Should Gender Identity be Predicated on Biological Sex??

medic0506
Noumena

Should Gender Identity be Predicated on Biological Sex??This debate was spawned from a forum discussion on the issue of transgender people. As Pro, I will be arguing that there is no good reason for the claims of transgendered people, that they are a different gender than what they were born as. Con will be arguing that one can be born biologically male, yet at the same time be female, or vice versa,&nbs...

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The Anti-Evolutionists Are Crippled By Questions That Undermine Their Entire Case

JonMilne
medic0506

I have already done a post like this in the forums, but frankly I believe this is something that Medic, as someone who has been particularly prone of recent to being anti-evolution in his stance, should address. First, here's some definitions: Evolution - the change in allele frequencies over time, or in other words the changes in traits species inherit throughout generations. (3) Common Descent - the scientific theory that all living organisms descended from a common ancestor that liv...

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Universal Common descent is a scientific explanation for the genetic origins of living organisms

F-16_Fighting_Falcon
medic0506

ResolutionUniversal Common descent is a scientific explanation for the genetic origins of living organisms.Definitions Universal Common descent - Universal common descent is a general descriptive theory concerning the genetic origins of living organisms (though not the ultimate origin of life). The theory specifically postulates that all of the earth's known biota are genealogically related, much in the same way that sibl...

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Hitler was influenced by Darwin's theory of evolution

iamnotwhoiam
medic0506

Thank you to medic0506 for taking up this debate.BOP is shared.Darwin's theory of evolution - as detailed in The Origin of Species.Round 1 is for acceptance.Round 4 is for rebuttals only....

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Atheism is a Religion

Illegalcombatant
medic0506

medic0506 has said recently a few times that "atheism is a religion". Now this has being said by medic in forums with some arguments/claims to go with it. I have not being impressed. But such is the nature of forum threads is that they usually have a lower standard of rigor than debates, as among other things debates tend to keep the subject in focus and is harder to derail and more time can be spent on the arguments and counter arguments. As such I would like medic to enlighten us all as...

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The collective bargaining rights of teachers should be removed

darkkermit
medic0506

I would like to thank my opponent for participating in this tournament. As part of the debate format, in each round one is either affirming one's own case or making a rebuttal. Never both in the same round. This is to save character space. The final round is a conclusion, in which no arguments or rebuttals are made. Each side just makes a case why he felt his arguments were better. If my opponent accepts these conditions then we shall proceed. Definition Collective bargaining – workers do n...

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Resolved: Parents ought not use corporal punishment to rear children

ScarletGhost4396
medic0506

This section can be for acceptance of the debate at hand and the position being held. The next three rounds will be for the presentation of cases and arguments....

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The film "Expelled" makes significant errors and misrepresenations.

XimenBao
medic0506

Inspired by a discussion in a comments thread where a member cited the film to positively highlight the voices speaking out for intelligent design. He's declined the challenge. Anyone else want to take a swing at it?First round for definitions and acceptace.Resolved: The film "Expelled" makes significant errors and misrepresenations.Defintions...

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The Christian Bible contains contradictions.

medic0506
KnowItAll

Many claim that the Christian Bible contains many contradictions. As con, I will attempt to show that these contradictions can be clarified, within the Bible. Pro will give examples, of alleged contradictions, and attempt to refute my clarification. To avoid confusion, specific verses should be listed, along with an explanation of why there is a contradiction. Burden of proof will be shared. For the purpose of this debate, a contradiction is any statement made, in the Bible, that is incon...

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The Kalam Cosmological Argument (3)

Illegalcombatant
medic0506

4 Rounds 8,000 Character limit 72 Hours to respond 3 Month voting period NO VIDEO LINKS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BURDEN OF PROOF Both sides of this debate have a burden to carry I as the CON will argue that the kalam cosmological argument should be rejected. My opponent as the PRO will argue that the kalam cosmological argument should be accepted. -------------------------------------------------...

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