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Individuals Ought to Help Those in Need


PrefaceI have wanted to debate Romanii for some time. As an up-and-coming member, he often undersells his own skills. I think this will be a great debate, and I look forward to a deserving challenge for this, my 70th debate on DDO.TopicIndividuals ought to Help those in NeedDefinitions and TermsIndividuals - specific persons. For example, I am an individual, but the group...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Violence does not equal evil


Although violence may be a horrible thing, in of itself it isn't evil. Violence is part of our life, it's also tool for the nature to use in it's evolutionary mechanics (Survival of the fittest). But violence can be found even in daily part of our lives and things that we would consider harmless. Football, Boxing, Wrestling, actually any form of sport has a little bit of violence in it. We can also find violence in art, when it's showed as a form of expression. So, something that is actually nat...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

There is a possibility of the nonexistence of absolute truth.


Round 1: Acceptance of challenge only. The challenger will have to provide the logical deductions which lead to the possibility of the nonexistence of absolute truth in the second round. Round 2: Present cases to the voters. Do not reference any points made in the opponent's case; each case must be totally independant of the other. May the best man win....

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Resolution: The best definition of "existing"(as adjective) is "can possibly be registered by human senses(either directly or indirectly)" My opponent will make his definition in Round 1. In rounds 2 and 3, we will both argue why our definition is better. Voting rules: - Reliable sources are not taken into account - Forfeit means loss...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

the 'unlimited paradox' - the unlimited as an idea is proven to be a false


the 'unlimited paradox' - the unlimited is proven to be a false idea weakest point. the unlimited paradox states that an immovable object cannot exist at the same time as an unstoppable force. the fact that it cannot exist at the same time, shows that the unlimited truly doesn't exist. better point. an immovable rock cannot be created that can be lifted by an unstoppable force....

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Animal experimentation is immoral.


The topic and the arguments for and against is actually pretty self-explanatory. I've been thinking about this, and I've come to the conclusion that both sides of this debate have valid points that will make this debate very much enjoyable. I am not tolerant of any sort of name-calling or trolling. I am actually not a animal rights advocate. I'm here for the sake of battling logic to logic. If anything comes to condescension and belittling, I'm really not interested. 1st- round opening...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

RESOLVED: It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.


INTROTrue love conquers all. This is an expression which most of you are undoubtedly familiar with. But to what extent does such an expression hold merit? For some, love is fleeting. For others, love is f...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

the golden rule in application is unclear


do unto others as you'd have them do unto you. one might argue the golden rule is clear, but could only referring in that instance that the rule is stated clearly. i agree with that. that's why i said 'in application' in the opening statement, it's not clear. if it is clear, what are the guiding principles that can determine how to act in accordance with it? instead of a mess of ideas, given this idea is hard for me to discuss in the abstract, i will give an example. for example. Joh...

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Abortion Is Prima Facie Morally Wrong


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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Updated 3 Years Ago

Man is naturally Good or Neutral or Evil?


This is will be a short debate on whether Man is naturally Good/Neutral/Evil, I propose that Man is naturally neutral which I will explain further in round 2, first round is for acceptance in which you will accept then choose which side, good/evil, and then wait for me to argue, It is recommended that you present yourself.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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