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Global Warming is real, get over it.


The planet is warming. There is too much scientific evidence to suggest otherwise. People who refuse to accept this are not listening to the facts, and are just being plainly ignorant....

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Updated 6 Years Ago

All knowledge is founded on faith - 2


This debate has a numerical suffix in the resolution to distinguish it from my first debate on this subject. (http://www.debate.org/debates/All-knowledge-if-founded-on-faith./1/). ----- The term faith has many contextual uses, but for my purposes, I refer to the following definition: Faith: Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. [1] The term faith, insofar as this debate is concerned, is synonymous to belief. The resolution can therefore be properly understo...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Debate.org should freeze the polls a week after the last round.


This is all about putting an end to annoying revisionism as a means of changing win totals after the fact. (usually of someone you dislike). Take this one for example: http://www.debate.org/debates/changing-curfew-time-to-11-00-p.m.-in-california/1/ Back when I took that debate, I won about 7 to none. Because my opponent forfeited several rounds and posted no real arguments. But now when you look at it, due to votes not being counted after accounts close, and people going back and votin...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Debate.org is too American oriented


When I first signed up for debate.org, I was given the choice of country for which I was from, not just which US State (I am not American). It is also on the world-wide web and by no means has it ever stated on the website that this is "Americandebates.com" or "arguments relating the US issues". Yet when one goes to make a public profile and checks at the issues there are several that are just regional things relating the America like the proposed Border Fence, Dubya, the missle shield, etc. The...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

The Word "Omnipotent" Can Be Shown To Be Oxymoronic


The proposition on offer is that the word omnipotent can be shown to be oxymoronic. Relevant definitions: Omnipotent: Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful. [1] Oxymoron: A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist. [1] 1 - The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition ********************************************************* My opponent...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

"God" did not create the universe.


God has been around forever. To represent forever we draw a circle, it has no beginning it has no end. Take note of the circle, it never changes. No matter how many laps you do the circle is going to stay the same. As god is the circle, and god is all that was, god would never have changed, god would never have move forward, god would never have made a decision and thus would not have created the universe. He would have been caught in a continuous loop of pointless existence. Any question...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

I am a bad debater.


I think I'm a bad debater because I have only won 1 out of my 7 debates and that my win percentage is not even 15% yet. I think that I am also bad at debating because many people believe me to make no sense and to have nonsense arguments. I will therefore finally say that I am a bad debater....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

cell phones should be allowed in school


I always wanted to debate this. I think it will be fun...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Should they take "One nation under God" out of the pledge of allegiance


I don't think they should take "one nation under God: out of the pledge of allegiance because that is how it was first made and why change it. This nation was originally Christian so why should they try to change it....

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Updated 6 Years Ago

the legalization of marijuana


well to start, im sick of getting arrested for carrying at least an ounce of mary jane on me....its not right so thats why today i argue that we should legalize marijuana in illinois. many or everyone in illinois would agree, "yes the economy sucks and we need to fix it" -average american and now we must take a stand. marijuana has done many great things for us given us a perspective of things in this world that a regular normal life would not give us. time magazine states In fact, the def...

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Updated 5 Years Ago