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Mankind is slowly working its way toward Utopia

Nudely
JustMasum

"Utopia is impossible, so it's not even worth shooting for. As long as mankind is flawed, and mankind will ALWAYS be flawed, an earthly Utopia is simply impossible" That's what most preachers, pundits and professors will fill your head with these days. To this, I proudly say: "BULLHOCKEY!!!" Instead, as I look back two or three thousand years into history, and compare where we are today with where we were then... Utopia seems just around the next corner. If you're within the domain of con...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Happiness is the ultimate goal of all lives

Skept
battle90

Happiness is the ultimate goal of all lives. Question about the reason for activities of lives: Why act so? Repeating this task, we can find the final cause, happiness in the end....

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Is Happiness the most important goal in life?

tomhornby
moneymade27

I will be arguing that happiness is the most important goal in life....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

God exists.

Ockham
thehappy

The resolution is that God exists. Pro will be arguing that God exists, while Con will be arguing that Pro has not established that God exists and/or that God does not exist. By accepting this debate, Pro agrees that they have the burden of proof to establish that it is objectively more likely than not that God exists. The rules for assessing this are the standard rules of logic, including the rules of deductive and inductive inference. For example, a deductive argument must be deductively va...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Is morality biological or is cultural conditioning or some combination of two?

mjchavez798
DuckEgg84

Scientists have found that morality is hard wired into the brain. most people think that morality comes from religion which is why Americans don't vote for atheists and so on. So, the problem is that morality may be a consequence of both nature and culture, but if you look at the world around us we seem to be divided along religious and ethnic lines. That raises the question: If we all have the capacity to empathize with complete strangers, then why does that capacity get overwritten...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

You pick

iflybyyou
FanboyMctroll

Pick a topic and a position and I will argue against it. Since I am not the one picking, I suppose I will just post an introduction instead of an argument. Hi,I am an anonymous user here to sharpen myself intellectually and expose the absurdity of every belief, glad to meet you. I'm sure we will have a lot of fun, especially since I am not here to win and I am only here for the sheer pleasure of criticizing a philosophical position. I will not reveal any of my beliefs, nor will I ever take a si...

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The machine can think.

Skept
WarTurtle10101

The machine can think. If a machine has a physical condition for thinking, the machine can think. Development of science and technology will enable that....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Do we have a moral obligation to recognize a sentient AI as deserving of basic human rights

SecularMerlin
Lirille

I shall be taking the con position for two reasons 1. I think it's the more challenging position 2. You defended life so eloquently that I can't wait to hear you defend a circuit board....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Is this the best of all possible worlds?

Leaning
DawnBringerRiven

Have you ever read Candide? I've tried to add this to polls or opinion but it never works for me, so I'll put it here. First round is for acceptance....

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Human is an unreasonable animal.

Skept
Xantog

Human is an unreasonable animal. In short, the reason is the ability to make sense of things consciously or to verify facts.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reason) But, has human ever really used reason? Firstly, There is nothing that human understand. We perceive objects by sensory organ, construct ideas grounding those perceptions, and transform those thoughts into new ideas. We cannot feel thing-in-itself. Our sensual experience is just a phenomenon occurred by an encounter of sensory or...

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Updated 6 Days Ago