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All Propositions Are True

holla1755
wyw

I previously instigated and participated in the following three discussions. 1. "All Propositions Are True," http://www.debate.org/debates/All-Propositions-Are-True/1/ 2. "All Propositions Are True," http://www.debate.org/forums/Philosophy/topic/100799/ 3. "All Propositions Are True," http://www.debate.org/debates/All-Propositions-Are-True/2/ The next paragraph is verbatim an argument I used in my opening arguments for the three aforementioned discussions. Consider the proposition p =...

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All Propositions Are True

holla1755
QueenDaisy

I previously instigated and completed the debate "All Propositions Are True," located at http://www.debate.org/debates/All-Propositions-Are-True/1/, and subsequently started and participated in the forum "All Propositions Are True," located at http://www.debate.org/forums/Philosophy/topic/100799/. In the following paragraph, I provide verbatim the same argument I gave as my opening argument for the aforementioned debate. Consider the proposition p = "A rectangle is a square." Since some recta...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

pedophilia

minho007
Bill_Henly

Sex is a natural and universal way of life and nobody has the right to control someones elses life. We have the right to freedom of choice. So if a person chooses to have sex, nobody (including the government) has the right to control their life choice or actions....

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Special Relativity Is False

Geocentricist
holla1755

The following syllogism demonstrates the absurdity and impossibility of Special Relativity (c = 186,282 miles per second): Premise 1: Special Relativity says photons always travel at c relative to an inertial frame.

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Is Abortion Immoral?

Shad0wXx
masterdrave

Resolved: Abortion is immoral. My goal as Pro is to prove that abortion is immoral. My opponent may try to prove that abortion is not immoral. This debate isn't about whether abortion has or can have benefits - rather, whether it is immoral or not. By accepting this debate, my opponent agrees to the following definitions: Immoral: Not conforming to accepted standards of morality. Morality: Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. A...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

THB: free will does not exist

QueenDaisy
DNehlsen

The motion is: "THB: free will does not exist". I will support this motion.Definitions:"THB": abbreviation for "this house believes" i.e. the claim being discussed."Free will": the ability to make decisions the result of which was not wholly determined by external factors.Format: R1: Acceptance only.

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Are Atheists Able to Know Reality from Delusion?

ViceRegent
EnchantedPlatinum

IF YOU ARE UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO READ THIS WHOLE POST AND THEN RESPOND TO THE SINGLE QUESTION IT ASKS, GO AWAY. I FIND IT HILARIOUS THAT THESE ATHEISTS KEEP VOMITING WORDS AND YET NOT ONE HAS ANSWERED MY Q. Atheists love to live under the delusion that they are the guardians of rationality. But how can they hold this title when they cannot even articulate a rational way to know truth from fiction. If they cannot do this, they are literally ignorant and the ignorant cannot guard anything. SO,...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Unperceived Existence Is Not Possible

holla1755
JohnSmythe

If I do not perceive a thing, then in my perspective, the thing does not exist.Argument. Assume I do not perceive a thing. Name the thing t. Ultimately, I do not have enough evidence for the existence of t. Since that negative truth is ultimate, in my perspective, t does not exist. In a previous debate[1] I instigated, I used that argument to deny the possibility of unperceived existence.To build on the idea of...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Should philosophy be carried as an optional class in most highschools?

Firepatch
JohnSmythe

(I am a freshman in high school, this is my first debate so sorry if I don't do such a great job.) Philosophy is a great class for thinking about humanity, politics, real life, and much more. In colleges, it has been proven that those who took philosophy actually had more discipline and...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

War is bad

frankfurter50
passwordstipulationssuck

War is literally the act of slaughtering your fellow man. Humanity should have advanced past it....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago