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A simulator could make a universe like ours.

AllUnpowerful
Comeatmebruh666

Hi. I couldn't fully describe the subject of this debate through a short title, so I'll explain it here. I'm here to argue that a simulator, if they exist, have incredibly more advanced technology than our technology and try to create a universe that appears like it is ours, could make a universe that appears like it is ours to people contained within the simulation, including appearing to have any evidence, if there is any, that proves/disproves that our universe is not a simulation. I hope som...

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Months 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

Free will probably does not exist

batman01
imitators

This argument will be on whether or not human beings possess free will. Here I am going to define free will as the following: Free will- "Free Will is a philosophical term of art for a particular sort of capacity of rational agents to choose a course of action from among various alternatives."-Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy In other words we will be arguing whether or not humans have the power to choose a course of action from various alternatives. First round acceptance only plea...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Should animals be kept in zoos?

JordanLUVSAnimals
pattywyatt31

Animals deserve better and we should give them better so State your claim and give evidence to support it......

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Updated 2 Months Ago

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

sengejuri
illegalcombat

Full Premise: The Kalam Cosmological Argument is sound. "Sound" is defined as "a logically valid argument that withstands all scrutiny." Simply put - if Con can present evidence or argument that successfully dismantles the Kalam, Con wins. Format: Round 1 - Acceptance and definitions Round 2 - Opening Arguments (no rebuttals) Round 3 - Rebuttals/Counter Arguments Round 4 - Final rebuttals (no new arguments) Con may begin their rebuttal immediately of the following argument...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

It is better to be an Optimist than a Pessimist

Danielle
UtherPenguin

Introduction Many thanks to UtherPenguin for accepting this debate on behalf of bsh1's Unique Topics tournament. I'm happy that we chose a more philosophical concept, and I look forward to discussing it with my opponent. I will begin my arguments in Round 2. An optimist is a person with a positive outlook on life. A pessimist is a person with a negative outlook on life. Dispos...

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17 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

It is morally permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people.

Seagull
n7

This is my first debate on debate.org I am eager to start debating. Here is the topic. Resolved: It is morally permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people. I have set the character limit to 6,000 and the time between rounds to 3 days. Please do not accept without permission. If you would like to debate this, please comment on the debate....

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33 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

evil does not exist

magic_magpie
Redman2234

A short debate with 3000 characters per round. I will argue evil does not exist first round acceptancesecond round arguments, define terms third round counter arguments forth round conclusion, no new arguments ...

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7 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

It is better for a leader to be more feared than loved.

UtherPenguin
Bob13

Full resolution:"In a situation where both virutes are incompatible: it is better for a leader to be more feared than loved."Rules-BoP is shared, as Pro must prove it is better to be feared as a leader, Con must equally prove that it is better to be loved as a leader.-If you're intrested in the debate, be sure to comment below-Be civil and follow the format.Format:Round 1: Acceptan...

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14 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Murder is Objectively Immoral

Seagull
famousdebater

Resolved: Murder is Objectively Immoral 4 rounds/6,000/select winner/72hrs...

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66 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago