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If we could live forever, would our lives be "meaningless"?

Ryosukeboo
preciselylogan

No, our lives would not be meaningless if we could live forever. There are a lot of things in life we could successfully bring about or reach. Life would not have its meaning if we are going to die in the end. We as humans tend to limit ourselves because of fear, procrastination or perfection. There will always be a thought in our mind that the time is not right yet, or we are not feeling ready. By living forever, we are giving ourselves more time to overcome fears. We just do not seem to know w...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

For a grown man to step on a kitten is a morally neutral act

Discipulus_Didicit
joshuroar

Con can make arguments in the first round, but by doing so gives up their right to make arguments in round two. Con also has the option of using the first round as acceptance.(we both have one round to argue) con also accepts all definitions. 2000 character limit can be increased on request to whatever Con desires before accepting. Two rounds is non-negotiable. Our definitions will be vastly oversimplified, but that is just because I want this to be a short debate. I don't have enough real...

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Resolved: The United States Federal Government should enforce mandatory vaccinations.

lannan13
Stupidape

I would like to thank my opponent ahead of time for accepting this debate. This debate's resolution is as follows: Resolved: The United States Federal Government should enforce mandatory vaccinations.Rules1. No forfeits2. Citations should be provided in the text of the debate3. No new arguments in the final speeches4. Observe good sportsmanship and act civilly/decorously in the debate5. No trolling6. No "krit...

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Evolution is a religion

Thiest_1998
Erudition

Hi I'm Thiest and I know that evolution is a religion because there is no proof for it and yet people still believe that that's how the universe came into existence. By only micro evolution happens the rest are just religious....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should national pride play second fiddle to internationalism?

vietbach2580
PanicAtTheDoctor

I think the answer is "yes" because today is the era of globalization. "united we stand, divided we fall", therefore, one should put their national ego aside to be a part of the world, to be not just national citizens but global ones....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Can you prove a negative?

Sitar
DebatyDebateMaster

Pro means yes and Con means no. My opponent will make the first argument....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Political correctness is good for society.

JayConar
aaronjango

5 rounds:1 - Acceptance2 - Opening arguments3 - rebuttals4 - rebuttals5 - final rebuttals and closing statement.Good luck. ...

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THW: Pull the lever in the "trolley problem".

PsychicPhysicist
jsmill

The problem is as follows: There are five people on a track, and they are about to be run over by a runaway trolley! However, you are next to a switch which, if you pull, will divert the trolley onto a different track, hitting the one person who is on that track, instead. We are assuming that the only way to save the five people is to pull the lever- you can't yell at them to move off the track, for instance. We're also assuming that the trolley is absolutely guaranteed to hit and kill who...

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Is Mass Murder Ever Justifiable?

Delta2401
Varto

Contention: Is mass murder ever justifiable? Even in a situation where it may save 100x as many people? I will be arguing that it is. Notes & Clarifications: By Mass Murder, I am just going to assume the murder of a number greater than 10, but it could be anywhere from that to 10 trillion people just in case it matters. Rules: No trolling. No Flaming (stay civil) Have fun. Rounds: 1) Acceptance 2) Opening Statements 3) Rebuttals and closing statements...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

If we(humans) did everything perfectly. Would we still make mistakes?

brainFreeze
LifeLightI

I will be debating that there would be NO mistakes if we did everything perfectly. In order to make this a worthwhile debate you must have the ability to assume or imagine that "A person is born perfect" although that's not possible but still what's the harm in analyzing another point of view?...

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Updated 1 Month Ago