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Divinity is real in some form

ChosenWolff
Raymond_Reddington

This is a continuation of another debate, where me and Raymond disagreed on the structure. I will be arguing that divinity is real. Note, this is a philosophy debate, and not a religious one. I intend on using the stoic argument for the existence of god, as it has been accepted by atheists, scientists, and the religious alike, and will keep this from turning into a "religion vs atheism" debate. This is a metaphysics debate, and should be argued from a secular POV, and from scratch. Argument...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Though experiments are important.

alyfish126
Samreay

I will be arguing in support of the following three statements:If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, it does not make a noise.A train is running out of control down a track. In its path are five people who have been tied to the track. Fortunately, you could flip a switch, which will lead the train down a different track to safet...

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26 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

DDO Tournament - Top Tier: Intervention to Stop Rights Abuses

bsh1
TN05

PrefaceThis is part of the DDO Tournament being run by Mikal; TN05 and I are in the top tier, and I look forward to a fantastic debate. I thank him in advance for accepting :)Full TopicIntervention in the internal political processes of other nations is morally permissible when a goal of the intervention is to halt human rights abuses.DefinitionsThese definitions are from Merriam W...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

This House Believes that the Social Contract is a viable political theory

Stephen_Hawkins
YYW

The debate is as simple as it stands. My opponent should spell out the social contract theory in his first round (instead of using it solely for acceptance). The social contract I refer to is the one used in political philosophy - the concept of the social contract as a form of legitimizing the state. I look forward to whoever accepts this debate for a rigorous competition. Note the debate has a smaller character limit than most - 4000 characters maximum....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

"Livestock" slaughter is acceptable

LiamWhlaes
kbub

This is a duplication of a debate started by kbub and I was pipped to the post by a more worthy adversary but we have agreed to also have the debate ourselves. The official resolution is: "The practice of humans' killing "livestock" animals for food in the US ought to continue (Is the preferred of the two possible worlds)" The "practice" may include ANY practices of "livestock" slaughter, including so-named "humane" slaughter practices. "Practice" limitation However, neither hypothetic...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

It is better to be feared than to be loved, if one cannot be both.

9spaceking
JustinAMoffatt

The resolution: It is better to be feared than to be loved, if one cannot be both. Feared: something that causes feelings of dread or apprehension, something a person is afraid of [1] Loved: held in deep affection; cherished [2] You may only use the first round as acceptance. [1] http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/feared?s=t [2] http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/loved?s=t...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Homosexual Acts are Immoral

Contradiction
WriterDave

TERMSResolved: Homosexual Acts Are ImmoralRounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clash Definitions: By "homosexual acts" I refer to sexual acts between members of the sa...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Is there any real meaning in life?

vocalmajority
JohnLockeWiggen

Whether there is any underlying point in life has been a central feature of philosophy throughout the ages. It would seem to me that rather than being here for a reason, humans are simply the product of thousands of years of evolution and their upbringing, judging what they do and what they consider worthy of doing. Can there really be any true meaning to life, besides superficial meaning created by humans themselves?...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Homosexuality is okay!

trekchik5
rain_thoughts

I believe that homosexuality is okay. It may be odd behavior, but that doesn't mean it's bad or immoral. It is their right to have the same rights as "straight" people. It is just IMMORAL for someone to treat them of lesser value because of it! That makes you a bad person. Not treating everybody equally. That is the true evil. The only thing the Bible says, if you are religious, is this: -Homosexual rape and improper treatment of strangers (Genesis 19 & Judges 19:14-29); -Homosexual ritual se...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Individuals Ought to Help Those in Need

bsh1
Romanii

PrefaceI have wanted to debate Romanii for some time. As an up-and-coming member, he often undersells his own skills. I think this will be a great debate, and I look forward to a deserving challenge for this, my 70th debate on DDO.TopicIndividuals ought to Help those in NeedDefinitions and TermsIndividuals - specific persons. For example, I am an individual, but the group...

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Updated 2 Months Ago