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The Grim Reaper Paradox

Vernich
Sswdwm

If there were an actually infinite number of Grim Reapers tasked with your death at a uniform interval from 1pm to 2pm, and the first Reaper strikes at 1:30, the second at 1:15, and so on... then you can't both live or die in that hour interval.

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41 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Individuals act only on behalf of their own well being

AnotherUniverse
philochristos

Acting in one"s self-interest is acting in a way that satisfies our personal desires. Individuals are selfish in nature, so even if they seem to be selfless, for example donating to charity, they will in actuality be acting only to better their social standing or feel good about themselves. Even if they do not realize this, their subconscious does. In this way, there is no such thing as a truly selfless act....

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Abortion Is Prima Facie Morally Wrong

Freeman
JoshBrahm

Allow me to begin by saying how pleased I am to be debating Josh Brahm. I'm sure that many of you will never get to read a more powerful case for the pro-life position than the case you will read in the course of this debate. And I only hope that I can do as well while I proceed to defend the pro-choice position. In this debate I'm going to argue that abortion is not morally reprehensible and should not be illegal, given the actual qualities that a human fetus possesses. Unlike a person, a f...

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72 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Resolved: This house prefers utilitarianism.

Manastacious
ForSerious

I would like this round to be in the Parliamentary style. The Proponent of the resolution should be referred to as the Government and the Con shall be referred to as the Opposition. Further, the Government will be given the duty of defining the terms of the resolution and this house. For those who wish to vote on the resulting debate, please keep in mind that you should evaluate the round through the lens of the house. Round Breakdown will be as follows: R1: Acceptance and Presentation...

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21 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Team Debate: Looking good is a moral duty

Team_X
Team_Y

Welcome to our team debate!Team_X members are wrichcirw and rrossTeam_Y members are bladerunner060 and xXCryptoXxSome definitions:look (verb): have the appearance or give the [visual] impression of being (1)good (adj):to be desired or approved of: pleasing and welcome; showing approval (2)moral duty: A duty...

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35 Comments
Updated 11 Months Ago

Child birth should be considered immoral

Caploxion
Wylted

4 rounds, 48 hours to argue, 8k characters and a 2 week voting period. Morals - Principles or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct.Discomfort: 1. Mental or...

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69 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

The Impossibility of Impossibility

9spaceking
demonlord343

Within this debate I will be arguing about a very serious topic: the impossibility of impossibility. Is impossibility possible? Or is it impossible? That is the question. So here, we come, to debate about this question that has been pondered over many many years, perhaps even centuries. We question about the existence of impossibility. Could everything be possible after all? I don't think so. I think there exists some impossibility, and thus, impossibility is proved possible.pro will...

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Months 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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15 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Voluntaryism is Morally, Economically, and Socially Better for Society than Statism

StatismHeretic
Melvinotis

The Debate will follow a few simple guidelines. When stating a fact or statistic, sources must be posted. If one side resorts to personal attacks (Ad hominem,) they forfeit the debate. One's "view" or "opinion" can be "irrational, stupid, or retarded," but the person them self is not. (I don't think we will have a problem with this.) I will post my opening statement to address my opinion on the topic, and I will expect the opposition to post their opinion in the same manner. I will follow with m...

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Actions Are Amoral

ConservativePolitico
Biologist

I will be arguing that actions themselves are all amoral. amoral - being neither moral or immoralR1: acceptanceR2: opening argumentsR3: rebuttalsR4: conclusionsI look forward to an interesting debate. ...

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5 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago