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In a hierarchy of value, evidence is more valuable to society then belief.

Hiramalexis
Lee001

I will argue that for society to exist in its current state, evidence is the most important thing for it. Round 1 is definitions and contentions in proving your value. The rounds to follow will be on-case arguments/rebuttals. Observation 1) Definitions: *Evidence: the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid. *Belief: something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or conviction. Observation 2) Voting Criteria...

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Animals are sentient

Rubikx
Gabe1e

I recently had a short argument with another DDO member on whether or not animals are sentient. I will be taking the position that animals are not sentient and that we are the only sentient beings on earth. Rules for the debate: 1) no trolling 2) no forfeiting 3) no plagiarizing 4) try to keep this from being a religious debate, although it is closely linked to religious ideals I don't want it from being a God vs Atheism debate. 5) If you break these rules it is an automatic forfeit. 6...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

The Free Marke is the supperior economic system

Libertarian_Crusader
benko12345678

Well my communist friend, I believe I have had enough time to formulate an argument. My stance ( as stated ) is that a Free Market Economy functions is the superior ( as in, its of outstanding quality) economic system. First round is opening argument, and acceptance. 1)- True Free Market Capitalism, has been given a very strong correlation with Human Development, and general quality of life. A study recently conducted by the Heritage foundation found that economies that were rated...

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Are Some Cases of Torture Minimally Morally Acceptable?

LR
NRod

1. There is plenty of reason to believe a suspect has information that threatens the lives of the innocent. 2. The individual captured is given the opportunity to comply and give up necessary information. 3. "The threat of torture, and torture in its preliminary stage, simply function as a form of coercion." (548.6.3) 4. Sometimes torture is the only way to get a suspect to talk. 5. Torturing said suspect to get them to talk will result in saving the lives of many innocents. 6. One-off, min...

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What is the best moral theory for a government to follow?

TheNamesFizzy
bossyburrito

Pro: I will argue in favor of Utilitarianism as the best way to determine morality in policies.Con: You may choose whatever moral theory you would like to defend.Rules are standard, first round acceptance, no plagiarism, etc.Layout First Round: Acceptance and stating which moral theory you are defending Second Round: Your case Third Round: Rebuttals Fourth R...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Torture

kpatel060697
Steven4Bravo

1. Torture is the intentional infliction of extreme physical suffering on some non-consenting, defenseless, other person for the purpose of breaking their will. 2. Torture might be the best possible action in some emergency situation. 3. Morality is principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. 4. To make torture justifiable, there needs to be a reason like saving lives,there is no other way, and threat to life is imminent. 5. Maximalist torture is...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Evolution and the Creation Could Both be True

Conservative101
chewster911

First round is for acceptance. The burden of proof is shared.It is Pro's job to show that macroevolution and the creation do not contradict each other and could thus both be true, while Con will try to find contradictions between the two and argue the case that if one is true, the other is not.This debate is not about proving/disproving macroevolution or the Bible model of the creation. ...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Math Debate - Vi-spex's choice of topic

Surrealism
vi_spex

I have seen many people debate vi_spex on math topics in ways that don't always address the big picture. I will debate any math topic vi_spex wants, most preferrably that any finite number times zero is zero....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

A stupid person can objectively know that he is stupid

ObjectivityIsAMust
debatr1234

I will debate that a stupid person cannot objectively know that he is stupid. 1. First round is only for acceptance....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Objective Belief

Impartial
AmeenDebateLord

I think belief is subjective. It's an opinion. Only when it is proven does it become knowledge. The two definitions of the word 'belief' in the Oxford English dictionary state that belief is: 1. An acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof. 2. (belief in) Trust, faith, or confidence in (someone or something). The first definition objectifies belief and is surely, in every way, impossible....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago