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Evolution is a ridiculous theory

rougeagent21
ournamestoolong

I stand in affirmation. I will allow my opponent to open up the discussion. Why is evolution (Macro-Evolution) a plausible and provable idea?...

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69 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Convert Me

Cerebral_Narcissist
Mirza

Though the instigator normally bears the burden of proof by taking this debate my opponent accepts the burden of proof. The Rules. 1: My opponent as Pro is to make a case for the truth of their religion. 2: I as Con am to critically examine this case and attempt to test it to destruction. 3: Pro's case must consist of one or more of the following. An argument of logic/science, a test or experiment that can be recreated or performed by a non-believer or actual physical evidence (scientific...

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202 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

The Law of Parsimony Favors Intelligent Design - B

InquireTruth
TombLikeBomb

Resolved: The Law of Parsimony Favors Intelligent Design Over Alternative Theories. Please abstain from the use of semantics. I would like to thank my future opponent for his/her willingness to debate this topic. For the sake of clarity I will briefly summarize the rule of parsimony and Intelligent Design, and then follow with my numerically listed points. The Rule of Parsimony: Essentially, the simplest theory wins. That is to say, the theory with the same explanatory power and least...

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72 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

The Jesus of the Bible Probably Existed

InquireTruth
JustCallMeTarzan

I will make my case and address the most common arguments presented by the mythological Jesus camp. The Historicity of Jesus as reported by extrabiblical sources, biblical sources, and basic logic: 1. Tacitus was an early Roman historian who wrote early in the 2nd century. In his writings we have a reference to Jesus as the founder of Christianity and his being crucified under the thumb of Pontius Pilot. Unfortunately much of Tacitus' work has been lost, including portions from 29-32 AD –...

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46 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

The Bible Qualifies as a Collection of Fairy Tales - E

JustCallMeTarzan
cto09

The proposition on offer is that the Bible qualifies as a collection of fairy tales. The letter is to disambiguate from other versions of the same debate. Obviously by collection, I mean that there are more than one in the same book ("something that is collected; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location, esp. for some purpose or as a result of some process" - Dictionary.com). And by fairy tale, I mean the following: Fairy Tale: –noun 1. a story, usually fo...

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58 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

South Park is better than Family guy

brettg951
Freeman

I strongly affirm that the television show, South Park is a better show than Family Guy. First Contention: south Park is has more episodes and seasons than family guy. family guy is currently showing the 8th season while southpark is showing the 13th. south park is able to use current events and turn them into a parody therefor more teenagers and adults watch the show. the seasons may not end because south park makes fun of current events. examples of this would be the episode about last nig...

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14 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Sadolite has the worst record probly in the history of debate .com

sadolite
knick-knack

I believe I have the worst win ratio in the history of debate.org LOL. Aren't you people glad I don't care. You just have to laugh because I know there are people that are far worse debaters than I with better records. I will be back with another controversial debate soon stay tuned. My current record is 0 and 26...

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42 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

On balance, capitalism is more humanitarian than communism.

J.Kenyon
Danielle

Thanks, Lwerd for accepting, and good luck! As before, the burden of proof is equal: we both must show the merits of our respective systems and demonstrate their superiority over the alternative. == Definitions == Capitalism – economic system characterized by voluntary exchange, private ownership, and the prohibition of force, fraud, and coercion. Humanitarian – showing concern for welfare and happiness of mankind. I'll leave this term open-ended. Some possible criteria might incl...

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92 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The user known as 'philosphical' is the same person as the user known as 'GhostWriter.'

Danielle
philosphical

Philosphical has been a pillar of morality for this entire community. He has never been shy about correcting other people, or putting his foot down in the face of injustice. He has sworn that he would NEVER (!) do something like make another account on DDO, V-bomb, or pretend to be someone he is not. Obviously a man of his stature would not be so hypocritical and condescending to those liars and cheats whom many now consider his peers. However, philosphical has indeed been accused of some harsh...

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36 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

The United States Government ought to provide Universal Healthcare for its Citizens

Archangel35
Thaddeus

This is the topic for this debate. Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal health care for its citizens.Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Presenting Main ArgumentsRound 3: Disputing and Defending Main ArgumentsRound 4: Conclusions and Responses to Round 3.Thank you. ...

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47 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago