Thoht
 
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Ideology:Progressive Education:Bachelors Degree
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Relationship:Married Income:Not Saying
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About Me:All I can be certain of is that I think. Therefore, I am thoht. This is an intentional misspelling because I simply believe thought should be spelled thoht. It's a palindrome, and suits me. I believe there is no "free" will, but that currently we are "free." I believe that one day we will not be "free." I believe that the Great Filter is centered around this concept, and several others, and am here in an attempt to figure out how to bypass it, or learn how to convince others of uncertainty and doubt in an attempt to lead all of humanity into the future I currently only have the barest shred of hope for. I attempt to cling to hope.
Activities:Music, Games, Philosophy, Debate, Fencing.
Beliefs:In what can be proven with decent enough confidence intervals. I leave myself open to "believing" things theoretically in an attempt to prove them, but realize that the evidence supports another option in the current time.
Books:The Wheel of Time series, the Sword of Truth series, Heechee Saga, many, many more. Generally Science Fiction Fantasy (a title that may not apply to some in the future)
Movies:Infinity War did a fair job lately. Gladiator is great. Other than that, mostly documentaries. However documentaries should also be seen as one-sided and fairly flawed.
Music:I love all music. It is all music to my ears. I usually listen to everything once and keep a small list of musicians that I don't care to listen to anymore. If pressed, Classical, Epic, Trance, Dubstep, or any song that has meaningful lyrics.
Quotes:I have no interest in quotes. Only evidence. The vast majority of quotes are taken out of context or misattributed, or even the wording is changed. Take them with a grain of salt. One who uses too many quotes and uses too little of their own ability to think will not gain my respect.
Sports Teams:Not into Sports.
TV Shows:TV shows are mostly dull. 13 Reasons Why is fair, some others are interesting lately, but drama, while entertaining, is not that interesting for debate.

Performing Abortions Should be Illegal

Dan_H
Thoht

Debate around abortion is as old as abortion itself. Various academics and politicians have said their piece on the moral and practical questions in very public disagreements. Popular opinion now rests with those who hold that abortion is a right stemming from a woman's right to privacy and a woman's right to decide what is done to her body. The following is a moral argument for why abortion should be illegal in any case not including imminent risk to the mother's life. This exemption is a s...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Classical Music Interpretation - Is appropriation acceptable?

BlackLeopard96
Thoht

It's a topic often debated among classical musiciansA306;Should we retain the style in which the piece was originally composed for, Or is it ok to appropriate the style and play in a modernistic way? It's plagued the music community for centuries, And arguments will keep cropping up about the 'composer's intentions'. I thoroughly believe that music should be played the way it was originally intended, At the time of composition. Even though there can be an exciting, New flair in alternate inter...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Access to and the distribution of health related services ought to be handled by the free market.

Athias
Thoht

Round One: Acceptance and Stipulations. Round Two: Opening Arguments. Round Three: Rebuttals. Round Four: Rejoinders. Round Five: Closing Arguments. Stipulations: 1. This debate will primarily focus--though it will not be restricted to--on Economics. 2. Moral arguments may be submitted since the proposition is normative. 3. Positive Rights are claims (moral or legal) which indicate entitlements; Negative Rights are claims (moral or legal) which indicate freedoms. If my op...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Racism is a hugely dramatized issue-change my mind

Luciano700
Thoht

You read the title, Now time to explain my position being an overhyped and hugely dramatized social issue 1. The reactionary mentality a lot of racial minorities 2. Most people near you who are ethnic minorities have probably never encountered racism in your life, Is really mainstream people and celebreties who usually try to expres that 3. Minority communities do not get along very well(try building unification of some king and see how good that leadership goes) 4. If you dare tr...

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Trial by jury

WrickItRalph
Thoht

First round is for stating positions. I believe that using untrained juries is ineffective and that we, As a society, Should used a trained alternative to juries....

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Updated 6 Months Ago
Thoht
Debates:50
Lost:0
Tied:34
Won:16
Win Ratio:100.00%
Percentile:98.81%
Elo Ranking:3,026
Forum Posts:10
Votes Cast:36
Opinion Arguments:5
Opinion Questions:0
Poll Votes:4
Poll Topics:0
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Abortion
Affirmative ActionCon
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Barack Obama
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Civil UnionsCon
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Electoral CollegeCon
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Estate TaxPro
European UnionN/O
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Federal ReserveCon
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Global Warming ExistsPro
GlobalizationPro
Gold StandardUnd
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Internet CensorshipCon
Iran-Iraq WarCon
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Legalized ProstitutionPro
Medicaid & MedicarePro
Medical MarijuanaPro
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National Retail Sales TaxCon
Occupy MovementN/O
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Social ProgramsPro
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Socialism
Stimulus SpendingPro
Term LimitsCon
TortureCon
United NationsPro
War in AfghanistanCon
War on Terror
WelfarePro

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