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government should intervene more with alternative fuel

linate
Mercury3

why the government should intervene more with alternative fuel. people say the market will take care of itself. in the end, it will. but at what cost in the mean time? we should act now because we'll look back and see how much we've wasted on gasoline. companies say they can make alternative biodiesel fuels for a dollar a gallon. (using algae farms, or any organic material, such as switch grass and other things more energy intensive than corn etc.. and exemplified by brazil etc who are ene...

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RESOLVED: Christianity is Beneficial to the Individual Man

LogicalLunatic
Kc1999

At the last second my opponent in the Tournament contacted me on DDO, with an idea for a topic. I would prefer to debate something else, but as this is pretty much the last second...okay. This is what we will debate. I'm assuming that since my opponent contacted me on this Site, he wants for the Debate to take place on this Site. I hope that this doesn't violate any rules. So, without any further delay... First Round is for Acceptance. Burden of Proof is on Pro, though I usually prefer to sh...

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Updated 9 Hours Ago

Students should be engaged in extra curricular activities

prefdave
soumya_a_thomas

The first round of this debate will be views on the topic, and the same pattern will continue throughout the debate, with the choice of rebuttals and counters from the second round onwards. The adage "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" has acquired a lot of significance today. This is because today"s kids are told to "Play less and study more!" Kids today are forced to get very high GPAs (Grade Point Averages) or secure very high percentages (read unrealistically high!). Thanks to the...

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"Stand Your Ground" Laws Create More Problems Than They Solve & Encourage Vigilantism

Juan_Pablo
Ameliamk1

This is the question that I'm posing:Are "Stand Your Ground" Laws in the U.S. effective at establishing law and order or do they condone violence & vigilantism (sometimes against innocent people) and create more problems than they solve?This is the resolution that I will be defending as Pro: "Stand Your Ground" Laws create more problems than they solve & encourage vigilantism.I will b...

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Updated 9 Hours Ago

Basketball is better than hockey

superbowl9
chris327

Hey Chris,This is not a serious debate. It will be light hearted and jokes/minor insults are allowed. No conduct points should be taken away for these things.BoP is sharedAll 3 rounds for debateMay the best sport win.Limit 3 arguments per round + rebuttals.I'll start off with some arguments....

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Updated 9 Hours Ago

Should there be a website of "Live Online Introducers" ?

infoscientist

We see that there is "get introduced" feature at Linkedin.com My question is... "Should there be a website of "Live Online Introducers ?"...

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Updated 9 Hours Ago

Naturalism provides a sound basis for morals

Hariex
creationtruth

In this debate I will be advocating a naturalitic account for the origin of morality. My opponent should either posit that naturalism can not provide a sound basis or posit a supernatural origin. Structure:R1) AcceptanceR2) First argumentR3) RebuttalsR4) Rebuttals ...

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Updated 10 Hours Ago

Eating Meat is not Inherently Unhealthy or Immoral

Bennett91
Ajabi

This debate is specifically to debate against the strict dietary values of veganism. I ask that a person who identifies as vegan take the Con position. Round 1 is for acceptance, definitions, and also a brief paragraph on position and beliefs (not hard evidence, just explain where you will be coming from). I agree that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is unhealthy with it being a high fat, high sugar and low exercise diet. However I believe the health problems associated with meat are not...

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Updated 10 Hours Ago

On Balance, This House Would Assert Logical Positivism!

Ajabi
Jedi4

Shalom Alecium! This debate is regarding Logical Positivism the theory that is used by Hume, Russell and in general all empiricists, et cetera. It is also known as Logical Empiricism. It is defined as: 'Logical positivism and logical empiricism, which together formed neopositivism, was a movement in Western philosophy that embraced verificationism, an approach that sought to legitimize philosophical discourse on a basis shared with the best examples of empirical sciences. In this theory of...

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The drinking age should be raised to 25

drewsaphor
Terridax

The legal drinking age should be raised to 25 because the human brain does not mature until roughly the age of 25. "According to recent findings, the human brain does not reach full maturity until at least the mid-20s.The specific changes that follow young adulthood are not yet well studied, but it is known that they involve increased myelination and continued adding and pruning of neurons. As a number of researchers have put it, "the rental car companies have it right." The brain isn't fully...

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