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This is not a frivolous debate

Elonbin1
Turbanator

I will be arguing that this is indeed a very serous debate that touches upon important and serous things....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Racism in America has always been white/non-white, not black/non-black or white

Adam2isback
lannan13

I will be arguing today that racism in America has always been white and non-white. Some of the biggest examples include the Trail of Tears, attacks on Japanese citizens because of their heritage, attacks on blacks, etc. http://www.aboutnorthgeorgia.com/ang/Cherokee_Trail_of_Tears http://www.gateschili.org/webpages/cwhite/resources.cfm?subpage=13733 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Thurber...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

are rainbows real?

Furyan5
Blade-of-Truth

If rainbows are real, so is the person looking back at you in a mirror. They are illusions created by refraction of sunlight in raindrops....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

If A Tree Fell In A Forrest With No One Around To Hear It, It Would Still Make A Sound

fullofhopkins
Hkg

Definition of sound: vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear. No need to define anything else. I'm opening this back up since there was some confusion in my last attempt. This is meant to be short and fun, but I also want it to be a real debate because it is an interesting metaphysical question. You can accept and then I'll get right into it....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The Argument from Religious Experience

popculturepooka
Envisage

Thanks to Envisage for agreeing to debate this important - and relatively under discussed - subject with me. (In all likelihood some form of religious experience probably is what most theists take to justify their religious beliefs.) I will be arguing that the argument from religious experience can give significant epistemic justification for believing in the existence of God. Envisage will be attempting to undermine my argument and show that the argument for...

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48 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Abortion

a_janis1
angeloivy

Abortion is the killing of an innocent human being, the right to life is an inalienable right given to every innocent human being, therefore, abortion, as the direct result of the killing of an innocent human child, violates the inalienable right to life. Thus, abortion is wrong. I would like to argue against abortion. There is no layout other than that my opponent should first provide a retort to the paragraph stated above in round one. This is just a free discussion in a relaxed manner. Als...

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57 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

On balance, abortion is immoral

Philocat
triangle.128k

I am challenging triangle.128k to a debate regarding the morality of abortion. He seems quite convinced that abortion is morally justifiied, so I anticipate a lively intellectual discourse with him.Con will argue that abortion is morally justified, I will argue that it is not. The burden of proof is shared.DefinitionsAbortion: 'a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus'

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Morality is Objective

bossyburrito
MyDinosaurHands

This Debate is Part of the first round of BSH1's "Ethics and Philosophy Tournament". The minimum voting Elo rating is 2500.DefinitionsMorality: principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.Objective: not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.Feeling or opinio...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Abortion is always Morally Permissible

bsh1
Envisage

PrefaceI have recently been having some philosophical and logical consistency issues with my Pro-Choice stance. I would therefore like to defend a Pro-Life position to help me understand that persepective, and to determine which point of view I find more compelling.To accept this debate, you must have completed 4 debates already. To vote you must have a minimum of 3,000 ELO. Because this is such a contentious issue, I would also like to remind voters...

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137 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

There Are Good Secular Reasons to Disallow Same-Sex Marriage

Contradiction
HonestDiscussioner

HonestDiscussioner and I have agreed on terms. I will launch immediately into my opening statement.~The state regulates marriage for a reason. It dispenses benefits for a reason. Understanding what this reason is will tell us what criteria are and are not relevant to marriage, and thus whether any rights are being denied. If the state excludes same-sex couples from entering into legal marriages on the basis of criteria relevant to the public purpose of marri...

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211 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago