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Is competion good or bad?

Sakina
studentathletechristian8

Competition within schools and extracurricular activities makes students stronger....

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2 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

being annoyed because of "breaking a nail" is not superficial

MeganLoaskia
Korashk

Random debate but thought i would start it anyway, :)...

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7 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

"market inefficiency" is an incoherent phrase

Jon_Smith
Korashk

Efficient is a term used to describe a course of action taken to achieve a goal. I don't personally know what the goal of the market is. Considering the market is a term given to a bunch of free individuals pursuing their values, it is unclear that their goals would overlap in a way that a coherent term can even be given to the "aggregate goals of free individuals". So we don't know what the goal of all free individuals is, we don't know all the actions that free individuals take to go about ach...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

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 6 Years Ago

Women will never fully be respected as long as they continue to be beautiful

FalseReality
pageantgrl

My stance is that women will not fully be respected as individuals as long as they continue to care about their looks, in particularly being beautiful or sexy. More recently in the 21st century, women have been trying to be viewed as equals to men in both the business world and their personal life. This debae is not about whether that pursuit is good or not, but whether or not that is actually achievable. I say it is not, as men in some form or fashion will still see them primarily in a sexual w...

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5 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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Updated 6 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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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

Facebook is a waste of time

Jason77
MasturDbtor

Facebook is a waste of time...

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Updated 5 Years Ago