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What lies outside the universe?

Thecreepergames
lea_mitchell

Most people question what lies outside the universe. I think I have the answer. Nothing. Literally, a timeless void that consumes everything. Scientists say that the increasing universe is being pulled by a force called Dark Force, I think the void is trying to fill itself. Also, as it is nothing, there is not a real way to say it does not exist....

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14 Comments
Updated 1 Year 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 2 Years Ago

Ayn Rand's opposition to Hedonism makes no sense

dylancatlow
ShabShoral

First round is for acceptance only. The following passages are to be taken as representative of Ayn Rand's position on Hedonism: 1. I am profoundly opposed to the philosophy of hedonism. Hedonism is the doctrine which holds that the good is whatever gives you pleasure and, therefore, pleasure is the standard of morality. Objectivism holds that the good must be defined by a rational standard of value, that pleasure is not a first cause, but only a consequence, that only the pleasure which...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?

ViceRegent
WaywardSon

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 atheists know truth from fiction? Answering this question is the sole purpose for this debate. If you are unable or unwilling to answer this question, do not respond...

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11 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

Being a realist is better than being an optimist

Foliya
UnderRaidedScore

Hi! Admittedly, most people think that being an optimist is better than being a pessimist. But what about realists? I am for being a realist, because sometimes it's silly to look at the world through pink glasses....

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2 Comments
Updated 6 Months 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 2 Years Ago

Do bears poop in the woods

qwertyuiopasdfghj
HomelySherlock

The answer is simple: Does a bear poop in the woods? of course it does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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2 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Atheism is more probable than Theism.

Microsuck
Billdekel

Resolved: Atheism is more probable than Theism.For purposes of this debate, the term "God" will be defined as to include the general attributes of the Judeo-Christian God (i.e.: omnipotence, omniscience, omnibenevolence etc.) That...

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14 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Prove your existence!

InsaneSanity
vi_spex

I saw someone else set up a debate like this one, unfortunately con didn't give arguments more than a sentence long. I decided that I wanted to try it. Basically I want to prove that I cannot know if you exist or not, and you want to prove that you do exist. Thanks to whoever accepts this!...

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11 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago