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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 8 Years Ago

Evolution is a coherent theory with significant amounts of data to establish its veracity.

Tatarize
GodSands

Jacoby claimed in another debate comment: "I'll just call you Con. You called the debater ignorant. He just doesn't understand. Well. based on your comments. You certainly aren't in any position to call anyone ignorant. Arrogance becomes the astute know -it -alls that use dogmatic rhetoric to insure your position. Fact is. Not one thing you stated is a fact on evolution. You]re simply parroting what you THINK you know. That is the problem with amateur debaters. Ever read Punctuated Equilibrium?...

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255 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Resolved: Endogenous Retroviruses (ERVs) confirm common ancestry (evidence for evolution)

mecap
GodSands

Resolution: Endogenous Retroviruses (ERVs) confirm common ancestry (which is evidence for evolution). Definition: "Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) are retroviruses derived from ancient infections of germ cells in humans, mammals and other vertebrates; as such their proviruses are passed on to the next generation and now remain in the genome. Retroviruses are viruses that reverse-transcribe their RNA into DNA for integration into the host's genome."(1) Proposition 1. Humans and Chimpanzees s...

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142 Comments
Updated 7 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 Years Ago

Evolution is true and the Big Bang occured.

polka-dots323
Kleptin

I am obviously a religiouss person. I don't believe in evolution and the Big Bang didn't occur. I know thos because where did the stuff to create the atom that formed the universe come from??? Where did it start? I am not debating God's existance, for I know it is real and true. I am debating against these 2 theories and their lack of sense and evidence....

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16 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

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 8 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 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 8 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 6 Years Ago

There is a smallest distance

beem0r
mmadderom

My position is that there is not a smallest distance. We'll start with this for my opening argument, just because I'm sort of obligated to say something: There is no smallest distance because it is always possible to halve said distance. That said, I guess I'll wait for an opponent....

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15 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago