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GeoLaureate8
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5/19/2010 2:46:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Summer is here and I now have time to take on some debates.

I will be willing to debate philosophy, religion, politics, conspiracy, the nature of reality, etc.

Feel free to throw out some other ideas as well.

I know I have a lot of objectionable positions that people are waiting to attack, so bring it to the table.
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Hurstman
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5/19/2010 2:50:09 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I call debating you on religion. Your Buddhist right?
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GeoLaureate8
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5/19/2010 2:54:36 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/19/2010 2:50:09 PM, Hurstman wrote:
I call debating you on religion. Your Buddhist right?

Sure. I'm willing to defend that.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
GeoLaureate8
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5/19/2010 3:01:51 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/19/2010 2:56:42 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
I'm willing to do:

Philosophy of mathematics [Leibniz ]

I have no stance on that.

Kantism

I certainly have some objections to Kant.

Religous Antropology [Pro]

I'm surprised you're pro on this given that you're Christian, but I definitely take the Con position here.

Soonish July.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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5/19/2010 3:04:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/19/2010 3:01:51 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 5/19/2010 2:56:42 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
Religous Antropology [Pro]

I'm surprised you're pro on this given that you're Christian, but I definitely take the Con position here.
How can you forget Gnosticism.

Soonish July.
'sup DDO -- july 2013
Freeman
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5/19/2010 9:39:25 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/19/2010 2:46:58 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Summer is here and I now have time to take on some debates.

I will be willing to debate philosophy, religion, politics, conspiracy, the nature of reality, etc.

Feel free to throw out some other ideas as well.

I know I have a lot of objectionable positions that people are waiting to attack, so bring it to the table.

Resolved: My opponent clings to a bewildering raft of unsupported claims that are every bit as irrational as faith based religion.
Chancellor of Propaganda and Foreign Relations in the Franklin administration.

"I intend to live forever. So far, so good." -- Steven Wright
Puck
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5/19/2010 9:57:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/19/2010 9:39:25 PM, Freeman wrote:
At 5/19/2010 2:46:58 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Summer is here and I now have time to take on some debates.

I will be willing to debate philosophy, religion, politics, conspiracy, the nature of reality, etc.

Feel free to throw out some other ideas as well.

I know I have a lot of objectionable positions that people are waiting to attack, so bring it to the table.

Resolved: My opponent clings to a bewildering raft of unsupported claims that are every bit as irrational as faith based religion.

Meh, just argue Poe's law. :D
Freeman
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5/19/2010 10:14:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/19/2010 9:57:33 PM, Puck wrote:
At 5/19/2010 9:39:25 PM, Freeman wrote:
At 5/19/2010 2:46:58 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Summer is here and I now have time to take on some debates.

I will be willing to debate philosophy, religion, politics, conspiracy, the nature of reality, etc.

Feel free to throw out some other ideas as well.

I know I have a lot of objectionable positions that people are waiting to attack, so bring it to the table.

Resolved: My opponent clings to a bewildering raft of unsupported claims that are every bit as irrational as faith based religion.

Meh, just argue Poe's law. :D

What's that?
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mattrodstrom
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5/19/2010 10:35:26 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I wouldn't mind being con on:

There is good reason to believe that the Universe is Conscious.
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Puck
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5/19/2010 11:42:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/19/2010 10:14:31 PM, Freeman wrote:

Meh, just argue Poe's law. :D

What's that?

Mock claims/arguments/speeches of fundamentalist positions (creationism, conspiracy theorists etc.) are indistinguishable/will be confused with actual believers claims/arguments/speeches.

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GeoLaureate8
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5/20/2010 12:09:55 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/19/2010 9:39:25 PM, Freeman wrote:
At 5/19/2010 2:46:58 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Summer is here and I now have time to take on some debates.

I will be willing to debate philosophy, religion, politics, conspiracy, the nature of reality, etc.

Feel free to throw out some other ideas as well.

I know I have a lot of objectionable positions that people are waiting to attack, so bring it to the table.

Resolved: My opponent clings

I don't cling to any ideas or claims.

to a bewildering raft of unsupported claims that are every bit as irrational as faith based religion.

I would be willing to defend that conspiracy research is both more rational and evidential than faith-based religion.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
Koopin
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5/20/2010 12:13:45 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I will not be on DDO for most of the summer. I'm going to be super busy, like last year. Last year I spent probably half a week at home.
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5/20/2010 12:16:39 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/20/2010 12:13:45 PM, Koopin wrote:
I will not be on DDO for most of the summer. I'm going to be super busy, like last year. Last year I spent probably half a week at home.

Off to KFC boot camp?
Freeman
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5/20/2010 4:07:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/20/2010 12:09:55 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 5/19/2010 9:39:25 PM, Freeman wrote:
At 5/19/2010 2:46:58 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Summer is here and I now have time to take on some debates.

I will be willing to debate philosophy, religion, politics, conspiracy, the nature of reality, etc.

Feel free to throw out some other ideas as well.

I know I have a lot of objectionable positions that people are waiting to attack, so bring it to the table.

Resolved: My opponent clings

I don't cling to any ideas or claims.

to a bewildering raft of unsupported claims that are every bit as irrational as faith based religion.

I would be willing to defend that conspiracy research is both more rational and evidential than faith-based religion.

Geo, nothing personal, but your beliefs are beyond silly; they are downright ludicrous. You should give up this nonsense instead of trying to defend it.
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GeoLaureate8
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5/22/2010 10:16:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Any takers? Feel free to instigate a challenge. Preferably philosophy.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
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"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
GeoLaureate8
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5/22/2010 11:16:32 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Some topic ideas:

- Without God, life is meaningless

- Theistic evolution is false

- Religious anthropology is false

- Anti-theism: God is NOT desirable

- Kalam Cosmological Argument FAILS

- Buddhism is irrefutable


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"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
TheSkeptic
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5/22/2010 11:20:24 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
- Without God, life is meaningless

Following the trend of how you phrased the other resolutions, you believe life is meaningless without God? Sure I can take this.

- Buddhism is irrefutable

Lmfao sure, though you're going to be clear with what you mean by Buddhism.
GeoLaureate8
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5/22/2010 11:23:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/22/2010 11:20:24 PM, TheSkeptic wrote:
- Without God, life is meaningless

Following the trend of how you phrased the other resolutions, you believe life is meaningless without God? Sure I can take this.

Um, I actually am Con on that. Sorry for the confusion. Though I also assert that a life with God is more meaningless than without God.

- Buddhism is irrefutable

Lmfao sure, though you're going to be clear with what you mean by Buddhism.

I will rephrase it to "Buddhism as taught by the Buddha, is Irrefutable."
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
GeoLaureate8
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5/22/2010 11:45:53 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/22/2010 11:38:47 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
I want the theistic evolution one but I want the Kalam one even more.

Ok. I'll try to come up with an opening argument for a Kalam debate.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
GeoLaureate8
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5/23/2010 4:08:11 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/22/2010 11:20:24 PM, TheSkeptic wrote:
- Buddhism is irrefutable

Lmfao sure, though you're going to be clear with what you mean by Buddhism.

Alright Skeptic, here's my debate challenge:

http://www.debate.org...
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat