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There is no free will.


People claim that there is no such thing as free will. Everything is because of fate and so. The BoP is shared clearly. 72 hours to argue. 10,000 characters. No forfeit. No Trolling. No Insults. No semantics. The voting style is open to anyone. This will be a four rounds of debate. First round is for PRO's ARGUMENT. Second round is for REBUTTALS or NEW ARGUMENT. Third round is for CON's REBUTTAL AND PRO'S CONCLUSION. Fourth round is for my CONCLUSION. My opponent shall typ...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Utilitarianism is an unsound ethical system


1. First round for acceptance 2. No new arguments in Round 4 3. The debate should be impossible to accept. Finding a way to accept without permission will result in an automatic loss for Con. If you would like to accept, please say so in the comments section, and I will challenge you in a few days. 4. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to use the following definitions: Utilitarianism- the doctrine that "the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people" should be the guiding...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

why was the universe created (if you want to participate just leave a comment


1st round is acceptance this debate will be over why the universe exists in the first place. the person to come up with the most logical theory wins the debate...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

It is better to have never been


It is better to have never been Introduction: This is the debate I have always wanted...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

If you cannot look into someones eyes and tell them to kill themselves than you aren't friends


I truly believe this....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Can anything be proven?


The method used to solve problems is the scientific method, which results in a conclusion. It is impossible for anything to be proven beyond the shadow of a doubt because: a) conclusions are biased b) conclusions can only be supported, not proven correct, by information gathered c) conclusions can be overturned by new information being discovered Just to be clear, my argument is that it is impossible for anything to be proven, true or false. In order for Pro to win the debate, they will h...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Life After Death?


If there life after death? Any life at all? or do you just lay their eyes shut for eternal sleep while your body slowly decomposes. I say there is a possibility not sure what. But our soul which is trapped inside of us during life is then released out of us the moment we pass away. but where does it go? I use to believe this is the dream, and the light at the end of our tunnel is the tunnel to a new life. completely opposite of this one. I know there must be someone watching over us. but I do no...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Free Will


Hello. I will be debating that there is no free will. My opponent, Pro, will debate the side of free will. The dictionary definion of free will is, "The power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one's own discretion." I am prepared for the debate. The side of Pro may begin the debate. Good luck....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Animals are sentient


I recently had a short argument with another DDO member on whether or not animals are sentient. I will be taking the position that animals are not sentient and that we are the only sentient beings on earth. Rules for the debate: 1) no trolling 2) no forfeiting 3) no plagiarizing 4) try to keep this from being a religious debate, although it is closely linked to religious ideals I don't want it from being a God vs Atheism debate. 5) If you break these rules it is an automatic forfeit. 6...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

General Relativity Implies that God does not Exist


For some time, Sargon has contended that general relativity supplies an argument for atheism; that is to say, implies that God does not exist. Him and I have debated this issue else where, and I am more convinced than ever that general relativity implies no such thing. But for the convenience of DDO users, a debate here would be helpful. First round is for Sargon to present his argument as Pro. For an equal number of rounds, Sargon will not be posting a reply on round four. Plagiarism...

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Updated 9 Months Ago