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Therapeutic Cloning

caryfunkhouser
MadisonFedor

Ethical question: Is therapeutic cloning ethical? Therapeutic cloning: a process by which stem cells are extracted from a cloned embryo. The purpose of the therapeutic cloning is different from that of human reproductive cloning. The goal of therapeutic cloning is to use stem cells to create human organs or tissues, while the goal of human reproductive cloning is to produce human beings. Stem cells: cells th...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

I will not break a rule.

mongeese
thegodhand

0. By accepting this debate, my opponent agrees to all the rules already posted. 1. Rules created hold power over all rules posted later, and no later rule can contradict an earlier rule. 2. Both players should still have the ability to post rules in their turn. 3. A violation of a rule that is not null and void will result in the rule-breaker losing this debate. If both players break a rule, the player that breaks a rule first loses. 4...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

DeathPenalty

com211ncsu
sagardin

I am against the use of the death penalty in the US court system. My main reasoning behind this political position is the high cost required of tax payers to keep an inmate in jail on death row. The average cost to keep a prisoner in jail on death row for one year is $44,000. This amount of money increases every year that the prisoner is in the prison system, which adds up over time for taxpayers....

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Resolved: Legislation to Extend First Amendment Rights to Employees and Students

Grumpy
asiannub

Resolved: That Congress(1) enact legislation to extend First Amendment(2) rights to persons employed in privately owned enterprise(3) and persons employed by and students of privately funded schools(4) and universities(5) , while transferring certain responsibilities(6) from said employers and administrators to employees and students. Definitions: See footnotes Under current law and practice, private employers and school administrators are empowered to punish, up to and including "discipli...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Agricultural Taxation

johngriswald
LunaEques

I Affirm that Agricultural, because of its negative environmental impact due to greenhouse gases and other forms of pollution it produces is a negative externality. Thus by economic principles, Agriculture should be taxed in the amount of money that would clean up the amount of pollution it produces, or in the amount that would subsidize a positive externality that removes the pollution agriculture produces. Given: In this debate the emittance of greenhouse gases and other forms of pollution...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Does World of Warcraft truly increase the number of virgins in the 18-30 age range?

No_Promises
Nails

It has been years since i've played but i believe it has always been an unfair assumption that World of Warcraft ritualistically produces virgins. ----------Contentions----------- 1) My view on this moot has led me to believe that it is not actually the game that is increasing the number of virgins aged 18-30 but, in fact, it is the people who have the characteristics that would be found in those of of a "post-pubescent virgin" are actually drawn to this type of game. They require an outle...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

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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Updated 4 Years Ago

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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Updated 4 Years Ago

impromtu

fo-shizzle
Mech

If any of you dont know what impromtu is, let me explain before i tell you the rules. Impromtu is basically a speech writing category, choosing out of three topics the judge gives you. you have to choose one of these topics, and write an inspirational speech about it. For example: The judge just gave me three topics. 1.baloon 2.Bird 3.toe nail clippers I choose number one. "to reach great heights in life, you must be like a ballon. Growing bigger and bigger to reach your highest potentia...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

It's time to stop depraved madmen from breeding two-headed human freaks at the taxpayers' expense

brian_eggleston
Bricheze

Evil, calculating Mike Pedance, an unemployed nuisance caller, has persuaded his partner Lisa Chamberlain, also unemployed, to give birth to a hideously deformed human monstrosity and he wants the taxpayer to foot the bill. This benefit-scrounging former telesales agent is deliberately planning to bring a baby with two heads into the world, even though the doctors at the wicked couple's government-funded hospital advised them to terminate the pregnancy. They told sinister-looking Pedance a...

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Updated 5 Years Ago