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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 3 Months Ago

The Earth is Overall, Flat

9spaceking
TheQuestion

The resolution is simple. I have to prove overall the Earth is flat. Overall: mostly. Flat: level, evenEarth: This place pictured below First round acceptance ...

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17 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

God exists

dylancatlow
Sargon

Definitions God: An entity that is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, omnibenevolent and the cause of the universe. Universe: all and only that which exists (in this case, synonymous with reality). Cause: Something that brings about an effect or result First round is for acceptance only....

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128 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Do animals have souls?

funnycn
Burls

I do not believe animals have souls. For the purpose of this debate, humans will not be included as an "animal". The purpose of this is to leave out pointless debating. You may post your argument in the first round, as I will. My argument goes as follows: The definition of "soul" is "The spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spiritual beings, or the universe" [http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soul] and animals are not rational beings; they may be aware...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

General Relativity Implies that God does not Exist

Miles_Donahue
Sargon

For some time, Sargon has contended that general relativity supplies an argument for atheism; that is to say, implies that God does not exist. Him and I have debated this issue else where, and I am more convinced than ever that general relativity implies no such thing. But for the convenience of DDO users, a debate here would be helpful. First round is for Sargon to present his argument as Pro. For an equal number of rounds, Sargon will not be posting a reply on round four. Plagiarism...

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15 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Celebrating birthday is a burden of craps we own.

Raffat
sherlockholmesfan2798

Celebrating birthday is a burden of craps we own. Isn't it so annoying to wish everyone on their bdays, and being hurt if someone forgets to wish us back on our own bdays ??. I dont cerebrate bdays, its a waste of time, money and resources that add no quality in lives of others. It only boost our ego and greed up... I mean being ME for any reason seems ridiculous.. I would rather spend this day volunteering the foster home or with the people who are less fortunate.. Your thoughts ?? Agree or...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

is it possible that the world was created by a super natural being?

Jellon
KhalifV

Round one is a description and acceptance. As pro, I will provide evidence for the existence of a super natural being capable of creating the universe. Con must provide evidence that no such entity can possibly exist in our universe....

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16 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Agnosticism makes no sense

Truth_seeker
MailboxVegetable

It's not a good philosophical approach to God First round acceptance...

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7 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

An Omniscient God and Human Free Will are Incompatible

xXCryptoXx
Domr

FrameworkThis is a debate about God, and the concept of foreknowledge and how it relates to free will. I will be defending that free will and omniscience are compatible, that is that they can both exist without contradiction. My opponent will be arguing they are incompatible, that is that they cannot both exist without contradiction. My opponent will have the burden of proof in this debate since he is...

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31 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion is generally immoral

zmikecuber
Zarroette

Resolved: Abortion is generally immoral.Four rounds. Shared BoP. No new arguments in R4. R1 for acceptance.I shall argue that abortion is immoral in most cases. This means excluding extraordinary cases such as rape, incest, to save the life of the mother, etc. So I shall be arguing that in cases where the individual gave consent and partook in sex, resulting in a pregnancy, abortion is immoral. My opponent shall a...

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113 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago