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Capitalism is Superior to Socialism

vardaanbhat
TeaPartyBijesse

Which system is superior: capitalism or socialism?I propose that capitalism is the only moral system, since it is the only system firmly grounded in the concept of individual rights. Socialism, on the other hand, is based on forced cooperation and the violation of individual freedoms.To understand what these rights entail, we must ask ourselves: what are rights? To answer this question, we must first ask, what is man? What is his nature?Man's Nature, Individualism, and Rights:Man is a rational a...

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4 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

can racial discrimination be ok?

0cards0
DebaterGood

there is a new ride sharing app for women that dont feel comfortable with male drivers, i think its ok, but if we switch it with race then it doesnt sound ok, from a business point of view it is valid to discriminate based on job qualifications, so if the app is for women & if they dont feel comfortable with male drivers then its a valid justification to not hire man, but if white people would feel uncomfortable with black drivers based on the claim that most offenders of inter-racial crimes bet...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Does God Exist

Ariesx
Burls

Round 1-Acceptance, Round 2-Cases, Round 3-Rebuttals, Round 4-Defense I will be taking the stance that God does not exist, while my opponent provides evidence that he does exist. Comment if interested....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

God exists.

Vapeo
finn.b14

In this debate I will be arguing that God exists. Specifically of the Christian variety. First round is definitions and acceptance. Objective- intent upon or dealing with things external to the mind rather than with thoughts or feelings Morality- principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior Evil- profoundly immoral and malevolent God- (in Christianity and other monotheistic religions) the creator and ruler of the universe and source of al...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

sengejuri
The-Holy-Macrel

Full Premise:The Kalam Cosmological Argument is sound. "Sound" is defined as "a logically correct argument that withstands all scrutiny." Simply put - if Con can present evidence or argument that successfully dismantles the Kalam, Con wins. Format: Round 1 - Pro: Intro/present argument Con: 1st Rebuttal Round 2 - Pro: Response Con: Rebuttals Round 3 - Response/Rebuttals Round 4 - Pro: Final response Con: Only write "remarks complete." == Kalam Cosmological Argument ==...

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37 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Animal Rights

Hayd
SolonKR

This debate is for Fire_wing’s tournament. Round 1 can be found herehttp://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/81403/I borrowed most of the set-up from bsh1 in this debate, I have his permission to use it.

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20 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Morals are biased and heavily influenced by the opinion of the majority.

purplesnower
Emilrose

I wish the contender good luck. (This is more of a debate on philosophical standpoints rather than raw facts and evidence.)I believe that morals are biased and are based completely on a person's own definition of good and bad. Let's say that I am a robber who has recently stolen another's personal property. If I were to have stolen something famous, such as the mona lisa, and were to have escaped, I would label said situation as favorable. According to the Merriam Webst...

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6 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Two plus two equals five

Mulan
Wylted

two plus two equal five...

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Is winning everything?

Pyrefox
lavaWhiskers

Competition isn"t just about winning and proving yourself to be the best. Competition should prepare us for life's struggles. Whether we win or lose, we should walk away with experience necessary to excel in life ahead....

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Darwin's Theory of Changing Species

AlaynaSchippert
sapere_aude

The more I think about it the more illogical I think it is. All of Darwin's theories focus on the changing of species. So I say "Where is the evidence?" I would like to take on a very educated person on this subject, but who can be very down to earth so other people can understand this debate. I am taking the side of creationism....

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37 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago