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Free will probably does not exist


This argument will be on whether or not human beings possess free will. Here I am going to define free will as the following: Free will- "Free Will is a philosophical term of art for a particular sort of capacity of rational agents to choose a course of action from among various alternatives."-Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy In other words we will be arguing whether or not humans have the power to choose a course of action from various alternatives. First round acceptance only plea...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Physicalism is improbable


Thanks to Sargon for proposing this topic. Standard DDO rules apply -- first round for acceptance, no new arguments or rebuttals in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc, etc etc. I have the burden of proof in this debate to show that Physicalism is improbable. The definition of Physicalism can be found here -- I look forward to an interesting debate!...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Atheistic Objective Morality


Challenge StatusThis debate challenge is for MagicAinReal. I will be sending the challenge to him on Monday. If anybody else accepts this debate then voters are obliged to vote for me as I did NOT give them permission to accept. ResolutionResolved: Assuming that God does not exist, morality can be objectiv...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Should animals be kept in zoos?


Animals deserve better and we should give them better so State your claim and give evidence to support it......

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Updated 3 Months Ago

God most likely exists


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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Updated 2 Years Ago



I challenge you to present a single, sound argument for God's existence. Burden of Proof is solely on my opponent. Voters will judge whether or not the argument has proven itself to be sound or not, and if it's unclear by the end, then they are to judge the result based on simply who presented a better case. Any questions will be answered in the comments, any definitions can be clarified in comments before jumping into the debate. Please feel free to present your argument in the first round s...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Abortion Is Prima Facie Morally Wrong


Allow me to begin by saying how pleased I am to be debating Josh Brahm. I'm sure that many of you will never get to read a more powerful case for the pro-life position than the case you will read in the course of this debate. And I only hope that I can do as well while I proceed to defend the pro-choice position. In this debate I'm going to argue that abortion is not morally reprehensible and should not be illegal, given the actual qualities that a human fetus possesses. Unlike a person, a f...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Abortion is always Morally Permissible


PrefaceI have recently been having some philosophical and logical consistency issues with my Pro-Choice stance. I would therefore like to defend a Pro-Life position to help me understand that persepective, and to determine which point of view I find more compelling.To accept this debate, you must have completed 4 debates already. To vote you must have a minimum of 3,000 ELO. Because this is such a contentious issue, I would also like to remind voters...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

The ideal system of government


This is simply a friendly argument about what is the ideal system of government. You point out what you think would be the ideal system of government and well start off from there each improving off of each other's ideas until we have what could be the ideal system. Then we can compare it to the most powerful country currently the US. Voters will vote yes or no if our system of government is better than the US....

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Theism offers a more likely context than atheism for affirming moral realism.


I thank Sargon agreeing to debate me on this topic. I shall be arguing that given moral realism theism is more likely than atheism. Or that theism makes "more sense" of moral realism than atheism does. My job is to argue that, yes, theism offer a more likely context in which to affirm moral realism and Con's job is to argue that, to the contrary, atheism offers a more likely context than theism in which to affirm moral realism. In short, this will be a mostly meta-ethical debate. [1]<...

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Updated 3 Years Ago