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Is there free will?


Is there free will? I will be taking CON. The burden of proof lies on PRO. First round is for definition of terms. You can dispute definitions throughout as part of the debate. Second round is for opening statements, and remaining rounds (and, if you like, sequel debates) are for rebuttal. Free will - The making of a choice from within, not relying on outside forces Unfree will - The making of a choice from without, relying on outside forces Will - The making of a choice in any way Lib...

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Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. Anatole France


Con/Pro, it is a 50/50 call. Maybe Anatole is correct, maybe he is not. You can take your pick and I will set it up.I like this guy.'Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.

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Atheism is a Religion


Religion n. the belief in and/or worship of an ultimate power, especially a God or gods. Atheism, the belief that there is no God or gods, does not exclude the belief in an ultimate power. Different atheists believe in different ultimate powers from fate to chance to themselves. It is impossible to ascribe to atheism without ascribing to an ultimate power in the same way that it is impossible to ascribe to any religion without accepting its ultimate power or God. Because Atheism requires a...

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DA Tournament: The Most Accurate Meta-Ethical Theory. Moral Realism (Pro) vs Moral Relativism (Con)


Full Resolution: "What is the most accurate meta-ethical theory. Moral Realism, or Moral RelativismThis is in fulfilment of the religious devils advocate tournament:

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food is dumb life is werid


that foood is really dumb and my mom died and life id werid cuz like a girl who likes someone elsed so yea life is werid and my life should be on fleak...

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The consumption of meat is ethically wrong


Greetings Valladarex,Here is the debate! Ethics: normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons.Outlines:- First round acceptance, just so I can outline everything (you can briefly outline your arguments if you want to).- 4 rounds because of the outlining in the first.- No new arguments in the last round.- The...

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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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Humans are Vile beings.


Humans are definitely vile beings. We fight constant wars for pointless reasons. For example, in some parts of the world, people are battling to get others to convert to their religion. They will force others to convert by any means necessary. They will not stop until they either win or are completely destroyed. Another reason we fight wars is for resources and money. Humans will do anything to get their hands on money and other luxuries. Even if it means killing others. Ergo, humans are the mos...

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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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The United States was morally wrong to drop the atomic bombs on Japan to end WW2.


To open I would ask that any opponent uses credible sources, and provides a website, like I have done as to where they found their information. Thank you, and goodluck! Morality- concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character Morality has only to do with the people harmed, not the technology used Estimated totals of deaths, on impact, and from radiation within 10 years down the road, according to Hiroshema- 65,000...

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