1. Presentation of the LCA/Initial Refutation
No new arguments should be presented in round 3 unless in direct response to a new argument presented in round 2.
God is defined as the necessary, personal first cause of the universe.
We should rationally accept an argument as sound...
Here is the debate!
- First round acceptance, just so I can outline everything (you can briefly outline your arguments if you want to).
- 4 rounds because of the outlining in the first.
- No new arguments in the last round.
The state regulates marriage for a reason. It dispenses benefits for a reason. Understanding what this reason is will tell us what criteria are and are not relevant to marriage, and thus whether any rights are being denied. If the state excludes same-sex couples from entering into legal marriages on the basis of criteria relevant to the public purpose of marri...
The The Leibnizian Cosmological Argument (LCA) is Sound.
1. Everything that exists has an explanation of its existence, either in the necessity of...
I'd like to put forth the notion that there is a possibility that "Marsellus Wallace," a powerful mob boss in Los Angeles, looks like a b*tch. Other definitions will be put up more for connotation as the argument calls for. Sources can come from anywhere, and no suggestions will be made. I will be arguing that Marsellus Wallace does, indeed, look like a b*tch while my opponent will be arguing that, no, he doesn't. First round is acceptance. Second round will be arguments. Third round...
Rules: 1. First round is acceptance. 2. Please refrain from using profanity. Quotes are the only exceptions. 3. Commanding the viewers to vote for your side is forbidden. No "vote me" or any of that. 4. This debate is based on the following definition: -selfish: characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself 5. No sources allowed. These should be YOUR thoughts in YOUR words. Examples may be used, but they are purely hypothetical. 6. The cases of suicide to be referenc...
Resolution: "Most Things Are Preferable to a Sharp Stick in the Eye" The debate will be done in rhyming poetry format, and judged based on arguments and the structuring of those arguments. Both substance and style should be considered when voting. First round is acceptance. I'd like to thank my opponent for accepting this debate. Good luck....
I would like to start my time here at DDO with a subject that is very close to my heart, the nature of where we derive our morality from. In my view, it is via secularist means. I am issuing this as an open challenge to anyone with interest in arguing from a different position. Before we begin, I would like to clarify the terms, namely that: Morality - What we consider to be right or wrong Secularism - actions and thinking that are derived from a non-religious standpoint. Whoever decide...
First of all, this debate is going to be Lincoln-Douglas Value Debate.
This debate will follow NCFCA LD Debate speech structure. (AC then NC then 1AR then NR then 2AR)
Remember: During the rebuttals(1AR, NR, and 2AR), no new arguments may be presented! You may only refute your opponent's position!
I will begin constructing the affirmative's/my case.(AC)
The next speech will be for t...