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.

Post Voting Period
4 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

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.  ...

Post Voting Period
7 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

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...

Post Voting Period
23 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

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...

Post Voting Period
42 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

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...

Post Voting Period
9 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Karl Popper's philosophy of science requires us to be overly critical of scientific theories.

KuriouserNKuriouser
socialpinko

David Hume demonstrated the problem of induction (PoI), which cast serious doubt on the field of science itself. Karl Popper accepted the PoI but argued that science was not effected by this as it was based solely on deductive, rather than inductive reasoning. Thus, Popper argued that science was only capable of falsifying theories and hypotheses, and was incapable of confirming or supporting them. I argue that ac...

Post Voting Period
16 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Hume was more important in the development of philosophy than Kant

socialpinko
phantom

The resolution seems rather self-explanatory. Pro will make the argument that Hume was more important than Kant in the subsequent deveopment of philosophy. Con will make the opposite argument, being that Kant was more important than Hume.The definition of important will be in some sense subjective. However, the term should be used within reason. Kant refers to Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher.Hume refers to David Hume, the Scottish philosopher....

Post Voting Period
11 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

There are no compelling objections to anarchism

socialpinko
Ore_Ele

===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...

Post Voting Period
16 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

It is morally permissible for Catholics to vote for Obama

TrasguTravieso
socialpinko

I will take the Con position. Opponent may begin in this first round. The only definition I think is worth pursuing is "Catholic". Catholics: Those baptized in and who affirm the totality of the teachings of the Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church. The ordinary rules: no trolling, semantics or general douchebaggery. I would like my opponent to be a pro-Obama Catholic. If not, then please assume Catholic viewpoint....

Post Voting Period
4 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

It is more likely than not that an afterlife does not exist

socialpinko
thett3

===Resolution===The Pro will have the primary burden of proof in formulating and defending an argument against the existence of an afterlife. Con's burden will be to deconstruct and refute Pro's case. ===Definitions===An afterlife is defined as "the concept of a realm, or the realm itself (whether physical or transcendental), in which an essential part of an individual's identity or consciousness continues to reside after the death o...

Post Voting Period
26 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago