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Can The Bible and Evolution Both Be True? Why or why not?

Ask_The_Manatee
vegard95

I think that they both can be true. I believe that the bible is a metaphor.(Ex. the apple is sin) So lets think A theory is a theory; has any theory been truly correct? So is marginally correct correct? I think that certain aspects of "On Origin of Speices" are true and some are false. I think that god created us all, and got the ball rolling, and let evolution occur. He also guided the process along, and intervened especially with humans. I think he loves us all, and therefore gave us free wi...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Should eugenics be used to improve the human race?

corporealbeing
RedAnarchist

I believe eugenics is a viable option for improving the overall quality or life for all humans. Eugenics (also called scientific selection, or artificial selection) has a bad reputation, obviously because it was a tactic used by the Nazis to create a master Aryan race. I am here to defend it. By participating in this debate, you are hereby accepting the following: - Eugenics is defined as: the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desi...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

God exists.

Ockham
harrytruman

The resolution is that God exists. In my first post, I will discuss some issues relating to definitions and then defend the burden of proof principle.Part 1: DefinitionsThe resolution has two terms, "God" and "exists."My opponent has the privilege of defining the term "God," since he is the one defending the claim that God exists. However, my opponent must not attempt to win the debate by appealing to a radically unorthodox definition. Fo...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

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 6 Months 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 3 Months Ago

[Your preferred theory of ethics] is tenable when examined closely

Reductio
ContraDictator

I will ask that my opponent represent a popular ethical framework, and I have given some options below. If you wish, you may represent an alternative view, however. Pro: Representing Mill's Utilitarianism, Kant's Formalism, Locke's Rights Ethics, or Aristotle's Virtue Ethics, present an argument that supports the validity of your position. Con: I will be arguing that not only are all systems of ethics irrational, but that they can be easily applied to opposing sides of a number of modern m...

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

murder is objecttively wrong

kjjm
famousdebater

Round one is aceeptance No complicated words Don't be rude Be Nice Bad luck...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Moral codes from God are subjective.

godtraitor
Burls

I will be arguing the Pro position in this debate. Any moral code claimed to be given from God is entirely subjective, prone to be erroneous and, therefore, should be considered unreliable as a moral standard. Round 1 - Acceptance. Rounds 2 and 3 - Arguments and rebuttals. Round 4 - Final rebuttal/closing argument. Best of Luck!...

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7 Comments
Updated 2 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

Military Conscription is Just

Seagull
lannan13

Resolved: Military Conscription is JustI am arguing to affirm.select winner/6,000 characters/4 rounds...

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23 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago