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Attributing Human Consciousness to the Theory of Evolution is false and invalid

Anatta
Sswdwm

From my side of the debate I will expound that the theory of evolution does not apply to the cause of human consciousness, in further detail; gradual accumulation of cognitive faculties throughout the course of time by means of ‘natural selection’ is not responsible for the difference between our self awareness and the seemingly lack thereof abound in the rest of the animal (or creature) kingdom. My argument will be bolstered by one crucial idea: The diffe...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

DNA databases/profiling

vargas.samantha04
bryce_h_11

DNA evidence allows crimes to be more easily solved, including old cases. Searching a DNA database for a match at the crime scene identifies the suspect in 60% of the cases. Allowing DNA profiling during criminal cases would eliminate the current ethic and gender bias towards young black men. According to Nicole Jarworski at CBS company, "African Americans are imprisoned at over six times the rate of whites." By allowing DNA databases you are getting rid of the chance of innocent people be conv...

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Cloning

sadamson11
awilliams1998

Cloning is described as a number of processes that are used to create a genetically identical organism. The copied material is described as a clone, and has the same genetic identity as the original organism. However, there are many controversial issues with these processes. Cloning has been proven in numerous cases to be unsafe. According to Center for Genetics and Society, 95% of mammalian cloning has resulted in failure, the reasons being stillbirth, miscarriage, and life-threatening anomalie...

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Vaccine Disbursement

mfullmer24
Mako6477

The main purpose of our debate is to identify wheather or not disbursment (distribution) of vaccines should be regulated or not. Vaccines are commonly called "shots". Shots are needle tipped syringes filled with medicine that can be administered to the body by puncturing the skin and pressing a plunger to transfer the drug from syringe to human. Doctors administer them to keep the people in our society safe and healthy. Before I explain why a disbursment plan should be enforced it is important...

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Animal Testing

fraustega
bmattes

Point 1: Cures and Treatments The California Biochemical Research Associates pronounced that almost every discovery in medicine within the last 100 years have been resulted from animal testing. For example the discovery of insulin was resulted from dogs getting their pancreases removed. Due to polio vaccines being tested on animals the world occurrence of polio reduced from 350,000 cases in 1988 to 223 cases by 2012. "We wouldn't have a vaccine for hepatitis c without chimpanzees," stated th...

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Should Humans Leave Earth?

Nidhogg28
Fykwa

Due to limited resources on Earth we must leave at some point. Compared to our current resources space has much more energy, metals, and gases than Earth. Isn't this common sense? I believe asteroids are our best option. There is no gravity or atmosphere to impede ships leaving them, and larger ones can even support communities....

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Does the government have the cure for cancer?

BlaineTierney
DjMoonPickle

Look, cancer treatment such as kimo and etc.. is a billion dollar industry. It is a steady cash flow that comes over a long period of time. If someone was to have cancer and go to treatment over a period of 3 years and possibly end up cancer free, well great, but that was a lot of money. Would that be more expensive than (lets say there is a vaccine to just cure it within a couple days like a flu shot or so) just one shot to cure it or periods of treatment over time? The point is this corrupt go...

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Animal Cloning

Munchin_Mitch
gigi_smash

Deformations of animals are an inhumane thing to see or to cause. Cloning has a success rate of about 1-30 clones out of 1000 that are successful (learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/animal/cloning). Cloning can cause deformations and mutations, such as grossly oversize heads, double-headed animals, grotesquely twisted limbs, bloated fetuses, and even malformed organs (endanimalcloning.org). Some people think that only the clones themselves are hurt by this disease but in fact even the surrogat...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Food Irradiation

MAVSWILL42
mgarside98

There is no detectable levels of radiation left behind in the food after it has been irradiated. A common misconception is that irradiated food is radioactive. The radiation used is very different. It does not generate Gamma, X-Rays, and Electrons. Also irradiated food causes minimal change to the chemical composition. Food irradiation also extends shelf life, reduces food spoilage, and there is less of a chance to get food born diseases, such as Salmonella,...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

polution is a worldwide issue

seraphobia
RiskTaker

I beleve that pollution is not just a problem in china, I beleve that it effects many more countrys and it is an ongoing problem. If you think otherwise come prove me wrong!...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago