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runaway train hypothetical - ends justify the means?

dairygirl4u2c
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there is a runaway train speeding towards a hundred people who are tied to the track. the only way to prevent them from being hit, is to pull a level. doing so will cause the train to go down another track, killing one person tied to the track. some say the ends never justify the means. here, i'd argue they do, and you have to keep things proportional. see proportionalism....

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Is Imabench a matyr?

Objective_Being
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Begin in round one, I shall start in round two....

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Colon Cancer

moletrap
rross

I just had a colonoscopy and two polyps were found. One was cancerous, but the doctor said he was sure he got all of it and after the biopsy the cancer had not reached the stem and most likely did not penetrate the bowel. He still recommends a cat scan. Should I go for the cat scan or is he just covering his rear with an expensive second opinion?...

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The Parable of the Long Spoons is an Advocacy for Polyamory and Polygamy

wrichcirw
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This is a short debate that is impossible to accept in order to screen out people who forfeit or will troll. If you would like to accept this debate, either PM me or leave a comment in the comments section, thank you.BackgroundThe Parable of the Long Spoons is typically cited as a compelling vision of what constitutes heaven and hell. The idea is that heaven and hell are both very similar in that there is a banquet table with more than enough food to feed everyone, but people cannot feed themsel...

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The West (as a concept)

joepbr
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In this debate, I intend to challenge the widespread belief in the existence of something called "western world", which comprises, exclusively, the nations of the western half of Europe, plus the Anglo-Saxon part of the Americas and Oceania.I want to prove that there isn't a single element that can define the west while excluding all the rest of the world as a whole.Since my intention is to disprove the definition of the west, I'll let my opponent provide such definition which in turn will be ch...

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