The Instigator
BrookeTehas
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The Contender
MTGandP
Con (against)
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19 Points

Creationism

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MTGandP
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/19/2009 Category: Religion
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 950 times Debate No: 8709
Debate Rounds (3)
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BrookeTehas

Pro

God created the earth.
MTGandP

Con

Since my opponent has not specified, we will debate the resolution "God created the earth." He must prove beyond reasonable doubt that God created the earth. Since it is not possible for me to disprove that God created the earth without my opponent first providing evidence, he has the burden of proof.

God: A conscious being that exists outside of the universe and is responsible for the creation of the universe; especially the Christian God, who is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, omnibenevolent, and responsible for committing all deeds as described in the Bible.

Since my opponent has burden of proof, I will allow him to make the first argument.
Debate Round No. 1
BrookeTehas

Pro

BrookeTehas forfeited this round.
MTGandP

Con

I have no way to strictly prove that God did not create the earth, but I can show why God is not a necessary entity.

Notice that we are not discussing the origin of the universe; God may have created the universe, maybe not. It doesn't matter.

At some point after the universe was formed, it was filled with gas and dust. Through the force of gravity, this gas and dust collected itself together into bigger and bigger clumps. The clumps eventually got big enough to begin nuclear fusion, and the first stars were born. As stars lived and died, more dust was kicked up, and began to orbit stars. One of these such stars was the sun. As dust orbited the sun, it clumped together to form planets. Earth was one of those planets.

I have now showed how Earth could have originated without any divine intervention. Resolution negated.
Debate Round No. 2
BrookeTehas

Pro

BrookeTehas forfeited this round.
MTGandP

Con

My opponent has failed to show that God created the earth. I have effectively proven that God is not a necessary entity and shown how the earth probably came about through natural means. Resolution negated. Vote Con!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
Defaulted CON due to forfeits and lack of argumentation.
Posted by MTGandP 8 years ago
MTGandP
I can't accept this right now, but I can in a few days. Until then, could you clarify on the resolution? What exactly do you want to debate? We could debate the resolution "God created the earth." Then you would try to prove that he did, and I would try to disprove it. Or we could debate "Creationism is an acceptable scientific alternative to Big Bang theory/abiogenesis/evolution." You would try to prove the statement, and I would try to disprove it.
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