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Our youth is our future.

WilliamsP
CJKAllstar

In this debate, I will argue that our youth is our future. I will speak of how the elderly represent ideas that no longer fit to this modern world we live in. This is, in a sense, a Liberal vs. Conservative debate, but it is also about much more than that. It is about the future of humankind. My opponent will argue that the youth is not the future and that we should rather trust the people who h...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Morals are Objective

rugbypro5
BobTurner

I'm arguing that morals cannot be subjective, meaning that they change from situation to situation, and that they are in fact objective- what was wrong in one situation will be wrong in the next. 1st round is for acceptance....

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Is genetic modification playing god and therefor a unethical and a sin.

Allthenamesaretacken
Guarneer

I'm not debating whether or not torturing animals and doing inhumane experiments for the sake of science is in anyway correct. I'm debating whether the basic act of changing the natural computer code that generates all forms of life is morally or religiously incorrect. Now, many people tend towards the idea that that genetic modification is blasphemy, a disaster waiting to happen because humanity is striving emulate god's grate power something that can only end in disaster, eg a zombie apocal...

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12 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Voluntaryism is Morally, Economically, and Socially Better for Society than Statism

StatismHeretic
Melvinotis

The Debate will follow a few simple guidelines. When stating a fact or statistic, sources must be posted. If one side resorts to personal attacks (Ad hominem,) they forfeit the debate. One's "view" or "opinion" can be "irrational, stupid, or retarded," but the person them self is not. (I don't think we will have a problem with this.) I will post my opening statement to address my opinion on the topic, and I will expect the opposition to post their opinion in the same manner. I will follow with m...

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago

It is more likely than not that morality does not exist

TUF
BananaPhilosopher

Thank you in advance for accepting this debate! I will be arguing in the pro position for the following resolution. Resolved: It is more likely than not that Morality does not exist. I will be taking a stance on moral nihilism while it is my opponent’s job to find arguments to prove that morality is more likely to exist. This is a philosophical debate, so arguments thus will be purely philosophical. Bo...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Abortion Is Generally Morally Reprehensible

Fox-McCloud
lit.wakefield

Resolution Abortion Is Generally Morally Reprehensible In this debate I will defend the view that it is generally morally impermissible to deliberately terminate the pregnancy two weeks after the moment of fertilization; until the presence of the primitive streak one might argue that the zygote is not definitely an individual — in that period it is yet able to split into twins. In this debate I will not argue on religious grounds. In this debate I will not argue whether or not abortion...

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21 Comments
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 10 Months Ago

The Grim Reaper Paradox

Vernich
Sswdwm

If there were an actually infinite number of Grim Reapers tasked with your death at a uniform interval from 1pm to 2pm, and the first Reaper strikes at 1:30, the second at 1:15, and so on... then you can't both live or die in that hour interval.

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41 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

The Confederate flag should be banned.

ConfederateDude
9spaceking

I am new to debate.org and this is my first debate. I will make my main argument in the next round. I will argue that the Confederate flag should not be banned and that it may be flown just like the U.S. flag. ...

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6 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Actions Are Amoral

ConservativePolitico
Biologist

I will be arguing that actions themselves are all amoral. amoral - being neither moral or immoralR1: acceptanceR2: opening argumentsR3: rebuttalsR4: conclusionsI look forward to an interesting debate. ...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago