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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
    • 26,310 views
  2. Debates Discussion

    • 44 replies
    • 15,742 views
  3. Formal Debates Board FAQ

    • 0 replies
    • 7,234 views
  4. Dragons, myth and not universal gods

    • 171 replies
    • 57,730 views
  5. Telekinesis: Fact or Fiction?

    • 108 replies
    • 23,796 views
  6. Example debate - Pepsi vs Coke

    • 67 replies
    • 39,899 views
  7. The Nature of Reality

    • 63 replies
    • 17,197 views
  8. 9/11 - What is true about it?

    • 52 replies
    • 21,163 views
  9. Is My Avatar Obscene?

    • 34 replies
    • 15,725 views
  10. Is this really an unexplainable object ?

    • 33 replies
    • 9,474 views
  11. RADAR alone cannot determine Intelligence

    • 31 replies
    • 19,756 views
  12. Do Outlandish posts shut down debate?

    • 24 replies
    • 11,431 views
  13. Sumerians didn't worship the Mushussu

    • 16 replies
    • 26,458 views
  14. Did Jesus Really Exist?

    • 10 replies
    • 17,826 views
  15. are some ghosts angels, or none are

    • 8 replies
    • 2,288 views
  16. Who would make a better president of the USA?

    • 7 replies
    • 2,940 views
  17. Legalization of drugs

    • 7 replies
    • 6,733 views
  18. Ouija Board

    • 5 replies
    • 6,035 views
  19. Evidence

    • 4 replies
    • 2,821 views
  20. Chinese in the Americas

    • 4 replies
    • 8,070 views
  21. Is Astrology Science?

    • 4 replies
    • 2,487 views
  22. Telekinesis

    • 3 replies
    • 3,238 views
  23. why?

    • 3 replies
    • 2,378 views
  24. 3D Hologram Technology Exists

    • 3 replies
    • 6,426 views
  25. Vampie Existence

    • 2 replies
    • 2,606 views