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Has Mathematics, as a describer of natural phenomena, become too powerful?


Mathematics as a science is the study of abstract constructions of thought using principles of logical reasoning and deduction. A mathematical theory begins with a list of Axioms, principles taken to be true vacuously, which describe the existence and properties of some class of mathematical objects. The theorems of the theory are then statements which can be shown to follow logically from the theory's Axioms. For example, the Zermelo-Franko axioms of set theory serve as one of the most commo...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Evolution and science is an oxymoron


Hi I'm Thiest and I believe that evolution and science is an oymoron because science by definition is a study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. and since evolution does none of those things I challenge anyone to prove me wrong. By evolution I am talking about: Cosmic evolution: the origin of time, space, and matter from nothing in the "big bang" Chemical evolution: all elements "evolved" from hydrogen Stellar evolution:...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Earth: Spherical vs Flat


Recently I've come across a lot of flat-Earthers for some reason on the internet recently. The burden of proof is on both parties as I set up the debate so that both parties are making an affirmative claim. Pro is spherical Earth model, which is me, and Con is flat Earth model, my opponent.FOUR ROUNDS:1st Round: Acceptance/Opening statements2nd Round: Opening arguments3rd Round: Rebuttals/More arguments4th Round: More rebuttals/Closing statements...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Resolved: The United States Government Should Colonize Mars By 2033.


Hello. I am glad to be participating in this tournament and I hope that this will be a good debate. For Round 1, I will explain the rules and you will accept the debate. For Round 2, we will place down our arguments, and for Round 3, we will place down our rebuttals. For Round 4, we place any final arguments and rebuttals. Good luck, and may the better debater win!...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

The development of space travel should be primarily entrusted to private corporations.


This debate is part of bsh1's tourney and represents Round 1 between Cobalt and ThinkBig. The resolution and sides were agreed upon by both parties. Round Structure: Round 1 - Acceptance/Statement of Position Round 2 - Opening Arguments Round 3 - Rebuttals [No new arguments] Round 4 - Rebuttals/Closing Statements [No new arguments] The Burden of Proof is shared. I look forward to this debate....

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Relying upon science alone is faulty, as it cannot prove anything.


First, just some ground rules:TOPICALITY:Both sides must stay on subject. If someone strays away from topic, it is grounds for forfeit.STRUCTURE:Round 1: Acceptance only. No arguments in this round.Round 2: Openings. No evidence may be brought forward in this round, just give an overview of where your argument will go. You need not rebut the opposing side's opening either.Round 3: Constructives. Evidence is allowed here. Constructives can be r...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

The Earth is spherical and the Flat Earth hypothesis is false


It is a widely accepted fact that the Earth, and all planetary objects are spherical (even though they may not be perfect spheres), and yet Flat Earth believers insist that the Earth is a flat cuboid travelling through space with a Sun and moon with a diameter of 32 km above it and provides absolutely no evidence for their ridiculous claims while disregarding the countless amounts of evidence we have for a spherical Earth as government lies. Flat Earth believers simply reject evidence such as...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

If I bark at my dog can he understand me?


If I bark at my dog, he should be able to understand me, right? because you see dogs barking at one another all the time so whats the difference if I execute a perfect bark that matches one from another dog. It's like if you played back the recording of a bark....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should evolution be taught in the public schools?


Evolution should be taught in the public schools since a) it is valid science and b) it is widely accepted by the scientific community....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Evolution vs Young Earth Creationism


This debate is reserved for NewLifeChristian. I will be arguing that Evolution is true and that the Earth is around 4.5 billion years old. NewLifeChristian will be arguing for Creation being true and that the Earth is around 6-10K years old. RulesNo trolling Reliable sources must be usedStructureRound 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Arguments only (no rebuttals)Rounds 3-4: Everything else

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Updated 1 Year Ago