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Individuals Ought to Help Those in Need

bsh1
Romanii

PrefaceI have wanted to debate Romanii for some time. As an up-and-coming member, he often undersells his own skills. I think this will be a great debate, and I look forward to a deserving challenge for this, my 70th debate on DDO.TopicIndividuals ought to Help those in NeedDefinitions and TermsIndividuals - specific persons. For example, I am an individual, but the group...

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91 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

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

Substance Dualism is true

Genghis_Khan
n7

"Substance dualists typically argue that the mind and the body are composed of different substances and that the mind is a thinking thing that lacks the usual attributes of physical objects: size, shape, location, solidity, motion, adherence to the laws of physics, and so on. Substance dualists fall into several camps depending upon how they think mind and body are related. Interactionists believe that minds and bodies causally affect one another" [http://www.iep.utm.edu/dualism/] Pro's burde...

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21 Comments
Updated 1 Year 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 3 Years Ago

Where did the universe come from? God (Pro) or The Big Bang Theory (Con).

Smarticle01
Pickle11

Are we created by an infinite and personal being or have we come from a explosion that put everything in its place.My first question to start the debate is: Where did the Big BAng Theory come from. ...

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37 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Kalam Cosmological Argument for God is Invalid

mecap
J.Kenyon

I will present an argument, which is based on Scott Clifton's (TheoreticalBullshit) argument which attempts to use's William Lain Craig's Kalam Cosmological Argument for God to prove that God does not exist. My opponent should defend the KCA. Cliffton's argument [1] can be summarized as follows: P1: Nothing which exists can cause something which does not exist to begin existing. P2: Given (1), Anything which begins to exist was not caused to do so by something which exists. P3: The unive...

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29 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Capitalism is Superior to Socialism

vardaanbhat
TeaPartyBijesse

Which system is superior: capitalism or socialism?I propose that capitalism is the only moral system, since it is the only system firmly grounded in the concept of individual rights. Socialism, on the other hand, is based on forced cooperation and the violation of individual freedoms.To understand what these rights entail, we must ask ourselves: what are rights? To answer this question, we must first ask, what is man? What is his nature?Man's Nature, Individualism, and Rights:Man is a rational a...

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4 Comments
Updated 12 Months Ago

God Exists

Fkkize
sengejuri

Full ResolutionBelieving in God is more reasonable than not believing in God. BoP is shared as Pro will give arguments in favor of the resolution and Con against it.

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99 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The infinite regress problem exists in objective morality only

000ike
Polaris

Resolution clarification: When attempting to justify objective moral statements one provides reasons in order to satisfy the necessity for warrant. However, those reasons themselves require reasons, and as do those reasons, continuing ad infinitum. This isn't just an infinite regress, but it becomes a vicious infinite regress. Con will argue that this problem is not unique to objective morality, it exists for subjective moral statements as well. I will argue that t...

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17 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Strong Atheism is a Sound Position

Envisage
Mhykiel

Details:The BoP is on me to demonstrate the resolution is true. My distinguished opponent Mykeil may either refute my arguments (so I fail to meet my BoP), or provide stronger arguments of his/her own for the antithesis (that Strong Atheism is an Unsound Position) to win.Definitions:

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45 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago