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It is better to have never been

Zarroette
Envisage

It is better to have never been Introduction: This is the debate I have always wanted...

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304 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

All Organizations Must be Self-Serving to Some Extent to Continue their Existence

Jackconway
justiceandtruth

I assert that all organizations must be self-serving to some extent in order to continue existence. My opponent must prove that an organization (government, religious, or social) can continue their existence without being self-serving at all. No other rules than that. Have at it....

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Are candlesticks safe to jump over?

firefish12
kroshka12

This simply an acceptance round to get your feelings through to one another. I accept. Me and kroshka have returned and hopefully its for good. Thanks for all the support we had on our should Unicorns Be Able to Farm debate and if you haven't heard of it check it out here: http://www.debate.org/debates/Should-unicorns-be-able-to-farm/1/...

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Atheism Has No Burden of Proof

Double_R
Dragonfang

BoP is on myself as Pro and Instigator to prove the resolution. My BoP requirement is to demonstrate that my case is rationally justified despite Cons rebuttals. The definition of Burden of Proof and Atheism are subject to debate. First round is for acceptance only. No new arguments in round 4. All other standard debate rules apply....

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20 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Factory Farming Animals is Immoral

Dookieman
hatshepsut

First round is for acceptance. Today I will be arguing that factory farming animals is immoral. BOP is on me. Definition of factory farming: "a system of rearing livestock using intensive methods, by which poultry, pigs, or cattle are confined indoors under strictly controlled conditions." Good luck! (:...

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10 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Stefan Molyneux is a Cult Leader

A341
bossyburrito

First round is for acceptance only. Definition: Cult leader: "The leader of a system of veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object"...

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11 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

This House Believes That Homosexuality Is Immoral!

Ajabi
9spaceking

As-Salam-o-Alikum! This debate entitled: This House Believes That On Balance Homosexual Acts are Immoral. This is ROUND 3 of WODC hosted by edeb8 and larztheloser. Now I believe that I should clarify the rules, the order, and some principle definitions which will be referred to throughout the debate. 1. The first argumentation rounds of both parties must be positive material only, no refutations will be allowed in the first argument. 2. The first round is for rules, orders, definiti...

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112 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

This House Believes That Sense Experience Is The Ultimate Source of Knowledge!

Ajab
whiteflame

Introduction:This is a debate regarding Epistemology, it seeks to address the age old question which has seperated scientists and philsophers: wether empiricism is significantly the fundamental source of knowledge or whether innate knowledge or rationalistic knowledge forms a significant enough part of human knowledge. The resolution states "rational...

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155 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Religion is like extra credit.

Penguin44
SnowyOxygen

I believe that it is like extra credit. If you choose to believe in god and he turns out not to be real. Oh well. You still lived and you didn't really loose anything. If he does end up to be real, then you are welcomed into this thing or way of life that has you so interested in your religion....

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Utilitarianism is an unsound ethical system

UchihaMadara
Raisor

1. First round for acceptance 2. No new arguments in Round 4 3. The debate should be impossible to accept. Finding a way to accept without permission will result in an automatic loss for Con. If you would like to accept, please say so in the comments section, and I will challenge you in a few days. 4. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to use the following definitions: Utilitarianism- the doctrine that "the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people" should be the guiding...

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47 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago