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What is inherently wrong with polygamy and incest?


In today's day and age, polygamy and incest are viewed as extremely taboo. The former is seen as sexist, and objectifies women. The latter is seen as just gross. And while I don't disagree that incest is gross, and I would never take part in it, who are we to decide who others marry? In a free society, spouses, just like a prostitute's choice to lay with whomever they want, would have the personal freedom to wed themselves in the name of the law and of society to whomever they please, be it a...

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Should the nazi data collected in the holocaust be used?


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, 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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what is Poverty


What is poverty ?...

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


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.] The article says tha...

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A philosophy degree is useful


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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Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: In the United States, the principle of jury nullification is a just check on government


This is a re-do. Terms have been agreed upon. I will just start with arguments since we're behind in the Zaradi Tournament. Premise I: What is Jury Nullification? Jury nullification occurs when a jury votes not guilty in a trial when they believe the evidence is—beyond a shadow of a doubt—proving the defendant’s guilt. This occurs when a jury member either believes the law is unjust or the law...

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Gay Marriage


I am heterosexual and am pro Gay marriage. The argument "it isn't natural" is a fallacy. Not only is homosexuality found in hundreds upon hundreds of species on earth, but how many times have you seen two dogs get married? The entire concept of marriage is that two (or more) people who love each other very much can be together 'till death do they part'. Marriage should know no boundaries, social or otherwise, and not allowing gays to be wed is discrimination and a violation of there human rights...

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Caucasians are inherently more intelligent than African Americans


In accepting the debate, Pro agrees to the following parameters and definitions.Inherently: Occurring from birth; within the very genetics of the group.Round 1: Introduction of the Affirmative Case (by Pro) Round 2: Rebuttals and argumentsRound 3: Rebuttals and argumentsRound 4: Rebuttals and conclusion (no new arguments on either side)No semantics. M...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Abortion should be illegal


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.

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Abortion should be illegal


Read all rules before accepting. Violation of rules should result in a 7 point forfeit. 1. My opponent may not use the letter E at anytime during this debate. Any use of the letter E will result in a 7 point forfeit. 2. My opponent may not intentionally misspell a word.3. Types of abortion excluded from this debate are ones that are medically necessary for the physical well being of the mother, or terminations of pregnancies as a result of incest or rape. 4. Any attemp...

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