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An english curriculum that focuses on the classics is better than one which analyses modern films

Raucous
elixir

Yes films are better as they are modern and children today should be learning about the modern issues in our society not reading Shakespeare. Kids wont be Engadget or listening in class therefore might not learn as well. A child's brain is electronically driven and books will not get through, that is why films are better....

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

tv should be turned off and books should be cheaper

googlebear4
TorqueDork

i believe we need to sack the technology and read more books. you will find out why. I look forward to this debate....

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

AAN-Tourney: This house would legalize the sale of organs.

ESocialBookworm
Dennybug

Resolution: This house would legalize the sale of organs. Definition of terms: Legalize- “Make (something that was previously illegal) permissible by law” [1] Sale- “the act of selling;

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54 Comments
Updated 21 Hours Ago

The Benefits of the Ethical Treatment of Livestock Outweigh the Disadvantages

ThoughtsandThoughts
Envisage

I have selected Envisage as my opponent! =) Definitions: Ethical treatment of livestock: This includes, but is not limited to stunning & rendering animals unconscious before they are slaughtered, minimizing livestock's stress before slaughter, handling animals well, and providing them with healthy living conditions. For further details, see Humane Handling of Livestock standards as defined by the USDA. [1] In this debate, I will also apply ethical standards to all avian creatures, like chick...

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15 Comments
Updated 10 Hours Ago

Pregnancy Begins at Conception - not Implantation. ACOG is wrong.

Chuz-Life

** For the purpose of screening candidates, this deabate should be near impossible for you to accept. However, if you are interested in accepting the role of defending ACOG's position in this debate, please make yourself known in the comments section. **The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued the following statement in response to recent 'personhood' measures by some States in the U.S.

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Updated 6 Hours Ago

WODC: Voluntary Abortion should be legal

ArcTImes
SPENCERJOYAGE14

IntroductionThis debate is part of the larztheloser's World Online Debate Cup.ResolutionPro's contention is that Voluntary Abortion should be legal.

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9 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

The ultimate debates #1: Coca-cola (pro) VS Pepsi (con)

dynamicduodebaters
Strycora

The ultimate debates are here! This debate is impossible to accept. If you would like to debate this, comment. I will accept someone from the comments I would like to debate. Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Arguments (max 3)Round 3: Arguments (max 3)Round 4: Arguments (max 3)Round 5: Rebuttals. You may NOT write rebuttals in any other round than the fifth. CON may NOT write rebuttals on my rebuttals in the fifth round. You may NOT bring up any new poin...

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15 Comments
Updated 12 Hours Ago

Women have it easier overall in the U.S.

mrPrime
Swedishperspective

Aside from the debatable (and marginal) "income inequality", i stand by the claim that women in North America have a greater chance to succeed/prosper and live comfortably. Standard debate format for response: Greeting and/or Opening Rebuttal Rebuttal Closing General conceptions are fine but please cite any statistical data. You are welcome to bring up income inequality but please state explain how this hinders one from having a full and satisfactory lifestyle....

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2 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

1 gapping should be federal law or at least a social norm.

Wylted
9spaceking

I hate people that don't one gap, and think it's absurd not to. No I won't define 1 gapping, and yes we'll be using my definition. It will be a fair definition and if you don't know what one gapping is you're probably one of those jerks that don't do it anyway, so I want to debate you....

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102 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

The Big Bang Theory Is Probably True

Subutai
ChosenWolff

Unfortunately, neither of the people who wanted to accept this debate have responded back to me. However, after an interesting discussion in one of the poll's comments section, ChosenWolff has kindly asked to take up the challenge. Full Resolution The Big Bang Theory is probably valid. BoP is on pro. Definitions The Big Bang Theory: "The prevailing cosmological model for the early development of the universe. The key idea is that the universe is...

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222 Comments
Updated 2 Hours Ago