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In a perfect world should we have a "test" to be able to vote democratically?

grand_admiral
UNpeacekeeper

Voting has always been said to be an "unalienable right" unfortunately, should people who do not understand it be able to vote for it? would it not be like if non-economists decided on how to run a company? or how a mine worker decided the long term plan of it's organisation. It would not make sense. democracy might be an "unalienable right" to most, but what if people don't know about the foreign policy of their country, they would not know what would be the correct decision would be. If the...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Google Search is a Reputable Source

FuzzyCatPotato
kingkd

Resolved: Google search is a reputable source.Rules:1: All arguments must be supported by reputable sources.2: Circles don't exist.3: First round acceptance....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Should being fat be a crime?

dballer123456789
dholl12

It's just disgusting...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Should being fat be a crime?

dballer123456789
hosseymac

Obviously it should be highly illegal to destroy your body. You have no right to your own body!!!!!...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

If God created the universe then Monistic Idealism is probably true

Rational_Thinker9119
m4j0rkus4n4g1

God will be defined as the grand-mind which is the cause and creator of all things that are not God (such as the universe). Monistic Idealism is simply the view that only mentality exists, and that there is no such thing as something "outside of mind". The conventional theistic view is that God created a material universe, and that God is immaterial (this is Dualism as you have the material and immaterial). I will attempt to show why this view is nonsensical, and that the view that Monistic...

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Updated 17 Hours Ago

It is a beneficial strategy to accept some unsubstantiated beliefs

AndyHood
8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA

No particual rules; I think that the title is clear enough but please ask questions in the comments if you need clarification....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Feminism is no longer beneficial to our modern society

cha-the-politician
FuzzyCatPotato

This round is for acceptance. I believe that feminism is simply not relevant in our modern day society. Every round besides the acceptance round will be for arguments, rebuttals are accepted. Subjective arguments are immediately dismissed. Offending the opponent or talking about non debate related things are considered trolling and are absolutely banned. Do not over use caps lock and signs or symbols. Also, do not rebuttal definitions in arguments, you can do so in the comments section. Thank yo...

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38 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

Rationalism (PRO) vs. Empiricism (CON)

tahirimanov
Andrew_Wallace

Rules:1. First round is for introduction, definitions.2. All sources must be cited.3. The debate is about whether there are various ways for knowledge (dependent or independent of sense experience) or sense experience is the only (or main) source for knowledge.

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10 Comments
Updated 22 Hours Ago

Legality of Abortion.

SebUK
mycahrshelton

I would argue that abortion unless done due to rape, fetus deformation or because of a high risk to the women's health should be criminalised. The burden of proof would be shared....

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Updated 23 Hours Ago

It is more economically rational to deny same-sex couples marriage status than not.

theisticscuffles
JackOfDiamonds

Same-sex couples do not have the same legal standing as truly married couples. When judges attempt to issue marriage licenses and statuses to same-sex couples, it creates a social fissure (crack) and disrupts businesses whose owners cannot, in good faith, celebrate same-sex "weddings." Actually, these business owners know that the celebrations or public ceremonies are not real marriages, to begin with. Thus, they would be calling or endorsing something as "marriage" which is not a real marria...

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Updated 1 Week Ago