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Does non-existence exist?

KingofEverything
vi_spex

I believe that non-existence indeed exists....

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Is there a supreme being?

specialrelativity101
Spatial1

Is it logical to believe in a supreme being? How did the universe begin with or without a supreme being? Is a god necessary for the universe, life, and everything to exist?...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

If there is no empirical evidence of any given thing, can you say it exists?

MWysocki
oilythigh

To assume something exists without empirical evidence is purely illogical. If you could accept a belief in something without evidence, you could believe any possibility. You could assert that there is a large dog floating in the sky striking down those that displease it, and think it true. However, it could be said that just because you can't prove something doesn't mean it's been disproved. This being true, the converse is also true, you can't believe in something because of a lack of evidence....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Creation over evolution

HelloKitty
steviemarie

Many of there therioes we see today...are indeed found in the bible...The Bible states that God created life according to kinds(Genesis 1:24) how God refers to "kinds" agrees with the scientific observations.."THERE ARE HORIZONTAL GENETIC BOUNDARIES BEYOND WHICH LIFE CANNOT VARY"..dogs produce dogs...roses produce roses and so on...WE DON'T SEE ONE "KIND" EVOLVING INTO ANOTHER "KIND" AS EVOLUTION SUPPOSES why are we no longer evolving or anything in that matter. SCIENTIST THEMSELVES ARE PROVI...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

God Opposes Abortion

elvroin_vonn_trazem
JayWhip

As I've indicated elsewhere, almost all the foundations anti-abortion arguments are badly flawed. One such foundation is the notion that God has a negative opinion of abortion. Sure, the Bible and other religious works make various claims that can be interpreted as opposing abortion. But God didn't sit down and write any of those religious works. Humans did. And humans are known to be able to tell lies to benefit themselves. If this Challenge is accepted, then, based on the title of this D...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

A New Radical Justice System

RationalMadman
Beginner

When I was a little boy, say five years old, I would be what most would consider a highly philosophically-minded child. When my teacher told me that I should put my hand up to ask a question I asked her why, when she got annoyed she would just tell me to shut up and sit down (in kinder words than the ones I proposed). However, I never understood the rule, nor did I feel the need to obey it... Because being shut up and told to sit down isn't truly terrifying. On the other hand, if I had been...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

You should follow Stoic principles.

Tim1632
ehorton

Stoic doctrine states that we should detach ourselves from our emotions and only worry about what we can control. If we follow this school of thought we will not waste our time on things that are futile, but only worry about that things that we have the capacity to control ourselves. By doing this we will live a better life because we will no longer waste time on what is out of our control, and therefore we will use our time concentrating on what we can, which will lead to better use of our time...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Ketchup tastes good on Everything

PurpleDrank
SaltyFries

Ketchup...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Resolved: that there are moral absolutes.

Happyreclusive
Valladarex

I set out to prove that there are moral absolutes. I"ll use "moral" and "ethical" synonymously, choosing one over the other as style dictates. By "absolute," I mean something is that true in all possible worlds, necessarily true, and true in all situations. For example, the judgment "lying is wrong" is necessarily true and there is no circumstance when lying is right."My arguments are Kantian, so my opponent...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Is State Execution murder?

ooberman
JustinAMoffatt

The execution of a criminal is murder. It is premeditated, the victim is selected and unable to defend him or herself, and despite society agreeing to the murder, it is murder nonetheless. First, let's be clear that I am not defining murder as "illegal killing according to state laws" since this is arbitrary. Murder must mean, if it means anything, the killing of a person who need not be killed, but is still killed with intent. Yes, this means people killed in war as "collateral da...

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Updated 2 Years Ago