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One should flim flam the zim zam, and under no circumstances must one wim wam the bim bam.


The topic of this debate adequately portrays my stance on the matter...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

The Social Contract and Moral Obligations


PrefaceIt's been a sizeable amount of time since I last debated, and I really want to get back into it, esp. now that the campaign is over and things are settling down. This is one of two challenges I am issuing, and I think it should afford some interesting discussion. I find the topic to be cool, somewhat of a departure from a lot of the common topics used on DDO, and I think it will provide an basis for an engaging discourse! To accept, you must h...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

Is atheism good for the world?


Hello. In this debate, Pro will be arguing that atheism is good for the world, and I will be arguing that it is not. This does not necessarily mean that I will be arguing that atheism is bad for the world, I will simply be arguing that it is not good for the world. Please leave the first round to acceptance. No new arguments in final round. Definitions: Atheism: the doctrine or belief that there is no God or gods. Good: beneficial World: Mankind, the world in which we live in I wi...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Is is probable that the Christian God does not exist.


Full disclosure, I am debating this issue because I'd like to boost my ELO so that I am eligible to vote in the "better" debates. Also, I know this is a topic of importance, so I have no doubt it will be accepted. My position, as the resolution states, is that that Christian God is less likely to exist than it is likely to exist. In other words, there is reason to believe that the probability of the Christian God existing is less than 50%. Rules. 1.Burden of Proof is shared. I will p...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Animal rights are meaningless from a secular viewpoint


Introduction:This is my first attempt at a debate on DDO, and I look forward to an interesting and engaging conversation.In this debate, we will be arguing from a purely secular viewpoint; Con cannot use a religious argument such as "Religion X states that animals should not be killed". Likewise, Pro cannot use the argument "Religion Y permits the killing of animals".I, Pro, will argue that the concept of animals being entitled to rights is arbitrary through the lens of a secular worldview - it...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Life is filled with purpose.


Pro will have to provide something that, in the wide view of things... and stuff... timey-wimey... whatnot, has purpose. First round is acceptance. Purpose: meaningful for all of time, never to be considered obsolete or unneeded. An influence that will last until the end of time, defined by whatever world-view you deem appropriate. Thank you, and good luck! Assuming you want to succeed. Which you very well may not. In which case, very poor luck to you!...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Abortion is generally immoral


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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Updated 2 Years Ago

The Argument from Religious Experience


Thanks to Envisage for agreeing to debate this important - and relatively under discussed - subject with me. (In all likelihood some form of religious experience probably is what most theists take to justify their religious beliefs.) I will be arguing that the argument from religious experience can give significant epistemic justification for believing in the existence of God. Envisage will be attempting to undermine my argument and show that the argument for...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Knowledge, ideas and concepts are learned from experience. Nobody is born with an innate knowledge.


Yes, nobody is born with innate knowledge. Some people just have it and some people don't. There are people who just excell at things the first time they try to do it....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Does God exist?


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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Updated 1 Year Ago