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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 7 Months Ago

the benefits of being a throw-away society outweighs the costs to society and the environment

hc4ever
wxyz2000

As you know, the resolution is as follows: the benefits of being a throw-away society outweighs the costs to society and the environment. We model this resolution as follows: the scope would be for the people using the devices and the companies. Our goal is to have further development in society and make sure there"s less pollution, and no chaos. We have three constructive arguments to show why this resolution is true and should pass. Mr. Speaker, our first point is that new devices and uses o...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Olivine Geoengeneering

SPENCERJOYAGE14
Envisage

First round is for acceptance.Standard rules apply....

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39 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Evolution is fact

MyWoodenHeart
UchihaMadara

Evolution is scientific fact. First round for agreeing....

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37 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Resolved: The sky over planet Earth is not blue.

lannan13
Domr

THIS IS NOT A TROLL DEBATE.I'd like to thank domr ahead of time for accepting this debate. This debate is about weather or not the sky itself is blue. This does not include clouds, pollution, or a rainy day.RulesNo trollingFirst round is accpetanceRound 2 is Contentions, no rebuttlesRound 3 is rebuttles and conclusionNo semantics.Sky-the space over the Earth where the sun, moon, star...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Restricted movement in anemonefish causes protandry so the species has better chances of surviving

discomfiting
lannan13

This (hopefully) will be my first debate. This debate will be about 'Why are anemonefish protandrous hermaphrodites?' My position is that they are protandrous due to a natural selection in order to increase their odds of overall survival of the species. If you have a different opinion on why they are as they are, accept it as "con". Protandrous: "(of a hermaphrodite flower or animal) having the male reproductive organs come to maturity before the female."...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The Planet Earth will eventually end

Mister_Man
Aerogant

I saw this earlier and found it really interesting, and was hoping someone would challenge my point of view, which is that Earth will end one day.Anyway, first round can be for acceptance or clarifying terms or even your beginning arguments if you wish.Earth - This should be obvious, but we are referring to the planet we currently live on, 3rd rock from the sun.End - Cease to exist. Not just uninhabitable, but completely...

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13 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Homosexuality is a Choice

bsh1
TheMoralCompass2014

PrefaceThis debate arose out of a discussion in the forums; the resolution is the same as the title of the debate. Here is a link to the forum thread that has spawned this debate [http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/46364/] I hope that this will be a civil, engaging discussion and a learning experience for both of us; I ask that my opponent keep and open mind while prosecuting this debate and I will endeavor to do the same. Thank you.<...

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33 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The existence of the extinct shark Carcharodon Megalodon

Beryllium
NoahMuns

While many believe the ancient Megalodon shark still swims our oceans, I would like to say that while there are many theories on how this could be possible, there is no evidence, nor theories, that cannot be easily disproved on his existence....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Does God exist?

Flippenout
cleoforman

I will be arguing for the existence of a deity(s) while my opponent will point out his arguments against the existence of a deity. 1st round: Acceptance 2nd round: Opening statements only (no rebuttal) 3rd round: Rebuttal 4th round: More arguments/rebuttal 5th round: Concluding statements...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago