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India's success at Beijing Olympics 2008 will make the Indians lose interest in cricket

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beemOr

Thsi is the first time India has won her first individual gold medal in the Olympics. Also, there's Vijendra and Sushil Kumar success. Due to this, peolple have become interested in other sports, in shooting and boxing and wrestling of which they were not well aware earlier. Also this debate is confined to the talks of India, I would request only an Indian to accept this debate....

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9 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Science suffers from a fundamental flaw when describing reality.

enso
Puck

There is one assumption that must be granted for this topic to be debated successfully: Science claims it is discovering truths about reality. Here is my argument: Science cannot describe to us the true nature of reality. To paraphrase Richard Rorty, the idea that the truth is 'out there' (i.e., outside of our own mind) is a hold-over from the theological world view. Most of our existence as a species has involved an existence in which an external power held a monopoly on truth. Science ha...

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7 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

merit pay based on student achievement should be a significant component for teacher compensation

theundeadpie
Pancake-fairy

Contention 1: Merit pay does not work Sub point 1: It does not improve education a. Merit pay does nothing to improve student performance A study by the Urban Institute found some positive short-lived effects of merit pay, but concluded that most merit pay plans "did not succeed at implementing lasting, effective ... plans that had a demonstrated ability to improve student learning. ...little evidence from other research...that incentive programs (particularly pay-for-performance) had led to...

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1 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

America a nation doers not spectators.

disgirlrocks
mongeese

America is a nation of doers. Many people help out one another. We have global warming movements. San Fran. protests on tuition increase. Obama told N. Korea and Iran to stop threatening people with nuclear weapons....

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7 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The following arguments against the existence of God are valid.

mongeese
Ninjamommy

Existence - state of existing God - the Christian God valid - so constructed that all of the premises are properly sourced to be true, and all conclusions follow the premises so that they cannot be denied without contradiction All characteristics of the Christian God are to be up for debate. My opponent will present one to four separate arguments against the existence of God in this round, and they will be debated over in the next three rounds. I'm looking forward to a good debate her...

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15 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Universities prefer Liberal arts programs over special professional degree programs in undergrad ed.

imaconfused
headphonegut

Hi, just looking for weaknesses in my arguments for the topic above....I will leave the first move to my opponent....

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18 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Substantially Increasing Social Services for People in Poverty in the United States

SHSNegDebater
abard124

Social services are fine the way they are. some should even be abolished, or lessened...

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0 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Informational Technocracy

nephilim
Itsallovernow

The essence of free press. Liberal idealism. What makes political dominion after parliamentarism a subject of information? Is it's dominion in a structural thesis of honesty? Is information portrayed in realist assumption a manner of identity? What defines reality? Are there threats to a power structure in liberty of press? What is the modern impact on internet towards society? Information some tyrants before have known to use for purposed illusive brutal medieval power synchrony. This known for...

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17 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

testing

WebWatchers
studentathletechristian8

testing testing...

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0 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Resolved: The action of protesting at funerals ought be prohibited

ds3020
Veridas

Ok, So I'll grant any affirmative first bout at arguments. Looking for some good philosophical argumentation. Value debate style is preferred (LD)...

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6 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago