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The mind is probably not entirely physical

zmikecuber
guendoleona

DefinitionsMind: the first person point of view, and the experiences therein.Physical: matter/energyRulesBOP is on Pro (me) to demonstrate that the mind is probably not entirely physical.Remain respectful at all times.9000 character limit.3 rounds.R1: Challenge/Acceptance onlyR2: Pro's case/Con's objectionsR3: Pro answers Con's objections/Con's response

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Freewill Does NOT Exist and is an illusion brought about by our limited minds

Lamont
knu

Freewill does not exist and is only an illusion that many believe because we as a species are limited in what we can know. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_will http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusion This argument is straight forward and I will given my opponent the opportunity to express to me why he/she knows freewill is not an illusion....

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Updated 11 Months Ago

God's existence - supernatural explanation superior to natural due to violations of nature

dairygirl4u2c
SweeneyTodd

God's existence - supernatural explanation superior to natural due to violation of nature if you see a magician who waves his wand and makes cats turn into dogs, you could argue a natural explanation is possible, and perhaps even argue that it is preferable. but, the most direct observation is that violations of natural laws have occurred. likewise, according to our observation in the early universe, things are not acting according to laws as we know them. more than just that, our observat...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

There is a possibility of the nonexistence of absolute truth.

ThatChristianGuy
crushboy79

Round 1: Acceptance of challenge only. The challenger will have to provide the logical deductions which lead to the possibility of the nonexistence of absolute truth in the second round. Round 2: Present cases to the voters. Do not reference any points made in the opponent's case; each case must be totally independant of the other. May the best man win....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

The Argument from Desire is a sound argument.

KeytarHero
mrsatan

I have re-instituted this debate because the last person who accepted is someone that I have no idea if he/she will even follow through. As such, I have made this debate impossible to accept. If you wish to take me up on it, please leave a comment. I'm not very picky on whom I debate, I just want to be confident that you will follow through and finish the debate. Most people on this site are familiar with the more popular arguments for God's existence, the cosmological arguments, teleological...

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26 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Expert's Debate competition R1: On balance, free will is more likely to exist than not

phantom
Yraelz

Resolution: On balance, free will is more likely to exist than not DefinitionsSince quite frequently much of the debate regarding free will is centered around semantic disagreements, the definition for free-will will be broad and unspecific. The exact type of free will that my opponent will advance will become evident as he makes his case, but...

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48 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

the golden rule in application is unclear

linate
Pfalcon1318

do unto others as you'd have them do unto you. one might argue the golden rule is clear, but could only referring in that instance that the rule is stated clearly. i agree with that. that's why i said 'in application' in the opening statement, it's not clear. if it is clear, what are the guiding principles that can determine how to act in accordance with it? instead of a mess of ideas, given this idea is hard for me to discuss in the abstract, i will give an example. for example. Joh...

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6 Comments
Updated 2 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 2 Years Ago

Freedom or Political Correctness, choice or command.

Max.Wallace
KhalifV

My definition of freedom is that you can say whatever you want, and whoever hears it should be able to laugh it off, the old sticks and stones mentality. My definition of political correctness is that if you say anything offensive, and a power hungry entity such as Al Sharpton or Ellen hears you, you will be torn down. Political correctness is a nanny mentality, both for the nanny, those with power, and the poor offended adult child. The first amendment rules!!!!!!!!!!...

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22 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

saying less means more then saying a lot of things someoe else said that you agree with

Max.Wallace
aburk903

To all the bloviators, those that spout factoids their idols said. Can you prove your factoids? Commies....

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Updated 2 Months Ago