Intelligent Design is not a scientific theory.

evansands

Intelligent Design is a much of a scientific theory as sleeping is a sport (this isn't my point of contention, mind you). By any reasonable account of science, ID fails to qualify as a scientific theory. First, I look to Karl Popper's account of science for support. Popper's principle contribution to the philosophy of science is the concept of falsification; that is, a proposed theory must have the capable of refutation. Theories that escape refutation are not necessarily unhelpful or even i...

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Gays should be allowed to marry

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clsmooth

For gays not to be allowed to marry is archaic and discriminatory. idon't understand why anybody would think gay marriage is acceptable. Please explain your reasoning. - Denying them is a violation of religious freedom (civil and religious marriages are two separate institutions). - Marriage benefits (such as joint ownership, medical decision-making capacity) should be available to all couples. - Homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle nowadays with a proven biological causation. - Denying...

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Police profiling is collectivist, un-American, unconstitutional, and ineffective.

clsmooth

I am challenging my opponent, Daxitarian, to this debate because I agree with him on so many issues -- and yet I am shocked to see his support for "police profiling." I argue against "profiling" on philosophical, moral, legal, and utilitarian grounds. (By the way: This bout is schedule for two rounds, not three). 1. "Profiling" is collectivist: This is self-evident. Profiling is premised on the notion that human beings are not individuals, but rather, members of groups. Collectivism is the ro...

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Jesus is a mythological figure. Christianity is not for thinking people.

Sunta

Jesus is a mythological figure and as such is very similar to earlier pagan, Egyptian, Greek/Roman, and Asian mythological figures. In addition to sharing many similarities with other warrior/savior Gods, Jesus is based primarily on sun worship and therefore shares many aspects of that religion. It is easy to look at pagan symbols, statuary, and paintings and see distinct parallels between Jesus and figures such as Horus, Mithras, and Dionysus. There are few, if any, credible references to suppo...

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