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Abortion is generally immoral

zmikecuber
Zarroette

Resolved: Abortion is generally immoral.Four rounds. Shared BoP. No new arguments in R4. R1 for acceptance.I shall argue that abortion is immoral in most cases. This means excluding extraordinary cases such as rape, incest, to save the life of the mother, etc. So I shall be arguing that in cases where the individual gave consent and partook in sex, resulting in a pregnancy, abortion is immoral. My opponent shall a...

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113 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Compatibilism

kasmic
Fkkize

Clarification: I am not really convinced of this topic and in an effort to delve into the topic further I am hoping to debate the topic at hand....

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26 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Free will probably does not exist

batman01
imitators

This argument will be on whether or not human beings possess free will. Here I am going to define free will as the following: Free will- "Free Will is a philosophical term of art for a particular sort of capacity of rational agents to choose a course of action from among various alternatives."-Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy In other words we will be arguing whether or not humans have the power to choose a course of action from various alternatives. First round acceptance only plea...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Should animals be kept in zoos?

JordanLUVSAnimals
pattywyatt31

Animals deserve better and we should give them better so State your claim and give evidence to support it......

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Which is better to look at?: The past or the future

Sidex
youssjohn

Choose whichever side and I will argue the opposite. I'm just trying to hone my debating skills. If you win, good for you. If you think that beating me undermines everything that I've said, that is your prerogative. Try not to get trapped on this one, please....

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Does God exist?

Toviyah
Envisage

Thanks Envisage for accepting this debate. First round for acceptance I'm pro, Envisage will be Con. BOP is on me. 'God' is the Deistic concept of God. (Creator, transcendent, powerful) Enjoy!...

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196 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Team Debate: God Exists

tejretics
salam.morcos

IntroductionPrefaceThis is a team debate. We (Team Con) thank Team Pro for accepting and having time to do this debate. Please do not accept this debate until the 29th of May, 2015. There is an Elo restriction of 2,000 to vote on this debate. There shall be 72 hours per round, with 4 rounds and a maximum of 10,000 characters per round.

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44 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Materialism is the best way to pursue happiness

Ariesz
missbailey8

Round 1-Acceptance, Round 2-Cases, Round 3-Rebuttals, Round 4-Defense Materialism- a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. Pursue-follow (someone or something) in order to catch Happy-feeling or showing pleasure or contentment: I will be arguing that materialism is the best way to achieve happiness. My opponent will argue that there are more negative effects of materialism than there are benefits....

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Updated 11 Months Ago

RESOLVED: It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

Logical-Master
Danielle

INTROTrue love conquers all. This is an expression which most of you are undoubtedly familiar with. But to what extent does such an expression hold merit? For some, love is fleeting. For others, love is f...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

THW: Pull the lever in the "trolley problem".

PsychicPhysicist
jsmill

The problem is as follows: There are five people on a track, and they are about to be run over by a runaway trolley! However, you are next to a switch which, if you pull, will divert the trolley onto a different track, hitting the one person who is on that track, instead. We are assuming that the only way to save the five people is to pull the lever- you can't yell at them to move off the track, for instance. We're also assuming that the trolley is absolutely guaranteed to hit and kill who...

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Updated 9 Months Ago