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Progress Supersedes Human Preservation

aburk903
Mike_10-4

This is a theoretical debate. The voting style only allows for a winner to be selected as I wanted this debate to remain philosophical and rely solely on the participant's reasoning abilities and ideals, rather than sources or simply grammatical correctness. I advocate that should a system become available that allows for progress at the cost of human emotion/free will (perhaps a computer resembling that in the movie Transcendence) that it would be desirable over preserving the species as it is...

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Any Transcendental Objective Meaning to Human life is both Illusory and destructive.

dannyc
Wylted

My contention for this proposition is that I feel any attempt to establish an Objective Meaning, a meaning which transcends or holds true to all of those who are members of the species H. sapiens, is not only an illusory prospect but one which has more destructive implications than positive. I require Con to obviously propose a framework for an objective meaning, including specifically a or many meanings, to use the term loosely. 1st Round. Accept and give your argument. 2nd Round. Re...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Red is better than blue.

samwilliams
MrJosh

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Since the dawn of time there has been a war. We all know this war. It runs through our veins, it is in our bruises. We were introduced to this war the very moment our eyes became fully developed, having only been alive for merely six months. This war is the single most important issue that has ever arisen. It tore nations apart. It threw people into prison. It has been used to conquer. It has instilled people with fear. Now if you would be so kind, I beg you, lend me you...

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Homosexuality Is Immoral!

Ajab
Dennybug

Greetings!Sir, I challenge you to the normative resolution: 'Homosexuality Is Immoral'. If you should choose to accept you bind yourself to the regulations set below. 1. There will be a shared burden of proof.2. The debate will take place in four rounds, where the first round is to set the rules and to accept the debate only. The first argument rounds will consist of positive material o...

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Death penalty

Adam2
UtilitarianOtaku

I will argue against...

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Customer service people are full of it, usually

Adam2
Raymond_Reddington

I will argue that most customer service will screw you if you given the chance. I don't like a job where you have to fake it to not get fired. First is for acceptance. ...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Divinity is real in some form

ChosenWolff
Raymond_Reddington

This is a continuation of another debate, where me and Raymond disagreed on the structure. I will be arguing that divinity is real. Note, this is a philosophy debate, and not a religious one. I intend on using the stoic argument for the existence of god, as it has been accepted by atheists, scientists, and the religious alike, and will keep this from turning into a "religion vs atheism" debate. This is a metaphysics debate, and should be argued from a secular POV, and from scratch. Argument...

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If the Taliban are terrorists, then the United States are as well

ChosenWolff
Preston

Official Resolution: If the Taliban are terrorists, then the United States are as wellThis is an intresting concept I've been meaning to get to, on a philosophical argument I've been studying for awhile. The BOP will reside on me proving, that if the Taliban were to be considered terrorists, then the United States would also have to be considered terrorists. The opposition must be of the belief that the Taliban are terrorists. Usually...

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The Trolley Problem

Your_Conscience
Holmes221B

The Trolley Problem (it probably has different names, but I'm sticking to this one), is the ethical scenario that challenges whether or not the killing of one is less evil than the killing of many. The scenario goes like this: There is a trolley (or train, tram, etc.) that is on a collision course with ten people. The people cannot move, and they will die, unless you, seeing a lever that will turn the vehicle away from the ten people, but will strike only one person standing on the opposit...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Do everything happen for a reason or is it up on fate?

Fb6
ordinaryman

Many things happen but we don't find the reason why they happened or why it went that way when there were many other logical possibilities. Quantum physics nowadays is finding new ways of predicting the future.It doesn't give us an answer about what makes things happen but it says that it happens because it has x/y chances so it was fate. I do personally thing that non-intentional actions are not true.I believe in the rationality of everything.Not even a leave leaves its limb without a reason...

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