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Evolution is not the best scientific model for the origin of species

Jellon
Mike_10-4

Definitions: -Evolution: the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. -Scientific Model: a physical, conceptual, or mathematical representation of a real phenomenon that may be used to explain and predict the behaviour of real objects or systems and are used in a variety of scientific disciplines, ranging from physics and chemistry to ecology and the Earth sciences. (http://www.brita...

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38 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Did the Big Bang happen??

Victoria85176
Samreay

I'm really exited to debate this!! Round one- Acceptance Round Two-Arguments Round Three & Four-Arguments/Rebuttals Round Five- Closing arguments -- Rules: *No trolling *No new arguments in the last round __ I'm super exited to debate this topic, good luck! :)...

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30 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

In Support of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

chagak
DavidMGold

I take the position that embryonic stem cell research should be fully supported by nations all over the world. I will go into details as to how stem cell research is instrumental in potentially healing serious diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, Type I Diabetes, and other ailments. To disprove this argument, one most provide iron clad evidence that stem cell research does more harm than good. At the end, the votes will determine if stem cell research is a good thing, or whether it causes issue...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Is Star Wars Real?

RevL8ion
Jedi4

In this argument, I will be settling the matter that Star Wars is entirely fictional (although perhaps based on real-life events), and the world is totally unrelated to the Star Wars Universe. My opponent's objective is to show evidence that Star Wars is indeed existent in our world. I will keenly await his acceptance or rejection....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The theory of evolution is well established

MykSkodar
Jellon

In this debate, I will argue that evolution by natural selection is well established, as its title of scientific theory suggests, while my opponent will argue that it is ultimately flawed. Things that will not be debated: -the meaning of the word theory (scientific or otherwise) -abiogenesis (how life got started). The theory of evolution provides clues to the origin of life, but is not ultimetaly about the origin of life. Arguments on the origin of life from either side should therefore n...

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34 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

The Big Bang Theory Is Probably True

Subutai
ChosenWolff

Unfortunately, neither of the people who wanted to accept this debate have responded back to me. However, after an interesting discussion in one of the poll's comments section, ChosenWolff has kindly asked to take up the challenge. Full Resolution The Big Bang Theory is probably valid. BoP is on pro. Definitions The Big Bang Theory: "The prevailing cosmological model for the early development of the universe. The key idea is that the universe is...

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222 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

A Battle Of... (No.1)

bsh1
FMAlchemist

OverviewA battle of...Animals. This debate has a very simply premise. We will each choose an animal in round one (a species, not a subspecies). This animal species must be mammalian, nonhuman, and must not be functionally or actually extinct. You may not claim the same animal as me.Once we have selected our animals (R1) we will use the succeeding rounds to debate which one is "better" where the criteria for what is "better" are: (a) appeal a...

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Months 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 2 Months 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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5 Comments
Updated 2 Months 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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Updated 6 Months Ago