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Human beings are superior to animals

AnthonyH
ConservativeDialectic

Humanity in general has often struck me as being incredibly arrogant in almost everything we do. We assume our intelligence and ingenuity gives us the right to meddle with anything and everything that's within our grasp. We have this elevated view of ourselves in regard to nature. This notion that we have surpassed the lowly beast and are inherently "better", superior creatures that can lord over nature as we see fit. However, take the human being out of an ecosystem and nature thrives. Take...

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17 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Objectivity promotes demonization.

3RU7AL
JacobStramandinoli

Thank you for participating in this debate. I will be arguing in favor of the view that the concept of (detectable) objectivity promotes demonization.In order to qualify for this challenge, you must have completed at least 1 debate.Detectable - Able to be discovered or identified either directly or indirectly.Objectivity - Utterly free of and existing independently from any possible sub...

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2 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Physicalism is improbable

Romanii
BlueDreams

Thanks to Sargon for proposing this topic. Standard DDO rules apply -- first round for acceptance, no new arguments or rebuttals in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc, etc etc. I have the burden of proof in this debate to show that Physicalism is improbable. The definition of Physicalism can be found here -- http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/ I look forward to an interesting debate!...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

It is better to be an Optimist than a Pessimist

Danielle
UtherPenguin

Introduction Many thanks to UtherPenguin for accepting this debate on behalf of bsh1's Unique Topics tournament. I'm happy that we chose a more philosophical concept, and I look forward to discussing it with my opponent. I will begin my arguments in Round 2. An optimist is a person with a positive outlook on life. A pessimist is a person with a negative outlook on life. Dispos...

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17 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

It is unreasonable to believe in something that has no reason to exist.

Skeptologist
Sensorfire

Fun little debate purely focused on logical conclusions. I want to argue that it is absolutely Illogical for someone to believe in something which has not demonstrated any objective existence. By that I mean that anyone who experiences something they can not explain through their current understanding and fills it in with god, aliens, big foot, ghosts, etc. is committing intellectual suicide. Basically just giving up on reaching a real conclusion based on what is ACTUALLY happening in our u...

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8 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Homosexuality is Wrong

fernandito_chiquito
kayleighx

Just something that came to my mind. I currently dont have an opinion on homosexuality, but I enjoy experimenting and arguing for either side. Best luck to the contender of this argument!...

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6 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

It is better for a leader to be more feared than loved.

UtherPenguin
Bob13

Full resolution:"In a situation where both virutes are incompatible: it is better for a leader to be more feared than loved."Rules-BoP is shared, as Pro must prove it is better to be feared as a leader, Con must equally prove that it is better to be loved as a leader.-If you're intrested in the debate, be sure to comment below-Be civil and follow the format.Format:Round 1: Acceptan...

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14 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Should under-18s have the right to vote?

TheCommonSense
BMHTheGreat

This is a debate for whether or not under-18s should have a right to vote. I am going to limit it to an age of 14 at the least, as this is around an age where we begin to learn the most, and is the end of Year 9. Here is my argument: I believe that under-18s should have a right to vote because many new laws affect them the most, unlike older citizens. For example, the BREXIT vote. The majority of voters who voted to leave the EU in Britain were over the age of 50, giving them 31 years left i...

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4 Comments
Updated 11 Months Ago

Optimism vs. Pessimism

SkySky16
Danielle

This debate is Optimism (Pro) vs. Pessimism (Con) Debate structure: R1: Acceptance R2: Opening statements R3&4: Rebuttals R5: Closing arguments...

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9 Comments
Updated 7 Months 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 6 Years Ago