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It is more plausible that Free Will exists, than Determinism

TUF
Swagnarok

Hello there and welcome to round 1 of SolonKR's Official May Tournament! The official thread for round 1 can be found here: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/100775/I am very excited for this debate and I hope that my opponent and I can both learn and grow from each others arguments in this debate. I will be taking the stance of Free Will, while my opponent will be arguing for Determinism."

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20 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Science leaves no room for free will.

Sakushi
TheUnexaminedLife

I would like to thank my opponent for accepting my challenge. I will be arguing for the Con, in this debate. I do not think that science leaves no room for free will. To begin I will clarify a few definitions. I propose the use of the Webster definitions of the terms. Free Will: "voluntary choice or decision " Science: "a department of systematized knowledge as an object of study the science of theology" Round 1 will be acceptance and clarification of definitions: Round 2 will be the...

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62 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The communist theory isn't bad

Dh20031211
nathanr2555

The Marxist ideology that the capitalist system is corrupt and that the people are being exploited is actually pretty accurate. Communist party leaders are usually evil and so give the philosophy a bad reputation in history but in fact it isn't really bad....

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2 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The communist theory isn't bad

Dh20031211
TheMarketLibertarian

The Marxist ideology that the capitalist system is corrupt and that the people are being exploited is actually pretty accurate. Communist party leaders are usually evil and so give the philosophy a bad reputation in history but in fact it isn't really bad....

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

God exists.

Ockham
TheUnexaminedLife

The proposition is that God exists. Pro will be defending the proposition that God exists, while Con will be arguing that Pro has not established that God exists.By accepting this debate, Pro accepts that they have the burden to do two things:1. Provide a coherent and reasonable definition of God2. Provide cogent arguments or evidence for the existence of GodI will explain what each of these mean.Requirement 1

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17 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

All Propositions Are True

holla1755
ElliottR

Consider the proposition p = "A rectangle is a square." Since some rectangles are squares, a rectangle is a square. Thus, p is true. Since some rectangles are not squares, a rectangle is not a square. Thus, p is not true. So by Conjunction Introduction, p is true and p is not true. But that is a contradiction. Since every proposition follows from a contradiction by the Principle of Explosion, the proposition "all propositions are true" is true. Therefore, all propositions are true....

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

God does exist

jakabus
Ockham

I would rather you start, I liked your opening round... In fact lets begin with that. You started off with your explanation of a 'reasonable definition' of a God according to you. To describe God as an omnipotent like being. (I have forgotten the three descriptions you gave prior to this debate [omnipotent, omnipresent & all loving being, I think are the descriptive words you used] its what made me want to debate you in the first place.) You then said it was unreasonable to refer to God as 'love...

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2 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Male Circumcision is ethically no different from Female Genital Mutilation

TheMarketLibertarian
Iamnotareligiousnutjob

The resolution is that Male Circumcision is ethically no different from Female Genital Mutilation. This will be with regards to the reasons, effects, and justifications for the respective practises. I will defend the resolution, and the BOP is on me to prove that:1. The reasons for Male Circumcision, generally, are no different t...

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26 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Science is not objective.

3RU7AL
Ockham

Outline: (1) Introduction and rules (2) Undisputed definitions (3) Disputed definitions (4) Key support for resolution (5) Reinforcements (6) Common counter arguments (7) Round 1 closing statement (8) Sources (1) Introduction and rules Thank you for participating in this debate. I will be arguing in favor of the debate resolution, "Science is not objective." (r.1) Please observe the principle of charity during the course of this debate.[1] (r.2) Please do not attempt to unfairly...

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44 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Should transsexuals with penises use the girls restrooms or locker rooms?

Herooftheyear
Coveny

I don't think gender dysphoria should be encouraged just because someone thinks they are something that they are not. I will not call a cat a dog even if the cat thinks its a dog. Your mental state doesn't or shouldn't effect reality nor will i let it....

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30 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago