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Are tacos and burritos the same thing?


I say that Tacos and Burritos are the same thing in their essence. They both have shells and are both filled with various fillings and condiments. When one eats either or they still experience the same delicious Mexican flavor. Both can be covered with sour cream and they are both held in your hands when eaten. Basically the same thing....

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Evolutionary Atheists have no moral platform, beyond biological continuation and reproduction


Thesis paragraph: As an Evolutionary Athiest I run into the predicament mentioned above. I find it hard to locate a platform with which I can bestow ethics or morality upon a given situation. As evolution would have it, the real purpose of life is simply to create as many organisms as possible, specifically it is my purpose in life to create more human beings. Using this logic however, many things which I fi...

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Con When a women has an abortion, she is removing only a clump of cells from her body ( I am opposed abortion after 6 months ). Should the government force her to birth what is technically a parasite in her body? Arguing that a fetus is a human and should receive basic human rights is a viable reason for not aborting, yet if you do believe that a fetus is a human, and thus with human rights, a fetus does not have the right to live inside another organism (just as any other human), nor does the...

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Non-humans animals should have equal rights to humans


I will be arguing that humans have a moral responsibility towards non-human animals. This responsibility finds its grounding in a utilitarian moral framework. I will argue that animals should be included on an equal basis to humans when making moral decisions and that animals have equal rights to humans. These rights are based on natural and not societal reasons. Equal rights should be extended to non-human animals where practical (this may not be practical in some instances such as in the right...

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A God must have created the universe.


This is a debate reagrding the concept of there being an omnipotent creator who made this world and this universe versus the universe creating itself. We will not be arguing over the nature of this God and this God does not necessarily belong to any religion(although I will be arguing on behalf of Christianity). ...

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There Are Good Secular Reasons to Disallow Same-Sex Marriage


HonestDiscussioner and I have agreed on terms. I will launch immediately into my opening statement.~The state regulates marriage for a reason. It dispenses benefits for a reason. Understanding what this reason is will tell us what criteria are and are not relevant to marriage, and thus whether any rights are being denied. If the state excludes same-sex couples from entering into legal marriages on the basis of criteria relevant to the public purpose of marri...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Immanuel Kant was more important than John Stuart Mill in the development of philosophy


100th debate! This debate should be impossible to accept. Introduction and Clarifications Credit to SocialPinko for the idea. We had a similar debate a while back and I wanted to do one like this again. The terms “important” and “development” will be open for debate. There is no need to agree on the specific definitions but we should apply common sense...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

The Statement 'God Exists' is Rationally Justifiable.


>>> If any of you wish to debate me, please let me know in the comments. & it would be nice if you can also include the line of reasoning you'll be going with. The statement "God Exists" is rationally justifiable, in the sense that, the Positive Existence of God must be either:- Deductively T...

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can you be good without god?


I am new to this so I will try to explain myself to the best of my ability. Also my grammar is not the best so please bare with me. So can you be good without god? I say no you can not. Now before you start to argue back remember we are philosophers on here (that's the impression I got) define your terms what do we mean by good? Can we agree that good is a act that the one that is doing the GOOD act will think that that is the rite thing to do? Now who is to decide what good is then? I say w...

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God most likely exists


Good evening/afternoon/morning/midday, ladies and gentlemen. Sswdwm and I don't always see eye-to-eye on issues, and after having many enjoyable forum debates, we've decided to take it to the real thing. The resolution for this debate shall be...God most likely exists.

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Updated 11 Months Ago