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Abortion should be illegal

Geogeer
Artur

Abortion results in the death of an innocent human being and cannot be justified. As such it should be made illegal....

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15 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Is there a such thing as good and bad people?

beach23
WyattEarp19

There is not a such thing as good and bad people. Our world isn't spilt into good and bad. How do you even determine if someone is good or bad? "What defines bad?". What is bad to you may be good to me. A man who steals food to feed the starving, is that a bad person? Everyones actions has a good side to them and a bad side to them. There is always a reason someone does something bad. Who hasn't felt sorry for the villain, understanding why he d...

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7 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Most Things Are Preferable to a Sharp Stick in the Eye

airmax1227
Oryus

Resolution: "Most Things Are Preferable to a Sharp Stick in the Eye" The debate will be done in rhyming poetry format, and judged based on arguments and the structuring of those arguments. Both substance and style should be considered when voting. First round is acceptance. I'd like to thank my opponent for accepting this debate. Good luck....

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15 Comments
Updated 11 Months Ago

Talent vs Motivation

savesealpups
Internationalist

This debate is about the conflict between talent and motivation. I will be arguing for the importance of talent over motivation, while my opponent will be arguing for vice versa. Round 1: Opening Statement Round 2: Body and Opinions with Sources Round 3: Rebuttals Sometimes people have a skill that just comes to them. Magnus Carlsen's chess skills? Miguel Cabrera's prowess with a baseball bat in his hand? Think about a talent you have. Though both talent and motivation are key to a grea...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

History is the best temporal thing to learn of

Warden123
Josh_b

History is the most important thing to learn, at least on thee temporal level. It defines our identity and stops us from being fundamentaally insane. Without History, there is no way to porgress....

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion Is Prima Facie Morally Wrong

Freeman
JoshBrahm

Allow me to begin by saying how pleased I am to be debating Josh Brahm. I'm sure that many of you will never get to read a more powerful case for the pro-life position than the case you will read in the course of this debate. And I only hope that I can do as well while I proceed to defend the pro-choice position. In this debate I'm going to argue that abortion is not morally reprehensible and should not be illegal, given the actual qualities that a human fetus possesses. Unlike a person, a f...

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72 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Resolved: The Father Should Not Have Say In an Abortion

RyuuKyuzo
imabench

ResolutionThe Father Should Not Have Say In an Abortion.As PRO, I will be affirming this resolution by arguing that the decision should rest entirely on the mother.As CON, you will attempt to negate the resolution by arguing that the father should have equal and/or greater say in the decision.Burden Of Proof

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62 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

We can be certain of nothing, not even this statement.

LiamKNOW
GoodOleBoy

I will be arguing that nothing -- not even our own existence -- can be known with certainty, and that it is possible that murder is morally acceptable, generosity is evil, and that we are currently living on the Moon (to give a few provocative examples)....

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6 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Freewill Does NOT Exist and is an illusion brought about by our limited minds

Lamont
knu

Freewill does not exist and is only an illusion that many believe because we as a species are limited in what we can know. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_will http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusion This argument is straight forward and I will given my opponent the opportunity to express to me why he/she knows freewill is not an illusion....

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Updated 5 Months Ago

The Existence of God is More Probable than Not

janetsanders733
black_squirrel

I will be arguing that the Existence of God is more probable than not. My opponent will be arguing that God's exisetence is not probable. I would also like to thank my opponent for accepting this debate.Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Opening ArgumentsRound 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Conclusion/No-New Arguements ...

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14 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago