The Two-Party System Doesn't Work

darceem

Resolution ==== The predominant two-party system in the United States does not work, and has led to a chaotic governmental gap that results in a severe lack of results on all three branches of our federal government and in local governments, easily skewed media perceptions which promote uninformed and voting and Duverger's Law, and an increase in cognitive biases in voters and politicians (namely Confirmation Bias, Bandwagon Effect, Herd and Ingroup biases, and Selective Perception). Claims...

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Updated 10 Years Ago

On balance, capitalism is more humanitarian than communism.

J.Kenyon

Thanks, Lwerd for accepting, and good luck! As before, the burden of proof is equal: we both must show the merits of our respective systems and demonstrate their superiority over the alternative. == Definitions == Capitalism – economic system characterized by voluntary exchange, private ownership, and the prohibition of force, fraud, and coercion. Humanitarian – showing concern for welfare and happiness of mankind. I'll leave this term open-ended. Some possible criteria might incl...

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Human genetic engineering is a good thing

Eccedustin

My argument is that genetic engineering, and specifically human genetic engineering is a good thing. I believe that human genetic engineering (HGE) can benefit human kind in an endless number of ways including but not limited to : *Increased lifespan *Decreasing disease *Making humans happier *Making humans stronger *Making humans smarter *Making humans better looking (Yes, even this can be done and is good) I will let my opponent make the first actual argument and I will then,...

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Does God exist?

Mason0612

Well, where do I begin....... I was born a catholic but when I was 14, I looked at the world, and noticed something is lacking in the credibility of religion. I am 16 now, and still attend a catholic school, but I am now an atheist. Here are some of the many things that I see about religion and God. 1. Scientific evidence has disproved many biblical claims such as the earth being 6000 years old, when it's actually more then 4 billion. We know this due to carbon dating and radioactive dat...

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Genetically Modifying Human Beings is Unethical.

Zerosmelt

I used to be very much against the idea of g-modifying humans. (from here on I will use g-modify as an abbreviation for genetically modify) I will admit that it's a hard notion to swallow but now I am convinced that it is something we should pursue. To clarify I am arguing against the claim that g-modification is unethical and only that. I do not need to prove in anyway that it is actually ethical as this would be difficult since I don't believe in objective morality. First I will define: (a...

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Updated 12 Years Ago

The Theory of Evolution is a lie. We did not come from monkeys.

everseeingeye

I can't imagine how you can believe we came from monkeys. doesn't it just make more sense to just say we adapted? Just because we changed our environment doesn't mean we automativally can mutate ourselves and just "evolve." When people get mutetions, they suffer from various illnesses. Can you name me ONE mutation that is positive? Just one. That's all I'm asking for. You can't, simply because there is none. We are made in the image of God, our heavenly father, so when genes in our body changes...

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62 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

genetic engineering

swimfreak007

why should we let people go around creating other people?? why should we let people take lives into their own hands and play God??? im not a vary religious person but i dont agree with the fact that people are trying to creat other people in all the wrong ways!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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Updated 13 Years Ago

experiment on non-human animals to develop products and medicines that benefit human beings?

cmmj1004

Experiments on animals should be considered on a case-by-case basis. The proper principle to apply, however, is that the reduction of human suffering is our first priority and the prevention of animal suffering or death is secondary to that (although still important). So that if there is a decent chance that an experiment will result in an important medical breakthrough that will reduce human suffering and death then it is justifiable to allow animal suffering. Animal experimentation is the (som...

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