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Personal pictures as avatars should be disallowed on debate.org.

bsergent
artC

If this site is about ideas, then there is no need for faces. What a person looks like has absolutely no bearing on the validity of a point so why introduce that data? Personal photos could easily be faked. They pose a distraction. They encourage prejudice and stereotyping. They reduce personal security. They serve no relevant purpose. They encourage classism. They encourage sexism....

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123 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Evolution, the theory that all life is the result of purely undirected processes, is probably false.

SnoopyDaniels
jjmd280

Science is a methodological approach to understanding the properties and behaviors of the physical world. The scientific method relies on hypothesizing based on already known facts, making predictions based on this hypothesis, and testing the hypothesis via experimentation. The scientific "truth" is that scientific theory which best explains the phenomenon in question, where "best" is defined as "most adequate." Unfortunately, this can often be subjective. Nevertheless, when applicable cases ari...

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123 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Really what is the truth about the earth and how we got here?

GodSands
beem0r

20 billion years ago. Nothingness. Then suddenly some unknown atom massed outwards into space, if only we could get our hands on this "atom", as there was space for this explosion to expand into there had to be time and existing matter there before. According to science outside the universe, it's a void where nothing can exist. So how did anything come together to begin with? So far I would say im being logical. Then the next part is chemical evolution, how and where did all these chemicals get...

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122 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

The Cleaners

Kleptin
brittwaller

Everyone knows about vote bombing, which is the practice of a small group pouring all their votes with no justification onto one person. Purposes for doing so may range from just wanting to raise each others' percentages to purposely trashing another person's win rate. Whether or not CWO, as made infamous by the other debate, exists to vote bomb or not, one fact is clear: vote bombing exists. I myself have been victim to it several times. The first few by a single person who made several a...

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121 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Should a person die for killing someone? Including children.

BigPlayer098
audraxheartsxyou

No. People could be givin another chance. Everyone deserves a second chance, some people even get frammed....

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121 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The new testament is without contradiction.

izbo10
BennyW

The way this debate will go is I will show that there are contradictions, the person I am debating will attempt to show that there are no contradictions in the bible. Round 1 will merely be accepting the challenge. In round 2 I will begin my arguments for a contradiction. I define contradictions in the bible a the bible taking both sides of a mutually exclusive dichotomy. Mutually exclusive meaning that if one is true the other is by default false. Good luck to my opponent....

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121 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Who is the worst U.S. president ever?

imabench
1Historygenius

You pick a US president who you think was the worst president in U.S. history, I will argue why he is NOT the worst president... 5 rounds, 8000 characters a round, go nuts :) He/She who accepts the debate can state their pick and then proceed on saying why they think that __________ was the worst president ever P.S. In case your were wondering, I did create one of these before but the person who accepted the challenge never responded after the second round, but that was just for those...

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120 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

The 'Problem of Evil' never succeeds (Attempt 1)

Ryft
TheSkeptic

==== FULL RESOLUTION ==== There are literally no versions of the Problem of Evil argument that succeed at proving the non-existence of God. ==== CONTENTION ==== From versions of the logical Problem of Evil to its evidential varieties, including all forms of the Problem of Suffering, not a single one of these arguments ever succeed at proving the non-existence of God. That is the position I am affirming and defending. Although some of them expose powerful demands for a coherent and consi...

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118 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Abortion is murder in the US

Mikal
Chuz-Life

Abortion - the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. Murder - the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Law - the whole system or set of rules made by the government of a town, state, country, etc. US- United States of America Pros BOP Pro will automatically start his round after this in round 1 and pass in round 5 to even out the rounds. There will be no need for any more rounds as this deb...

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116 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Gay marriage should be legalized in the United States of America.

libertarian
christiandebater

Gay marriage is great. 1. Gays do not have a choice to be gay and it is perfectly natural. Homosexuality is found in animals and in societies that are completely isolated. http://apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=31 http://www.gaywired.com/article.cfm?id=11034§ion=9 2. Gays can take care of kids just as well, if not better, than heterosexuals. http://apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=31 3. More couples means more families, which is great for society. 4. The d...

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116 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago