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About Me:I live in the foothills of California, but was born in West Virginia. I have studied magic, mentalism and hypnosis since I was 10 (thus my name). I have a technician class license in Ham radio and working on getting a general license. I became an atheist around my 16th birthday and have been getting increasingly liberal since then. Not too interested in political debates expect a few social topics.
Activities:All things magic (the trick kind) | WWII combatives|computers| science|philosophy|prank calls|Tai Chi.
Beliefs:Agnostic| Determinist |Green| Ex-Christian
Books:The Berglas Effects|Expert at the Card Table|The Pure Effect|Paranormaility why we see what isn't there|Nailed 10 Christian myths that show Jesus Never existed at all|Greatest show on earth| Jesus lied:He was only human| Christian no more|The End of Christianity|Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus|A Sense of Goodness without God|pretty much anything by Richard Carrier| Other Worlds: Space, Superspace, and the Quantum Universe|A Brief History of Time|Physics of the Impossible| Quantum Physics for Dummies
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Quotes:"The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice." - Bertrand Russell

"We can pray over the cholera victim, or we can give her 500 milligrams of tetracycline every twelve hours" - Carl Sagan

"You can do what you decide to do " but you cannot decide what you will decide to do." - Sam Harris

"...There is no God"- Psalm 14:1

"The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps." - Proverbs 14:15

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." - Albert Einstein

"Without Vaucanson's shitting duck there would be nothing to remind us of the glory of France." - Voltaire

"In Soviet Russia, Jesus worships YOU!!" - Russian Reversal on Jesus

"Where's our goddamn bible!?" - Ronald Mac

"Neutron stars are so dense that 1 gram would weigh 3.2 billion grams"- Fake quote attributed to Leonard Susskind
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In defense of history's worst: Osama Bin Laden is innocent (Part 1)

simpleguy
Magic8000

Having been inspired by Wylted's "In Defense of Evil" series I decided to start my own. Definitions:Innocent: not guilty of a crime or other wrong act [1]The burden of proof in this debate is on Con to show that Osama Bin Laden was guilty of any crimes he was charged with, the standard of proof being beyond reasonable doubt. If you don't qualify for this debate leave a comment and I'll consider you. Structure:Round 1 - Con ArgumentsRound 2 - Pro rebuttals and arguments, Con rebuttals...

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Affirmative Action

1davey29
Magic8000

I fully believe in the idea of affirmative action, but I am against how it is currently being done. I believe that there should be a way for minorities to advance more efficiently in society, but the current form of affirmative action, while indeed advancing the minorities, declines the majorities. I believe if the current form of affirmative action continues, the minorities will become the majorities and we will be forced to change our perspective once again. I get that affirmative action is ma...

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It is probable that God exists

AnsweringAtheism
Magic8000

NOTE: I have borrowed these terms and introduction from Contradiction's debates.I have made this impossible to accept. If you want to debate this topic with me, please comment. TERMSResolved: It is probable that God exists.Rounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Rebuttals4. Rebuttals5. Closing arguments/rebuttals For the purposes of this debate, the term "God" will be defined broadly as to include the general attributes (ie: omnipotence, omniscience) commonly associated with...

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The first cause argument for God is invalid

theta_pinch
Magic8000

First round is acceptance....

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NSA should continue domestic surveillance

Spamkybones
Magic8000

Resolved: the benefits of domestic surveillance by the NSA outweigh the costs. Defining terms: Outweighs... is defined as being more significant than or greater Surveillance..we define as being a close observation Contention 1: Claim: the NSA provides a lot of jobs Warrant: they have a continuous need for people who have skills in everything from Logistics to Law, Collection to Telecommunications, and Research to Security. Prior investigative experience is not required. Imp...

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