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Evolution is better than creationism


Biological evolution is the best model we have to explain how life became diverse. It is not a religion. If you think it is, stop listening to Hovind or Comfort or Ham. A theory is the greatest point to be used in science, and is on the level of gravity, electromagnetism, and everything in science that is universally accepted. Creationism on the other hand is a position taken by religious fundamentalists who have blind faith in what they believe is the word of god. It is not even a theory....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Life is most likely intelligently designed


Debate is closed, read on if you want to accept:Intelligent Design is an umbrella term, as it encompasses several methods, or attempts to demonstrate the intelligent design of life. Pro needs to present one or more of these arguments to fulfill their BoP to demonstrate the notion of intelligent design.Please message in the comments with the types of arguments you want to defend for intelligent design, personally I am looking for a biological intelligent design or a fine tuning de...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Homosexuality in Humans is Natural


First round is for accepting the debate, stating the resolution, and definitions. Resolution: Homosexuality in Humans is Natural Definitions: Natural is that which does not conflict with natural law. Natural Law has many possible definitions. However, for this debate, natural law will be defined as the evolutionary process. Homosexuality is the state of being sexually attracted to the same sex....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Animal Cosmetics Being Tested on Animals


Animal testing is unethical and unnecessary....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Information exists independently of matter and energy.


As Pro, I state that information exists as something independent of matter and energy. What I mean by this, is that matter and energy are simply the medium that convey information. Information has it's own independent existence. Con must prove that the existence of information is somehow tied to matter and energy. Four rounds. 1) Acceptance. 2) Opening arguments. 3) Rebuttals. 4) Closing arguments. No rebuttals allowed....

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Updated 3 Weeks 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

Goverenment has made the human race physicaly weak


With a government there are rules and consequences and since these rules protect everyone this takes out the survival of the fittest saying which mean that the stron will prevail. But with laws and consequences the weak make it through societ reroducing more weak people. by weak i mean meantally ill. physical disorders and also lower muscle mass. in my opinion moderen society has human evolution at a hult in a way of survival...

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Is our world merely a flat plate, supported by a shell of a tortoise?


I don't expect anyone to accept this debate. But if you do, then... Whatever.Rules1. No plagiarism; Don't copy someone else's work and claim it as your own.Failure to follow this (In singular form, seeing as; I ONLY LISTED 1 RULE!) rule will result in a 7-point forfeiture.

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Young Earth Creationism Is Improbable


After three weeks, I finally have had a good debater ask to take this up, so I'm looking forward to a good discussion. Full Resolution Young earth creationism is improbable. BoP is shared. Definitions Young Earth Creationism: "...the religious belief that the Universe, Earth and all life on Earth were created by direct acts of the Abrahamic God during a relatively short period, sometime between 5,700 and 10,000 years ago."[1] Please also accept t...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The Theory of Evolution Is Valid


I am challenging Dragonfang to this debate per his request. Please agree to everything below for accepting. Full Resolution The theory of evolution is valid. Definitions Theory of Evolution: "The process by which species of organisms arise from earlier life forms and undergo change over time through natural selection."[1] Valid: "Having some foundation; based on truth."[2] Rules 1. The first round is for acceptance. 2. A f...

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Updated 9 Months Ago