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The Use of Animals within Scientific Research

dayawjmsc2015
DayawKmsc2015

Before the publication of "On Fabric of the Human Body" by Andreas Versalius, people were dissecting animals in hopes understanding the human anatomy. It was not until Versalius had published his book that the world understood the functions and positions of organs within the human body. In comparison to animals, many areas were positioned differently than the human body. Animals also have alternate functions to certain organs due to their diets and their habits of walk, mating, etc. Currently, t...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Race is a Biological and Genetic Construct caused by microevolution and segregation

Anarcho-Socialist
striatedgs

Hello. I am arguing in favour of the scientific fact that race is a biological, rather than only a social, construct. Before I start, I must define some basic terms: Race: A separate group of people within a species that has obvious, heritable phonotypical variations. Species: A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. Social Construct: Social construction is how society groups people and how it privileges certain groups o...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The Apollo missions were faked.

jsgolfer
Katerina-Vinther

This will be a fun one. I am relatively new here, forgive me for any format or conduct errors. I will argue the con (that they did happen). First round will be acceptance, second round arguments begin. Anyone can accept. Good luck and enjoy....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Nuclear power presents the only viable option for reducing CO2 output

GreenFuture
gannon260

Rounds: One opening statement each, two rebuttals and then one open to floor/closing. Nuclear power is not only a safe and reliable source of power but also when considered the most cost effective source of electricity currently available. Even taking into consideration all nuclear incidents globally, this includes mining, fuel purification, plant operation, waste disposal, construction and material transport the number of life years lost as a result is considerably less than those lost s...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Ban Animal Cloning

River101
WillYouMarryMe

Animal Cloning is not needed. One in 277 live from cloning....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Imabench's 300th Debate!!! Resolved: Cats are Liquids

imabench
Magicr

This is my 300th debate and I wanted to debate something ive always wanted to debate, whether or not cats are indeed liquids. We all have that one crazy belief that no one else thinks is true, this is my crazy belief. Me and Magicr agreed to debate this, and yes it is only 2 rounds long. Definitions: Liquid: An object with a fixed mass and fixed volume, but does not have a fixed shape and instead match the shape of the container they are poured into. Cats: Demons sent to Earth fro...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

global warming

Conservative_98
dtaylor971

global warming fake or real? i believe that it is a scam...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

The Hafele-Keating Experiment Supports Special Relativity

SargonOfAkkad
GarretKadeDupre

AveThe resolution of this debate states that "The Hafele-Keating Experiment Supports Special Relativity". Pro will take the position that the Hafele-Keating experiment...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Climate Change is man caused

I-AM-AWESOME
Jupiter1

My position on climate change is that not only do I believe in it but I believe it is man caused. I will start My opening argument to state that global warming is a proven fact and anyone that disagrees with me is ignorant on this subject. 97% of scientists believe that climate change is primarily human caused. Also the arguments stated by Human-caused climate change deniers are pointless and not fact driven. I wish my opponent the best of luck. Sources(s): Shaftel, H. (Ed.). (2012, Janua...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Evolution is more credible than Creationism

Midnight1131
DDDDaniel

Evolution is fact. Fact in science, as described by paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, is data, not absolute certainty but "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent," One means of evolution is *natural selection*. Organisms with favourable traits are more likely to reproduce. An example of this are day flying moths, which at first were had light coloured skin, and there were a few dark skinned moths. At first the light skinned moths had a better chanc...

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Updated 2 Months Ago