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Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

gizmo1650
FormAndTheFormless

Firstly I would like to thank my opponent for excepting this debate, and thank the genius that came up with this quote, Albert Einstein. "Your common sense is your natural ability to make good judgments and to behave in a practical and sensible way." Google dictionary (1) Prejudice-Having an opinion on some one or something before seeing it. Working with my definitions, which other than minor semantic corrections are to be used throughout the debate. Looking at the definition of common...

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11 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

children need to be taught to be more tolerant at school

Iluvgrapefruit
McBain

In many schools, children bully others for things that are ridiculously sexist or intolerant. for example many boys at schools tease other boys for listening to the "wrong music" ie: female vocals and for watching "girl movies". It's ridiculous and completely biased. Children are almost forced to become their stereotypical gender role.For example; say a boy watches ugly betty, he is instantly an outcast. Another thing, homophobia is common in schools. The derogative term "gay" is sometimes us...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

If we can't enact lobbying reform let's at least let consumer groups hold public office

InfraRedEd
Flare_Corran

This one is so easy I would have to try hard to lose it. Someday people will study the Age of Corruption when individuals could be elected to public office and accept bribes at will, and this being common knowledge and nothing being done about it. Corporations act as people, and have all the rights people have, except holding public office, which in fact it may be possible under current law if a corporation can meet age and residency requirements in order to to register to vote. Those junk...

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19 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Zoos are not out-dated and are necessary for animal conservation

newc_25
mr.cots

Animal conservation has become a hot topic more recently between scientists, the media and the public. There are huge debates about whether animal conservation is necessary and the advantages and disadvantages of in situ and ex situ conservation. A main concern is ex situ conservation (i.e. zoological parks). Many people see zoos as out-dated and cruel. Exotic wild animals are kept in man-made enclosures under unnatural environmental and social conditions and surplus animals are usually eutha...

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9 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Separation of Church and State?

thatguykody
resolutionsmasher

I am using this debate as a reference for my controversial issues paper. This is my first debate on this website. I will let my opponent start off this debate....

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20 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 5 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 5 Years Ago

The world, as we know it, does not exist.

Shmg
XStrikeX

I will let my opponent go first....

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16 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Chuck Norris Is The Ultimate Character In Mugen

SuperRobotWars
Atheism

My argument is that Chuck Norris is the ultimate Mugen game character. Mugen is an open source computer fighting game for all those who don't know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MauTTZXQTTA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPJmJrCYQI4&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyO6EYBcz44&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L10keHg7wNE&feature=related http://www.mugenation.com/ http://mugen.en.softonic.com/...

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7 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Industrialization in India does not benefit the poor

meeranazer
TPF

India's industrialization has played havoc with its poor. The juggernaut of industrialization leaves the great Indian middle class climbing aboard over the bodies of the struggling masses or staying out of the way. Today, the sign of destruction looms nowhere larger than in agriculture. India is dying rather than living in her villages. All natural resources such as land, water, forest, which used to be common property indispensable for people's survival, are being forcibly acquired by the st...

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago