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On balance, abortion is immoral


I am challenging triangle.128k to a debate regarding the morality of abortion. He seems quite convinced that abortion is morally justifiied, so I anticipate a lively intellectual discourse with him.Con will argue that abortion is morally justified, I will argue that it is not. The burden of proof is shared.DefinitionsAbortion: 'a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus'

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Are tacos and burritos the same thing?


I say that Tacos and Burritos are the same thing in their essence. They both have shells and are both filled with various fillings and condiments. When one eats either or they still experience the same delicious Mexican flavor. Both can be covered with sour cream and they are both held in your hands when eaten. Basically the same thing....

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Updated 4 Months Ago

We are nearing an apocalypse (mass global destruction)


Albert Einstein once said that he had no idea what kind of weapons would be involved in WWIII. However, he was certain that WWIV would be fought with sticks and stones. There are many signs that WWIII is nearly upon us. ISIS, Russian aggression, Chinese aggression, Iran nearing nuclear weapons, North Korean aggression, and United States debt and eventual economic collapse. As a US citizen I've watched the population of my country become a very complacent people. Having never seen war on ou...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should doctor assisted suicide be legal?


This is my first debate, so I figured I would start off with a subject that is both fascinating and controversial. Doctor assisted suicide is the process of a medical professional euthanizing a patient to relieve them from pain, be it mental or physical. The debate will be structured as such: Round 1 is acceptance, round 2 is your main points, (no rebuttals), round 3 is rebuttals, and round 4 is closing statements. I am debating for the Pro side of this debate. I hope to have a good debate,...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Lower Tier Finials: Resolved: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings were justified.


I'd like to thank Daltonian for accepting this debate ahead of time. This is the finials of the Lower Tier for the DDO Tourney.Rules Round 1 is for rules and definitions by Pro while Con accepts and/or chooses to define anyword Pro left undefined. Round 2: Opening arguments shall be presented. There shall be no rebuttles round 2. <...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Atheism and Ethics


This is a little game I would like to play with anybody who is both an atheist and believes in the oft quoted words of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". Can an atheist defend the basic idea behind the Declaration while still maintaining his/her worldview? Sorry, I guess you have to ta...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

This House Believes That Sense Experience Is The Ultimate Source of Knowledge!


Introduction:This is a debate regarding Epistemology, it seeks to address the age old question which has seperated scientists and philsophers: wether empiricism is significantly the fundamental source of knowledge or whether innate knowledge or rationalistic knowledge forms a significant enough part of human knowledge. The resolution states "rational...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Morality is Subjective


The opponent will be arguing that morality is objective.Morality- principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. (merriam-webster)

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Moral relativism: Are we all equally right?


I've just joined the site and would like to engage in a debate to get used to the format. Newbies or more seasoned members welcome to challenge me, I'm sure I'll do appallingly at first! The topic: I pose the question of whether moral relativism is a reasonable position to hold. Is it true that all beliefs about morality are equally valid? I will be taking the Con position since I do not believe this to be the case. There is debate even over simply how to define "good" and "bad". For thi...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Can Intelligent Design Ever Be Able to Prove God?


This debate will operate on a very critical ASSUMPTION. During the debate, it is NOT allowed to argue that the assumption is wrong.The intelligent design argument of God's existance has two layers to it. First, the scientific numbers that are the basis for the argument. The statistical significance of these numbers are usually a matter of debate. Some scientists argue for it and use examples like...

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Updated 1 Month Ago