it is more probable that aliens exist than not

Brendan21
sherlockmethod

Aliens most likily exist. It is statisticily impossible for earth to be the only life in the universe....

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Infanticide should be legal in the United States.

Freeman
sherlockmethod

The United States should allow the use of infanticide in the case of infants with severe medical complications. This policy should be adopted because euthanizing infants in some scenarios can be a valid moral option since certain infants can be born with absolutely terrible life prospects. For example, there are a number of instances where infants can have terminal ailments that cause them to suffer immensely after birth before killing them shortly thereafter. In these situations, infanticide sh...

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42 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

Chess, with additional tournament rules, should be an Olympic sport.

sherlockmethod
Ore_Ele

The game of chess, with a few additional tournament rules, should be an Olympic sport. Introduction: Chess is unlike many games played. The element of chance does not exist. No dice rolls, no hidden cards, just the pieces in the same starting position every time. Any lost position is the fault of the player, not a lucky dice roll, or malfunctioning equipment. In addition, no absolute win has been found. The starting player does not have a set of moves that guarantee victory. Concessions...

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25 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

Military Conscription is Unjust.

Danielle
sherlockmethod

I. INTRODUCTION I noticed that debate challenges have been pretty scarce lately, so I decided to post one of my own. This will be a three-round debate, during which I will spend the first round making any necessary clarifications, and using Rounds 2 and 3 to make and conclude my arguments. I acknowledge that as Pro (and more importantly, as the instigator) I have the burden of proof. Thus I ask that my future opponent utilize R1 to either accept or refute my clarifications; I will make my ope...

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9 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

LM Classic: Sherlockmethod vs. Puck

sherlockmethod
Puck

Pro's Team 1) Dr. Doom – Second only to Stephen Strange in knowledge of the arcane arts among humanoids, Victor Von Doom is one of the most prolific villains in the Marvel Universe. He possesses a genius level intellect and can transfer his mind to another body. Doom possesses superhuman strength when in his armor and the armor limits telepathic attacks as well. Most importantly, Doom is a master manipulator. Doom is a top notch scientist and is meticulous in his attention to detail. His knowle...

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3 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

Batman is Partially Responsible for the Crimes of the Joker

Maikuru
sherlockmethod

::Introduction:: I challenge the talented and well-versed sherlockmethod to what is sure to be a very fun debate. Good luck to my opponent and enjoy the read! Full Resolution: The fictional character known as the Batman is partially responsible for some of the crimes of the fictional character known as the Joker. I shall argue in favor of the resolution and my opponent shall argue against it. I ask that my opponent take the contrary position (i.e. Batman is not partially responsible...) ra...

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23 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

The US should adopt a revised death penalty system

RoyLatham
sherlockmethod

The "death penalty" is the execution of a criminal convicted according to the laws of a state or the federal government, i.e. death penalty - putting a condemned person to death http://www.thefreedictionary.com/death+penalty In the system proposed, for the death penalty to be imposed, a jury must first find the accused guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Then in the penalty phase of the trial the jury must find that there was guilt beyond a reasonable doubt based upon forensic evidence, as well as...

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15 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

LM Classic: Sherlockmethod vs MTGandP

sherlockmethod
MTGandP

I look forward to a great time in my very first Ultimate Team Challenge. I would like to thank LM for the tournament, and my opponent. Good luck. We agreed to a 30 min prep time and character presentation in the first round. Pro's Team 1) Dr. Doom – Second only to Stephen Strange in knowledge of the arcane arts among humanoids, Victor Von Doom is one of the most prolific villains in the Marvel Universe. He possesses a genius level intellect and can transfer his mind to another body. Doom p...

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31 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

On the following proposed "economic stimulus" plan

wjmelements
sherlockmethod

The resolution is affirmed if the economy as a whole would be helped by these proposals. The resolution is negated if otherwise. ********************** ECONOMICS FOUNDATION ****************************** "THE produce of labour constitutes the natural recompense or wages of labour." http://www.adamsmith.org/smith/won-b1-c8.htm "But the whole price of any commodity must still finally resolve itself into some one or other, or all of those three parts; as whatever part of it remains after payi...

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63 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

Project Mogul is NOT the Cause of the Roswell Incident

PromptumVerum
sherlockmethod

A flying "something" crashed on a ranch outside of Roswell, New Mexico in early July of 1947. Whatever it was that crashed, it was not Project Mogul (The Air Force's final, official explanation for the event). This debate does not concern speculations of what may have crashed in Roswell, but whether or not what crashed was a Project Mogul balloon train. I will concede the first round and allow my opponent to state his case for Project Mogul first. I will then provide a rebuttal in round...

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20 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

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