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Are Penguins Ducks?

IshanKohli
Zarium

Penguins are indeed ducks. Such surety of the matter comes with the support of the very definition of a duck: "A waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait." This definition from "Science and Society: Understanding Scientific Methodology, Energy, Climate, and Sustainability" by Eric S. Swanson states the very characteristics that define what a duck is. Looking at the common attributes of penguins, it is evident that penguins have the very same attributes that...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Are Bigfoots actually Wookies?

Shrekoning
Father_Dagon

The first round is for acceptance....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Is it reasonable to question the theory of evolution?

Conspiracyrisk
JayShay

This is a re-do of a previous debate I had with Jay Shay. We would have finished the debate, but life got in the way and I had to forfeit the last two rounds. We will simply be copy-pasting the arguments we made. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ For this debate, I will not necessarily be trying to prove evolution is false, nor will I be trying to prove there is a god. For this debate, I will simply be trying to prove that it is reas...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Is Human Activity an addition to increased Global Warming/Climate Change

Mark.Hughes
Weed777

Throughout Humanity's Existence the species has done nothing but destroyed everything around it. We have seen the extinction of more species at fault of Humanity, we have seen the rising of sea levels and the drying up of rivers and lakes due to Human Activity. This is why I stand in Pro position that human activity is an addition to increased Global Warming/ Climate Change. 1. Humans have increased Climate Change because of Increased C02 emissions Source: Climate Change Causes: A Blanket a...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Global Warming is Man-Made

16kadams
RoyLatham

==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 1 Year Ago

Should cloning be banned Permanently, if not are the purposes for cloning Inhumane?

red_x
questioneverything2001

If we use cloning there is no guarantee that we wouldn't use them for wrong purposes. What would stop people from using clones like spare parts???...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should animals be kept in zoos/aquariums?

mangolife23
Sam7411

This debate is about whether we should be keeping animals in zoos and aquariums. I will be arguing that we should not. My opponent should be arguing that we should. We will start with our opening arguments next round. Good luck and thank you!...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Evolution vs Young Earth Creationism

triangle.128k
NewLifeChristian

This debate is reserved for NewLifeChristian. I will be arguing that Evolution is true and that the Earth is around 4.5 billion years old. NewLifeChristian will be arguing for Creation being true and that the Earth is around 6-10K years old. RulesNo trolling Reliable sources must be usedStructureRound 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Arguments only (no rebuttals)Rounds 3-4: Everything else

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178 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

Is time travel possible?

yuvalne
Hakkayo

I believe time travel is possible, and will be reachable in the future (unless the human kind will destroy itself...) round one: Acceptance and introduction round two: First argument round three: Reply and more arguments (if there are more) round four: Reply and conclusion, termination. No new arguments in this round!...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Over half of all reported rapes are likely false

I_am_Spartacus
Death23

Round 1. Acceptance Round 2-4. Arguments and rebuttals. Round 5. Closing argument with no rebuttals. I believe that there is now mounting evidence which suggest that false reporting of rape is indeed very high. The lack of thorough studies and societal will to explore the real extent of false rape reports notwithstanding, there are already many in-depth studies by independent judges and prosecutors which conclusively show that reported rapes to the police are fraught with false claims, very...

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Updated 1 Month Ago