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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.


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  1. Debate Suggestions 1 2 3

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  2. Debates Discussion 1 2

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  3. Formal Debates Board FAQ

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  4. 9/11 - What is true about it? 1 2 3

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  5. The Nature of Reality 1 2 3

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  6. Is My Avatar Obscene? 1 2

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  7. Dragons, myth and not universal gods 1 2 3 4 7

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  8. triangle

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  9. Legalization of drugs

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  10. RADAR alone cannot determine Intelligence 1 2

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  11. 3D Hologram Technology Exists

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  12. Do Outlandish posts shut down debate?

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  13. Sumerians didn't worship the Mushussu

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  14. Ouija Board

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  15. Did Jesus Really Exist?

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  16. Example debate - Pepsi vs Coke 1 2 3

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  17. if it's a real dinosaur

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  18. Whatever

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  19. Is this really an unexplainable object ? 1 2

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  20. Vampie Existence

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  21. Is Astrology Science?

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  22. why?

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  23. Telekinesis

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  24. Chinese in the Americas

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  25. Evidence

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