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DDO Tier Tournament 2-Flat Earth Theory vs Spherical Earth Theory


Pro will be providing evidence for Flat Earth Theory. Con will be provided evidence of a round Earth. The debate should be determined by preponderance of evidence.There are to be no semantics with the terms round Earth or flat Earth. Neither round Earth theory or Flat Earth theory doubt topographical differences.First round is for acceptance. P.s. Romanii wanted me to add this. Round earth theory doesn't necessarily mean a perfect sphere. Just like flat Earth theory wo...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

The earth is probably less than 10,000 years old.


In this debate, Pro will argue the evidence that the earth is younger than 10,000 years, and Con will argue the evidence that the earth is older than 10,000 years. The debate is to be determined by the preponderance of evidence. Years are taken as units of time in the conventional sense as presently measured, not in an allegorical or poetic sense.The claim that the earth is less than 10,000 years old is part of Young Earth Creationism (YEC). In this debat...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: On balance, the benefits of nuclear power outweigh the risks


== Structure ==R1: AcceptanceR2: CaseR3: RebuttalsR4: Rebuttals and closing

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Given the available data, denying the theory of evolution is completely unreasonable


This debate should be impossible to accept, comment if you want to debate. Some clarifications: - I will have most (if not all) of the BoP, but my opponent should feel free to present any arguments he/she deems useful, either against evolution or in favor of an alternate theory. - The first round is for acceptance and I would like my opponent to present his/her position very quickly. - My first argument will be mostly copy pasted from one of my earlier debate, so don't be surprised...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Is Biblical creationism valid.


Biblical Creationism: Belief in the supernatural origin of the universe or of humans and other living things, especially as based on the literal interpretation of the account of the creation related in the Bible. Valid: a :well-grounded or justifiable Round one is for acceptance, round 2-4 is for arguments and rebuttals, and round 5 is for closing statements....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Climate Change is man caused


My position on climate change is that not only do I believe in it but I believe it is man caused. I will start My opening argument to state that global warming is a proven fact and anyone that disagrees with me is ignorant on this subject. 97% of scientists believe that climate change is primarily human caused. Also the arguments stated by Human-caused climate change deniers are pointless and not fact driven. I wish my opponent the best of luck. Sources(s): Shaftel, H. (Ed.). (2012, Janua...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Evolution is more credible than Creationism


Evolution is fact. Fact in science, as described by paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, is data, not absolute certainty but "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent," One means of evolution is *natural selection*. Organisms with favourable traits are more likely to reproduce. An example of this are day flying moths, which at first were had light coloured skin, and there were a few dark skinned moths. At first the light skinned moths had a better chanc...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Subjectivity is vital to science and scientists.


The oft repeated - ~"Thats not science, its bysis". Objectivity is science. I'm saying that subjectivity is absolutly necessary in science.- Looking for a quick debate- No references necessary- First round is for acceptance Subjectivity refers to how someone's judgment is shaped by personal opinions and feelings instead of outside inf...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The Hafele-Keating Experiment Supports Special Relativity


AveThe resolution of this debate states that "The Hafele-Keating Experiment Supports Special Relativity". Pro will take the position that the Hafele-Keating experiment...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Models of Climate Change and weather forcasts are equally wrong, most often.


Climate change is a religion, as we will not be alive to see the truth of the predictions. Weather forecasts are often wrong, and the science of the immediate future of a local climate should be more easily predictable. Climate change will happen, the direction, warming or cooling, is unpredictable. The true path of a storm is unpredictable. Diblasio is a fear monger along the lines of his political god, Gore. The first round is for your retort....

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Updated 1 Month Ago