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Life is most likely intelligently designed

Envisage
GarretKadeDupre

Debate is closed, read on if you want to accept:Intelligent Design is an umbrella term, as it encompasses several methods, or attempts to demonstrate the intelligent design of life. Pro needs to present one or more of these arguments to fulfill their BoP to demonstrate the notion of intelligent design.Please message in the comments with the types of arguments you want to defend for intelligent design, personally I am looking for a biological intelligent design or a fine tuning de...

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37 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Evolution Is Not Proven

GarretKadeDupre
theta_pinch

"Evolution" is defined, for the purposes of this debate, as "the idea that all extant life descended from a common organism via mutations and Natural Selection."First round is acceptance only. Neither I nor my opponent may not use the comment section while the debate is in progress, which is from the time my opponent accepts the debate until the voting period begins....

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144 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Universal Common descent is a scientific explanation for the genetic origins of living organisms

F-16_Fighting_Falcon
medic0506

ResolutionUniversal Common descent is a scientific explanation for the genetic origins of living organisms.Definitions Universal Common descent - Universal common descent is a general descriptive theory concerning the genetic origins of living organisms (though not the ultimate origin of life). The theory specifically postulates that all of the earth's known biota are genealogically related, much in the same way that sibl...

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22 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Mankind Is the Main Cause of Global Warming

Subutai
Magic8000

I would like to thank Magic8000 for agreeing to this topic. Please read everything below before accepting. Full ResolutionI will be arguing that mankind is the not main cause of global warming. We will not be arguing if global warming exists or not, it will be assumed that it does; only if global warming has an anthropogenic cause.BoP is shared. DefinitionsMankind: "The human race; human beings col...

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25 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Animals Should Be Used For Scientific Research

TorqueDork
dtaylor971

Animals can further our understand of science vastly by experimentation, as well as save millions of lives.. Would you rather a albino rat die or a young girl with leukemia die? Most people (unless you belong to PETA which is another debate entirely) would prefer the girl....

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Updated 9 Months Ago

The Neo-Lorentzian Interpretation is better than the Minkowski interpretation

Sargon
Rational_Thinker9119

AveResolutionThis debate will be about whether the Neo-Lorentzian interpretation of special relativity is better than the Minkowski interpretation of special relativity. I will be taking the position that the Neo-Lor...

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13 Comments
Updated 11 Months Ago

Star Trek technology is achievable

Heineken
philochristos

The technology on Star Trek is reasonably achievable. While the technology is inherently fictional, the function of the technology could be duplicated in the real world, including it's practical application.I have provided a list of Star Trek technology. My opponent must choose one of these listed fictional technologies and argue why it's impossible to create. My burden of proof will be to explain why it is possible to create such a technology.

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40 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Mankind Is the Main Cause of Global Warming

Ron-Paul
Numidious

You have asked to debate this first, so I am sending you the challenge directly. My last opponent on this subject forfeited, so I want to try this resolution again. Full Resolution: Mankind is the main cause of global warming. I, as con, will argue that it is of natural causes, not mankind. We will NOT be arguing if global warming exists or not, it will be assumed that it does. Only if global warming has an anthropogenic cause. Definitions: Mankind: "The human race; human being...

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38 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Mosquitos kill more people than sharks.

SweetCrackerJack
kbub

I, pro, will defend the position that mosquitos, do in fact, kill more people than sharks. Due to scientific studies, Mosquitoes kill 2 to 3 million people per yer, while infecting about 200 million people per year. My proof is proved in this wikipedia entry: A shark attack is an attack on a human by a shark. Every year around 100 shark attacks are reported worldwide. Seventeen fatalities were recorded as having being caused by shark attacks in 2011, out of 118 recorded attacks.[1] Despi...

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8 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Information exists independently of matter and energy.

LittleBallofHATE
toughenough

As Pro, I state that information exists as something independent of matter and energy. What I mean by this, is that matter and energy are simply the medium that convey information. Information has it's own independent existence. Con must prove that the existence of information is somehow tied to matter and energy. Four rounds. 1) Acceptance. 2) Opening arguments. 3) Rebuttals. 4) Closing arguments. No rebuttals allowed....

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago