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When Searching for Truth, Compiling conclusive deductions is more effective than Debating.

the_real_l
wisetank

Illustration: If you wanted to know if a dollar bill was counterfeit, you have 2 basic options: 1- Learn many of the forms of counterfeit bills out there. This would mean you would have to learn many types of counterfeit, perhaps all of them to be conclude with certainty whether the bill is either Counterfeit or Genuine. However, as examining all counterfeit is nearly impossible, as there are countless forms of counterfeit even for a simple dollar bill, it is more efficient to: 2- Study th...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Science leaves no room for free will.

Sakushi
TheUnexaminedLife

I would like to thank my opponent for accepting my challenge. I will be arguing for the Con, in this debate. I do not think that science leaves no room for free will. To begin I will clarify a few definitions. I propose the use of the Webster definitions of the terms. Free Will: "voluntary choice or decision " Science: "a department of systematized knowledge as an object of study the science of theology" Round 1 will be acceptance and clarification of definitions: Round 2 will be the...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

All Propositions Are True

holla1755
ElliottR

Consider the proposition p = "A rectangle is a square." Since some rectangles are squares, a rectangle is a square. Thus, p is true. Since some rectangles are not squares, a rectangle is not a square. Thus, p is not true. So by Conjunction Introduction, p is true and p is not true. But that is a contradiction. Since every proposition follows from a contradiction by the Principle of Explosion, the proposition "all propositions are true" is true. Therefore, all propositions are true....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Beauty is only skin deep.

nishanth
CaptainCrustacean

Beauty is not skin deep because there is more to a thing than its outward appearance. It is better if we all are able to see that inner beauty, like belle, in beauty and beast....

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11 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Secular Morality (Pro) vs. Reigious Morality (Con)

TheMarketLibertarian
QueenDaisy

This debate has 2 resolutions, 1 for each side, whoever proves their resolution wins. Pro must prove that Religious Morality is fallacious, and that there is an objective way to judge human behavior. Con must prove that Secular Morality is fallacious, and that there is no objective way to measure human behavior aside from a religious text.

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9 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The Problem Of Evil Is Sound

Rational_Thinker9119
thatNerd

God is defined as the omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent cause of all contingent being. P1: If gratuitous suffering probably exists, then God probably does not exist P2: Gratuitous suffering probably exists C: Therefore, God probably does not exist --- I will be arguing that the premises are most plausibly true; the first round is for acceptance....

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15 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Collectivism ought to be preffered to Individualism

kasmic
famousdebater

Full Resolution: On balance, Collectivism is preferable to Individualism == Rules == 1. First round for acceptance. No new arguments or rebuttals in the final round 2. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to the following definitions... Col...

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211 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Am I really an attack helicopter?

helicopter
thatguywelbs

I sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of soaring over the oilfields dropping hot sticky loads on disgusting foreigners. People say to me that a person being a helicopter is Impossible and I"m f*cking retarded but I don"t care, I"m beautiful. I"m having a plastic surgeon install rotary blades, 30 mm cannons and AMG-114 Hellfire missiles on my body. From now on I want you guys to call me "Apache" and respect my right to kill from above and kill needlessly. I...

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7 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

GOD is not only a Religion

John_C_1812
MAD3

GOD is not just a word with a Religion ownership it is an axiom of numbers written down in a way that produces a result. The numbers are 400, 11, and 500, G, O, and D when placed in the axiom the numbers produce a sum, 89. The axiom has many uses that are not restricted to religion. Con will explain how GOD has only religious meaning while fact clearly shows numerical purpose outside of religion. Source One nation Under God (a guide to the common defence, 2016) http://education.ed.p...

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24 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

It is more plausible that Free Will exists, than Determinism

TUF
Swagnarok

Hello there and welcome to round 1 of SolonKR's Official May Tournament! The official thread for round 1 can be found here: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/100775/I am very excited for this debate and I hope that my opponent and I can both learn and grow from each others arguments in this debate. I will be taking the stance of Free Will, while my opponent will be arguing for Determinism."

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20 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago