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god exists

BobTurner
SnowyOxygen

resolved: god exists ...

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12 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Science, by itself, can determine moral truths

BaruchSpinoza
rings48

Round 1: acceptance only Round 2: opening statements (reserve rebuttals for round 3) Round 3: rebuttals Round 4: closing statements (no new arguments) I mean science to include the whole of the natural and social sciences, and more specifically any practice in which beliefs are primarily determined by hypothesis-testing and rigorous collection of empirical data. I mean morality to be the abstract system of values used to judge human affairs. I am not referring to actual moral practices...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Legalize Gay Marriage

YaHey
JasperFrancisShickadance

I have seen that you take opposition to gay marriage, and I would like to challenge you on that. The first round is for accepting. Thanks, and I can't wait to debate you....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

If the Taliban are terrorists, then the United States are as well

ChosenWolff
Preston

Official Resolution: If the Taliban are terrorists, then the United States are as wellThis is an intresting concept I've been meaning to get to, on a philosophical argument I've been studying for awhile. The BOP will reside on me proving, that if the Taliban were to be considered terrorists, then the United States would also have to be considered terrorists. The opposition must be of the belief that the Taliban are terrorists. Usually...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

"Reality Is Mental" Is A More Rational Proposition Than Its Negation

Rational_Thinker9119
KhalifV

The burden of proof will be shared. I must show that Monistic Idealism is more rational than the view that there is a non-mental aspect of reality (such as Dualism or Physicalism). My opponent must show that it is more rational to believe in a non-mental aspect of reality than Monistic Idealism. The first round is just for acceptance. Good luck :) ...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Utilitarianism is in principle a better system of morality.

Bullish
Bochoyboy

Note: I have made this debate impossible to accept. To be considered for accepting this debate, please state the moral system you will be arguing for in the comments section. Topic:I take the position that "Utilitarianism is in principle a better system of morality." My opponent must choose a sufficiently different system of normative morality and argue in favor of it. The winner is the one who shows his morality system to be better.

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23 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Does good and evil exist?/Examining scenarios to prove statement

Kai_Piranha
FMAlchemist

This is my first debate, and I decided to start with the topic of whether good and evil exist, using a certain scenario as a jumping point. I am arguing that good and evil do exist. The scenario that I would like to present is the following: If I was talking to someone about something trivial and then suddenly took a gun and shot the person in the head because I felt like it (and for no other reason; the conversation had nothing to do with it), this would be considered evil because I woul...

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

This House Believes that the Social Contract is a viable political theory

Stephen_Hawkins
YYW

The debate is as simple as it stands. My opponent should spell out the social contract theory in his first round (instead of using it solely for acceptance). The social contract I refer to is the one used in political philosophy - the concept of the social contract as a form of legitimizing the state. I look forward to whoever accepts this debate for a rigorous competition. Note the debate has a smaller character limit than most - 4000 characters maximum....

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Updated 4 Months Ago

A Theistic God - On Balance - Does NOT Exist

philosurfer
n7

A Theistic God - On Balance - Does NOT Exist Debate Stipulations:Round 1) Acceptance Only - NO Statements or RebuttalsRound 2) Opening Statements & Arguments - NO REBUTTALSRound 3) First Rebuttals - Further ArgumentsRound 4) Second Rebuttals - Final ArgumentsRound 5) Final...

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18 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

The consumption of meat is ethically wrong

xxXChelseaXxx
Valladarex

Greetings Valladarex,Here is the debate! Ethics: normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons.Outlines:- First round acceptance, just so I can outline everything (you can briefly outline your arguments if you want to).- 4 rounds because of the outlining in the first.- No new arguments in the last round.- The...

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163 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago