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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
    • 26,177 views
  2. Debates Discussion

    • 44 replies
    • 15,711 views
  3. Formal Debates Board FAQ

    • 0 replies
    • 7,210 views
  4. 9/11 - What is true about it?

    • 52 replies
    • 21,090 views
  5. The Nature of Reality

    • 63 replies
    • 17,147 views
  6. Is My Avatar Obscene?

    • 34 replies
    • 15,696 views
  7. Dragons, myth and not universal gods

    • 171 replies
    • 57,611 views
  8. triangle

    • 2 replies
    • 27,750 views
  9. Legalization of drugs

    • 7 replies
    • 6,716 views
  10. RADAR alone cannot determine Intelligence

    • 31 replies
    • 19,699 views
  11. 3D Hologram Technology Exists

    • 3 replies
    • 6,412 views
  12. Do Outlandish posts shut down debate?

    • 24 replies
    • 11,392 views
  13. Sumerians didn't worship the Mushussu

    • 16 replies
    • 26,411 views
  14. Ouija Board

    • 5 replies
    • 6,013 views
  15. Did Jesus Really Exist?

    • 10 replies
    • 17,795 views
  16. Example debate - Pepsi vs Coke

    • 67 replies
    • 39,819 views
  17. if it's a real dinosaur

    • 0 replies
    • 1,879 views
  18. Whatever

    • 0 replies
    • 1,430 views
  19. Is this really an unexplainable object ?

    • 33 replies
    • 9,426 views
  20. Vampie Existence

    • 2 replies
    • 2,587 views
  21. Is Astrology Science?

    • 4 replies
    • 2,471 views
  22. why?

    • 3 replies
    • 2,355 views
  23. Telekinesis

    • 3 replies
    • 3,214 views
  24. Chinese in the Americas

    • 4 replies
    • 8,030 views
  25. Evidence

    • 4 replies
    • 2,806 views