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corporal punishment

audryflaten
mishtitheindianpugilist

Should corporal punishment be be banned or kept in schools, daycares, etc? I am a student and I think that with the way children/teens act in today's society they need to be disciplined in some way shape or form. Give me your opinions, should we bring it back or not? If we have more punishment in schools and daycares just think how much more respect kids would give their parents. I think it should be brought back, and kept ....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

The use of torture is justified in ticking time bomb situations.

RoyLatham
jopo

For the purposes of this debate "torture" is defined as those methods of interrogation revealed as being used by the CIA on GITMO detainees. These methods include physical and psychological stress, the most severe being water boarding. The methods are non-lethal. An ABC News article describes the methods, at least in general: [1. http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Investigation/story?id=1322866.] The article says tha...

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54 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

A philosophy degree is useful

Sargon
Raisor

AveThis debate will be about whether a philosophy major is useful. The standard for usefulness will be 'A perfectly rational person would recognize it as useful'. The winner of the debate will be the person who proves their case beyond a preponderance of the evidence. General DDO expectations of c...

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33 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Should Asylum Seekers be Welcomed?

xoxtalking.cute
CannedBread

Yes. Asylum seekers should certainly be welcomed in countries. What are asylum seekers? They are poor, hopeful, and unfortunate though innocent, people. For example, during wars, many asylum seekers seek refugee in different countries, because they want to live a better life. Happily, with their family. They have done nothing wrong to start a war in their country, but it just happens to be that way. A war begins before they know it. Did they ask for a war? NO! Of course not. They just wanted...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Plagiarism Should be Penalized on DDO

Ragnar
hect

This debate is in response to comments made by DDO user Hect, who may present his case in R1.Definitions are common English, if in doubt, Merriam-Webster dictionary....

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Feminism is needed in America

jessica.maddi123
Canuckleball

Feminism is no longer needed in the United States of America. We have equality among genders other then petty complaints....

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Gay marriage is a sin

Bunny_Butt
Mariodude34500

We all know that it is against God's will for two people of the same gender to get married, it says clear in the holy book the Bible that God wants people of different gender to get married and build a family. I personally do not understand why it should be legal for gay people since it is a sin just to be gay, they should be taught from a very young age that it is NOT okay to be gay or have gay preferences of any kind, children should know that they will end up in hell with eternal pain and suf...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Should the nazi data collected in the holocaust be used?

iramski
TheSpoonyRealist

Millions of people died in the name of what they called science yet these expiriments were unlawful, unethical and unreasonable. Because these expiriments weren't based on scientific hypothesis and theories formed over time most people call them biased basically because they were racially motivated. I strongly agree, Jewishvirtuallibrary.org explained "Nazi Concentration Camp science is often branded as bad science. First, it is doubtful that physiological responses of the tortured and maimed vi...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Abortion should be illegal

OtakuJordan
whiteflame

Thank you in advance for accepting, Con.As Pro, I shall be arguing that abortion should be illegal with no exceptions. Abortion shall be defined in this debate as "a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus."[1]The first round will be for acceptance. Trolling and insults will result in a full seven-point loss.Sources1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion

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42 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Ocra's in Captivity

ParadePerfect
Gas2518

I believe that Orca's should not be in captivity because they are wild animals. Like every animal that is wild. We do not keep them as pets. Orca's get very deadly when held captive. They get frustrated and act out on it by killing or hurting people. If you see them in the wild or free they are friendly and not aggressive, unless hunting or protecting. Otherwise the magnificent creatures are harmless and dossal....

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Updated 4 Months Ago