The Instigator
vi_spex
Pro (for)
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The Contender
InnovativeEphemera
Con (against)
Winning
14 Points

science is a religion

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InnovativeEphemera
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/31/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (5)
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vi_spex

Pro

religion=to rely on, while self is one
belief=be lie, as i dont know is true
theism=belief
atheism=(dis)belief
agnostic=Non belief
InnovativeEphemera

Con

I accept.
Excluded definitions:

Science: the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

Religion: "the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods."(1)

Belief: an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.

Atheism: lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.

Agnostic: the view that the truth values of certain claims " especially metaphysical and religious claims such as whether or not God, the divine or the supernatural exist " are unknown and perhaps unknowable.

Science is NOT a religion.

(1) [https://www.google.com.au...]
Debate Round No. 1
vi_spex

Pro

am i holding a rock in my hand as i type this? you have to imagine it

god=information

atheism is disbelief, for you to believe that i am not holding a rock in my hand, the no position
InnovativeEphemera

Con

My opponent has not even used the word 'science' to make his contention that "Science is a Religion". Instead, he has talked about atheism and rocks.

Please explain how science is a religion.
Debate Round No. 2
vi_spex

Pro

facts are in the past, past dosnt matter, now is matter

am i holding a rock in my hand as i type this? you have to imagine it
InnovativeEphemera

Con

Yet again, my opponent is not addressing the topic of the debate.

I remind my opponent that the topic is, "Science is a religion".
Debate Round No. 3
vi_spex

Pro

i remind my opponent that i asked a question....
InnovativeEphemera

Con

Once again, my opponent brings up no arguments about science.
Debate Round No. 4
vi_spex

Pro

science is a religion
InnovativeEphemera

Con

Science: the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

Religion: the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.

The definitions have no relation to one another, science deals exclusively in the natural, not the supernatural, and has no dogma about a god or Gods. It is therefore not a religion.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
troll
Posted by Betrayed 1 year ago
Betrayed
Oh, my mistake you just posted the same debate twice, there has to be a rule for spamming on this site...hope you get banned for spamming when there are legit people wanting intelligent conversations with their fellow man.
Posted by Betrayed 1 year ago
Betrayed
Did you actually delete my post here calling out your trolling? That's pretty pathetic, and by the way you mocking people in a straw man argument. How does that make what you believe look good?
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
you are the trolls :b
Posted by InnovativeEphemera 1 year ago
InnovativeEphemera
Maybe I was wrong!
Posted by InnovativeEphemera 1 year ago
InnovativeEphemera
I felt like after losing 96% of debates it goes from being a raging troll to being super silly. You can't seriously put that much time and energy into trolling, there must be other things he has to do.
Posted by gomergcc 1 year ago
gomergcc
Took you way to long to figure that out about vi_spex lol
Posted by InnovativeEphemera 1 year ago
InnovativeEphemera
You're just making things up, we're done here.
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
agnostic=i dont know

only 3 possible positions on any imaginary claim, belief, disbelief, or acceptance i dont know

its either reality out weighs religion, or religion out weighs reality
Posted by InnovativeEphemera 1 year ago
InnovativeEphemera
Agnosticism is a position on knowability of information pertaining to religion, not on whether you have a rock in your hand. What are you on about mate?
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Vote Placed by Commondebator 1 year ago
Commondebator
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Reasons for voting decision: All points go to Con. Pro had bad grammar, Pro kept needed to be reminded about the subject, Con used a source, and Con had more convincing arguments
Vote Placed by BLAHthedebator 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. Even after being reminded of the topic, Pro kept straying far from it. S&G - Con. Many broken sentences, and do I really have to explain the rest? Arguments - Con. Despite all of his arguments being shot down, Pro kept repeating his already refuted case, neglecting to refute Con's arguments. Sources - Con. He sourced a dictionary to define science, thus proving science is not a religion. Also, Pro starts arguing in the comments section. Con argues as well, but pro did start it.