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'defense of others' is too limited in practice, bob the serial killer should be killed in this hypo

dairygirl4u2c
TheDebateWinner

'defense of others' is too limited in practice, bob the serial killer should be killed in this hypothetical bob is a serial killer on the run and's shown every reason he'll continue killing. you see him by chance at a state park. a high reason to think if you try to call authorties he will get away. u have a gun- moral to kill him? remember, 'defense of others' as a legal and moral system is often said to be only permissible if the pending harm to another is 'imminent' which usually is sa...

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Updated 16 Hours Ago

It is Impossible For A Human To Predict A Future Event With 100% Reliability

AlexanderOc
guylaquit

First round acceptance.Full BoP rests on me to support the resolution.No new arguments in 4th round. Rebuttals are fine. Any definitions should be taken from http://dictionary.reference.com8000 characters and 72 hours to post arguments.Good luck to Con. ...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Free Will Solutions to the Problem of Evil Fail

fa07
Steffan

My position in this argument is that free will theodicies fail. In other words, that an attempt to resolve the problem of evil upon the basis of the freedom of agents does not succeed as an argument. This includes both the logical problem of evil (i.e. whether evil is logically inconsistent with the existence of an all-good God), and the evidential problem of evil (i.e. whether the existence of evil makes the existence of God less probable than not). In other words, the individual on the con...

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Updated 19 Hours Ago

Christianity is Logically a Circular Reasoning Fallacy?

Sagey
PandaBatman

My argument is that Christianity is logically a Circular Reasoning Fallacy?Why?Because there is no evidence for any of Jesus's teachings, nor any of the miracles of Jesus or even any evidence that Jesus was Resurrected.Thus, nothing exists to demonstrate t...

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Updated 23 Hours Ago

3 sides of the coin

Max.Wallace
PauseAndThink

There are 3 sides to a coin. Heads. Tails. The edge. We perform coin tosses to make decisions sometimes. Sheeple pick a side. Never the edge. This debate is about the tendency of the human species to choose a side, which the sheeple do, so they can be declared by the elites to be winners. The elites, those in the .000001% income bracket that attempt to control us, use this tendency to create more power for themselves. Don't listen to the propaganda and choose a side, eventually you...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

A Cosmological Argument for God is Sound

Envisage

This debate is closed, leave a message if you want to accept.This debate is somewhat unique in it's format. Pro needs to present one, or at most two cosmological arguments for the existence of God, and then defend them over 4 rounds.The burden of proof is shared in this debate, although Pro has the responsibility of presenting the argument(s) he wants to use in use first place. Pro wins he he can show at least one of them is most likely true, and vice versa.I have designe...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Time and Energy Have no Beginning From a Biblical and/or Scientific Viewpoint

daley
ricksterpr0

It is often said that the Big Bang was the beginning of all time, space, energy and matter. While I believe that the Big Bang happened, I will be arguing that this event was not the beginning of time or energy. My position is that TIME and Energy HAVE NO BEGINNING. They are eternal, they always existed. I will also be arguing the sub-point that time IS NOT LINEAR, but that past, present and future all exist simultaneously. My opponent my argue from either science, the Bible, or both (thoug...

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Time and Energy Have no Beginning From a Biblical and/or Scientific Viewpoint

daley
ricksterpr0

It is often said that the Big Bang was the beginning of all time, space, energy and matter. While I believe that the Big Bang happened, I will be arguing that this event was not the beginning of time or energy. My position is that TIME and Energy HAVE NO BEGINNING. They are eternal, they always existed. I will also be arguing the sub-point that time IS NOT LINEAR, but that past, present and future all exist simultaneously. My opponent my argue from either science, the Bible, or both (tho...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Slavery can be justified

ChosenWolff
KhalifV

First round is acceptance. I will attempt to prove that "slavery can be justified". Slavery will be defined as the "Act of owning slaves". A slave will be defined as a " a person who is excessively dependent upon or controlled by something". I am taking this unpopular position to test an unpopular argument. This debate doesn't reflect my views. It is done for the purpose of discussion and higher understanding. R4 will be a "no round" unless I decide to extend it.

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7 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

Sodahead is cheap

Adam2
iamanatheistandthisiswhy

I will argue the point above. First round is for acceptance....

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Updated 9 Hours Ago