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The Existence of God is unlikely

Nicholas_Covington
Apologician

I will argue that the existence of God, though logically possible, is very unlikely on both a priori and evidential grounds. God is here defined as an omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, immaterial personal being. The following arguments support my position: The Argument from Ordered Complexity 1. Ordered complexity requires an explanation. "Ordered complexity" means a system composed of several parts that are arranged in such a way as to produce some specific function that i...

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75 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Public Nudity Should Be Legalized

FREEDO
XStrikeX

=== INTRODUCTION === I affirm the proposition that any person should be free to choose whether to wear cloths or not in either a personal or public environment without any threat of legal action against their decision. Con will be arguing that people should be forced to wear cloths in public places rather than be allowed the choice to go naked. I recognize that I have the burden of proof in this debate. === DEFINITIONS === Public place: 1. A public place is generally an indoor...

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61 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Singing Contest

GodChoosesLife
Buckethead31594

Hello and welcome to this singing contest! I'll begin my singing with this first round as my opponent may do the same or just accept. http://www.smule.com/s/card/126583883_296171 (I will be using Smule to post my songs that I will sing whether acepella or with music) Please any song or songs you choose nothing vulgar or profane. Please keep it clean and appropriate and of course HAVE FUN! :) (And you may sing in whatever way acepella or with music). Best wishes to my opponent!...

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115 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

WriterDave Will Melt Down

WriterDave
royalpaladin

Innomen predicted, when I returned to DDO, that "It's just a matter of time until the next melt down." Such open-ended predictions are win-win for those who make them; if not proven, they are forgotten, and if proven, the predictor is hailed as a prophet. So this is a way of holding Innomen accountable for his prediction in a manner consistent with the primary dispute mechanism on this website -- as well as holding me accountable for my behavior.Full Re...

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114 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Bush was the worst modern U.S. president.

Shtookah
RoyLatham

Im lazy so here we go. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/01/AR2006120101509.html http://hnn.us/articles/48916.html http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0708-27.htm http://wsws.org/articles/2010/apr2010/goss-a17.shtml http://wsws.org/articles/2010/jan2010/pers-j18.shtml http://wsws.org/articles/2006/jun2006/bush-j14.shtml http://wsws.org/articles/2008/nov2008/bush-n15.shtml http://wsws.org/articles/2008/jun2008/busg-j12.shtml http://wsws.org/articles/2007/oct200...

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15 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The Case For the Minimum Wage

Beverlee
GarretKadeDupre

The Case For The Minimum WageThis Debate will cover the minimum wage laws in the United States. I will try and make the case in support of the concept of minimum pay requirements, and Garret Kade Dupre will oppose. The Burden of Proof will lie on Con, since he will argue against estali...

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135 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Ice-skating should be illegal in the United States.

jakatak
burningpuppies101

Ice-skating is a sport that should be illegal in the United States. This is for three main reasons. First, it promotes drug use. Second, it is cold. Third, the judges in the Olympics were idiots. That is all....

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11 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Rap Battle 2: Lwerd vs. Vi

Danielle
Vi_Veri

== Intro == Welcome to Battle 2 (which is really my first) with my wonderful opponent, Vi_Veri. I'd like to thank her for accepting this challenge and joining me in battle, as well as feverish for hosting this tournament and Mangani for judging. Also, thanks to everyone else who's participating -- can't wait to face you all -- and to those cool enough to respond with positive feedback and constructive criticism. == Auxiliary Issues == 1. I'm aware that this is more of a rap than a ba...

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88 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

TOC Round 2: Murder is, in general, just.

mongeese
wjmelements

Murder - the unlawful killing of another human being with intent (or malice aforethought) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder) In general - for the most part (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20general) Just - acting or being in conformity with what is morally upright or good (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/just) I thank my opponent for coming up with this topic for debating for the Tournament of Champions. As he will have five rounds to argue while I have four, he s...

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58 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

God Exists

Magic8000
Nur-Ab-Sal

Resolution: God Exists I will be negating this and defending the position that God probably doesn't exist. BOP is shared Rules: No Forfeits No Fallacies No Insults 72 Hours to Post 8000 Characters Max 1 Week Voting Period Start your arguments in round 1 Follow the debate structure Structure: Round 1: Pre-debate info and Con's arguments Round 2: My arguments + rebuttals Round 3: Rebuttals Round 4: Rebuttals Round 5: Conclusion, no new arguments or rebuttals...

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256 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago