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Resolved: Homosexuals are 'born that way'

16kadams
purpleduck

Hello. == Definitions == Homosexuality: In this debate, we will be specifically be focusing on orientation. Same-sex behavior is different as it is often distinguishable from orientation. Thus, homosexuality will be defined as "an enduring pattern of romantic or sexual attraction (or a combination of these) to persons of . . . the same sex or gender." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_orientation 'Born that way': The theory argues homosexuality is inborn. Homosexuals are born tha...

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26 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

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

Burncastle
daley

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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142 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Mermaids Exist !

Tminusfour20
fasttrack

I have strong evidence for the existence of mermaids or marine ape like creatures based on knowledge we currently have about evolution. ...

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5 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Resolved: Man-made Global Warming, on Planet Earth, Exists.

BLAHthedebator
lannan13

I thank lannan13 for accepting this debate. This topic seems to be quite popular, so I decided to debate this.______________________________________________________________I will add in definitions to prevent semantics arguments from arising.DEFINITIONS Man-made: Created by a human or caused by a human.Global Warming: The state of which the Earth's temperature progres...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

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

GarretKadeDupre
bluesteel

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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104 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

can religion and science coexist

Dragonclaw
mateoeh

I am for religion Christianity being able to coexist with science....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The probability argument falls flat when it comes to explaining the past

chewster911
james14

I am starting this debate because I've seen some famous fundamentalists and evangelical Christians mention this argument when trying to disprove abiogenesis. I would like to explain why this fails in a debate. Criterion for this debate is that my opponent has to have at least 10 debates finished.This is to prevent trolls and people unfamiliar with this site and topic to accept,although there are still some chances for that to happen (see what I did there?). 1st round - acceptance 2nd round...

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114 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Belief is pascals wager

vi_spex
Challengerqwerty

are you sure, how do you know, so you are certain there are no ghosts? and your friends are not keeping secrets from you? the moon in the night sky is not a hologram? your neighbour is not an alquida plotting to blow up the Capitol, while manifacturing the bombs right next door with unstable and shaky hands, and she is not making the bombs to blow aliens up at the capitol because the government is not run by aliens?...

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7 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

god is false

vi_spex
Lee001

if nature is intended, its a machine, therefore god is stories....

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81 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Is "Materialistic science is the only reliable form of knowledge", a scientific statement?

medic0506
HououinKyouma

"Materialistic Science is the Only Reliable Form of Knowledge"... is a comment made by my opponent, in the forums. My reply was that this statement is philosophical/ideological, not a scientific one, and he disagreed...So here we are. *Important Note: The debate subject is not the statement itself, but whether or not the statement is a scientific one. My opponent, as Pro, will argue that it IS scientific. I will take the Con position, and argue...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago