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Official May Tournament Final: Global Warming


PrefaceThis is the Final debate of the Official May Regular Tournament [] on solely highly controversial topics, hosted by Unitomic. On account of RoyalFlush100 and KingKD being inactive, Lannan and I are the only ones to pass Round 1 and Round 2, to go onto the Final. In Round 1, I defeated Mister_Man, while Varrack dropped out, to give Lannan a bye. In Round 2, both of us gained byes due to inac...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Global Warming is Man-Made


==Clarification== I will be arguing that mankind IS the cause of global warming, my opponent will be arguing that mankind is NOT the main driver of modern climate change. My opponent, therefore, is arguing that the theory of anthropogenic climate change is incorrect. This is pretty straightforward. Abbreviations which might be used: AGW -- Anthropogenic global warming CR -- cosmic ray[s] TSI -- Total solar irradiation MWP -- Medieval Warm Period SSN -- Sun spot number PDO --...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Is anything really alive?


Technically, no. Let's take a look at what we are mainly made of; cells. Cells technically are not alive and I can back this up. -They are made out of dead things -They only move because of the laws of physics -They don't have central nervous systems If we are made out of things that are "dead" then wouldn't we be considered not "alive". Yes, they may react and they respire but that doesn't classify them under "alive". Is there actually a class that is "alive". We are made up of millions and...

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There are more than 10 different states of matter


As Pro I will be arguing that there are more than 10 states of matter. My opponent will be arguing that there are less than 10 states of matter.Debate structureRound 1: Acceptance - please state how many states of matter you believe there areRound 2: Main points and justifications (no rebuttals)Round 3: Rebuttals

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Resolved: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical decisions


I stand in the firmest affirmation of the resolution "Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical decisions." First, I would like to define a few terms: Adolescents: 13-17 years of age Ought: Necessary (Cambridge) Autonomous: having the right or power to govern itself (Merriam-Webster) I affirm for these reasons: Health and wellness are inalienable rights. People are the most aware of what is best for their body. There are already precedents set for adolescents. Y...

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Should Spinosaurus be more famous than T-rex


I think Spinosaurus should be more famous than T-rex....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Consciousness created the universe


Burdern of proof is on me to prove it is more reasonable than not to believe consciousness created all matter and energy. Opponent should be a deligent anti-new-age-spiritualist with good arguments against consciousness being non-local. Consciousness: (definition) awareness of existence on any level. First round is for acceptance. No forfeiting

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Is the earth round?


The Earth is round. This is the statement I will be defending in this debate. Feel free to join up if you believe the Earth is flat. The way this debate will work is:R1: State what you will defendR2 and R3: Give defensesR4: Rebut your opponent's defensesR5: Closing statements ...

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Factory farming is cruel


Who are you to decide which animal's life's hold more value than others? What difference is there between a cow and a domestic cat? Both have eyes to see, nose to smell, ears to hear and a brain to think, so why do humans assume they don't have the ability to feel fear, pain, loss? Have you been there when a baby calf is taken away from it's mother, and her plea... Her cry for her baby? Have you witnessed the place they are raised and live in, and accepted the false advertisement for 'farmed fre...

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Space research is a waste of money and time


Last year N.A.S.A. spent a total of fourteen billion dollars on research simply to ascertain whether striped toothpaste performed better under intergalactic conditions than traditional fluoride based non-striped toothpaste. This expenditure is a shockingly prodigal misuse of taxpayer funds. Yet how does the United States justify it? This situation is monstrous. What an appalling misuse of funds! Research into space travel should be halted immediately and funds diverted away from N.A.S.A. Forthw...

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