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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.

The "[Open]" status means that a debate has ended and other members may post comments in the thread. If you are not a participant of a given debate then please do not post in that thread until the "[Open]" status is showing, we will remove any outside comments posted in the middle of a live debate.

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

    • 60 replies
    • 25,225 views
  2. Debates Discussion

    • 44 replies
    • 15,493 views
  3. Formal Debates Board FAQ

    • 0 replies
    • 7,100 views
  4. 9/11 - What is true about it?

    • 52 replies
    • 20,870 views
  5. The Nature of Reality

    • 63 replies
    • 16,887 views
  6. Is My Avatar Obscene?

    • 34 replies
    • 15,513 views
  7. Dragons, myth and not universal gods

    • 171 replies
    • 56,967 views
  8. triangle

    • 2 replies
    • 27,656 views
  9. Legalization of drugs

    • 7 replies
    • 6,591 views
  10. RADAR alone cannot determine Intelligence

    • 31 replies
    • 19,428 views
  11. 3D Hologram Technology Exists

    • 3 replies
    • 6,333 views
  12. Do Outlandish posts shut down debate?

    • 24 replies
    • 11,292 views
  13. Sumerians didn't worship the Mushussu

    • 16 replies
    • 26,030 views
  14. Ouija Board

    • 5 replies
    • 5,910 views
  15. Did Jesus Really Exist?

    • 10 replies
    • 17,627 views
  16. Example debate - Pepsi vs Coke

    • 67 replies
    • 39,158 views
  17. if it's a real dinosaur

    • 0 replies
    • 1,797 views
  18. Whatever

    • 0 replies
    • 1,353 views
  19. Is this really an unexplainable object ?

    • 33 replies
    • 9,234 views
  20. Vampie Existence

    • 2 replies
    • 2,499 views
  21. Is Astrology Science?

    • 4 replies
    • 2,374 views
  22. why?

    • 3 replies
    • 2,227 views
  23. Telekinesis

    • 3 replies
    • 3,084 views
  24. Chinese in the Americas

    • 4 replies
    • 7,910 views
  25. Evidence

    • 4 replies
    • 2,715 views