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Should monkeys be considered persons

TheDreamer
prinzoj

1. Primates are an order of mammals that include very primitive animals called Prosimians, as well as monkeys, apes, and humans 2. A human being is a man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance. 3. A monkey is a small to medium-sized primate that typically has a long tail, most kinds of which live in trees in tropical countries. 4. With the exception of humans, which inh...

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Voting Reform

bsh1
Wylted

PrefaceThis is a debate over who should be eligible to vote in DDO Presidential elections. This debate has become necessary due to some controversies that came about after and during the recent election season. A minimum ELO of 2,500 is needed to vote on this debate. Response times are 24 hours. Each side has 8,000 characters.My ProposalA voter should be eligible if they meet one of the following bullets:<...

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Public schools should teach about world religions

Inquistive
flint149

World religions should be taught at public schools to widen students' knowledge about the world and other cultures. Teaching about religions worldwide would not be offensive as long as you include all of them and describe them accurately. The class could be offered as an elective and many students would be inclined to join as it may be interesting. Teaching about these religions would also foster a new understanding and appreciation. Take for example Islam. There are some people...

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Women should be able to have abortions.

datbooty37
Philocat

Women should be able to have abortions....

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finish my sentence story

wumbologyscientist
AtheistPerson

we will do a finish my sentence STORY! use as many characters as you can. please don't end sentence at end of turn. I will start "He got up and walked around, quite dizzy. Unsure what happened, John stood up and looked around. He found a kid, who slowly walked out of the corner. Everything else was dark. "hey" John spoke up for the kid to hear him "HEY! WHERE AM I!?" There was a click, and the lights turned on. The Kid was scruffy looking, with dirty blue jeans. He wore a red shirt, and had s...

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Did Darwin ever doubt his own theory?

Leo.Messi
Factual_Intelligence

Did Darwin doubt his own theory? Please keep this debate civilized and clean. Thanks! (I will present my actual arguments in the latter rounds.)...

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7 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized

thatguy554
warren42

Rules: 1. First Round Acceptance Only, any arguments made in the first round are discounted. 2. No unruly conduct. 3. No trolls I will be arguing that marijuana should not be legalized. My opponent will argue that it should be legalized....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Is technology a better use in school, or book work?

societystudent0
Pirates

Students should be able to use book work, because it's a better use for the mind. Technology is good, but kids can get so into it , that they forget about book work. Technology is taking over now, and one day they will turn on us. So I think, book work is a better way to get your education....

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Obama is posioning to America.

Stocker
YamaVonKarma

Obama has set in motion events that are damaging to the delicate geo-political balance of the world and thinks he is doing a good job. There fore he must be the anti-Christ. He has cut our Military off at the knees, while creating a power vacuum in the Middle East allowing ISIS to take over. This has all happen when his biggest concern was his golf handicap. Has forced Obama care on us effectively raising medical insurance for the entire middle class. Now he is trying to force his reCockulous im...

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Evolution is true

400spartans
acdramaqueen2004

First round is for acceptance only, BOP is shared....

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