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Does god exist

pokemonali1
Kryptic

There is no proof of god. Scientists and atheists all have good reasons such as personal loss or the big bang Unitarianism is a good religion though. Personally I am not sure about god but i think that god gives people a sense of reason and a will to live....

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Life after Death

Dark_Energy
Surrealism

I will demonstrate that life after death is an inevitability. The person who accepts will believe that there is nothingness after death. This is a 4 round debate, with a 48 hour window to argue. Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Arguments Round 3: Rebuttal Round 4: Summary Good luck. I hope we both come away learning something....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Healthcare is a right.

YeshuaIsTheOneTrueGod
gizmo4me2

No need to introduce yourself, just jump right in. I will state why I believe that healthcare is a right. My reasons: People have the right to their bodies. People have the right to live, and without healthcare, life is not possible. If someone does not want to be sick or injured, they should not have to. It is wrong to force people to suffer....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Objectivism is not sound

Zarroette
ShabShoral

Resolved: Objectivism is not soundFinally, I have the time to begin this debate. I personally think that whilst Objectivism has some truth to it, there are elements which do not allign with reality.I hope my opponent, Shabshoral, will still have the time to accept this. If you my opponent wishes to cha...

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216 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

On balance, Collectivism is preferable to Individualism

Romanii
18Karl

18Karl and I tried doing this debate before, but I accidentally forfeited, so here we are again....== Rules ==1. First round for acceptance2. No new arguments in the final round3. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to the following definitions...Collectivism- the philosophy that the int...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Ontological arguments make God's existence at least slightly more likely

salam.morcos
Deucalion

The topic of this debate: Ontological arguments make God's existence at least slightly more likelyI've presented this debate before, but no one accepted it. So I'll try again. The Burden of Proof is on me. I must prove that either one of the premises is not sound or not necessary or that the logic doesn't follow (non-sequitur). Pro has up to 3 OA's to present. I must refute all of them ...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Determinism is true while Free Will is a fallacy

Tyler_Lemke
salam.morcos

I am of the opinion that every event that occurs not only has a preceding event that can be quantitative but also a proceeding event has the same ability and as such can be predicted if enough data were to be accumulated. The idea that nature is "random" is foolish at its core concept. I have absolute certainty that when rain falls from the sky it will eventually evaporate from the ground and fall from the sky once again. I know for a fact that if I put water into an environment that is 32 degre...

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46 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

The Metaphysics of Star Trek: Dr. Ira Graves failed to Cheat Death

n7
Wylted

I've chosen WyltedThis debate was inspired by Bsh1's series on the ethics of Star Trekhttp://www.debate.org/debates/The-Ethics-of-Star-Trek-Holograms-Rights/1/ This debate will focus on the metaphysics of the 6th episode of season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation called "The Schizoid Man". This episode features the dying Dr. Ira Graves who attempts to cheat death by u...

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Updated 1 Month 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 2 Years 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 7 Months Ago