|Online:||7 Months Ago||Name:||Cosmic Logic|
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|Beliefs:||"Belief in the traditional sense, or certitude, or dogma, amounts to the grandiose delusion, "My current model" -- or grid, or map, or reality-tunnel -- "contains the whole universe and will never need to be revised." In terms of the history of science and knowledge in general, this appears absurd and arrogant to me, and I am perpetually astonished that so many people still manage to live with such a medieval attitude." ~Robert Anton Wilson|
|Quotes:||"When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." ~Sherlock Holmes|
"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." ~Einstein
"The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true." ~Carl Sagan
"The trick is to combine your waking, rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams, because once you can do that, you can do anything." ~Waking Life
Resolution: Pro will argue that, on balance, environment is more important than genes in the development of rationality. Con will argue for the opposite position.Definitions:Rationality: The combination of intelligence and conscientiousness.Intelligence: "the ability to learn or understand, or to deal with new or trying situations and/or the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment, or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (as tests.)" Here: http://www.merriam-w...
ev·o·lu·tion [ev-uh-loo-shuhn or, especially Brit., Biology . change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift. In this debate, I will be arguing for creationism. Creationism is the doctrine that matter and all things were created, substantially as they now exist, by an omnipotent Creator, and not gradually evolved or developed. RULES:TRY TO USE CORRECT SPELLING AND GRAMMAR I...
I would like to debate the proposition that abortion is generally immoral.To start with, I do believe that life-saving abortion are morally justified as long as the unborn child is not yet viable. This is because in rare cases (such as ectopic pregnancies), the child's and mother's life are both in danger. If you do nothing, both will die. It is better to lose one life than two.I will be arguing that abortions in all other cases are immoral.First round for acceptance/clarification.Second round f...
Some definitions:A "Thought-Terminating Cliché" is a commonly used phrase, sometimes passing as folk wisdom, used to quell cognitive dissonance. Though the the phrase in and of itself may be valid in certain contexts, its application as a means of dismissing dissent or justifying fallacious logic is what makes it thought-terminating. Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_Reform_and_the_Psychology_of_Totalism "Cognitive Dissonance" is a discomfort caused by holding conflicting cogniti...
Resolved: U.S. Primacy is globally desirable. Definitions U.S. Primacy: the fact that the U.S. can intervene if it desires and dominates multilateral and/or international organizations.Desirable: implying a more advantageous end state Rules1. Drops are concessions2. No new arguments in the last round 3. No semantics or trolling 4. Forfeit(s) will result in a loss*Rd. 1 is for acceptance. Rd. 2 will being argumentation**Do not accept this unless you are going to take the debate seriously....
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