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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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The universe was Created by God and not by evolution.

michaelkeim
LLAMA

I believe that No matter what way you look at how the earth was created you will find you have to have faith in something, and by using the most logical observations will find the most practical and explainable way the earth became is by the Bibical creation by God in 7 days. I am looking for someone who believes the earth became though evolution and does not believe in God to try to convince me that the 7 day creation is not possible. Any one who is up to the challenge I will be more than happy...

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The Free Market

Liberator
ArtTheWino

The Free Market is simply the sum total of voluntary exchanges bounded by private property rights. Socialism, therefore, is the sum total of coerced exchanges bounded by the will of the government. I think those two sentences speak for themselves as to which one is better, the better one being, of course, the Free Market. This is a simplistic start, but it's my first debate on here, so whoever may choose to challenge me, step forth, and good luck....

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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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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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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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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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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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You are not funny

failedspecies
Alk09

I'd like to thank my opponent for accepting the debate, but I won't. Mostly because I can't see the future, therefor do no know if he will accept. I argue you (alk09) are not funny. My argument entitles that I do not find you funny. I also conclude that you probably have an ugly and smelly face....

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Public High schools

dan1
ilovgoogle

Negative Constructive Resolved: Public high school students in the United States ought not be required to pass standardized exit exams to graduate. Observation 1: Moral Obligation In the resolution the word "Ought" is used to hold the resolution to a moral obligation. Meaning he is arguing that we are morally obligated to remove the necessity to pass exit exams in order to graduate. Now, in order for my opponent to uphold the resolution, he must do the following: 1) Prove his system of...

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