Theism vs. Atheism

pcmbrown
ZakYoungTheLibertarian

Resolved: Theism is epistemicly superior to Atheism. Request: If you would be so kind as to post only your case, we can use the second round for direct refutation and proceed to full debate in the final 2 rounds. If you'd rather debate another way, that's fine too. Rule: Evidence found via research must be sourced, so that the context of that evidence may be examined. If a piece of evidence is not sourced by the voting period, it shall be assumed that the evidence was false Note: I will...

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This House Supports Utilitarianism over its contending normative ethical systems.

Stephen_Hawkins
pcmbrown

Hello, welcome to the debate.The debate is simply as the resolution stands. No squirreling of terminology to change the intended purpose of debate, the division of labour is mostly on myself (though my opponent should present a counterplan).The round structures should be as followed:R1 - Acceptance and any opening remarks.R2 - An explanation of your ethical system. There should not be serious engagement with the opposition's argume...

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Re: 'Up' is Not a Good Children's Movie

Lifeisgood
pcmbrown

About a month ago, I did a debate on this topic with someone else. The debate did not go as well as I had hoped, and pcmbrown said that he would be willing to accept it if I re-issued it. Now I have. Before I begin, some definitions: Good: conforming to set standards; suitable, sufficient or satisfactory Children's movie: a movie created specifically for viewing by audiences ages 2-14 A children's movie is usually characterized by its witty humor, appropriate content, and a light-he...

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DDO TOC Round 1: Economics

pcmbrown
wjmelements

Resolved: Grand Canyon National Park should be auctioned off to the highest bidder. My opponent has requested that, in the spirit of traditional forensics, he ought to argue first and last. Further, neither of us may present new arguments in the 5th round, it being a crystallization round. If the debate is still rather heated at that point, we may mutually decide to extend new arguments into the 5th round. My opponent has also accepted the burden of proof. I give the floor, and the definit...

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I will not contradict myself

pcmbrown
mongeese

Contradiction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contradiction Rules: 1. In Rounds 1-3, CON will ask PRO ten Yes/No questions. 2. In Rounds 2-4, PRO will answer all of CON's questions with Yes, No, or an explanation as to why neither answer would be completely correct. 3. In Rounds 2-4, CON can point out any contradictions that he or she believes to be present in PRO's answers. 4. When CON points out a contradiction, PRO may use all of the following rounds to defend the accused contradiction u...

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God probably does not exist

Wandering_Sophist
pcmbrown

The parameters: God is "a supernatural intelligence who, in addition to his main work of creating the universe in the first place, is still around to oversee and influence the subsequent fate of his initial creation."1 Existence is "the fact or state of continued being."2 I will begin with the "Argument From Evil": 1. If God exists, then God is wholly good and omnipotent. 2. A wholly good God would want to actualize the best possible world. 3. The best possible world would conta...

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Obama's Stimulas Package Was an Utter Failure and a Second Stimulas is Unacceptable

youngpolitic
pcmbrown

I will let my opponent start this debate. I would first like to set up a few ground rules. No insults No cussing and please do not act like you are better than anyone else First I would like to define the what I mean by Stimulas Package. I am talking about the multibillion dollar spending bill passed a few months ago by the Obama administration. Please follow these rules and I challenge anyone who wants to take my debate. Thank you...

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Should Gay Marriage be legal

cbass28
pcmbrown

1. I'm tired of people saying being gay is a choice it is not, i am a straight man and i didn't one day sit on my couch and decide to be straight or gay i just natrually was attracted to women a gay man would be natrually attracted to men their is nothing wrong with that. Your sexual orientation is no more controllable than the color of your skin. 2. People that gay marriage is imoral acording to the bible. I dont know if you know that the constitution requires seperation of church and state...

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The U.S. Government Ought Not Sell the UnaBomber's Possessions

ToastOfDestiny
pcmbrown

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/06/09/unabomber.evidence/index.html Resolved: The U.S. Government ought not to sell the Unabomber's possessions without permission from the Unabomber. I just saw this on CNN and was wondering if anyone would like a friendly debate on the subject. Be forewarned, this debate isn't about semantics or legal precedent. I'm looking for a debate on morals - basically: should the government be able to sell a criminal's possessions without permission? If either side...

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Health Care

Larsness
pcmbrown

Cheese is a luxouriouse item. I spelled that wring. Luxouriouse I mean. And now wrong is wrong. Well, it's actually wring, but it's meaning is wrong. Wring- twist something forcibly and painfully: to twist something such as an animal's neck forcefully, usually causing pain or death I guess I was wring on that too. I wonder if anyone will challenge this. Probably. I wonder if I will lose. Maybe. Horrifying. Inciting. " This debate is pointless and should be remo...

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