Effect. I love Mass Effect not only because of the rich storyline but also because of the tough ethical questions and dilemmas that the game forces you to face down and confront. This debate series is intended to replicate those questions and debate about the proper course of action between the two options that the game presents to you.

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24 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

God Is Existent

AdithyaShark
lannan13

I have chosen lannan13 for the debate. Full ResolutionGod is likely existent. StructureBurden of Proof (BoP) is shared. Pro presents their opening arguments in R1, and Con presents it in R2. Pro's R2 and R3 are only for rebuttals and defense, and R4 is wai...

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30 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Con Will Not Forfeit First

mostlogical
vi_spex

I agree with the statement "Con will not forfeit first". Rules: must have completed a min of 10 debates, and be ranked as good or better than me...

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12 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

does the supernatural exist?

chipmonk
BlessedPaim

First round is acceptance. No rules. Take the first shot or let me. Let's get it on!...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Resolved: The Atomic Bombings of Japan were justified.

lannan13
Philocat

I would like to thank my opponent for accepting this debate. Rules Round 1 is for rules and definitions by Pro while Con accepts and/or chooses to define anyword Pro left undefined. Round 2: Opening arguments shall be presented. There shall be no rebuttles round 2. Round 3 Reubttles shall be made. Round 4: Rebuttles and conclusions will be...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago