Total Posts:20|Showing Posts:1-20
Jump to topic:

TOP 20 Favorite and New debate topics?

TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Posts: 223
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 2:47:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Over the past few months I have brainstormed a few topics which I really like. What are some topics you have been thinking about, interest you or you have just always like? :)

Here is my list of debate topics which I personally like and will debate this summer. They are in no particular order

_________________________________________________________________________________________

20.) The A&E TV show "Beyond Scared Straight" and all similar programs should be banned by the government.

19.) The United States should organize and fund an official national debate TV program (US Domestic and International Debate Assosiation)((UDIDA)

18.) The United States of America should introduce an amendment constituting privacy as a right.

17.) Deontology is a better system of morality than Utilitarian Consequentialism.

16.) America is a superficial nation

15.) Mandatory busing in the United States.

14.) Should people curse?

13.) Everything is debatable.

12.) In the universal struggle of Evil vs. Good, Evil has already won.

11.) Truth is Subjective.

10.)War and hatred will always exist (because of love #nartoitachiswag)

9.) The US should impose a ban on immigration to and from countries where islamic terrorism is rooted

8.) Hitler was justified in starting WWII

7.)christianity poses a greater threat to Islam than Islam does to Christianity

6.) Terrorism is justifiable

5.) Marijuana is addictive

4.) One ought to smoke weed everyday

3.) The U.S. government should recognize Puerto Rico as an official state

2.) On balance happiness is a choice

1.) Resolved: The lottery is a tax on the poor.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
thett3
Posts: 14,338
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:08:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
What position are you interested in debating on these, or are you willing to flip sides on any of them?

I'm interested in 18, 15, and 12.
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
lannan13
Posts: 23,029
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:17:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 2:47:59 PM, TheJuniorVarsityNovice wrote:
Over the past few months I have brainstormed a few topics which I really like. What are some topics you have been thinking about, interest you or you have just always like? :)

Here is my list of debate topics which I personally like and will debate this summer. They are in no particular order

_________________________________________________________________________________________

20.) The A&E TV show "Beyond Scared Straight" and all similar programs should be banned by the government.

19.) The United States should organize and fund an official national debate TV program (US Domestic and International Debate Assosiation)((UDIDA)

18.) The United States of America should introduce an amendment constituting privacy as a right.

17.) Deontology is a better system of morality than Utilitarian Consequentialism.

16.) America is a superficial nation

15.) Mandatory busing in the United States.

14.) Should people curse?
Pro

13.) Everything is debatable.

12.) In the universal struggle of Evil vs. Good, Evil has already won.

11.) Truth is Subjective.

10.)War and hatred will always exist (because of love #nartoitachiswag)
Pro

9.) The US should impose a ban on immigration to and from countries where islamic terrorism is rooted
Pro

8.) Hitler was justified in starting WWII
Con

7.)christianity poses a greater threat to Islam than Islam does to Christianity
Con

6.) Terrorism is justifiable
What kind of "terrorism"?

5.) Marijuana is addictive
Pro

4.) One ought to smoke weed everyday
Con

3.) The U.S. government should recognize Puerto Rico as an official state
Pro

2.) On balance happiness is a choice
Pro

1.) Resolved: The lottery is a tax on the poor.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-Lannan13'S SIGNATURE-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-

If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~
TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Posts: 223
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:22:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Here are a few more topics I like::::

refusal of service based on sexuality is immoral.

homosexuality is genetic

Mental disease does not exist

The definition of mental disorder is too wide
TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Posts: 223
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:23:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 4:08:29 PM, thett3 wrote:
What position are you interested in debating on these, or are you willing to flip sides on any of them?

I'm interested in 18, 15, and 12

I'll re-post with my position on these...
lannan13
Posts: 23,029
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:25:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 4:22:32 PM, TheJuniorVarsityNovice wrote:
Here are a few more topics I like::::


refusal of service based on sexuality is immoral.
As in homosexuality etc...?

homosexuality is genetic
Pro

Mental disease does not exist
How so?

The definition of mental disorder is too wide
True.
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-Lannan13'S SIGNATURE-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-

If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~
TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Posts: 223
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:30:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I will put pro or con next to these, just to indicate which one I would take.

20.)PRO>>>> The A&E TV show "Beyond Scared Straight" and all similar programs should be banned by the government.

19.) PRO>>>The United States should organize and fund an official national debate TV program (US Domestic and International Debate Assosiation)((UDIDA)

18.) The United States of America should introduce an amendment constituting privacy as a right.

17.) PRO>>>>>Deontology is a better system of morality than Utilitarian Consequentialism.

16.) PRO>>>America is a superficial nation

15.) PRO>>>Mandatory busing in the United States.

14.) CON>>>Should people curse?

13.)PRO>>> Everything is debatable.

12.) PRO>>>In the universal struggle of Evil vs. Good, Evil has already won.

11.) im confused but probs CON>>>>Truth is Subjective.

10.)PRO>>>War and hatred will always exist (because of love #nartoitachiswag)

9.) PRO>>>The US should impose a ban on immigration to and from countries where islamic terrorism is rooted

8.) PRO>>>Hitler was justified in starting WWII

7.)PRO>>>christianity poses a greater threat to Islam than Islam does to Christianity

6.)PRO>>> Terrorism is justifiable

5.) EITHER>>>Marijuana is addictive

4.) PRO>>>One ought to smoke weed everyday

3.) PRO>>>The U.S. government should recognize Puerto Rico as an official state

2.)PRO>>> On balance happiness is a choice

1.)PRO>>> Resolved: The lottery is a tax on the poor.

Extras: PRO TO ALL

refusal of service based on sexuality is immoral.

homosexuality is genetic

Mental disease does not exist

The definition of mental disorder is too wide
Subutai
Posts: 3,187
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:39:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'm interested in 17.

What's mandatory busing?
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Posts: 223
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:41:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Lannan Said:

20.) The A&E TV show "Beyond Scared Straight" and all similar programs should be banned by the government.

19.) The United States should organize and fund an official national debate TV program (US Domestic and International Debate Assosiation)((UDIDA)

18.) The United States of America should introduce an amendment constituting privacy as a right.

17.) Deontology is a better system of morality than Utilitarian Consequentialism.

16.) America is a superficial nation

15.) Mandatory busing in the United States.

13.) Everything is debatable.

12.) In the universal struggle of Evil vs. Good, Evil has already won.

11.) Truth is Subjective.

=======

6.) Terrorism is justifiable
What kind of "terrorism"?

=======

refusal of service based on sexuality is immoral.
As in homosexuality etc...?

Mental disease does not exist
How so?

The definition of mental disorder is too wide
True.
====================
Hey Lannan, just out of Curiousity, what do you think/ would you go for on the ones you didn't rank?

-Radical Islamist terrorism
- Yes, homosexuality
-Well, In this one I would be arguing that mental disease isn't what it is, because of its definition.
-I got this idea after learning that pedophilia was a mental disorder and looking up the definition.
thett3
Posts: 14,338
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:41:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 4:23:32 PM, TheJuniorVarsityNovice wrote:
At 5/26/2015 4:08:29 PM, thett3 wrote:
What position are you interested in debating on these, or are you willing to flip sides on any of them?

I'm interested in 18, 15, and 12

I'll re-post with my position on these...

Let's do 12. It's the most abstract and interesting for sure and I'll take Con on it
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Posts: 223
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:43:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 4:39:17 PM, Subutai wrote:
I'm interested in 17.

What's mandatory busing?

Mandatory busing is the practice of shipping students within a certain region to other school in order to make the school manually diversified. It was prominent during 70's but was pushed back, still happens in OK Nebraska though, they say its unconstitutional and doesn't work but I want to defend it.
TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Posts: 223
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:45:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 4:41:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 5/26/2015 4:23:32 PM, TheJuniorVarsityNovice wrote:
At 5/26/2015 4:08:29 PM, thett3 wrote:
What position are you interested in debating on these, or are you willing to flip sides on any of them?

I'm interested in 18, 15, and 12

I'll re-post with my position on these...

Let's do 12. It's the most abstract and interesting for sure and I'll take Con on it

I agree, I really like that one, but I don't have my arguments for it...this list is litterally right out of the scrap book Lol...
16kadams
Posts: 10,497
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 4:57:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 4:22:32 PM, TheJuniorVarsityNovice wrote:
Here are a few more topics I like::::


refusal of service based on sexuality is immoral.

homosexuality is genetic

I have pretty much reversed a lot of my social conservative positions on this issue, but there is no good proof that it is genetic. You can argue fetal hormones, I guess, but even that is kinda meh. Epigenetics has been suggested but that evidence is the weakest. I don't see "Pro" being able to win on this. The evidence really leads us to one inescapable conclusion as to what causes homosexuality. Ready to see the answer? Here it is: ?!?!?!?!?!??????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!??????????????????????


Mental disease does not exist

The definition of mental disorder is too wide
https://www.youtube.com...
https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
"A trend is a trend, but the question is, will it bend? Will it alter its course through some unforeseen force and come to a premature end?" -- Alec Cairncross
TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Posts: 223
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 7:49:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 7:38:33 PM, Hayd wrote:
19 lol good idea

Haha, I think so too. The argument might turn into a weird type of policy debate though lol, because I'm advocating a specific plan.

That's probably my favorite, next to the Beyond Scared Straight case. I don't know why we dont have this already!! Think about it. A place where scientists, scholars and maybe politicians can go and lay their arguments out in a mutually respectful way, without banter or too much rhetoric. Where both presented their arguments forthrightly and in full detail.

The exchange would be like, reasons that immigration should be (il)legal. They would present their argument clearly and the opponents would have to specifically address those claims, getting to the very root of the debate itself. It would show both sides why the other was founded in their belief and would lead to more understanding. Think about it. Debate, could be America's next baseball. An American tradition.
TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Posts: 223
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 7:52:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 4:57:48 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/26/2015 4:22:32 PM, TheJuniorVarsityNovice wrote:
Here are a few more topics I like::::


refusal of service based on sexuality is immoral.

homosexuality is genetic

I have pretty much reversed a lot of my social conservative positions on this issue, but there is no good proof that it is genetic. You can argue fetal hormones, I guess, but even that is kinda meh. Epigenetics has been suggested but that evidence is the weakest. I don't see "Pro" being able to win on this. The evidence really leads us to one inescapable conclusion as to what causes homosexuality. Ready to see the answer? Here it is: ?!?!?!?!?!??????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!??????????????????????




Mental disease does not exist

The definition of mental disorder is too wide

I have to disagree. Scientists have long seen evidence of genetic correlation, twins are both gay like 70% of the time. The genetic correlation is not fully understood, as many things aren't, but I would bet an arm that its genetic and I have proof as well.
Varrack
Posts: 2,410
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 7:56:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 4:57:48 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/26/2015 4:22:32 PM, TheJuniorVarsityNovice wrote:
Here are a few more topics I like::::


refusal of service based on sexuality is immoral.

homosexuality is genetic

I have pretty much reversed a lot of my social conservative positions on this issue, but there is no good proof that it is genetic. You can argue fetal hormones, I guess, but even that is kinda meh. Epigenetics has been suggested but that evidence is the weakest. I don't see "Pro" being able to win on this. The evidence really leads us to one inescapable conclusion as to what causes homosexuality. Ready to see the answer? Here it is: ?!?!?!?!?!??????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!??????????????????????

Actually there's quite a bit of research in favor of Pro.

http://www.natureworldnews.com...
http://news.sciencemag.org...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com...
http://www.osti.gov...
http://www.nature.com...
http://www.sciencedirect.com...
http://www.shb-info.org...: http://www.jstor.org...: :
https://books.google.com...

Mental disease does not exist

The definition of mental disorder is too wide
Hayd
Posts: 4,022
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 8:31:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 7:49:20 PM, TheJuniorVarsityNovice wrote:
At 5/26/2015 7:38:33 PM, Hayd wrote:
19 lol good idea

Haha, I think so too. The argument might turn into a weird type of policy debate though lol, because I'm advocating a specific plan.

That's probably my favorite, next to the Beyond Scared Straight case. I don't know why we dont have this already!! Think about it. A place where scientists, scholars and maybe politicians can go and lay their arguments out in a mutually respectful way, without banter or too much rhetoric. Where both presented their arguments forthrightly and in full detail.

The exchange would be like, reasons that immigration should be (il)legal. They would present their argument clearly and the opponents would have to specifically address those claims, getting to the very root of the debate itself. It would show both sides why the other was founded in their belief and would lead to more understanding. Think about it. Debate, could be America's next baseball. An American tradition.

Rotfl, the new baseball! Lol, Americans are too stupid and would rather watch Honey Boo Boo
Adam_Godzilla
Posts: 2,487
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/26/2015 10:16:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/26/2015 2:47:59 PM, TheJuniorVarsityNovice wrote:
Over the past few months I have brainstormed a few topics which I really like. What are some topics you have been thinking about, interest you or you have just always like? :)

Here is my list of debate topics which I personally like and will debate this summer. They are in no particular order

_________________________________________________________________________________________

20.) The A&E TV show "Beyond Scared Straight" and all similar programs should be banned by the government.

19.) The United States should organize and fund an official national debate TV program (US Domestic and International Debate Assosiation)((UDIDA)

18.) The United States of America should introduce an amendment constituting privacy as a right.

17.) Deontology is a better system of morality than Utilitarian Consequentialism.

16.) America is a superficial nation

15.) Mandatory busing in the United States.

14.) Should people curse?

13.) Everything is debatable.

12.) In the universal struggle of Evil vs. Good, Evil has already won.

11.) Truth is Subjective.

10.)War and hatred will always exist (because of love #nartoitachiswag)

9.) The US should impose a ban on immigration to and from countries where islamic terrorism is rooted

8.) Hitler was justified in starting WWII

7.)christianity poses a greater threat to Islam than Islam does to Christianity

6.) Terrorism is justifiable

5.) Marijuana is addictive

4.) One ought to smoke weed everyday

3.) The U.S. government should recognize Puerto Rico as an official state

2.) On balance happiness is a choice

Very controversial no?
1.) Resolved: The lottery is a tax on the poor.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
Love the list.
New episode of OUTSIDERS: http://www.debate.org...
Episode 4 - They walk among us