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The human will power ( mind) can affect time and space based phenomenon of our world

tahiralmas
Bensen

The human willpower is far more superior than its per-considered role of survival of human body and it has power to severely affect time and spaced phenomenons metaphysically beyond rules of our physical world. Following are my evidence in support of this claim 1. As a simple rule, If willpower (mind ) is sub product of body whose main function is to play its part for the survival of human body then it can not damage and annihilate human body itself but we often see that when human will...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Religion has no essence

lovingsingleton
SaxonHammer

It is my personal belief that "religion" has no essence. I would say there is no such thing as "religion" because the term is used to refer to a set of things which are different in essence and have no defining trait among them. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and "Chinese folk religion" are all very different in nature and have no common set of traits shared among all of them. Nor are any traits one can find in them reason enough to put them into a distinct category. I might analogize...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

The concept of good and evil should ideally be abandoned in order to create a more just world

JayConar
Bensen

The full question: Good and evil are concepts which have outlasted their usefulness to society.Round 1 will be for acceptance and opening arguments.Round 2 will be for rebuttals and further arguments.Round 3 will be for rebuttals and further arguments.Round 4 will be for rebuttals only with no further arguments being introduced.Pro openi...

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32 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Our past doesn't define us

McMount
HeavenlyPanda

First round is for acceptance. My argument is that no matter what we have done in the past, it does not define our present selves. Con must argue that our past explicitly defines who we are at the present moment. Past: What we have done in the years passed Present self: The decisions you make now or have made in recent weeks or months And let's be clear: this debate is not about causality. It's not about the fact that your previous experiences and actions affect the decisions you make...

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12 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

confusion=see

squonk
fire_wings

confusion=focusfocus=manifolddestiny=confusionsee=ponhotturhortan. a shmiggily mog! maybe vi_spex can figure this one out...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Yes Virginia, There Are Stupid Questions

Kyle_the_Heretic
Zarium

In the many classes, seminars, discussion groups, etc, that I have attended over the years I have heard repeated ad nauseum, "There is no such thing as a stupid question." Well, I completely disagree. In this debate, a stupid question will be defined as any question lacking basic intelligence or common sense. Round 1 - Acceptance. Round 2 - I will present five stupid questions (with their sources) that were actually asked. The five question limit is for the sake of avoiding length...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Deontology (pro) v. Utilitarianism (con)

Sarah9019a
Scots_167

Hello! Thanks for accepting this debate! Full resolution: Resolved: Deontology ought to be preferred over utilitarianism. Both debaters have equal burden of proof, so pro must defend deont over util while con must defend util over deont. Round 1: Acceptance (no arguments) Round 2: Opening arguments Round 3: Rebuttals Round 4: Final rebuttals (no new arguments)...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Freedom of choice is more valuable than freedom against harm

Objectivity
Diqiucun_Cunmin

This is a redo for bsh1's unique topics tournaments. Same rules apply as before. Sorry for not posting my arguments in time during the last debate, I had a camp. Good luck to my opponent and I look forward to an interesting debate. 1st round for acceptance...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?

ViceRegent
woohooman

Atheists love to live under the delusion that they are the guardians of rationality. But how can they hold this title when they cannot even articulate a rational way to know truth from fiction. If they cannot do this, they are literally ignorant and the ignorant cannot guard anything. So, what atheist can give me a rational way atheists know truth from fiction? Answering this question is the sole purpose for this debate. If you are unable or unwilling to answer this question, do not respond...

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34 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Morality is an Objective Construct

El_Sky_Wizard
xat

Note:This account is managed by multiple experienced debaters. We may therefore refer to ourselves in the plural. Thanks for your understanding.Format:We would like to thank our opponent for(hopefully) accepting this debate, and hope we can have a productive, and above all, friendly dialogue. Before we get into the rest of the speech, we would like to define the structure of the argument:Round 1. Opening arguments (new po...

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Updated 1 Month Ago