The modal ontological argument is sound

socialpinko
larztheloser

This is for R1 of SPinko's ELO Tournament. The resolution will cover the soundness of the modal ontological argument. Pro will defend while Con will seek to refute.Modal ontological argument-(P1) It is possible that God exists. (P2) God is not a contingent being, i.e., either it is not possible that God exists, or it is necessary that God exists. (C1) Hence, it is necessary that God exists. (C2) Hence, God exists.

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Dualism is likely true.

Center_for_Rationality
socialpinko

Resolution: Dualism is likely true.Dualism:the theory that the mental and the physical—or mind and body or mind and brain—are, in some sense, radically different kinds of thing Substance: a bearer of properties capable of undergoing change(Thanks to popculturepooka) BOP is shared, with the Negative/Con arguing for Physicalism.No semantic arguments.No intentionally fallacious arguments.  ...

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There are no compelling objections to anarchism

socialpinko
TUF

===Resolution===The resolution for this debate will deal with anarchism and whether it would have a legitimate possibility of effectively and qualitatively providing various social services which are generally recognized as necessary for the existence of civil society.In this debate, Pro is tasked with establishing a general framework for the effective production of these services (as well as their plausibility, just saying...

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Presidential Debate: Peter Griffin vs Eric Cartman

imabench
socialpinko

Thank you for tuning in to the second of possibly more presidential debates among some of the most well known fictional people in history who are running for President of the United States of America...... Tonight we have Peter Griffin vs Eric Cartman, who each represent the two major political parties in the race. My name is Tim Tebow, I will be tonights moderator because im still riding the...

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Abortion is illegal according to the Supreme Law of the Land

GarretKadeDupre
socialpinko

According to the preamble of the Constitution, the Constitution was established to secure the blessings of liberty to our posterity. Killing an unborn person in the womb is directly contrary to this idea. All people have equal rights under the Constitution, including unborn persons....

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Parents should not be allowed to tattoo their babies.

GeorgiaAshley
socialpinko

Parents should not be allowed to tattoo their babies. This is because when a youth is unable to communicate and does not have the ability to share their opinion it becomes considerably unfair. And is child abuse. That is all I will say for now....

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The "indispensable means" argument is not a compelling objection to same-sex marriage

socialpinko
givewire

The "indispensable means" argument was formulated by Jim Speigel (it has also been used more popularly by the user Contradiction on this site) and goes as follows: 1. Heterosexual union is the indispensable means by which humans come into existence and therefore has special social value (indeed, the greatest possible social value because it is the first precondition for society). 2. The indispensable means by which something of special social value can oc...

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Brian Griffin is cognitively dissonant in regards to religion

socialpinko
InquireTruth

Brian Griffin is a fictional character on the show Family Guy[1]. On the show he is known for being an atheist. I will argue that his being so contradicts past experiences of his over the show's course.===Rules===1. Drops will count as concessions.2. Semantic or abusive arguments will not be counted.3. New arguments brought in the last round will not be counted.4. R1 is for acceptance/clarification. Argumentation begins in R2.5. Bo...

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It is wrong to teach children that Santa Claus exists

BennyW
socialpinko

I will argue that it is wrong and sometimes even harmful to children to teach them that Santa Claus exists I will also extend this to the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. As pro I assert this and my opponent as con will argue that it is not wrong to do so.First round is for acceptance only. DefinitionsSanta Claus: the Jolly fat man who comes down chimneys and hands out presents and not the historic character known as Saint NicholasEaster Bunny: A la...

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Can Anarchy truly exist?

TheSolution
socialpinko

I believe Anarchy can not truly exist solely because there will always be some sort of government formed just through a person siding with another person based on ideas, this would usually lead to a chain reaction of a certain idea which people would bind to. If everyone believes in Anarchy then wouldn't that make it a government since these people share the same idea and purpose or would that make it a democracy?...

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