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Handicap Debate - God Exists

Envisage
lannan13

*Debate is closed, leave message in comments to accept*BackgroundI am strongly of the opinion that 10,000 characters is plenty to present a decent case for virtually any position. Thus it infinitely irrita...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

It is more ethical to kill five people rather than one person. (Please read description)

NatashaEgreeff
beachgirl67

Philisophical/Ethical debating. I am aware that although there may be no correct answer, as my debate is based purely on abstract thought, although I am intrigued to see what the thoughts/opinions will be. The topic of debate is as follows: I would like to start off by submitting a scenario. Suppose you are travelling down a track in a runaway trolley Cart, you are travelling at 60mph and the brakes are broken. At the end of the track in the distance you notice 5 workers going about t...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Are black holes real?

Paradoxxal
MagicAintReal

This Debate will be for the July Beginners. (OPEN DEBATE) Rules: 1. No trolling 2. No in-valid points without backup. 3. No calling other's "idiotic" or other names because you disagree. 4. Do not claim you can prove something, and then give no evidence. 5. Please give a logical explanation. Also, please do not claim you are older/have a higher education then you actually do. This is quite annoying and can lead us to think you are a complete retard, because it's evident in your gramm...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

1000 character debate: Trolley Problem

F-16_Fighting_Falcon
FourTrouble

Resolution: If a trolley is headed towards five people tied to a track and you are near a switch and can switch the trolley onto a different track where one person is tied to the track, you ought not switch.It is assumed that the people the trolley hits will definitely die. Practical considerations will not figure into this.Nor will Kritiks. For instance arguing that 'ought' is entirely subjective, thus this resolution has no right or wrong ans...

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108 Comments
Updated 5 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 4 Years Ago

Lower Tier Finials: Resolved: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings were justified.

lannan13
Daltonian

I'd like to thank Daltonian for accepting this debate ahead of time. This is the finials of the Lower Tier for the DDO Tourney.Rules Round 1 is for rules and definitions by Pro while Con accepts and/or chooses to define anyword Pro left undefined. Round 2: Opening arguments shall be presented. There shall be no rebuttles round 2. <...

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34 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

The Statement 'God Exists' is Rationally Justifiable.

YassineB
Envisage

>>> If any of you wish to debate me, please let me know in the comments. & it would be nice if you can also include the line of reasoning you'll be going with. The statement "God Exists" is rationally justifiable, in the sense that, the Positive Existence of God must be either:- Deductively T...

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108 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Quickfire Debate: Justice, Retribution, and Forgiveness

bsh1
bladerunner060

PrefaceThis is my first quickfire debate. My idea of "quick" is probably less rapid than other people's notions of the same. You will have 3 full hours to type up your argument; there are 6,000 characters per round. The goal is to focus on meaningful, substantive discourse rather than rely on source-spamming or the like. It's designed to test the alacrity of your wit and your ability to present cogent arguments under a time crunch.This debate is impo...

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70 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Santa Clause is evil

Alpha3141
Burls

Santa Clause is evil. He gives more toys to rich kids then poor kids. Need I say more?...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

There is no such thing as an absolute right and wrong when speaking in terms of morality.

1Mustadio1
tschuk

I will be arguing for the Idea that right and wrong is a product of personal believe and that there is no "universal truth" that actually exists behind the concepts , thus I am pro. Con will be arguing the opposite. That right and wrong is a real tangible thing that is recognized as opposed to produced. First Round: Con may present An argument. Second round: I will present an argument and a rebuttal. Con will do the same. Third round: I will present an argument and a rebuttal. Con will p...

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Updated 3 Months Ago