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Marijuana Is a Medicine

launilove
wweasel

A powerful medicine Marijuana contains an amazing chemical, beta-caryophyllene, and scientists have thoroughly proven that it can be used to treat pain, inflammation, atherosclerosis, and osteoporosis. Jürg Gertsch, of ETH Zürich, and his collaborators from three other universities learned that the natural molecule can activate a protein called cannabinoid receptor type 2. When that biological button is pushed, it soothes the immune system, increases bone mass, and blocks pain signals — withou...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

i'm probably one of top ten smartest persons in terms of iq on this site

dairygirl4u2c
Kleptin

i'm probably one of the top ten smartest persons in terms of iq on this site http://www.highiqsociety.org/ http://www.testriffic.com/iq/ i got a 142 on the first test, and a 147 on the second test statistically, whichever iq test you compare to, that means i'm probably in the top 99.9 and given that there's a few over 3000 members, i'm at least probably in the top ten. probably the top five. http://www.assessmentpsychology.com/iq.htm...

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42 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Soy is Detrimental to the Development of Young Men

RyuuKyuzo
larztheloser

Resolution--Soy is detrimental to the development of young men.--As PRO, I will be affirming this resolution.Burden of ProofI accept full burden of proof. I am therefore tasked with establishing that soy has been shown to have significant negative impacts on the health of men, specifically for young men.<...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

i'm probably one of the top ten smartest persons in terms of iq on this site

dairygirl4u2c
beem0r

i'm probably one of the top ten smartest persons in terms of iq on this site http://www.highiqsociety.org/ http://www.testriffic.com/iq/ i got a 142 on the first test, and a 147 on the second test statistically, whichever iq test you compare to, that means i'm probably in the top 99.9 and given that there's a few over 3000 members, i'm at least probably in the top ten. probably the top five. http://www.assessmentpsychology.com/iq.htm...

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40 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

There are no negatives to moderate drinking

Ore_Ele
headphonegut

The challenge was declined, even though it was said to be "scientific fact." If anyone else would like to defend Geo's comments, this is open to all. This is a challenge based on comments said in this thread. [1] For this debate, we will use the following definitions. negatives - "negative medical effects" so this tosses out any social and financial consequences. moderate drinking - "consumption of 14 alcoholic drinks per weekly, spread evenly throughout the week." This tosses out do...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

People with AIDS should be shot into the space.

Geekis_Khan
HadenQuinlan

First, I'd like to ask that people vote off of better argumentation, rather than what they personally believe think, even if the PRO seems a bit totalitarian. AIDS is a big epidemic, yet we still have no cure. So, what is the best way to eliminate the disease? Complete eradication. Contentions: 1.) By shooting people with AIDS into the space, we will almost completely get rid off the disease. Of course, it will still lurk in the dark corners and such, but for the most part, people will no...

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39 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Resolved: Abortion ought to be illegal under normal circumstances.

Aaron100
Puck

1. Abortion ought to be illegal The abortion of a fetus is not the innocent action some make it out to be, it is a terrible crime against a child that is not able to defend itself or have a say in its future. When a women becomes pregnet, she has an obligation to care for her baby until it is born and then either give it up for adoption or care for it like she should(in some cases adoption is nessecary, but we won't go into that). 2. A human is made at the moment of conception The second...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

The U.S. ought to guarantee Universal Healthcare to its citizenry

bsh1
thett3

The burden of the Pro is to show that some form of UHC is, on principle, should be guaranteed to the citizens of the United States. The Pro does not have to pick a specific type of UHC to support, nor does it need to offer a policy to implement it. Merely, the debate is about whether, on a moral/principle level, UHC should be granted. The Con should show that, on principle, UHC ought not be guaranteed. My argument: Essentially, we must be free from concerns over our survival in order to pu...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Beer, in moderation, is healthier for you than milk.

kukupser
Kleptin

I thank whoever accepts this debate. *Note: I would like to say that I am not encouraging excessive use of alcohol. It is important to recognize that beer can also have a significant impact on your health if abused. I will clarify that "moderation" is one or two drinks a day, and half that for women (because of their ability to break down alcohol), not consumed one directly after the other (http://www.allaboutbeer.com/features/233beer&health.html). Resolution: For the average, healthy p...

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38 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

New Member Tournament: Abortion

Lickdafoot
seraine

Second try at this debate because I set the wrong round numbers. My apologies. Resolution: A woman has the right to choose whether to abort a child. I will be arguing for women's choice. Con will be arguing against women's choice (pro life.)Round 1: Acceptance, definitionsRo...

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Updated 2 Years Ago