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Abortion is murder

werdna1999
Joss_Whedon

When a women has an abortion, she is removing only a clump of cells from her body ( I am opposed abortion after 6 months ). Should the government force her to birth what is technically a parasite in her body? Arguing that a fetus is a human and should receive basic human rights is a viable reason for not aborting, yet if you do believe that a fetus is a human, and thus with human rights, a fetus does not have the right to live inside another organism (just as any other human), nor does the fetus...

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8 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Kantian metaphysics and epistemology is superior to Objectivist epistemology and metaphysics

phantom
bossyburrito

IntroductionThis debate is for round 2 of Bsh1's Philosophy and Ethics Tournament. Thanks to Bsh for moderating the tournament, and I look forward to having this debate with Bossy. The topic of this debate involves t...

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18 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament: Animal Rights

bsh1
16kadams

PrefaceThis is the Semi-Final round of Zaradi's Prize Debate Tournament. I want to extend my thanks to Zaradi for hosting and for being magnanimous enough to attach a prize to this tournament. I also want to thank 16k--it may have taken us awhile to agree on a topic (and by "awhile" I mean eons...), but we got here nonetheless :)This is a judge-only, "select winner" debate. The judges are Raisor, Dalt, Endark, BV, Cermank, Wylted, Bluesteel, Thett, Z...

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178 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Theory of Everything

captmurk
phantom

This is a theory vs. theory debate, in which each debater will propose their own Theory of Everything. There will not be a Pro vs. Con position in this debate. Each debater is to define and promote their own theory, and the voters will decide which theory more objectively and holistically describes everything in the Universe. Debaters can dispute and rebut opposing theories, but I prefer that the majority of the debate is focused on articulating and promoting your own theory. I'm not big on deba...

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9 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Is The Biblical God Morally Better Than Humans

Spiritualthinker2
Toxifrost

Round 1 is simply introductions and rather or not my opponent accepts my challenge. I have challenged Toxifrost to a religious/philosophical debate and at the moment I'm currently awaiting his answer. Personally, I'm a Christian and a firm believer in the Bible. I will try to argue that the biblical God is morally better (even morally superior) than us humans. I hope this argument remains civil and not turn into a contest of insults or popularity contest, meaning that if I lose it is because...

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18 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Resolved: Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens.

Zaradi
Jacksegs13

The debate isResolved: Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens.This is intended to be an LD debate. It will be structured to be as close to LD format as reasonably possible. If you are not familiar with LD debate or don't know what LD debate is, please refrain from accepting. The round structure will look something like this:Round One: AcceptanceRound Two: Aff's Case, Neg's Case + rebuttalsRound Three: Aff rebuttals,...

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22 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Should we put down animals?

CocoJones
MyDonutIsShapedLikeAButt

Animals should not be put down, it is too GAURI...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

People are predisposed to be followers by nature.

a-little-in-the-middle
thenewkid

Hello! I am new to debating on this website and have been reading through many fantastic debates. This particular topic is one I have been intrigued to debate. There are many opinions out there that humans by nature were born to lead. I am on the contending end as I believe that we as individuals are predisposed to be followers. My opponent should be arguing the contrary. I am not choosy about how my debates are conducted....all I ask for is.... a) Please allow round one to be for acc...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

is it better to be loved or feared when ruling

y890
Pase66

i am loved and you are feared...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Do we have free will?

TessElena
YoshiBoy13

We've probably all seen the comic of a dinosaur that said, " if atoms and particles all behave in probabilistic ways, but our mind is made of atoms and particles, how can free will exist?" My debate is inspired by that. This debate is opened to anyone interested. I will let my opponent begin....

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23 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago