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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 9 Months Ago

Materialism is the best way to pursue happiness

Ariesz
missbailey8

Round 1-Acceptance, Round 2-Cases, Round 3-Rebuttals, Round 4-Defense Materialism- a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. Pursue-follow (someone or something) in order to catch Happy-feeling or showing pleasure or contentment: I will be arguing that materialism is the best way to achieve happiness. My opponent will argue that there are more negative effects of materialism than there are benefits....

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

The existence of a God-Like Entity

ClassyCoder
CuriousFear

My debate is as follows: Though I personally believe that a God associated with a variety of (in my opinion) ridiculous religious beliefs does not exist, I still argue that a God-Like entity exists. Furthermore, if you choose to join, please note the definition of "God-like entity" used in the argument: "An entity capable of creating anything, including itself from nothing". This argument is debating the existence of such an entity. This entity does not necessarily have consciousness or huma...

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11 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

People do not have free will.

Danielle
Ockham

In this debate, my burden is to demonstrate that the universe is determined. Determinism: The philosophical doctrine that every state of affairs, including every human event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of antecedent states of affairs. Free Will: The philosophical doctrine that the conduct of human beings expresses personal choice that is not determined by physical or divine forces. I will let my oppon...

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14 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Does morality exist?

Rafique
Moq

I don't think morality exist,anyone who accept my open challenge?I have good arguments to use so anyone come over to debate me!I am really really itchy for an intelligent debate!...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Is it morally permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people?

Seagull
ssadi

I recently debate this topic with N7. (1) As is was my first debate and I am working to impove I would like to try my hand at this topic again. I did make a subtle change. The resolution is now a question. This is important to notice as I want the burden of proof to be shared in this debate. It will be my burden to argue that it is morally permissable, while my opponnet will need to argue that it is not. I have set the character limit to 6,000 and the time between rounds to 3 da...

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45 Comments
Updated 5 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 6 Months Ago

Jesus was a dangerous, deranged individual

Blueberry_Goose
brontoraptor

Today, Jesus is often depicted as the personification of the perfect human being in western society. He is celebrated as an individual we should all aspire to become more like, since he was apparently an advocate for all humankind and requested a more peaceful world from those he came in contact with. But if you look closely at his depiction in the now-highly edited and notoriously contradictory New Testament, you can detect the real character of Jesus, by what he said, how he acted, and what he...

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19 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

legalize memes

dangler
Sweg123

Memes should be legalized because with out memes i would have turned to black tar heroin years ago...

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9 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

That a human life is intrinsically worth more than the life of an animal

Skeptical1
Bremners

The topic pretty much sums it up. If you accept this debate, you are saying that you can justify making the claim that as a general principle, a human life is worth more than an animal (to avoid getting into ridiculous discussions, we'll say any mammal, then we won't be arguing about amoebas). My job is to show that such a claim can't be justified. I will open with the example of the killing of a gorilla named Harambe when a three year old child climbed into the gorilla enclosure at Cincinatt...

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9 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago