World government means uniformity of governance; everywhere would be ruled by a single government. This removes the ability for diversity of governance; different methods of rule under different leadership can not exist simultaneously. Both homogeneity of governance and diversity of governance have their advantages and disadvantages, which do you think is preferable and why?
The idea of this thread is to practice devil's advocacy: the practice of defending a view that you don't hold.The first poster makes an absurd proposition and then those that reply to it will argue for why the preposterous view is correct. Feel free to make as many threads and reply to as many threads as you wish.E.g.User56: Devils advocate: All pregnancies should end in abortion.FromWithin: You're right, humans are destroying the environment and killing all the wildlife. Once we are gone another race, perhaps crab-people, will evolve that actually properly look after the environment. Furthermore, did you know that childbirth results in 18 years of suffering?
What is your highest value? How would a society based on this value look?
Which value do you hold above all others? Examples of values might include freedom, order, equality, utilitarianism, scientific progress, spirituality and so on.What would a society that holds your highest value as it's highest value look like in practice? Can you think of any possible problems with such a society?
I was thinking, it might be interesting to have debates using voice chat. This doesn't need to be a site feature (though it'd be nice!) we can simply use the below link (or a similar service) to create online audio recordings and share the URL in the debate. Would anyone be interested in trying this?https://vocaroo.com/
Does facial recognition technology contribute to an Orwellian surveillance state or is it a convenient new security feature?(I am aware that this is not the first implementation of facial recognition technology)
Do countries need to have border protection in order to prevent uncontrolled population growth though immigration? Is freedom of movement more important? Are there any negative effects to unfettered movement? Are there any negative effects to enforcing borders?
For certain jobs (e.g. military and police) candidates need to meet a certain fitness level. In many cases these requirements are different for men and women, for example in the British military, Canadian military and Australian police. Does it make sense that a man at a greater fitness level than that of a passing woman is rejected by the recruiter due to their fitness level?
I've often seen this idea pushed in SJW circles: that it isn't possible for minorities to be racist against whites, nor is is possible for women to be sexist against men. Usually the reason given is that women and minorities are oppressed and hence lack the power to be racist/sexist. What do you think?
Out of all the channels available on YouTube for entertainment, politics, news, education etc. which is your favorite? You may list several, particularly if you have different favorites in different categories.
There seems to be a real problem that the public debate has become so incredibly polarized that it's difficult to have productive civil discourse. We can see a chauvinistic tendency to dismiss the opinions of others simply because they are "on the other team". In addition, partisan violence is becoming commonplace. Civil discourse serves us far better than the violent manner in which we resolved disputes in the past and regression to such a state poses a real threat to civilization.There are a great many factors influencing this polarization and no doubt a number of possible solutions. Please outline some of the factors contributing to the polarized political landscape and some potential solutions to this polarization.
I left this alone for a long time in the interest of not feeding the troll, however I feel that it is time to address it. While we all are aware of Bronto and his many alt. accounts, I'm not sure that everyone is aware of the staggering number of alt. accounts Quantumhead is using. Note also the fact that all of these alts have down-voted a lot, as evidenced by their reward points. Archives are provided to ensure editing is rendered ineffective.Confirmed alts include: The_Kurgen, Bonemaster, Oceaneer, Startrekfan, Spartacus, TheSnake, SmokingSupporting evidence:Spartacus, Bonemaster, Smoking, TheSnake, The_Kurgen, StartrekfanEvery time he gets banned on this thread he uses a different alt. account to continue posting.https://www.createdebate.com/debate/show/Theism_is_Inherently_Self_Contradictory#arg835062http://archive.is/lbLqkAdmitted use of alt. accountshttps://www.createdebate.com/argument/newarg/91799/161201/835004/1In particular following this thread of the debate reveals many alt. accounts.https://www.createdebate.com/argument/newarg/91799/161201/834944/1Startrekfan, TheSnake, TheKurgen, Spartacus, Oceaneer, Smoking, BonemasterUsed in succession to continue debate he was banned fromhttp://www.createdebate.com/debate/show/ How manycandlelightvigilswillittakebeforewewakeup#arg837251http://archive.is/DikZ3Self-aggrandizement through all these alt accounts. https://www.createdebate.com/debate/show/Exactly_How_Stupid_Must_A_Person_Be_To_Deny_9_11_Was_An_Inside_Jobhttp://archive.is/GlIIyTheSnake and The_KurgenEvery time he gets banned on this thread he uses another alt. to reply again https://www.createdebate.com/debate/show/It_s_time_to_blow_up_Mount_Rushmore_yes_or_nohttp://archive.is/MESa3
This meme that it's OK to punch Nazis has been going around for a while and I'm wondering, does anybody actually believe it? Is it OK to punch a Nazi purely for the beliefs (s)he holds? Further, in a political climate where the term Nazi is being misapplied to the right wing in general (not just the actual Nazis on the fringes) is this a good meme to promote?
Given that equality of outcome and equality of opportunity are mutually exclusive, which value should society hold? Is it possible to hold different forms of equality for different things? (e.g. equality of opportunity for our financial system but equality of outcome for sex and race quotas).
I originally came to this site a month ago to work on my debate skills.I've been meaning to do a self-roast for a few days now, hopefully to garner some constructive criticism. Since I received my first ban today this has given me the impetus to actually do it. While I don't believe the ban was warranted, it's always difficult to accurately perceive oneself. In addition, I'm certain there are things I could do better if they were brought to my attention.Ideally the criticism will be constructive but give me your worst: nobody will be banned or disputed. I asked for this so don't feel guilty.What am I doing wrong? What could I improve on?