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Is torture minimally, morally justifiable?

malaquiasm
shawnice134

1.) Torture is the intentional infliction of extreme physical suffering on some non-consenting, defenseless, other person for the purpose of breaking their will. 2.) Torture, minimally, is to break a person"s will causing them to abandon autonomous decision - making in relation to some narrowly circumscribed area of their life for a limited period. 3.) Moral is a distinction between what are acceptable and what are unacceptable actions with concern to harm. 4.) Morality can be shaped to fit...

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Colleges and Universities should prohibit the public expression of hate speech on their campuses

DomriRade4444
inaudita

First round is acceptance and arguments. No rebuttals! Please keep it clean. I wish I could use more rounds, but this week is really busy. This arguments are from my case for an upcoming tournament. Arguments Hate speech bans are counter- productive More Speech is always better We cannot infringe on hate speech without providing grounds to ban legitimate opinions Clarifications: a.Fighting words: A term used by the supreme court referring to slurs whose sole use is to start a fight....

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There is no empirical evidence to support the assertion that any god exists.

dhardage
karislovesyeww

I submit that there is no empirical evidence to support the assertion that any god exists. First round is acceptance only, second round is for arguments, third and fourth will be for rebuttal and additional argument with fifth for summary. Any evidence provided must originate in a peer-reviewed study that was NOT done by an organization backed by a religious group of any kind. Definition: Empirical. Obtained by direct or indirect observation, falsifiable, and repeatable....

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Innovation over tradition

officialkwade
Iamaconfederate

To continue on with the human race, we must continually innovate in every area-especially science, to live longer and better for each generation....

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Life Means God is Good

LifeMeansGodIsGood
Kaynex

I accept the BOP in this debate, and will probably lose because most people will not concede to the fact that God is good. Most people will say God is not good because He does not give them what they want.......but the truth is, God does give everybody what they want. People tend to want the wrong things. The first thing we need is to be saved from dying. God is trying to save everybody, but most people want the wrong things so God lets them have it and that is not good.......but God is goo...

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Catholics make great christians if they get saved

LifeMeansGodIsGood
mdc32

If a person is saved, they are saved from their sin, they are saved from their death, and they are saved from Hell. They have eternal life now, their sins are forgiven now, and they know that the moment their time in their body of death is finalized, they will be with the Lord Jesus Christ forever and will be forever changed into His likeness freed from sin. A saved person knows for sure that all of their sins, past, present, and future (if God gives them more time in their body of death) a...

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Our biggest problem is not having the means of effectively dealing with problems

FinickyRealist
Alpacthulhu

Say I want to solve a conflict between two countries, say I as an individual want to make peace between the united states and well sadly...many countries. What tools do I have at my disposal to make this happen? As an individual, how much impact can I really have on the world by dedicating my entire life to one specific or many problem? My main concern initially would obviously have to be something like trying to convince other people to join me, whether it be politicians or my neighbor Joe.....

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History Class: The actions of the United States during the Age of Imperialism were not justifiable.

Grayneer
Adam2isback

R1- Acceptance R2- Arguments R3- Rebuttals R4- Conclusions...

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The concept of existence doesn't exist beyond the human mind

Philana1
Harold_Lloyd

I will explain all my arguments next round, at the moment I have 4 more mintues of energy on my iPad....

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Updated 23 Hours Ago

Parkour should be free to practice

infrasonictoultrasonic
Oliark

Parkour today is largely misrepresented with movies and youtube videos as a way of showing off and a form of competition. Even today parkour is as a sport, which is against the original philosophy of parkour, which endorses self-development. Because people see parkour as less of a way to train the self it is abused. Parkour is just as much as a philosophy as it is a form of training much like kung-fu; therefore, there should be better informed practitioners to start a movement of free practice....

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