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Should the government fund more space travel?

R_Jacob_Percival_M
AdmiralSlaughter

In 2014, NASA received $17.6 Billion in funding from the U.S. government. This represented .5% of the of the $3.4 Trillion budget last year and 35% of total spending on academic scientific research in the United States. I think that the government should continue fund more space exploration. I believe that a space agency that is fully funded will be beneficial to human society and history as a whole. Thank you for accepting this debate. Use round one to give your opening statements, no reb...

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3 Comments
Updated 12 Hours Ago

Worker Cooperatives(pro) versus traditional, capitalist businesses(con)

Capitalistslave
Smooosh

Rules of debate:1) No ad hominem, personal attacks, or insults2) The number of total rounds minus 1 should be used for debate to keep the number of rounds even between us since I am not using round 1 for debate.3) No new arguments in the last round used for debate, it should just be rebuttals. New statistics or facts can be brought up, but only in rebuttal to your opponent's arguments. 4) The first round used for debate should just be opening argumen...

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9 Comments
Updated 14 Hours Ago

Qualified Immunity

bsh1
Hayd

IntroHayd asked for people who were willing to debate old LD topics with him, and I was happy to volunteer myself. I don't believe Hayd and I have debated yet, so this should be a wonderful opportunity to do so--he is an excellent debater, and I look forward to our upcoming exchange.As this topic involves a controversial subject on which people may or may not have strong opinions, I have opted to nominate a judging panel of people I know to be qualif...

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57 Comments
Updated 21 Hours Ago

Karl Marx' Marxism is different than Stalin's Communism

FllippR
Sonofcharl

Karl Marx's political view is very different from the communism of Stalin....

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Rap Battle Ocho!

kikiki
JimShady

Here, I restarted it. You go first, then I go and in the end you just put a dot or a comma in the last round....

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0 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

The Federal Reserve:

TheMarketLibertarian
FllippR

The resolution is that the Federal Reserve should be abolished and replaced with a free market monetary system. Pro, who is opposing this, will make the first argument....

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0 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Gladiator matches for death row inmates

What50
Taust

I believe we should have gladiator matches for death row inmates and prisoners with either life or just bad for the prison. For death row inmates it will be a 1 v 1. They will have swords,spears,shields,but no guns. Mondays will be 1 v 1 as I stated. Tuesday will have rabid animals while they fight. Wednesday will be 10 v 10 team fight matches. Thursday will be fighting with there bare fist. Friday 3 prisoners will have to fight 3 bears. Saturday will be a tournament. The champion will get...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Noah's flood is scientifically impossible.

Rejuvinatedghost
DeskDriver201

Noah's Flood is scientifically impossible.Here is why. Noah's flood was said to cover the mountains.I'll be generous and give it a 6 kilometre depth rather than Everest's 8.8 kilometres. Earth has an average radius of 6371 Km. Let the math begin. To find the volume of water needed for such a flood,we can simply use the volume of earth pre and post flood. Volume of sphere (roughly) is 4/3 pi R^3 With some math and a calculator 1.3333 * pi * 6371^3 = 1083206916845 km^3 1.3333 * pi * (6371...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Libertarian Socialism

Capitalistslave
duiven

Rules:1) No ad hominem, personal attacks, insults2) All of the rounds minus one should be used for argument, in order to keep the number of rounds used for argument even between us.If either of the above rules are violated, voters should award the point for conduct to the other person who did not violate them or who did so to a lesser degree.Definition:Libertarian Socialism: "a gr...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Deism is more rational than theism:

TheMarketLibertarian
duiven

The resolution is that deism is more rational than theism, Con gets the first argument....

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago