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"Do or do not, there is no try"-Yoda

PeacefulChaos
GaryBacon

This is my first debate on Debate.org, so I am pretty excited about it! The first round will be for acceptance only. Resolution: The resolution states, “Do or do not, there is no try”, a famous quote from Yoda. I, con, will be arguing against this statement. I will be stating that there is such thing as trying. My opponent, pro, will agree with the resolution. He/she will try to prove that there isn't such...

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15 Comments
Updated 10 Years Ago

The Use of Vulgarity

masonw125
mandmandmbaby

Ever since vulgarity has been used, there have been constant debates on its impacts. Of course, there is a certain religious element to it - in that many believe swearing to be a sin, and detrimental to society - but I'd like to look more specifically at its use in day-to-day communication. While several people claim that using vulgar language is immature and inappropriate, especially in a place of work, I see it as being beneficial in certain cases; in fact, I'd even go so far as to call obscen...

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1 Comments
Updated 10 Years Ago

Social Darwinism is a just theory

Sketchy
feverish

Rules:1. If Con starts the argument in the first round, he/she must not use the last round. If Con simply uses the first round for acceptance, they can use their last round.2. BoP is shared.3. Invoking Godwin's Law will result in immediate loss of conduct and argument points.4. If someone uses semantic arguments, the opponent also has the right to use semantics without loss of conduct points.5. If you have any questions about the rules, message...

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15 Comments
Updated 10 Years Ago

Which super power would be the best to have

lifesaglitch911
GrizzlyAdamz

I believe the ability to choose what people are thinking would be the ultimate super power to have because it allows you to also have many other super powers, for instance if you could alter what people think you could make people think they don't see you, which would technically make one invisible. Or you could alter your own mind to think your flying which would be exactly like really flying without the dangers of crashing. That is why I think altering peoples minds would be the best super p...

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9 Comments
Updated 10 Years Ago

Confidence assessment marking

Logic_on_rails
larztheloser

Resolved: Confidence assessment marking is a better test marking system than the one currently in place

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11 Comments
Updated 10 Years Ago

everybody likes to argue about their FAVORITE MOVIE!!!!

imabench
Spritle

Think of your favorite movie right now...... Now try to remember if you thought it should have won best picture the year it came out. Did it? Maybe it did but it probably didn't, but you think it should have won right? Here's the deal, You argue why the movie ________________________ should have won the best picture award for the year it came out, And I will argue A) Why it shouldn't have won, and/or B) Why the movie that did win best picture deserved it more than the movie you chose :) I...

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4 Comments
Updated 10 Years Ago

Whether or not Troy Davis should have been executed

younglion3000
imabench

I believe that the judge should have looked into the case further to see the truth in whole case and let Troy Davis walk like they let Amanda Knox walk...

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8 Comments
Updated 10 Years Ago

Tigers are the true king of the Jungle

eltigrey
phantom

1st round acceptance. I would like the opponent to be my skill level in debate, but if you are really interested you can challenge me....

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14 Comments
Updated 10 Years Ago

I will not contradict myself.

mongeese
kohai

Contradiction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contradiction Rules: 1. In Rounds 1-3, CON will ask PRO ten Yes/No questions. 2. In Rounds 2-4, PRO will answer all of CON's questions with Yes, No, or an explanation as to why neither answer would be completely correct. 3. In Rounds 2-4, CON can point out any contradictions that he or she believes to be present in PRO's answers, citing all questions and answers involved in the contradiction. 4. When CON points out a contradiction, PRO may use a...

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2 Comments
Updated 10 Years Ago

I Will Not Contradict Myself

kohai
mongeese

As per the rules in this following debate: http://www.debate.org/debates/I-will-not-contradict-myself./23/ I must challenge mongeese to an exact copy of this debate. Therefore, I will copy and paste the rules. Rules:1. In Rounds 1-3, CON will ask PRO ten Yes/No questions.2. In Rounds 2-4, PRO will answer all of CON's questions with Yes, No, or an explanation as to why neither answer would be c...

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0 Comments
Updated 10 Years Ago

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