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The Earth / universe(s) is only several thousand years old, as opposed to being several billion

JasonMc
Kleptin

The belief that the Earth / universe(s) is only several thousand years old, rather than being several billion years old as the scientific community suggests is an erroneous belief. Most of the opposing arguments against the position of the scientific community seem to be influenced by personal biblical interpretations that suggests the Earth / universe(s) is only a few thousand years old. I contend that: A) The view that the bible states that the Earth / universe(s) only several thousand year...

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Evolution and the Big Bang are real.

polka-dots323
ComradeJon1

Tell me why you believe the above statement is correct. I have information and facts to prove the staement wrong....

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Hippo's are mammals.....

PryorPirate93
SportsGuru

Hippo's are mammals because: 1.THEY ARE BORN LIVE 2.THEY HAVE HAIR 3. THEY'RE CUDDLY So hippo's are the cuddly giants of the river......even thought they could kill you in an instant!!!!!!!...

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11 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Intelligent Design should be taught alongside evolution as an equally valid idea.

Anonymous
Tatarize

Let me start by clearly stating that I am trying to show that intelligent design is just as likely (if not much more likely) from a scientific viewpoint as the theory of randomness...err, I'm sorry, the theory of evolution. You will notice that I said intelligent design, not Christianity or any specific religion, although studying writings such as the Bible, the Quran and etc. would prevent alot of the ignorance we see in many people when it comes to the many different texts regarded as scrip...

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18 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

white is not a color

astrosfan
zander

To start I will define some key words in this debate 1.color- a phenomenon of light (as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects b (1): the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources ; also : a specific combination of hue, saturation, and lightness or bri...

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11 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

It is possible to show that 1 is exactly equal to 0.999999999 (recurring to infinite).

leethal
Yraelz

First, let me say that I do believe it is possible to show that 1 is exactly equal to 0.99999999999 (recurring to infinite), despite the counter-intuitiveness of the statement. HOWEVER, I posted this debate because if I am wrong anywhere in my reasoning, I want to know about it. That said, I would like this debate to be taken on by a mathematically-minded person who legitimately wants to debate the mathematical side of this topic. I ask please for no semantically-based argument (ie. the definiti...

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18 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Creation vs. Evolution

The_Insider
TheSkeptic

To start off I would like to state that this is my first debate. I would also like to say that if my opponent would please use no profanity, no bashing, and please if the comments would be clean also. To begin I would like to state that as a committed Creationist/Christian I think that there is no real solid proof for Evolution, as carbon dating is proven to be very faulty. For instance an article in an Answers In Genesis magazine [For my source I'm going to use AIG, Ken Ham and other creationis...

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10 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Half the planets in this solar systems have planetary rings.

Tatarize
theitalianstallion

Half the planets have rings. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter#Planetary_rings http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn#Planetary_rings http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranus#Planetary_rings http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune#Planetary_rings Of the 8 that are in this solar system a solid 4/8 or one half have ring systems....

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8 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Philosophy: Determinism Accurately Describes Reality

GeoLaureate8
Danielle

In this debate, my opponent is taking the hard determinist stance that everything in the whole of existence is predetermined. My duty is to demonstrate that some things are not determined, and I will also present a case for free will. Definitions: Determinism - The philosophical doctrine that every state of affairs, including every human event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of antecedent states of affairs. [1] Free Will - The philosophical doctrine that the conduct of...

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84 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Evolution Is Not Proven

GarretKadeDupre
theta_pinch

"Evolution" is defined, for the purposes of this debate, as "the idea that all extant life descended from a common organism via mutations and Natural Selection."First round is acceptance only. Neither I nor my opponent may not use the comment section while the debate is in progress, which is from the time my opponent accepts the debate until the voting period begins....

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144 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago