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Animals are sentient

Rubikx
Gabe1e

I recently had a short argument with another DDO member on whether or not animals are sentient. I will be taking the position that animals are not sentient and that we are the only sentient beings on earth. Rules for the debate: 1) no trolling 2) no forfeiting 3) no plagiarizing 4) try to keep this from being a religious debate, although it is closely linked to religious ideals I don't want it from being a God vs Atheism debate. 5) If you break these rules it is an automatic forfeit. 6...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Sense Data

Beginner
The_Mestari

Pro - A physical object's properties are determined by empirical dataCon - A physical object's properties are determined linguisticallyR1 - AcceptanceR2 - ArgumentsR3 - Arguments + RebuttalsR4 - Rebuttals, no new arguments ...

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Updated 2 Weeks 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

Mathematics was Discovered, not invented

HydroFlourish
phantom

Mathematics was discovered, the evidence can be set firmly in place. When we look at the world around us, we see mathematics everywhere, mathematics did not need to be invented to exist. An example is, when we see four apples on a tree, there are four apples on the tree, we didn't invent that value, but we did invent the name/character for that value, which, in this case is the number four....

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Property dualism is the best theory of mind.

JBphilo
casebash

Definition- Property Dualism: the philosophical position stating that although there is only one kind of substance, the material, that there are two kinds of properties: physical and mental. I believe this is the theory of mind with fewest pitfalls and therefore the best. CON will reject this notion and hopefully propose a better theory. May the best man win....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Abortion is morally acceptable

Philocat
awr700

I know there's been about a million of these debates but I haven't often debated the issue and would like some practice :) First round is for acceptance and for anything you would like to say before the debate. To clarify on what I am arguing, I am arguing that, if the mother's life is not in danger, abortion is morally wrong....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

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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Updated 7 Months Ago

Is evolution 100% true?

Leo.Messi
roark555

Is evolution 100% true? Basically-is evolution all true? Or can certain aspects of it be proven false? Terms: Evolution: as in Macro-Evolution 100%: entirely, without any fault etc. I look forward to a good clean argument with just 2 rules. 1. Be Chivalrous (argue well, no non-sense, serious, no profanity etc.) 2. No junky public editing websites. (Wikipedia, Yahoo etc.) Thanks!...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Did Darwin ever doubt his own theory?

Leo.Messi
Factual_Intelligence

Did Darwin doubt his own theory? Please keep this debate civilized and clean. Thanks! (I will present my actual arguments in the latter rounds.)...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Reason Is Reasonable

reasonablereason
logic123

God exists, reason also exists. Reason is reasonable, because God is reasonable....

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