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The theory of evolution is well established


In this debate, I will argue that evolution by natural selection is well established, as its title of scientific theory suggests, while my opponent will argue that it is ultimately flawed. Things that will not be debated: -the meaning of the word theory (scientific or otherwise) -abiogenesis (how life got started). The theory of evolution provides clues to the origin of life, but is not ultimetaly about the origin of life. Arguments on the origin of life from either side should therefore n...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

In Support of Embryonic Stem Cell Research


I take the position that embryonic stem cell research should be fully supported by nations all over the world. I will go into details as to how stem cell research is instrumental in potentially healing serious diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, Type I Diabetes, and other ailments. To disprove this argument, one most provide iron clad evidence that stem cell research does more harm than good. At the end, the votes will determine if stem cell research is a good thing, or whether it causes issue...

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A Battle Of... (No.1)


OverviewA battle of...Animals. This debate has a very simply premise. We will each choose an animal in round one (a species, not a subspecies). This animal species must be mammalian, nonhuman, and must not be functionally or actually extinct. You may not claim the same animal as me.Once we have selected our animals (R1) we will use the succeeding rounds to debate which one is "better" where the criteria for what is "better" are: (a) appeal a...

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Resolved: The sky over planet Earth is not blue.


THIS IS NOT A TROLL DEBATE.I'd like to thank domr ahead of time for accepting this debate. This debate is about weather or not the sky itself is blue. This does not include clouds, pollution, or a rainy day.RulesNo trollingFirst round is accpetanceRound 2 is Contentions, no rebuttlesRound 3 is rebuttles and conclusionNo semantics.Sky-the space over the Earth where the sun, moon, star...

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Restricted movement in anemonefish causes protandry so the species has better chances of surviving


This (hopefully) will be my first debate. This debate will be about 'Why are anemonefish protandrous hermaphrodites?' My position is that they are protandrous due to a natural selection in order to increase their odds of overall survival of the species. If you have a different opinion on why they are as they are, accept it as "con". Protandrous: "(of a hermaphrodite flower or animal) having the male reproductive organs come to maturity before the female."...

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Unicorns Once Existed


I will be attempting to demonstrate that unicorns had at least existed at least at some point in the past.Debate Format:Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Opening Arguments (no rebuttals)Round 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Rebuttals & Conclusions Good luck! ...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Imabench's 300th Debate!!! Resolved: Cats are Liquids


This is my 300th debate and I wanted to debate something ive always wanted to debate, whether or not cats are indeed liquids. We all have that one crazy belief that no one else thinks is true, this is my crazy belief. Me and Magicr agreed to debate this, and yes it is only 2 rounds long. Definitions: Liquid: An object with a fixed mass and fixed volume, but does not have a fixed shape and instead match the shape of the container they are poured into. Cats: Demons sent to Earth fro...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Olivine Geoengeneering


First round is for acceptance.Standard rules apply....

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Does expired milk come from expired cows?

ExipredMilkExpiredCows Why does organic milk last so much longer than regular milk? Craig Baumrucker, professor of animal nutrition and physiology at Pennsylvania State University, pours out an answer: Jun 6, 2008 NIKHIL SWAMINATHAN If you"ve ever shopped for milk, you"ve no doubt noticed what our questioner has: While regular milk expires within about a week or sooner, organic milk lasts much longer"as long as a month. So what is it about organic milk that makes it sta...

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There is no scientific evidence to support evolution


What I mean by evolution, is Darwin's theory of descent with modification or macroevolution, as it's commonly referred to. In other words, the theory that all life has a common ancestor. Con must accept the burden of proof. He must prove that there is real scientific evidence for this theory. Four rounds. Acceptance. Opening arguments. Rebuttals. Closing argument. I look forward to this debate. Good luck....

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Updated 4 Months Ago