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Philosophy: Determinism Accurately Describes Reality

GeoLaureate8
Danielle

In this debate, my opponent is taking the hard determinist stance that everything in the whole of existence is predetermined. My duty is to demonstrate that some things are not determined, and I will also present a case for free will. Definitions: Determinism - The philosophical doctrine that every state of affairs, including every human event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of antecedent states of affairs. [1] Free Will - The philosophical doctrine that the conduct of...

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84 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

"It is no more likely that the tenth marble will be blue than it is that it will be red."

mongeese
Vi_Veri

This is a quote from a packet over Francis Bacon. The full situation is that a man draws nine blue marbles out of a bag of ten. According to the packet, Bacon's contemporaries claimed that the tenth marble is just as likely to be red as it is likely to be blue. I am against this notion. The man has no idea how he obtained this bag. This scenario allows for speculation, but no speculations may be confirmed within the given scenario. As for definitions, blue and red are two very different...

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83 Comments
Updated 6 Years 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 1 Year Ago

Unicorns Once Existed

Sswdwm
iamanatheistandthisiswhy

I will be attempting to demonstrate that unicorns had at least existed at least at some point in the past.Debate Format:Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Opening Arguments (no rebuttals)Round 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Rebuttals & Conclusions Good luck! ...

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81 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Evolution is true and Creationists are dumb

Vox_Veritas
GoOrDin

First Round is for acceptance. Burden of Proof is on my opponent because I am not making a claim I am merely bringing into question Creationist claims....

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80 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Animal Testing

rawritsmichelle
Kleptin

I strongly disagree with animal testing. Animals are living creatures, and deserve a chance to live. They cannot tell us what they want, but I am positive that they do not want to be tormented and abused for human-caused problems that modern day science could solve for us....

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79 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

morality=reason+intent

vi_spex
ChickenBakuba

healthy mushroom=not immoral to give to my kid deadly poisonous mushroom=immoral to give to my kid "default setting" it is wrong for me to punch you, unless its right, morality explained...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

The theory of Evolution

triangle.128k
Jonnykelly

In this debate, I will be arguing that the theory of Evolution is true. Con will be arguing why Evolution isn't true. This debate should be impossible to accept, if you find a way to accept it, you automatically win for being so clever. If you are interested in debating against me, please let me know in the comments. The format will go like this:Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Arguments...

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79 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Abiogenesis Is Improbable

SuburbiaSurvivor
RoyLatham

This round is for acceptance, definitions, and rules only.Abiogenesis:"The supposed *spontaneous* development of living organisms from nonliving matter. Also called autogenesis, spontaneous generation."-The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language(Emphasis on spontaneous added so as to avoid a debate on semantics. This keeps in line with the original definition sinc...

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78 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Homosexuality in Humans is Natural

medv4380
Defro

First round is for accepting the debate, stating the resolution, and definitions. Resolution: Homosexuality in Humans is Natural Definitions: Natural is that which does not conflict with natural law. Natural Law has many possible definitions. However, for this debate, natural law will be defined as the evolutionary process. Homosexuality is the state of being sexually attracted to the same sex....

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77 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago