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Violence does not equal evil

eLkathebaloon
9spaceking

Although violence may be a horrible thing, in of itself it isn't evil. Violence is part of our life, it's also tool for the nature to use in it's evolutionary mechanics (Survival of the fittest). But violence can be found even in daily part of our lives and things that we would consider harmless. Football, Boxing, Wrestling, actually any form of sport has a little bit of violence in it. We can also find violence in art, when it's showed as a form of expression. So, something that is actually nat...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Progress Supersedes Human Preservation

aburk903
Mike_10-4

This is a theoretical debate. The voting style only allows for a winner to be selected as I wanted this debate to remain philosophical and rely solely on the participant's reasoning abilities and ideals, rather than sources or simply grammatical correctness. I advocate that should a system become available that allows for progress at the cost of human emotion/free will (perhaps a computer resembling that in the movie Transcendence) that it would be desirable over preserving the species as it is...

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Religion shouldn't be forced on children in schools

Daftpunkfan96
NathanDuclos

We're talking mainly about Christianity here, but you can point out other religions (Also please note that atheism and agnosticism are NOT religions) Round one: Acceptance Round two: Opening arguments Round three: Rebuttals Round four: Closing argument Round five: Conclusion/Final thoughts...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Utilitarianism is the Best Available Ethical Theory

FuzzyCatPotato
NathanDuclos

Rounds:1st: Acceptance only.2nd: New arguments and rebuttals.3rd: New arguments and rebuttals.4th: Rebuttals only.5th: Summaries only.---Furthermore, I ask that the Con not just att...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Existence

Cold-Mind
TheCoolestPersonEver

Resolution: The best definition of "existing"(as adjective) is "can possibly be registered by human senses(either directly or indirectly)" My opponent will make his definition in Round 1. In rounds 2 and 3, we will both argue why our definition is better. Voting rules: - Reliable sources are not taken into account - Forfeit means loss...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

God Can Gain Knowledge While Being Omniscient

Rational_Thinker9119
zmikecuber

The burden of proof will be shared. I will be arguing that there is no explicit contradiction in God gaining knowledge while still being omniscient by definition, like some may think. My opponent will argue it is a contradiction for God to gain knowledge if he is omniscient, because if God knows all there is to know already, then he cannot know more. God For...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

This House Believes that the Social Contract is a viable political theory

Stephen_Hawkins
YYW

The debate is as simple as it stands. My opponent should spell out the social contract theory in his first round (instead of using it solely for acceptance). The social contract I refer to is the one used in political philosophy - the concept of the social contract as a form of legitimizing the state. I look forward to whoever accepts this debate for a rigorous competition. Note the debate has a smaller character limit than most - 4000 characters maximum....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Homosexual Acts are Immoral

Contradiction
WriterDave

TERMSResolved: Homosexual Acts Are ImmoralRounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clash Definitions: By "homosexual acts" I refer to sexual acts between members of the sa...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

killing these homos is not immoral (they r too different than us)

dairygirl4u2c
Preston

H. habilis H. erectus H. rudolfensis H. georgicus H. ergaster H. antecessor H. cepranensis H. heidelbergensis H. neanderthalensis H. rhodesiensis H. sapiens idaltu H. floresiensis...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Though experiments are important.

alyfish126
Samreay

I will be arguing in support of the following three statements:If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, it does not make a noise.A train is running out of control down a track. In its path are five people who have been tied to the track. Fortunately, you could flip a switch, which will lead the train down a different track to safet...

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26 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago