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Special Relativity Is False

Geocentricist
holla1755

The following syllogism demonstrates the absurdity and impossibility of Special Relativity (c = 186,282 miles per second): Premise 1: Special Relativity says photons always travel at c relative to an inertial frame.

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12 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

It is better to be an Optimist than a Pessimist

Danielle
UtherPenguin

Introduction Many thanks to UtherPenguin for accepting this debate on behalf of bsh1's Unique Topics tournament. I'm happy that we chose a more philosophical concept, and I look forward to discussing it with my opponent. I will begin my arguments in Round 2. An optimist is a person with a positive outlook on life. A pessimist is a person with a negative outlook on life. Dispos...

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17 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Does God exist?

Toviyah
Envisage

Thanks Envisage for accepting this debate. First round for acceptance I'm pro, Envisage will be Con. BOP is on me. 'God' is the Deistic concept of God. (Creator, transcendent, powerful) Enjoy!...

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196 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Most Things Are Preferable to a Sharp Stick in the Eye

airmax1227
Oryus

Resolution: "Most Things Are Preferable to a Sharp Stick in the Eye" The debate will be done in rhyming poetry format, and judged based on arguments and the structuring of those arguments. Both substance and style should be considered when voting. First round is acceptance. I'd like to thank my opponent for accepting this debate. Good luck....

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16 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

It is better for a leader to be more feared than loved.

UtherPenguin
Bob13

Full resolution:"In a situation where both virutes are incompatible: it is better for a leader to be more feared than loved."Rules-BoP is shared, as Pro must prove it is better to be feared as a leader, Con must equally prove that it is better to be loved as a leader.-If you're intrested in the debate, be sure to comment below-Be civil and follow the format.Format:Round 1: Acceptan...

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14 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

do rights actually exist?

Avelvetnightmare
Imbster

Hello everyone, this debate will be about whether the idea of rights actually exists. When I say rights, I mean things like rights to property, arms, expression, and anything else mentioned in the bill of rights and other such things. I will be taking the position that such things do not exist, and are merely "spooks of the mind" as Max Stirner would call them. Before I give my evidence for such things, let me clear up a misconception readers of this debate will probably formulate, which is:...

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5 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

The Argument from Logic

popculturepooka
DakotaKrafick

I thank DakotaKrafick for being a willing and eager participant in this debate on God's existence. I will be using a less commonly used argument for God's existence; Con (DakotaKrafick) will be arguing against it. My burden of proof is to show that the argument I propound is sound; Con's burden of proof is to show that it is not.By "logic" I simply mean the laws of logic such as the law of non-contradiction, law of identity, and the law of the excluded middle.<...

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56 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

What would happen if Pinocchio said, "My nose will now grow"?

Mr.Infidel
socialpinko

I affirm that if Pinocchio said, "My nose will now grow" his nose will more than likely grow. Pinocchio is a fictional character with a nose that will grow every time he lies. Consider the premise: If Pinocchio lies, then his nose will grow. Pinocchio lies. Therefore, his nose will grow. If Pinocchio tells the truth, then his nose will

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36 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Atheistic Objective Morality

famousdebater
MagicAintReal

Challenge StatusThis debate challenge is for MagicAinReal. I will be sending the challenge to him on Monday. If anybody else accepts this debate then voters are obliged to vote for me as I did NOT give them permission to accept. ResolutionResolved: Assuming that God does not exist, morality can be objectiv...

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98 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Team Debate: God Exists

tejretics
salam.morcos

IntroductionPrefaceThis is a team debate. We (Team Con) thank Team Pro for accepting and having time to do this debate. Please do not accept this debate until the 29th of May, 2015. There is an Elo restriction of 2,000 to vote on this debate. There shall be 72 hours per round, with 4 rounds and a maximum of 10,000 characters per round.

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44 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago