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The earth is probably less than 10,000 years old.

GarretKadeDupre
bluesteel

In this debate, Pro will argue the evidence that the earth is younger than 10,000 years, and Con will argue the evidence that the earth is older than 10,000 years. The debate is to be determined by the preponderance of evidence. Years are taken as units of time in the conventional sense as presently measured, not in an allegorical or poetic sense.The claim that the earth is less than 10,000 years old is part of Young Earth Creationism (YEC). In this debat...

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104 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Humans are responsible for global warming?

Epicknightmc
Frostblade

For anyone who thinks that humans are not guilty with striking raw nature with global warming You may start the argument anytime you want....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

There is no scientific evidence to support evolution

LittleBallofHATE
Samreay

What I mean by evolution, is Darwin's theory of descent with modification or macroevolution, as it's commonly referred to. In other words, the theory that all life has a common ancestor. Con must accept the burden of proof. He must prove that there is real scientific evidence for this theory. Four rounds. Acceptance. Opening arguments. Rebuttals. Closing argument. I look forward to this debate. Good luck....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Resolved: The United States Federal government should mine asteroids.

lannan13
Astal3

This is Round 1 match-up between Lannan13 and Astal3 in the Adopt-A-Noob Tourney. The Resolution that we are debating is above. The link for the AAN Tourney can be found here. (http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/44249/) RulesBurden of Proof is shared.Round 1 is for acceptance only and definitions only.Round 2: Contentions will be presented no rebuttals.Round 3: RebuttalsRoun...

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12 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

The Big Bang is scientifically proven

Truth_seeker
ThinkingPunk

I will argue that the big bang theory is based on scientific fact First round acceptance...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Unicorns Once Existed

Sswdwm
iamanatheistandthisiswhy

I will be attempting to demonstrate that unicorns had at least existed at least at some point in the past.Debate Format:Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Opening Arguments (no rebuttals)Round 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Rebuttals & Conclusions Good luck! ...

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81 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Astrology is pseudoscience.

SirMaximus
Swedishperspective

Astrology has been believed in since c. 1000 BCE, at the latest. Many people still believe in some form of astrology today- nearly every newspaper has a daily column devoted to it. However, I argue that the belief in astrology is pure superstition. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto were not discovered until after the creation of astrology. The earliest astrologers only took the other planets in our solar system into account. This, I argue, destroys the very basis of astrology, because it debunks how as...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Resolved: the Zombie Apocalypse Will Happen

AngelofDeath
Sswdwm

Be it resolved that: the zombie apocalypse will happen. I would like this to be a serious debate, so no trolling please. My only rule is that my opponent cannot use Max Brooks as a legitimate source, since he doesn't have a PhD on zombies. If this does happen, however, I request that voters please take note and vote for me. Format: Round 1, acceptance Round 2, claims Round 3, rebuttals Round 4, rebuild and voting issues Although this is a serious debate, i want all involved t...

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38 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Dinasour soft tissues and DNA prove their recent existance

creationtruth
PotBelliedGeek

Dinosaurs are claimed to have gone extinct 65 million years ago. Recent findings of soft tissues in fossils, such as the 2012 discovery of DNA, and even unfossilized dinosaur bone nullify the idea of their ancient extinction. These findings fit just fine in the Biblical Creation model but contradict the geologic column/evolution models. Round 1 - Acceptance Round 2 - Opening Arguments Round 3 - Rebuttals/Closing Statements...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

The Roraima Pollen Evolutionary Paradox

GarretKadeDupre
FuzzyCatPotato

I will argue for the following resolution:The finding of Precambrian (Roraima) Pollen undermines Evolutionary Theory.First round is acceptance only!...

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23 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago