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It is reasonable to accept the theory of evolution

Yvette
GodSands

Thank you for accepting this debate. If you accept this debate, you agree to the rules and formats of the debate. Breaking the rules and formats of the debate is considered forfeiture. This is in response to my opponent challenging Debate.org's atheists. I carry most of the burden of proof, however, my opponent must defend his position that evolution is untrue. Rules: 1. No insults or ad hominem. 2. The scientific position that no thing can be proved 100% and can only be shown to be clo...

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133 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

0.9999 recurring is equal to 1

Logic_on_rails
DrStrangeLuv

Intro The 0.999 recurring is to mean a continuous stream of nines, ever ending. I assume people know what I mean here. The Pro's burden is simple, to prove that 0.99 recurring is indeed equal to 1. I'm looking to see if there's any challengers out there. And before anyone gets at all tricky (sneaky, making new rules), don't get ridiculously tricky, it's also of course in base 10 that we're talking (no base 16 etc.) . Finally not every dash (-) or such is a minu...

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49 Comments
Updated 3 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Secular ethics ought to be prioritized over religious ethics in the legislative process.

Danielle
popculturepooka

In America, we use John Locke's concept of the social contract theory to determine law. Locke argued that the government could not act on behalf of a collective conscience, and that individual conscience must be protected from government authority [1]. As such, religious differences ought to be tolerated. The concept of a separation between church and state therefore refers to the distance in the relationship between organized religion and the nation state [2]. In other words, it becomes not onl...

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37 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago