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Formal Debates 2009

Formal member vs member debates.


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For more information on how the debates board works please view our Formal Debates FAQ.

A debate thread with status "[Debate]" is currently live and only the two debate participants may post there.

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In addition to our standard forum rules, for debates we ask:

No ad hominem attacks: Always attack the points being presented based on the merits or otherwise of the argument, do not personally attack, insult, mock or otherwise make derogatory comments aimed at the person who is presenting that argument or with whom you disagree.

Source citation: If you are relying on an unsubstantiated claim to support your side of a debate you must always back up such claims with a logical argument or with a relevant publication citation or source link should one be required or requested in order to validate the accuracy of the claim being made.

Fact vs opinion: If you are presenting a claim that is personal opinion only then please state as such; personal opinion, speculation or hearsay should not be presented as supporting evidence in a debate.

To start a debate with another member click the "Debate" button under one of their posts or from their profile menu.

28 topics in this forum

  1. Debate Suggestions 1 2 3

    • 60 replies
    • 27,241 views
  2. Debates Discussion 1 2

    • 44 replies
    • 16,043 views
  3. Formal Debates Board FAQ

    • 0 replies
    • 7,400 views
  4. 9/11 - What is true about it? 1 2 3

    • 52 replies
    • 21,549 views
  5. The Nature of Reality 1 2 3

    • 63 replies
    • 17,574 views
  6. Is My Avatar Obscene? 1 2

    • 33 replies
    • 15,989 views
  7. Dragons, myth and not universal gods 1 2 3 4 7

    • 171 replies
    • 58,559 views
  8. triangle

    • 2 replies
    • 27,891 views
  9. Legalization of drugs

    • 7 replies
    • 6,867 views
  10. RADAR alone cannot determine Intelligence 1 2

    • 31 replies
    • 20,178 views
  11. 3D Hologram Technology Exists

    • 3 replies
    • 6,864 views
  12. Do Outlandish posts shut down debate?

    • 24 replies
    • 11,640 views
  13. Sumerians didn't worship the Mushussu

    • 16 replies
    • 26,872 views
  14. Ouija Board

    • 5 replies
    • 6,165 views
  15. Did Jesus Really Exist?

    • 10 replies
    • 18,053 views
  16. Example debate - Pepsi vs Coke 1 2 3

    • 67 replies
    • 40,460 views
  17. if it's a real dinosaur

    • 0 replies
    • 2,020 views
  18. Whatever

    • 0 replies
    • 1,571 views
  19. Is this really an unexplainable object ? 1 2

    • 33 replies
    • 9,773 views
  20. Vampie Existence

    • 2 replies
    • 2,723 views
  21. Is Astrology Science?

    • 4 replies
    • 2,625 views
  22. why?

    • 3 replies
    • 2,565 views
  23. Telekinesis

    • 3 replies
    • 3,381 views
  24. Chinese in the Americas

    • 4 replies
    • 8,249 views
  25. Evidence

    • 4 replies
    • 2,954 views