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An individual should be a drug addict.

TinyBudha
romeoboy

Hola, this debate is of course about whether or not one should be a drug addict. This sounds pretty obvious but I contend the resolution is true. The burden will be shared, assuming I can prove this is ever true, I win. This will have to do with the individual.I will be speaking As If I am a drug addict to prove my point, you must prove to me that I should not be a drug addict. That is the point, nothing more. Please tell me if you want to debate me in the comments.D...

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21 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament: Animal Rights

bsh1
16kadams

PrefaceThis is the Semi-Final round of Zaradi's Prize Debate Tournament. I want to extend my thanks to Zaradi for hosting and for being magnanimous enough to attach a prize to this tournament. I also want to thank 16k--it may have taken us awhile to agree on a topic (and by "awhile" I mean eons...), but we got here nonetheless :)This is a judge-only, "select winner" debate. The judges are Raisor, Dalt, Endark, BV, Cermank, Wylted, Bluesteel, Thett, Z...

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182 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Handicap Debate - God Exists

Envisage
lannan13

*Debate is closed, leave message in comments to accept*BackgroundI am strongly of the opinion that 10,000 characters is plenty to present a decent case for virtually any position. Thus it infinitely irrita...

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53 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

It is more ethical to kill five people rather than one person. (Please read description)

NatashaEgreeff
beachgirl67

Philisophical/Ethical debating. I am aware that although there may be no correct answer, as my debate is based purely on abstract thought, although I am intrigued to see what the thoughts/opinions will be. The topic of debate is as follows: I would like to start off by submitting a scenario. Suppose you are travelling down a track in a runaway trolley Cart, you are travelling at 60mph and the brakes are broken. At the end of the track in the distance you notice 5 workers going about t...

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

1000 character debate: Trolley Problem

F-16_Fighting_Falcon
FourTrouble

Resolution: If a trolley is headed towards five people tied to a track and you are near a switch and can switch the trolley onto a different track where one person is tied to the track, you ought not switch.It is assumed that the people the trolley hits will definitely die. Practical considerations will not figure into this.Nor will Kritiks. For instance arguing that 'ought' is entirely subjective, thus this resolution has no right or wrong ans...

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108 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Is there a meaning to life?

BurningCriticism
dylygs

Debate will be settled as soANY ARGUEMENT GOES!!! 1rst round- Acceptance2nd round- Arguement3rd-4rth Round-Rebuttle5th round- Conclusion failure to comply to these rules by either side will result in forfeit ...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

This house endorses euthanasia

Konig
DiverseSynergy

This round is for acceptance. Definitions: 1) Euthanasia: the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. 2) Endorses: declare one's public approval or support of. Looking forward to a good debate. ;-D...

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13 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Animal Experimentation is Morally Justifiable

Biodome
mapleleaf173

The practice of Animal Experimentation has always been generating concern from the Animal Rights communities worldwide. I wanted to instigate this debate to discuss this topic in a more civilized manner.DefinitionsAnimal Experimentation - the use of non-human animals in research and development projects, esp. for purposes of determining the safety of substances such as foods or drugs.Moral - of, relating to, or concerned...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

This House Believes That Sense Experience Is The Ultimate Source of Knowledge!

Ajab
whiteflame

Introduction:This is a debate regarding Epistemology, it seeks to address the age old question which has seperated scientists and philsophers: wether empiricism is significantly the fundamental source of knowledge or whether innate knowledge or rationalistic knowledge forms a significant enough part of human knowledge. The resolution states "rational...

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155 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The Statement 'God Exists' is Rationally Justifiable.

YassineB
Envisage

>>> If any of you wish to debate me, please let me know in the comments. & it would be nice if you can also include the line of reasoning you'll be going with. The statement "God Exists" is rationally justifiable, in the sense that, the Positive Existence of God must be either:- Deductively T...

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108 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago