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A Non-Mental Reality Probably Exists

Rational_Thinker9119
Feyerabend

If we know anything, that means the mind exists as knowledge is mental. If we doubt anything, that means the mind exists as doubt is mental; ergo we cannot consistently doubt the mind as the mind is needed to doubt in the first place. So our starting point for knowledge is the mind. It must exist. But, why believe in a non-mental reality? This is a hy...

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chicken or the egg- i say the egg came first

dairygirl4u2c
debatre

one needs to define chicken. a chicken is one which can mate and have kids with at least one chicken in existence. if you were to go back in time, there would be the first chicken capable of doing this. that chicken came in the form of an egg....

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Homosexuality

Cooldudebro
withoutatripod

This debate questions if the idea and concept of homosexuality is morally and logically sound. I take the stance that homosexuality is immoral and illogical. My opponent will take the stance homosexuality is moral and logical. BOP is shared. Definitions: Homosexuality: erotic activity with another of the same sex. (1) Erotic: of, devoted to, or tending to arouse sexual love or desire. (2) Moral: concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior. (3) Log...

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it is better to call babies who are just becoming aware, as agnostic than atheist

dairygirl4u2c
TheJuniorVarsityNovice

it is better to call babies who are just becoming aware, as agnostic than atheist(to be sure you could call them both depending on definitions, but this is focusing on having to choose which is better)the commonly accepted approach to atheism and agnosticism, is to say the first is no belief either way, and atheism as a proactive disbelief in God.the oxford disctionary defines agnostic as "a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God."

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chicken or the egg- i say the egg came first

dairygirl4u2c
TheMadonnaDebater

one needs to define chicken. a chicken is one which can mate and have kids with at least one chicken in existence. if you were to go back in time, there would be the first chicken capable of doing this. that chicken came in the form of an egg....

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Wet Grass Is Evidence Of Rain

MagicAintReal
salam.morcos

ResolutionWet grass is evidence of rain.ProHas 30,000 characters and the burden of proof to demonstrate that wet grass is evidence of rain and refute Con.ConHas only 20,000 characters to refute Pro.*There are no rounds, just 3 sets of 10,000 characters, so there are no round rules...use your characters as...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

A Non-Mental Reality Probably Exists

Rational_Thinker9119
Burls

I'm an Idealist; I believe all reality mental. If we know anything, that means the mind exists as knowledge is mental. If we doubt anything, that means the mind exists as doubt is mental; ergo we cannot consistently doubt the mind as the mind is needed to doubt in the first place. So our starting point for knowledge is the mind. It must exist. But, why believe in a non-mental reality? This is a hypothesis that most people believe, the idea that everything that is beyond our mind...

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God Probably Exists

tejretics
kasmic

PrefaceIt has been a while since I last debated this seriously. For those who don't know, this has been my favorite topic for awhile. I hope for an interesting and truly stellar discourse. The debate shall have 72 hours to post each argument, with 10,000 characters per argument, and 5 rounds. Additionally, a minimum Elo of 2,500 is required to vote. I have chosen Kasmic to accept this debate, and I am honored to have such a distinguished debater as m...

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Updated 15 Hours Ago

Essay Writing Contest

imsmarterthanyou98
Prodigy0789

Hey!,I love writing, and improving my writing so hopefully somone will provide a worthy challenge and critisism. Simple rules... We take turns proposing a topic. In the form of a quesition. Con your first :) If you noticed I put this debate under philosophy...I'd rather the Essay topic be somthing asbtract/concept. Voters please ignore trivial grammatical mistakes for the both of us....

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6 Comments
Updated 8 Hours Ago

Santa Clause is evil

Alpha3141
Burls

Santa Clause is evil. He gives more toys to rich kids then poor kids. Need I say more?...

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Updated 1 Week Ago