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UnStupendousMan
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2/9/2012 5:04:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I don't know how this website went this long without a thread like this.

The gist is that if you want to debate something, or you want something to be debated, post those topics here. If you want to debate anarchy, say so. If you want two different people who are NOT you to debate on anarchy, say so. If you just put a resolution, it's assumed that you are debating it and you are PRO. It's pretty self-explanatory.

I'll start:
Resolved: Punters should be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PRO)
Resolved: Ice Hockey is a Sport comparable in quality to Football, Basketball and Baseball (PRO)
Resolved: The Freer the Economy, the Freer the People (CON)
Resolved: Video Games are Art (I'd like other people to debate it)
lannan13
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2/9/2012 5:08:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Resolved: Tibet will gain independense without bloodshed.
" ": How will the Mexican drug war affect Latin America.
" ": Greece should leave the EU.
" ": Will the EU embargo on oil affect Iran or the EU more.
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000ike
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2/9/2012 5:09:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Resolved: Life is meaningless
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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2/9/2012 5:10:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
for mine
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Don't care
EU
Yours
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COn
Pro
Pro
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2/9/2012 5:28:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/9/2012 5:09:58 PM, 000ike wrote:
Resolved: Life is meaningless

Pro or Con?
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2/9/2012 5:31:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Con
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2/9/2012 5:55:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Criticism of those who like Justin Biebers music for the fact that they like his music is justified. (con)
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2/9/2012 6:04:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
It isn't caparable to those spots... In The U.S.
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Maikuru
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2/9/2012 6:05:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'd probably be Pro on all of these topics, but I'd rather just see them debated.

- On balance, bishops are superior to knights in the game of chess.
- On balance, Captain Picard was superior to Captain Kirk as a Starfleet officer.
- Heart was the worst ability of Captain Planet's Planeteers.
- The Invisible Woman is the most powerful member of the Fantastic Four.
- "Camping" and "spamming" are legitimate tactics in multi-player games.
- Public nudity laws should apply equally to both men and women.
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ConservativePolitico
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2/9/2012 6:08:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/9/2012 6:05:02 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I'd probably be Pro on all of these topics, but I'd rather just see them debated.

- On balance, bishops are superior to knights in the game of chess.
- On balance, Captain Picard was superior to Captain Kirk as a Starfleet officer.
- Heart was the worst ability of Captain Planet's Planeteers.
- The Invisible Woman is the most powerful member of the Fantastic Four.
- "Camping" and "spamming" are legitimate tactics in multi-player games.
- Public nudity laws should apply equally to both men and women.

I might be interested in those. But I'd want Pro for the camping one but I guess I could probably swing for Con too haha
Maikuru
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2/9/2012 11:42:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/9/2012 6:08:47 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 2/9/2012 6:05:02 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I'd probably be Pro on all of these topics, but I'd rather just see them debated.

- On balance, bishops are superior to knights in the game of chess.
- On balance, Captain Picard was superior to Captain Kirk as a Starfleet officer.
- Heart was the worst ability of Captain Planet's Planeteers.
- The Invisible Woman is the most powerful member of the Fantastic Four.
- "Camping" and "spamming" are legitimate tactics in multi-player games.
- Public nudity laws should apply equally to both men and women.

I might be interested in those. But I'd want Pro for the camping one but I guess I could probably swing for Con too haha

I'd probably be down for the chess one. I hate camping and spamming too much to actually do a debate on them.
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2/10/2012 12:09:56 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'd love to do "End the Fed" as con. I don't know that I could make a good case why the fed should exist, but I have yet to hear a decent argument why we should get rid of it. Lots of people on both the left and right wings seem to think it should be eliminated though.
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Logic_on_rails
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2/10/2012 12:24:08 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/9/2012 11:42:50 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I'd probably be Pro on all of these topics, but I'd rather just see them debated.

- On balance, bishops are superior to knights in the game of chess.

I'd probably be down for the chess one. I hate camping and spamming too much to actually do a debate on them.

I'd be interested in the chess debate. I can't see the debate getting very far though.
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BlackVoid
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2/10/2012 2:51:30 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/9/2012 11:42:50 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 2/9/2012 6:08:47 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 2/9/2012 6:05:02 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I'd probably be Pro on all of these topics, but I'd rather just see them debated.

- On balance, bishops are superior to knights in the game of chess.
- On balance, Captain Picard was superior to Captain Kirk as a Starfleet officer.
- Heart was the worst ability of Captain Planet's Planeteers.
- The Invisible Woman is the most powerful member of the Fantastic Four.
- "Camping" and "spamming" are legitimate tactics in multi-player games.
- Public nudity laws should apply equally to both men and women.

I might be interested in those. But I'd want Pro for the camping one but I guess I could probably swing for Con too haha

I'd probably be down for the chess one. I hate camping and spamming too much to actually do a debate on them.

I hate campers, not just in shooters, but especially in Brawl.
wiploc
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2/11/2012 8:50:06 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
The ontological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The cosmological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The teleological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The moral argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The [insert other argument here, not including polonium halos] proves that god exists. (Con.)
Contra
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2/11/2012 10:12:40 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Free Trade (Pro)
Regulation is Necessary in a Modern Economy (Pro)
Anarchy Can Work Effectively (Con)
Global Warming Exists and Is Caused By Man (Pro)
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2/11/2012 10:14:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/10/2012 12:09:56 AM, Mimshot wrote:
I'd love to do "End the Fed" as con. I don't know that I could make a good case why the fed should exist, but I have yet to hear a decent argument why we should get rid of it. Lots of people on both the left and right wings seem to think it should be eliminated though.

I'll do this one as pro.
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2/11/2012 10:18:06 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/11/2012 10:12:40 AM, Contra wrote:
Free Trade (Pro)
I agree with you.
Regulation is Necessary in a Modern Economy (Pro)
I would do this.
Anarchy Can Work Effectively (Con)
I agree with you (partially).
Global Warming Exists and Is Caused By Man (Pro)
I would do this, but you would have to change the resolution to, the recent global warming has been caused by man and is not as bad as proclaimed. It exists however.
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2/11/2012 10:33:55 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/11/2012 8:50:06 AM, wiploc wrote:
The ontological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The cosmological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The teleological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The moral argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The [insert other argument here, not including polonium halos] proves that god exists. (Con.)

I've actually been wanting to do these debates as Pro.

Only I don't think I'd argue that those arguments prove the existence of God beyond the shadow of a doubt (if they did, people wouldn't be arguing them). It's more like they reasonably support the existence of God.
wiploc
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2/11/2012 11:11:36 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/11/2012 10:33:55 AM, KeytarHero wrote:
At 2/11/2012 8:50:06 AM, wiploc wrote:
The ontological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The cosmological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The teleological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The moral argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The [insert other argument here, not including polonium halos] proves that god exists. (Con.)

I've actually been wanting to do these debates as Pro.

Only I don't think I'd argue that those arguments prove the existence of God beyond the shadow of a doubt (if they did, people wouldn't be arguing them). It's more like they reasonably support the existence of God.

No problem. You argue that they are good arguments, I argue that they are worthess.
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2/11/2012 11:30:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/9/2012 5:09:58 PM, 000ike wrote:
Resolved: Life is meaningless

Psh. Life isn't meaningless. I'll take you up on that one.
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FourTrouble
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2/11/2012 12:09:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/9/2012 6:05:02 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I'd probably be Pro on all of these topics, but I'd rather just see them debated.

- On balance, bishops are superior to knights in the game of chess.
- On balance, Captain Picard was superior to Captain Kirk as a Starfleet officer.
- Heart was the worst ability of Captain Planet's Planeteers.
- The Invisible Woman is the most powerful member of the Fantastic Four.
- "Camping" and "spamming" are legitimate tactics in multi-player games.
- Public nudity laws should apply equally to both men and women.

I would really love to debate the chess one.
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2/11/2012 12:14:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'd like to debate bioethical and psychiatric issues, psychopharmacology, genetic enhancement (cognitive, physical, or emotional), informed consent, etc.
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2/11/2012 12:14:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/11/2012 12:09:17 PM, FourTrouble wrote:
At 2/9/2012 6:05:02 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I'd probably be Pro on all of these topics, but I'd rather just see them debated.

- On balance, bishops are superior to knights in the game of chess.
- On balance, Captain Picard was superior to Captain Kirk as a Starfleet officer.
- Heart was the worst ability of Captain Planet's Planeteers.
- The Invisible Woman is the most powerful member of the Fantastic Four.
- "Camping" and "spamming" are legitimate tactics in multi-player games.
- Public nudity laws should apply equally to both men and women.

I would really love to debate the chess one.

I'll debate the chess one with you. Which side would you like?
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2/11/2012 12:15:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/11/2012 12:14:17 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
At 2/11/2012 12:09:17 PM, FourTrouble wrote:
At 2/9/2012 6:05:02 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I'd probably be Pro on all of these topics, but I'd rather just see them debated.

- On balance, bishops are superior to knights in the game of chess.
- On balance, Captain Picard was superior to Captain Kirk as a Starfleet officer.
- Heart was the worst ability of Captain Planet's Planeteers.
- The Invisible Woman is the most powerful member of the Fantastic Four.
- "Camping" and "spamming" are legitimate tactics in multi-player games.
- Public nudity laws should apply equally to both men and women.

I would really love to debate the chess one.

I'll debate the chess one with you. Which side would you like?

Con.
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2/11/2012 6:11:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/11/2012 11:11:36 AM, wiploc wrote:
At 2/11/2012 10:33:55 AM, KeytarHero wrote:
At 2/11/2012 8:50:06 AM, wiploc wrote:
The ontological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The cosmological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The teleological argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The moral argument proves that god exists. (Con.)
The [insert other argument here, not including polonium halos] proves that god exists. (Con.)

I've actually been wanting to do these debates as Pro.

Only I don't think I'd argue that those arguments prove the existence of God beyond the shadow of a doubt (if they did, people wouldn't be arguing them). It's more like they reasonably support the existence of God.

No problem. You argue that they are good arguments, I argue that they are worthess.

My preference is for three-round debates. I'd also like to do the arguments one at a time rather than all in one debate. But these aren't deal-breakers if you'd rather do it another way.
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2/12/2012 10:14:09 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Ron Paul's foreign policy is dangerously flawed. (Unimpeded spread of nuclear arms + elimination of the CIA.)

A positive balance of trade would be beneficial to the U.S.

Socialism has no record that promises success.

Social issues should mainly be left to the states. (Abortion, gay marriage, ... Rather than the Federal government.)

The government should not support implementation of green energy. (Research is okay.)

The Keystone Pipeline should be approved immediately.