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Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices


Should be impossible to accept. I'll take an opponent in a few days. Comment if you're interested.Resolved: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.Definitions will be within the debate and are up for debate.This is intended to be an LD debate. If you aren't familiar with how LD debate works, then I'd advise you not accept this. All styles of LD cases are acceptable. Round Structure will be as such:Ro...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

God vs. Naturalism


This debate should be impossible to accept. If you accidentally can accept, your acceptance without permission will lead to an automatic loss. I'm looking for a good debate. The topic of this debate: Is it more likely that God exists (Pro), or that naturalism is true (Con)? The debate doesn't require either side to prove that God or naturalism definitely and necessarily are true or false. The goal of this debate is to show which side's claim is more pro...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

An abusive government is better that no government at all.


Human life has changed exponentially over the past 10,000 years where people are being more connected than ever, this sense of group living has led to all sorts of governmental bodies. However what if the governments we created become or are abusive, is it worth having the government at all? Please keep this debate more value oriented because that what it is intended to be. this is also not a debate to criticize existing governments however it is okay to use them as example in the debate I can't...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The Argument from Religious Experience


Thanks to Envisage for agreeing to debate this important - and relatively under discussed - subject with me. (In all likelihood some form of religious experience probably is what most theists take to justify their religious beliefs.) I will be arguing that the argument from religious experience can give significant epistemic justification for believing in the existence of God. Envisage will be attempting to undermine my argument and show that the argument for...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.


Challenging kasmic so he can take the side he wants.Resolved: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.Definitions will be debatable and presented within the debate.Round structure will be like this:Round One: AcceptanceRound Two: Pro case, Con case + rebuttalsRound Three: Rebuttals all aroundRound Four: Rebuttals all around. No new arguments at this point.72 hours. 10k C...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

God Probably Doesn't Exist


This debate is impossible to accept, if you wish to accept let me know in the comments.You must have a minimum of 2500 ELO to vote on this debate.Definitions:God: The sentient eternal (has always existed and held his properties) omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent being that was the efficient cause of the universe.Probably: Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell.Doesn't Exist: Does not have objective reality or being....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Transgenderism is a mental illness.


Resolution: Transgenderism is a mental illness. Definitions: "Transgenderism": The condition of being transgender (i.e., being one "whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender." [1]) "Mental illness": A mental disorder, also called a mental illness, psychological disorder or psychiatric disorder, is mental or behavioral pattern that causes either suffering or a poor ability to function in ordinary life [2]. Rules: The first round is for acc...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Mercy vs. Strict Justice


PrefaceI've been wanting to have a good debate on this subject for some time. I think this is a unique and interesting topic, and I anticipate with pleasure the discussion that will ensue. You must have 2,500 ELO to vote on this debate.Full TopicMercy bears richer fruit than strict Justice.Topic OverviewThe full topic is based on a quote from Abraham Lincoln. But, because it is a a...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

something can not be true and false at the same time.


A far superior individual stated something cannot be true and false at the same time. A truth is a truth. A falsity is a falsity. Seeing as I clearly have a low iq I must agree with this as my opinion is merely an opinion. The individual was clearly telling the truth so it must be impossible to disagree with this statement. You being the con will clearly be unable to argue against the statement that - something can not be true and false at the see time....

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Updated 4 Months Ago

The Problem of Evil falsifies the Christian God's Omnibenevolence


I am honoured to have Wylted accept this debate! Best of luck to him!.The burden of proof is on me to demonstrate the resolution to be true. I will argue in the following round and Con may provide rebuttals/arguments in the same round.10,000 characters.Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Opening arguments, Con may rebut meRound 3: Rebuttals/ArgumentsRound 4: Rebuttals/Conclusions - No new arguments/brand new rebuttalsThat is all, good luck!!...

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Updated 1 Year Ago