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The Lawyer Paradox can be resolved as follows

dylancatlow
ShabShoral

The Paradox: A teaches B in rhetoric and the law, payment to be given when B wins his first case. B finishes his teachings and but never takes a case, instead becoming a transactional lawyer. A gets upset and sues B for his payment. A argues: If I win, then B must pay me for teaching him. If I lose, then B has won, and must still pay me. Contrariwise, B argues: If I win, then I do not need to pay A, for I have won. If I lose, then I have not won my first case, and need not pay him....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?

ViceRegent
OpenSesame

Atheists love to live under the delusion that they are the guardians of rationality. But how can they hold this title when they cannot even articulate a rational way to know truth from fiction. If they cannot do this, they are literally ignorant and the ignorant cannot guard anything. So, what atheist can give me a rational way atheists know truth from fiction? Answering this question is the sole purpose for this debate. If you are unable or unwilling to answer this question, do not respond...

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20 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Why have my appendeges superseeded yours?

DATXDUDE
missbailey8

It's obvious that I am above you (DDO travelers) in all respects. The intellectual capacity of your crainial appendages are all DWARFED by mine. This being the case, I have attempted to figure out WHY I was given my powers. This is quintessential to foster my understanding the greater powers. Their abilities are beyond even MY unfathomable grasp....

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

If a Nation denys Reality

Lookingatissues
Briannj17

Not only this nation, America, but the world has turned a blind eye to reality and have decided that if they ignore the problem of a enemy who is attacking them that the enemy will just go away in time and the world will be at peace again. This enemy is like a virulent virus which won't go away if left untreated but will takes down the host nation in which it lives and thrives . This virulent virus lies dormant in the nation body building up a confidence in the nation body that it can in time ad...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

God most likely exists

zmikecuber
Sswdwm

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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251 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Insanity

albertack
Aguilajoyce

Albert Einstein is generally credited with the quote, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Whether or not it was truly Einstein who said this is irrelevant to the purpose of the debate, for I want to examine the statement on the merit of what it implies, rather than the authority from whence it came. This quote has often been cited to me in a variety of settings--from well-intentioned friends trying to advise me on the best course of action...

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20 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

My 150th Debate: Animal Rights

bsh1
FourTrouble

PrefaceThis will be my 150th debate! Having advertised for competitors and topics, I am thrilled to have FT as my opponent, given his record of debating success on the site. It should be an intense challenge, and I'm truly looking forward to it.To vote on this debate, you must have at least 3,000 ELO.Full TopicJustice requires the recognition of animal rights.TermsThe f...

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163 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Do "right or wrong" or "natural or unnatural" make valid points in an argument?

JLWilliams
Aguilajoyce

When debating animal rights or issues of religion, I often come across the argument that hurting animals should be banned because it is "wrong" to do so. Another example is how AI development should be avoided because we are "playing God" or making "unnatural" things. I am saying that these are invalid and groundless arguments because of multiple reasons: 1. Morals are pure fabrication of our thoughts, subjective and changing from person to person, so accepting one set of morals means ignorin...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

On Balance Humans Should Adopt Ethical Egoism as a Worldview

Mikal
spacetime

Accept in comments. If you accept without my permission, you will suffer a full forfeitFull Resolution - On Balance Humans Should Adopt Ethical Egoism as a Worldview TermsOn Balance - With all things considered or being taken into accountAdopt - Take up or start to use or followEthical Egoi...

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29 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Is God really the god guy and the Devil the bad guy, or vice versa?

raskuseal
tstor

Round 1: Debater's views Round 2: Why we believe our positions Round 3:Final arguments Hello, I am looking for a casual debate about religion, specifically Christianity, and philosophy. Ever since I thought about it when I was a child, I have been bugged by an extremely deep question about God and Satan. What if the bible was a lie and simply propaganda. God was actually evil and the Devil was actually the good guy who has been framed? I am looking for a casual debate with someone and I wou...

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25 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago