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The earth is a sphere. Best of 2 format.

Septune
Ski

I've found this is a fun topic to get serious about. --Summary-- I'm looking for a serious debate on this topic, so trolls need not apply. We'll be shooting for an evidence-based inquiry into the shape of our planet. In the past, I've seen that it can be trying to find the time (or in this case, space) to present all possible arguments on the issue, so we're going to be doing a "best two" format here. See below. --Rules-- 1. This is a "Best Two", traditional format. "Best Two" indic...

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5 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Attacking skepticism is Anti-Science

Coolguy11
scorepit

I call myself a skeptic on every issue. I'm not saying all these scientists and politicians are lying but I am saying that they don't have enough evidence to prove certain claims such as "humans are the main cause of climate change." However this debate is not about climate change, it's about skepticism and its place in science. Individuals such as Bill Nye and, I assume, a bunch of leftists call people "science deniers" just because they express doubt on current consensus. So, I think skepticis...

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The earth is probably less than 10,000 years old.

GarretKadeDupre
bluesteel

In this debate, Pro will argue the evidence that the earth is younger than 10,000 years, and Con will argue the evidence that the earth is older than 10,000 years. The debate is to be determined by the preponderance of evidence. Years are taken as units of time in the conventional sense as presently measured, not in an allegorical or poetic sense.The claim that the earth is less than 10,000 years old is part of Young Earth Creationism (YEC). In this debat...

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104 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

What Is The Origin Of Earthly Life?

MagicAintReal
jackgilbert

*No acceptance round; just start debating.*Pro has one more round than Con; this is fine.*Voters MUST USE the OPT-IN voting standards.*All definitions are agreed to by accepting the debate.DebateThis debate was originally created by Pro, but Pro could not respond in time, and had to forfeit.The original can be found here:http://www.debate.org/debates/What-is-the-origin-of-...

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Should all places be like California and have Mandatory Vaccinations?

CatalyticConvertersRule
KJVPrewrather

I think that vaccines are a con and are not needed - otherwise they would not be FREE!!!...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Should all places be like California and have Mandatory Vaccinations?

CatalyticConvertersRule
MindMaster

I think that vaccines are a con and are not needed - otherwise they would not be FREE!!!...

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Can you die? In relation to quantum physics and parallel universes.

Cosimia
Unstobbaple

My argument for the proposition of immortality on the basis of quantum physics is using the one of two evidenced forms of parallel universe, the one which is more easily provable than the other, this is the type 1 parallel universe. Type 1 parallel universes are exact copies of a universe due to extreme distances in space and eternal inflation. Eternal inflation is a proven theory -based on recent evidence- and understanding the dynamics of universe evolution. The reason this would prove immorta...

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7 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Homeopathy is scientific.

Lecromi
Slavicthink

Round one - Accept and begin your argument. Round two and three - Rebuttals as well as fresh points. Time limit is 24 hours and the character limit is 8000. Con's position: Homeopathy is NOT scientific. It is presented incorrectly as scientific medicine however lacks scientific evidence, therefore falls into the category of pseudoscience. To Pro, and good luck!...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Are we living in a simulation?

JMiller5048
DrAnomaly

Elon Musk somewhat famously believes that it is highly likely that we are currently living in a simulated world, that the world is a computer program. Currently, we would not be able to compute such a simulation however in a post human dyson-swarm scenario, it is very likely simulations could be used for entertainment in much the same way as computer games are now, leading to the problem: if millions of worlds have been or will be simulated the chance of us living in the original is very slim,...

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Creationism (Pro) vs Evolution (Con)

NothingSpecial99
triangle.128k

Full resolution: The Creation Model is a more viable explaination for the complexity and diversity of living things than the Evolutionairy Model.Definitions:The Evolutionairy Model:

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago