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Is science the only path to knowledge and truth?

CivilianName295
Sarah9019a

I will be arguing that science is NOT the only path to knowledge and truth and that there are other ways we can know things. I will be arguing against the philosophy of scientism (the belief that science is the only way to knowledge). (Pro) will be arguing that science is the only path to knowledge. Rules: keep debate on topic and make logical arguments and no name callingRound 1: accepting rules and conditions Round 2 Each side giving case for and against scientismRound...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

The Free Will Defense Provides Adequate Justification for the Existence Of Evil.

ninjakitty97
PowerPikachu21

The problem of evil, which attempts to disprove the existence of an omnipotent, benevolent creator, typically follows this line of reasoning: (1) God, if he exists, is all-powerful, and therefore could eliminate evil. (2) God is all-good, and therefore would want to eliminate evil. (3) Evil exists. (4) Therefore, an all-powerful, all-loving God cannot exist. I, Pro, will argue that the existence of evil is due to human action, and therefore is not inconsistent with the existence of a b...

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Why don"t we watch our leader 24/7

Wengerocracy
ZaynMalik

I am just a human who thought of the idea to watch the leader of the country. Civilocity is a new neologism that describes a form of government where the people get to watch the leader of their country for the entire time anybody ever leads their country. Why don"t we watch the leader of our country? The obvious fact is; we do watch the leader of our country. We just don"t watch them 24/7. So, why don"t we watch our leader 24/7? One reason we don"t is; we like the leader of our count...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Objectivity promotes demonization.

3RU7AL
JacobStramandinoli

Thank you for participating in this debate. I will be arguing in favor of the view that the concept of (detectable) objectivity promotes demonization.In order to qualify for this challenge, you must have completed at least 1 debate.Detectable - Able to be discovered or identified either directly or indirectly.Objectivity - Utterly free of and existing independently from any possible sub...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Meaning of Life

Smorfy
What50

I believe the meaning of life is to make life better for others. It is an endless cycle. There could also be no meaning....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Gay Marriage

KrisB123
Jenae.ross

Gay Marriage is a beautiful example of Diversity and is a great way to remind people of the many different ways of life in America and the World....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Are Conspiracy Theories Good for Society?

SkySky16
Edlvsjd

This debate will not be focused on whether or not conspiracy theories should be believed but whether it has a greater net benefit to society than net detriment. Debate structure: R1: Acceptance R2: Opening statements R3&4: Rebuttals R5: Closing statements/arguments...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Is Cam Newton a good QB

desttoyer
ShmiShma

Yes Cam Newton is a good QB because he has made exactly a 400 yard pass in his first game.Cam Newton can throw a ball more than 60 yards in a flick of his wrist.Cam Newton can run away from defensive backs and linebackers and also run through the defense line. http://www.footballinsiders.com/is-cam-newton-an-elite-quarterback/...

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8 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Optimism vs. Pessimism

SkySky16
Danielle

This debate is Optimism (Pro) vs. Pessimism (Con) Debate structure: R1: Acceptance R2: Opening statements R3&4: Rebuttals R5: Closing arguments...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

do different ethnicities have any biological/behavioral difference?

atheon33
avianage

disclosure: i do not mean to be racist i believe all races should be treated equally and today we are moving away from our previous biologies well in my opinion depending on your ethnicity u might have different behavioral patterns due to the environment that lead to that specific ethnicity to have certain physical and mental features that are different and because of genetic similarity between people who are from the same ethnicity similar patterns of behavior would appear. the best example...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago