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bsh1
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9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Here are a list of debate topics I'd like to do--most are pirated from my list in the Tier Tourney. I'd like to get in 5 debates between now and October's end. If you're interested, comment with your preferred topic(s). Considering several factors, I will pick five opponents within the next two days (hopefully). My preferred side on each topic is listed too.

1. Evolution is more scientifically valid than Young Earth Creationism. (Pro)
2. NATO should put troops on the ground to halt the advance of Islamic State. (Con)
3. Laws prohibiting consensual sodomy are impermissible. (Con)
4. The Church ought to be Separated from the State. (Pro)
5. Torture is morally permissible in some situations. (Con)
6. Prostitution should be legalized and regulated. (Pro)
7. The use of nuclear weapons is immoral. (Pro)
8. The U.S. should re-acquire the capacity to launch manned space missions from its own territory. (Pro)
9. Nigeria should replace South Africa in the BRICS group. (Pro)
10. Scotland should have voted to become independent of the United Kingdom. (Con)
11. Traditional marriage is the only type of marriage condoned by the Bible. (Con)
12. Psychoanalytic psychology is not reliable. (Pro)
13. The Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause was only intended to protect against race-based discrimination. (Con)
14. The hunting of critically endangered animals can be justifiably prohibited. (Pro)
15. Invasive species are a net detriment to world ecosystems. (Pro)
16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)
17. A unipolar world is almost always more stable than a multipolar world. (Con)
18. For an entity to be morally significant, they must be rational agents. (Con)
19. There are too many abortion-related debates on DDO. (Pro)
20. It is more likely than not that life exists elsewhere in this universe. (Pro)
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bsh1
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9/24/2014 12:55:58 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Correction--on topic 3 I am Pro.
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UchihaMadara
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9/24/2014 1:04:50 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 12:55:58 AM, bsh1 wrote:

Weren't we gonna do some topic about universal healthcare?
I can choose a topic from the list if you are no longer interested in that one.
bsh1
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9/24/2014 1:06:26 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 1:04:50 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 9/24/2014 12:55:58 AM, bsh1 wrote:

Weren't we gonna do some topic about universal healthcare?
I can choose a topic from the list if you are no longer interested in that one.

No, I'm still interested in that one. These five are aside from the 2 on-going debates I have and the commitments I've already made.
Live Long and Prosper

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Ajabi
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9/24/2014 1:11:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Here are a list of debate topics I'd like to do--most are pirated from my list in the Tier Tourney. I'd like to get in 5 debates between now and October's end. If you're interested, comment with your preferred topic(s). Considering several factors, I will pick five opponents within the next two days (hopefully). My preferred side on each topic is listed too.

16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)

Do this with me. I am wayyy to serious on this topic. Lets do it first chance we get. :)
Wylted
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9/24/2014 4:08:01 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 1:11:12 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Here are a list of debate topics I'd like to do--most are pirated from my list in the Tier Tourney. I'd like to get in 5 debates between now and October's end. If you're interested, comment with your preferred topic(s). Considering several factors, I will pick five opponents within the next two days (hopefully). My preferred side on each topic is listed too.

16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)

Do this with me. I am wayyy to serious on this topic. Lets do it first chance we get. :)

I'm con on that one also, but probably for wildly different reasons.
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9/24/2014 4:10:00 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 12:55:58 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Correction--on topic 3 I am Pro.

That really caught my attention, and I thought that was odd. I figured if you were con on that, you'd have an extremely scary case to argue against.
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9/24/2014 4:17:21 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 4:08:01 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 1:11:12 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Here are a list of debate topics I'd like to do--most are pirated from my list in the Tier Tourney. I'd like to get in 5 debates between now and October's end. If you're interested, comment with your preferred topic(s). Considering several factors, I will pick five opponents within the next two days (hopefully). My preferred side on each topic is listed too.

16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)

Do this with me. I am wayyy to serious on this topic. Lets do it first chance we get. :)

I'm con on that one also, but probably for wildly different reasons.

What are your reasons? 0_O
Wylted
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9/24/2014 4:39:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 4:17:21 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:08:01 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 1:11:12 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Here are a list of debate topics I'd like to do--most are pirated from my list in the Tier Tourney. I'd like to get in 5 debates between now and October's end. If you're interested, comment with your preferred topic(s). Considering several factors, I will pick five opponents within the next two days (hopefully). My preferred side on each topic is listed too.

16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)

Do this with me. I am wayyy to serious on this topic. Lets do it first chance we get. :)

I'm con on that one also, but probably for wildly different reasons.

What are your reasons? 0_O

I'm antinatalist, no just kidding. I hate Socrates, I probably wouldn't argue that, though. I'd likely use more conventional arguments more closely resembling yours but easier to digest.
Wylted
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9/24/2014 4:45:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 4:41:07 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:39:12 AM, Wylted wrote:
I hate Socrates

Fite meh b1tch!

He was a pvssy and a commie, plus he corrupted the youth. The guy was worse than Stalin.

Not Josef Stalin , but the user known as Stalin.
Ajabi
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9/24/2014 4:50:15 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 4:45:37 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:41:07 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:39:12 AM, Wylted wrote:
I hate Socrates

Fite meh b1tch!

He was a pvssy and a commie, plus he corrupted the youth. The guy was worse than Stalin.

Not Josef Stalin , but the user known as Stalin.

Das it maan. Dees izz War!
Debate meh now! I am serious on the debate part. lol
I consider Socrates a prophet so lezz do this thing.

This House Believes Socrates' Philosophy Corrupted The Youth! (Con)
This House Believes Socrates Should Have Drank The Poison! (Pro)
This House Believes Socrates Was Sexier Than Wylted (Pro)

Okay, not the last one,lol. :P
Wylted
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9/24/2014 4:58:03 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 4:50:15 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:45:37 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:41:07 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:39:12 AM, Wylted wrote:
I hate Socrates

Fite meh b1tch!

He was a pvssy and a commie, plus he corrupted the youth. The guy was worse than Stalin.

Not Josef Stalin , but the user known as Stalin.

Das it maan. Dees izz War!
Debate meh now! I am serious on the debate part. lol
I consider Socrates a prophet so lezz do this thing.

This House Believes Socrates' Philosophy Corrupted The Youth! (Con)
This House Believes Socrates Should Have Drank The Poison! (Pro)
This House Believes Socrates Was Sexier Than Wylted (Pro)

Okay, not the last one,lol. :P

I really, really hate Socrates opinion on the state. It takes me several sittings to get through his work, just because his views on the state are so annoying. If you want to debate whether the state trumps the individual, I'd be down.
Ajabi
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9/24/2014 5:03:59 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 4:58:03 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:50:15 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:45:37 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:41:07 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:39:12 AM, Wylted wrote:
I hate Socrates

Fite meh b1tch!

He was a pvssy and a commie, plus he corrupted the youth. The guy was worse than Stalin.

Not Josef Stalin , but the user known as Stalin.

Das it maan. Dees izz War!
Debate meh now! I am serious on the debate part. lol
I consider Socrates a prophet so lezz do this thing.

This House Believes Socrates' Philosophy Corrupted The Youth! (Con)
This House Believes Socrates Should Have Drank The Poison! (Pro)
This House Believes Socrates Was Sexier Than Wylted (Pro)

Okay, not the last one,lol. :P

I really, really hate Socrates opinion on the state. It takes me several sittings to get through his work, just because his views on the state are so annoying. If you want to debate whether the state trumps the individual, I'd be down.

I believe you are confusing Socrates to Plato. They are infinitely different.
From Plato's dialogues Phaedo is the only one which perhaps truly says what Socrates might have. Apologia, Crito, Meno, and Euthyphro.

Otherwise Xenophanes may be a better choice, though he often corrupts Socrates too. Of the Theory of Forms, and the Night Watch, and all that State thing is Plato's own philosophy, not Socrates.

I would debate you on any of Socrates' philosophy; since however the state is Plato's conception, a conception I am against, I am with you on that.

That does not for a minute mean Plato was stupid, just like Aristotle was not stupid for suggesting that the "emotion function" lies in the stomach. They were revolutionaries, however they STARTED the science, so of course they had issues.

Similarly Plato created Philosophy, while he may have been wrong on many tiers, he was not anything less than a genius. Just like Einstein cannot be called dumb because his own understanding of Special Relativity was lesser to a Undergrad Physics student from today.
9spaceking
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9/24/2014 5:07:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Here are a list of debate topics I'd like to do--most are pirated from my list in the Tier Tourney. I'd like to get in 5 debates between now and October's end. If you're interested, comment with your preferred topic(s). Considering several factors, I will pick five opponents within the next two days (hopefully). My preferred side on each topic is listed too.

1. Evolution is more scientifically valid than Young Earth Creationism. (Pro)
Too hard for me.
2. NATO should put troops on the ground to halt the advance of Islamic State. (Con)
Unknown.
3. Laws prohibiting consensual sodomy are impermissible. (Con)
Don't know about that.
4. The Church ought to be Separated from the State. (Pro)
Lutheranism, eh? Cool.
5. Torture is morally permissible in some situations. (Con)
Me. Pro.
6. Prostitution should be legalized and regulated. (Pro)
....
7. The use of nuclear weapons is immoral. (Pro)
in general it is.
8. The U.S. should re-acquire the capacity to launch manned space missions from its own territory. (Pro)
don't know.
9. Nigeria should replace South Africa in the BRICS group. (Pro)
10. Scotland should have voted to become independent of the United Kingdom. (Con)
11. Traditional marriage is the only type of marriage condoned by the Bible. (Con)
12. Psychoanalytic psychology is not reliable. (Pro)
13. The Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause was only intended to protect against race-based discrimination. (Con)
14. The hunting of critically endangered animals can be justifiably prohibited. (Pro)
15. Invasive species are a net detriment to world ecosystems. (Pro)
16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)
17. A unipolar world is almost always more stable than a multipolar world. (Con)
What??
18. For an entity to be morally significant, they must be rational agents. (Con)
huh??
19. There are too many abortion-related debates on DDO. (Pro)
Lol. And there are more rap battles, gay-related debates, and god-existence debates.
20. It is more likely than not that life exists elsewhere in this universe. (Pro)
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Wylted
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9/24/2014 5:36:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 5:03:59 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:58:03 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:50:15 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:45:37 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:41:07 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:39:12 AM, Wylted wrote:
I hate Socrates

Fite meh b1tch!

He was a pvssy and a commie, plus he corrupted the youth. The guy was worse than Stalin.

Not Josef Stalin , but the user known as Stalin.

Das it maan. Dees izz War!
Debate meh now! I am serious on the debate part. lol
I consider Socrates a prophet so lezz do this thing.

This House Believes Socrates' Philosophy Corrupted The Youth! (Con)
This House Believes Socrates Should Have Drank The Poison! (Pro)
This House Believes Socrates Was Sexier Than Wylted (Pro)

Okay, not the last one,lol. :P

I really, really hate Socrates opinion on the state. It takes me several sittings to get through his work, just because his views on the state are so annoying. If you want to debate whether the state trumps the individual, I'd be down.

I believe you are confusing Socrates to Plato. They are infinitely different.
From Plato's dialogues Phaedo is the only one which perhaps truly says what Socrates might have. Apologia, Crito, Meno, and Euthyphro.

Otherwise Xenophanes may be a better choice, though he often corrupts Socrates too. Of the Theory of Forms, and the Night Watch, and all that State thing is Plato's own philosophy, not Socrates.

I would debate you on any of Socrates' philosophy; since however the state is Plato's conception, a conception I am against, I am with you on that.

That does not for a minute mean Plato was stupid, just like Aristotle was not stupid for suggesting that the "emotion function" lies in the stomach. They were revolutionaries, however they STARTED the science, so of course they had issues.

Similarly Plato created Philosophy, while he may have been wrong on many tiers, he was not anything less than a genius. Just like Einstein cannot be called dumb because his own understanding of Special Relativity was lesser to a Undergrad Physics student from today.

I'm not confusing the 2. I'm not a fan of Plato either. I like Aristotle, though.
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9/24/2014 8:22:39 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 5:36:38 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 5:03:59 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:58:03 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:50:15 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:45:37 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:41:07 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:39:12 AM, Wylted wrote:
I hate Socrates

Fite meh b1tch!

He was a pvssy and a commie, plus he corrupted the youth. The guy was worse than Stalin.

Not Josef Stalin , but the user known as Stalin.

Das it maan. Dees izz War!
Debate meh now! I am serious on the debate part. lol
I consider Socrates a prophet so lezz do this thing.

This House Believes Socrates' Philosophy Corrupted The Youth! (Con)
This House Believes Socrates Should Have Drank The Poison! (Pro)
This House Believes Socrates Was Sexier Than Wylted (Pro)

Okay, not the last one,lol. :P

I really, really hate Socrates opinion on the state. It takes me several sittings to get through his work, just because his views on the state are so annoying. If you want to debate whether the state trumps the individual, I'd be down.

I believe you are confusing Socrates to Plato. They are infinitely different.
From Plato's dialogues Phaedo is the only one which perhaps truly says what Socrates might have. Apologia, Crito, Meno, and Euthyphro.

Otherwise Xenophanes may be a better choice, though he often corrupts Socrates too. Of the Theory of Forms, and the Night Watch, and all that State thing is Plato's own philosophy, not Socrates.

I would debate you on any of Socrates' philosophy; since however the state is Plato's conception, a conception I am against, I am with you on that.

That does not for a minute mean Plato was stupid, just like Aristotle was not stupid for suggesting that the "emotion function" lies in the stomach. They were revolutionaries, however they STARTED the science, so of course they had issues.

Similarly Plato created Philosophy, while he may have been wrong on many tiers, he was not anything less than a genius. Just like Einstein cannot be called dumb because his own understanding of Special Relativity was lesser to a Undergrad Physics student from today.

I'm not confusing the 2. I'm not a fan of Plato either. I like Aristotle, though.

What do you think of Ari's theory that women have less teeth than men?
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9/24/2014 10:12:34 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 4:45:37 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:41:07 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:39:12 AM, Wylted wrote:
I hate Socrates

Fite meh b1tch!

He was a pvssy and a commie, plus he corrupted the youth. The guy was worse than Stalin.

Not Josef Stalin , but the user known as Stalin.

Lol remembering the DDO Communist Revolutions with good ol jifpop and STALIN
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Go vote on one of my debates. I'm not that smart, so it'll probably be an easy decision.

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9/24/2014 10:57:14 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 8:22:39 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 9/24/2014 5:36:38 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 5:03:59 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:58:03 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:50:15 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:45:37 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:41:07 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:39:12 AM, Wylted wrote:
I hate Socrates

Fite meh b1tch!

He was a pvssy and a commie, plus he corrupted the youth. The guy was worse than Stalin.

Not Josef Stalin , but the user known as Stalin.

Das it maan. Dees izz War!
Debate meh now! I am serious on the debate part. lol
I consider Socrates a prophet so lezz do this thing.

This House Believes Socrates' Philosophy Corrupted The Youth! (Con)
This House Believes Socrates Should Have Drank The Poison! (Pro)
This House Believes Socrates Was Sexier Than Wylted (Pro)

Okay, not the last one,lol. :P

I really, really hate Socrates opinion on the state. It takes me several sittings to get through his work, just because his views on the state are so annoying. If you want to debate whether the state trumps the individual, I'd be down.

I believe you are confusing Socrates to Plato. They are infinitely different.
From Plato's dialogues Phaedo is the only one which perhaps truly says what Socrates might have. Apologia, Crito, Meno, and Euthyphro.

Otherwise Xenophanes may be a better choice, though he often corrupts Socrates too. Of the Theory of Forms, and the Night Watch, and all that State thing is Plato's own philosophy, not Socrates.

I would debate you on any of Socrates' philosophy; since however the state is Plato's conception, a conception I am against, I am with you on that.

That does not for a minute mean Plato was stupid, just like Aristotle was not stupid for suggesting that the "emotion function" lies in the stomach. They were revolutionaries, however they STARTED the science, so of course they had issues.

Similarly Plato created Philosophy, while he may have been wrong on many tiers, he was not anything less than a genius. Just like Einstein cannot be called dumb because his own understanding of Special Relativity was lesser to a Undergrad Physics student from today.

I'm not confusing the 2. I'm not a fan of Plato either. I like Aristotle, though.

What do you think of Ari's theory that women have less teeth than men?

Philosophers at that time prided themselves on knowing everything. I just concern myself with his philosophical views.

Ari was probably counting the teeth in their vagina.
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9/24/2014 12:21:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Here are a list of debate topics I'd like to do--most are pirated from my list in the Tier Tourney. I'd like to get in 5 debates between now and October's end. If you're interested, comment with your preferred topic(s). Considering several factors, I will pick five opponents within the next two days (hopefully). My preferred side on each topic is listed too.

1. Evolution is more scientifically valid than Young Earth Creationism. (Pro)
2. NATO should put troops on the ground to halt the advance of Islamic State. (Con)
3. Laws prohibiting consensual sodomy are impermissible. (Con)
4. The Church ought to be Separated from the State. (Pro)
5. Torture is morally permissible in some situations. (Con)

Good luck. Your opponent can just be like "Bsh wouldn't allow us to torture a person who's ten times as evil as Hitler and Stalin combined to defuse a bomb that would destroy the entire universe"

6. Prostitution should be legalized and regulated. (Pro)
7. The use of nuclear weapons is immoral. (Pro)
8. The U.S. should re-acquire the capacity to launch manned space missions from its own territory. (Pro)
9. Nigeria should replace South Africa in the BRICS group. (Pro)
10. Scotland should have voted to become independent of the United Kingdom. (Con)
11. Traditional marriage is the only type of marriage condoned by the Bible. (Con)
12. Psychoanalytic psychology is not reliable. (Pro)

Haha, yup.

13. The Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause was only intended to protect against race-based discrimination. (Con)
14. The hunting of critically endangered animals can be justifiably prohibited. (Pro)

Hard time seeing a neg argument, here.

15. Invasive species are a net detriment to world ecosystems. (Pro)

Same as above..

16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)

Ooh, cool concept.

17. A unipolar world is almost always more stable than a multipolar world. (Con)

"Almost always" is wording heavily biased in your favor..although just a cursory examination of history reveals the stability generally following unipolar worlds so I figure you're probably going for something very specific to negate the resolution here rather than disproving it on balance.

18. For an entity to be morally significant, they must be rational agents. (Con)

Agreed

19. There are too many abortion-related debates on DDO. (Pro)
20. It is more likely than not that life exists elsewhere in this universe. (Pro)
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9/24/2014 12:45:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Here are a list of debate topics I'd like to do--most are pirated from my list in the Tier Tourney. I'd like to get in 5 debates between now and October's end. If you're interested, comment with your preferred topic(s). Considering several factors, I will pick five opponents within the next two days (hopefully). My preferred side on each topic is listed too.

1. Evolution is more scientifically valid than Young Earth Creationism. (Pro)

I'm con

2. NATO should put troops on the ground to halt the advance of Islamic State. (Con)

I'm pro

3. Laws prohibiting consensual sodomy are impermissible. (Con)

I'm pro

4. The Church ought to be Separated from the State. (Pro)

I'm con

5. Torture is morally permissible in some situations. (Con)

I'm pro

6. Prostitution should be legalized and regulated. (Pro)

I'm con

7. The use of nuclear weapons is immoral. (Pro)

I'm con

8. The U.S. should re-acquire the capacity to launch manned space missions from its own territory. (Pro)

I'm con
9. Nigeria should replace South Africa in the BRICS group. (Pro)

I'm con

10. Scotland should have voted to become independent of the United Kingdom. (Con)

I'm pro

11. Traditional marriage is the only type of marriage condoned by the Bible. (Con)

I'm pro

12. Psychoanalytic psychology is not reliable. (Pro)

I'm con

13. The Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause was only intended to protect against race-based discrimination. (Con)

I'm pro

14. The hunting of critically endangered animals can be justifiably prohibited. (Pro)

I'm con

15. Invasive species are a net detriment to world ecosystems. (Pro)

I'm con

16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)

I'm con

17. A unipolar world is almost always more stable than a multipolar world. (Con)

I'm pro

18. For an entity to be morally significant, they must be rational agents. (Con)

I'm pro

19. There are too many abortion-related debates on DDO. (Pro)

I'm con

20. It is more likely than not that life exists elsewhere in this universe. (Pro)

I'm con

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9/24/2014 1:06:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
17 and 18 interest me. Thought it depends on what is meant by 18- e.g. Property may be morally significant but I don't think that's what the resolution is getting at. I take it to be concerned with some for. Of deep ecology?

Of the two I'd prefer 17, I've done to many philosophy debates recently
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9/24/2014 1:35:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 12:21:41 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
14. The hunting of critically endangered animals can be justifiably prohibited. (Pro)

Hard time seeing a neg argument, here.

Libertarianism.

15. Invasive species are a net detriment to world ecosystems. (Pro)

Same as above...

There is an argument for this, but I don't want to give it away. If you want to know...PM me.

16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)

Ooh, cool concept.

Thanks!

17. A unipolar world is almost always more stable than a multipolar world. (Con)

"Almost always" is wording heavily biased in your favor..although just a cursory examination of history reveals the stability generally following unipolar worlds so I figure you're probably going for something very specific to negate the resolution here rather than disproving it on balance.

I think disproving it "on balance" would be rather hard--given, as you say, that unipolar worlds are generally stable. I think the wording evens the scales.
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9/24/2014 1:37:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 1:06:16 PM, Raisor wrote:
17 and 18 interest me. Thought it depends on what is meant by 18- e.g. Property may be morally significant but I don't think that's what the resolution is getting at. I take it to be concerned with some for. Of deep ecology?

Essentially. Perhaps, "living entities" would be a better phrasing.

Of the two I'd prefer 17, I've done to many philosophy debates recently

Okie dokie.
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9/24/2014 1:38:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 1:11:12 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Here are a list of debate topics I'd like to do--most are pirated from my list in the Tier Tourney. I'd like to get in 5 debates between now and October's end. If you're interested, comment with your preferred topic(s). Considering several factors, I will pick five opponents within the next two days (hopefully). My preferred side on each topic is listed too.

16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)

Do this with me. I am wayyy to serious on this topic. Lets do it first chance we get. :)

Lol...maybe.
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9/24/2014 1:50:04 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/24/2014 4:58:03 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:50:15 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:45:37 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:41:07 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 9/24/2014 4:39:12 AM, Wylted wrote:
I hate Socrates

Fite meh b1tch!

He was a pvssy and a commie, plus he corrupted the youth. The guy was worse than Stalin.

Not Josef Stalin , but the user known as Stalin.

Das it maan. Dees izz War!
Debate meh now! I am serious on the debate part. lol
I consider Socrates a prophet so lezz do this thing.

This House Believes Socrates' Philosophy Corrupted The Youth! (Con)
This House Believes Socrates Should Have Drank The Poison! (Pro)
This House Believes Socrates Was Sexier Than Wylted (Pro)

Okay, not the last one,lol. :P

I really, really hate Socrates opinion on the state. It takes me several sittings to get through his work, just because his views on the state are so annoying. If you want to debate whether the state trumps the individual, I'd be down.

The state is superior though
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9/24/2014 5:29:33 PM
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At 9/24/2014 12:52:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Here are a list of debate topics I'd like to do--most are pirated from my list in the Tier Tourney. I'd like to get in 5 debates between now and October's end. If you're interested, comment with your preferred topic(s). Considering several factors, I will pick five opponents within the next two days (hopefully). My preferred side on each topic is listed too.

1. Evolution is more scientifically valid than Young Earth Creationism. (Pro)
2. NATO should put troops on the ground to halt the advance of Islamic State. (Con)
Pro
3. Laws prohibiting consensual sodomy are impermissible. (Con)
4. The Church ought to be Separated from the State. (Pro)
5. Torture is morally permissible in some situations. (Con)
Pro
6. Prostitution should be legalized and regulated. (Pro)
7. The use of nuclear weapons is immoral. (Pro)
8. The U.S. should re-acquire the capacity to launch manned space missions from its own territory. (Pro)
9. Nigeria should replace South Africa in the BRICS group. (Pro)
10. Scotland should have voted to become independent of the United Kingdom. (Con)
11. Traditional marriage is the only type of marriage condoned by the Bible. (Con)
12. Psychoanalytic psychology is not reliable. (Pro)
13. The Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause was only intended to protect against race-based discrimination. (Con)
14. The hunting of critically endangered animals can be justifiably prohibited. (Pro)
15. Invasive species are a net detriment to world ecosystems. (Pro)
16. Socrates should not have consumed the hemlock. (Pro)
17. A unipolar world is almost always more stable than a multipolar world. (Con)
18. For an entity to be morally significant, they must be rational agents. (Con)
19. There are too many abortion-related debates on DDO. (Pro)
20. It is more likely than not that life exists elsewhere in this universe. (Pro)
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9/28/2014 3:28:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
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