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JT Round 1. Operation Mindcrime vs Epiphron: Feel the Spirit

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posted on Nov, 15 2010 @ 02:53 AM
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The topic for this debate is "Incorporeal entities exist and interact with some humans.”

Operation Mindcrime will be arguing the "Pro" position and begin the debate.
Epiphron will be arguing the "Con" position.

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posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 11:23 PM
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This debate is being closed for lack of participation by Operation Mindcrime. Epiphron will be assigned to another debate.





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