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Philosophical Idealism (Pro) vs. Realism (Con)

Tree_of_Death
tahirimanov

This debate is for the DDO Beginner's Tournament. I shall be challenging tahirimanov to this debate. Philosophical idealism is defined as "the group of philosophies which assert that reality, or reality as we can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial." Realism is defined as "the belief that some aspects of reality are ontologically independent of our conceptual schemes, perceptions, linguistic practices, beliefs, etc." The first round is accepta...

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5 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

Abortion in the early stage of pregnancy should be legal

illegalcombat
SJM

Debate Structure Round 1 - Acceptance only, No arguments Round 2 - Arguments/rebuttals Round 3 - Arguments/rebuttals Round 4 - Rebuttals to things in previous rounds, No new arguments. Definitions/Explanations Abortion in the early stage of pregnancy should be legal = By this I mean abortion should be legal for a woman to choose in the embryonic period of pregnancy. Abortion - is the end (termination) of a pregnancy. A low-risk surgical procedure called suction aspiration or sucti...

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8 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Life after death

QuantumAchilles
kwagga_la

I will be defending the position that death is the end for all material existence and that the definition of matter contrary to what most people think, extends to the realm of energy due to e=mc squared. I will be using neuro-biology to demonstrate that consciousness cannot exist independently of the brain and with a little bit of history, I'll be exposing the philosophical interests behind the idea of an afterlife....

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

White pride is a joke

Sidex
Forthelulz

I am arguing that "White Pride" is a joke or that it doesn't mean anything. In my opinion, people who have white pride are hypocrites to either Humanity or Christianity....

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25 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Should homeschooling be legal?

subdeo
chui

Hello, Chui, Should you accept, first round is acceptance and thesis only. round two is for arguments, but no rebuttals. Rounds three and four are for arguments and rebuttals. My thesis: I hold that everyone should have the right to educate their children as they see fit. This also applies to homeschoolers. Let's keep this debate friendly and have a good time challenging each others way of thinking. Good luck, Chui!...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Does God Exist?

C_e_e
Lupricona

For a word to be added to the dictionary, its primary intentional reference has to be found by the editors. An intentional reference is simply what is intended to be referred to when people use a term; it is a more descriptive way to say the definition for a word. If I were in another country where I didn't know the language very well, and I heard an unfamiliar term, I would want for the dictionaries in that language to explain what is intended to be summarized by that word. Extension is the qua...

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4 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

Refuting Theist_1998 on Big Bang Cosmogony

Spud
Thiest_1998

Right, so Theist_1998 has been ripping arguments from Kent Hovind in regards to the Big Bang theory, and I think it's about time that someone well versed in the talking points of creationists (I'd like to think that I am one of those people) take a problem with Theist_1998's tactics. I told Theist_1998 that he shouldn't use Kent Hovind's arguments in the comment section of a specific debate [1], and yet Theist_1998 is still using Kent Hovind's talking points in a later debate [2]. Theist_1998 ha...

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

Abortion should be illegal

tejretics
sengejuri

Pro can either start arguing in Round 1 and waive the final round, or use the first round for acceptance alone, and allow me to start the debate in Round 2. No new arguments in the final round. "Abortion" refers to "the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy." Pro has to argue that abortion, in all stages of pregnancy, should be illegal (outside of cases when the mother's life is in danger, or cases of rape). I have to argue that abortion has to be allowed in at least certain stages...

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28 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Smash Bros new characters

PowerPikachu21
Perussi

I've came up with a down special for once!*Ahem* Sorry about all of my forfeits. It's just that I run away when I'm afraid I'll lose. This is a debate for any good new Smash Bros fighters for Smash 5, which will probably be released somewhere in 2018. Anyways, here are the rules:1) The character cannot be from the internet, real life, or from your own creation.2) Your must make a move set of, at minumum, 4 Special moves (Up B, Neutral B, Side B, Dow...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

God is Dead (Redux)

Amarandum
Lupricona

Part two of my attempt to disprove the existence of the Judeo-Christian God. Theists are welcome to have a civil, evidence-based debate on the existence of an all powerful, all good creator of heaven and earth. Rules and format are as follows: R1- Acceptance R2- Main Arguments R3- Question Round, Where We Ask As Many Questions as Space Will Allow R4- Answer Round, Where We Answer Each Other's Questions R5- Rebuttals Sources are to be posted in the comments after the final round. Voter...

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11 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago