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Existence

Cold-Mind
TheCoolestPersonEver

Resolution: The best definition of "existing"(as adjective) is "can possibly be registered by human senses(either directly or indirectly)" My opponent will make his definition in Round 1. In rounds 2 and 3, we will both argue why our definition is better. Voting rules: - Reliable sources are not taken into account - Forfeit means loss...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Homosexuality is okay!

trekchik5
rain_thoughts

I believe that homosexuality is okay. It may be odd behavior, but that doesn't mean it's bad or immoral. It is their right to have the same rights as "straight" people. It is just IMMORAL for someone to treat them of lesser value because of it! That makes you a bad person. Not treating everybody equally. That is the true evil. The only thing the Bible says, if you are religious, is this: -Homosexual rape and improper treatment of strangers (Genesis 19 & Judges 19:14-29); -Homosexual ritual se...

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2 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Any Transcendental Objective Meaning to Human life is both Illusory and destructive.

dannyc
Wylted

My contention for this proposition is that I feel any attempt to establish an Objective Meaning, a meaning which transcends or holds true to all of those who are members of the species H. sapiens, is not only an illusory prospect but one which has more destructive implications than positive. I require Con to obviously propose a framework for an objective meaning, including specifically a or many meanings, to use the term loosely. 1st Round. Accept and give your argument. 2nd Round. Re...

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111 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Individuals Ought to Help Those in Need

bsh1
Romanii

PrefaceI have wanted to debate Romanii for some time. As an up-and-coming member, he often undersells his own skills. I think this will be a great debate, and I look forward to a deserving challenge for this, my 70th debate on DDO.TopicIndividuals ought to Help those in NeedDefinitions and TermsIndividuals - specific persons. For example, I am an individual, but the group...

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91 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Since lust is a sin God cannot be both Omniscient and Omnibenevolent

PrimeLunatic
Truth_seeker

This debate originally was for LifeMeansGodIsGood, but due to the fact he has neither accepted nor denied my request I am leaving it open for anyone who wishes to participate. These are the criteria for my opponent: He recognizes lust is a sin He recognizes Go...

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11 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Free Will Exists

ThermidorSnow
Preston

Rules:~First Round is for acceptance.~Serious arguments only.~Must adhere to provided definition of free will and the resolution.~Burden of proof is shared.~No new evidence in the final round.Resolution:A review of science, history, and philosophy affirms that human beings exercise free will.Definition:Free Will: the ability to make a personal choice that is not si...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Transhumanism

Cold-Mind
Samuel60

Pro's resolution: We(humans) should embrace transhumanism and not resist it.Con's resolution: We should do our best trying to put an end to transhumanism.Forfeit in Round 1, 2 or 3 means loss. BoP is on both (obviously). Con can make arguments in first round. Con must not make new premises in Round 4....

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12 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Though experiments are important.

alyfish126
Samreay

I will be arguing in support of the following three statements:If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, it does not make a noise.A train is running out of control down a track. In its path are five people who have been tied to the track. Fortunately, you could flip a switch, which will lead the train down a different track to safet...

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26 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

"Livestock" slaughter is acceptable

LiamWhlaes
kbub

This is a duplication of a debate started by kbub and I was pipped to the post by a more worthy adversary but we have agreed to also have the debate ourselves. The official resolution is: "The practice of humans' killing "livestock" animals for food in the US ought to continue (Is the preferred of the two possible worlds)" The "practice" may include ANY practices of "livestock" slaughter, including so-named "humane" slaughter practices. "Practice" limitation However, neither hypothetic...

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13 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

The consumption of meat is ethically wrong

xxXChelseaXxx
Valladarex

Greetings Valladarex,Here is the debate! Ethics: normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons.Outlines:- First round acceptance, just so I can outline everything (you can briefly outline your arguments if you want to).- 4 rounds because of the outlining in the first.- No new arguments in the last round.- The...

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163 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago