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Physicalism is improbable

Romanii
BlueDreams

Thanks to Sargon for proposing this topic. Standard DDO rules apply -- first round for acceptance, no new arguments or rebuttals in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc, etc etc. I have the burden of proof in this debate to show that Physicalism is improbable. The definition of Physicalism can be found here -- http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/ I look forward to an interesting debate!...

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3 Comments
Updated 7 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 3 Years Ago

opinions can be wrong

Grandzam
TheWorldIsComplicated

opinions are true for every person .stop saying your opinions are facts...

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23 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Compatibilism

kasmic
Fkkize

Clarification: I am not really convinced of this topic and in an effort to delve into the topic further I am hoping to debate the topic at hand....

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23 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

2s and 5s ; anti-racist whites are doomed

M0nK3Y
Cobalt

2s and 5s Anti-racist whites are doomed by chronic racial integration. 2s and 5s theory explains this doom. In a raw sense, 2 is lesser than 5, and 5 is greater than 2 at a ratio of 2.5. In 2s and 5s theory whites are considered lesser and integrated races are considered greater at a ratio of 2.5. In a case where other races are integrated with whites, 2s and 5s logic plays. Humans are born racist. If a human knows itself, it will treat other races as different - not equal. The no...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

KthulhuHimself's Argument is valid

CaptainBallarms
KthulhuHimself

1) For something to actually exist, it has to be objective.2) By definition, objectivity requires the objective concept to be well-defined (which cannot be paradoxical or internally contradictory).3) Well-ordered definitions require well-ordered formal languages, and in order for the definition to be non-paradoxical, and hence well-ordered, the defined concept must be completely limited by the defining language (to prevent Russell's paradox), i.e....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Is the Kalam Cosmological Argument valid?

Logic-Bomb
ssadi

The Kalam Cosmological Argument has been used extensively by William Lane Craig. Many apologists have taken to this argument as a valid excuse to believe in god. I will demonstrate that this is not the case. The Kalam Cosmological Argument is logically fallacious, and while that doesn't disprove the existence of the god it argues for, it does disprove the claim based on Kalam. Round one will be for acceptance and definitions....

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23 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Homosexual Acts are Immoral

Contradiction
WriterDave

TERMSResolved: Homosexual Acts Are ImmoralRounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clash Definitions: By "homosexual acts" I refer to sexual acts between members of the sa...

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691 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Gay And lesbian Marriage is right.

Jonan4tor
cjohnson321

Hello there,I'm gonna instigate this round,of course,as you see. I take the the position against Gay and Lesbian marriage. I know Gay's and Lesbian's,and they are quite nice people. I know some that are not so nice. But I'm making the argument that it's not right. Accept of course if you wanna have a nice little debate. I want a nice debate of course,but I don't mind some joking around and some easy going-ness. But I do want a real debate. If you're a troll or not serious,please stay away. I'm n...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Morals are determined by external factors

Furyan5
OlaNordmann

We are not born with any moral values. To a newborn there is no right or wrong. Every moral belief we have is the result of things we see and hear we can not alter those beliefs through will alone, although our beliefs can be altered by seeing or hearing something new....

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Updated 1 Month Ago