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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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OK thanks



See you on the field.

*raising his visor o7*


SS




posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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Judgments for the Time Travel Debate Part 2 are in HERE.

No luck with the Time Travel subject thus far Druid.

Congratulations adjensen.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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Hiya


Is not the first time the weather attacks me when am in an ATS debate. (Last time I was in a flood during an ATS debate)

This time is not so serious. Just trees and broken things around my house, and no power last night. I should be posting sometime in the next 24 hours.

Stupid ATS Pinke debate curse.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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There's no hurry...the debate forum is meant to be enjoyable not stressful. Good luck with RL-issues.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:42 AM
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Thanks


Isn't mega stressful. Just finished moving trees around in yard, so I guess its nap time. If my theory is correct and natural disasters occur based on my forum posting habits ... I think will go and win Randi challenge.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
Judgments for the Time Travel Debate Part 2 are in HERE.

No luck with the Time Travel subject thus far Druid.

Congratulations adjensen.


Though it was harder to judge, I really liked the format of that debate. Not knowing the angle that your opponent was going to take, but still needing to counter it in some fashion made for a real challenge. Although I liked my argument better (obviously, lol,) I think that's Druid's story-based approach made for an interesting and novel way to get his point across.

Thanks again for letting us experiment a little bit with the format!



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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My second post in the great Chris Kringle debate is up!



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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I motion that the new user posting as Santa Claus be not allowed to judge this debate, due to bias.

(always thought it was Kris Kringle?)



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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I'm lovin(not McLovin
) what I'm seeing in this forum lately. I've been missing it. I'd like to debate. Anyone got a good topic? Not politics. Jeez, this year burned me out on that crap.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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Final post in the final time travel debate is up, and we're ready for your judgements!

Heff, I'll get cracking on my response to you, but might need to wait until tomorrow for the proper mood to set in (early morning emails regarding code problems usually spoil my good mood, lol.)

Here's something to tide you over, though





posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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I'd love a go at ya 'Trep... Mod on Mod Steel Cage Challenge Match?

I'm in agreement on the no politics thing. But a staff vs staff debate should be something tough and controversial. FIGHTERS... should Intrepid accept the challenge... Any ideas?



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
Judgments for the Time Travel Debate Part 2 are in HERE.

No luck with the Time Travel subject thus far Druid.

Congratulations adjensen.


Time has not been kind to me.


I'm striking big fat zeros!



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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Congrats on the win for part two!

It's time you cleaned house. (Uhm yeah, time reference intended!)

You do know I can't win all the time.


It was fun, regardless the outcome. Much respect, my friend. Well played.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
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I'd love a go at ya 'Trep... Mod on Mod Steel Cage Challenge Match?

I'm in agreement on the no politics thing. But a staff vs staff debate should be something tough and controversial. FIGHTERS... should Intrepid accept the challenge... Any ideas?


That would be a fantastic idea to have you go head-to-head.

And in keeping with the match-up, something that is "Moderator specific" would be good.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
FIGHTERS... should Intrepid accept the challenge... Any ideas?


How about "Dogs versus cats as companions?" Or, if you're more philosophically inclined, I think "Do animals have souls?" would be a pretty good debate.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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How about...should ATS permit the discussion of drug legalization?

That'd be the one I'd want to see, it's a debatable topic..

But I understand that such a debate would probably create more problems than anything else, and the decision is already made.

Then again, it may be a good way to present the issue in a civil way for all to see the reasoning...but it'd be a rigged game, the con would have a clear advantage.

Can't help but stir up the pot sometimes
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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Originally posted by PatrickGarrow17
Can't help but stir up the pot sometimes


Best not to go there...they take that part of the T&C very seriously around here.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:57 AM
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Fighters apparently available for Debate:

intrepid
RisingAgainst
RationalDespair
sheepslayer247
mrlizard
Rubicant13
tothetenthpower
beezer
Hefficide
littlewolf1
Skyfloating
PatrickGarrow
seabag
SpikeSpiegele
pinkie

(Feel free to drop them a message or propose in this thread)
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
But a staff vs staff debate should be something tough and controversial. FIGHTERS... should Intrepid accept the challenge... Any ideas?

Here's one that would be both tough and controversial.

Sam Harris, one of the "Four Horsemen of New Atheism" (along with Hitchens, Dawkins and Dennett,) believes that morality can be reasoned and based on scientific terms (see his book The Moral Landscape,) rather than an absolute morality that comes from an absolute moral source, such as God.

However, he also believes this:


“Some beliefs are so dangerous that it may be ethical to kill people for believing them”

Sam Harris, The End of Faith, pp.52-53.

I'd like to see a debate on the validity of that statement.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 09:22 AM
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As more Fighters are joining the ranks (waves hand at intrepid and Spike Spiegle) I thought it might be a good idea to bring back the numerous debate topics that were proposed by members – within this thread.

Here is a recap:


The US space program needs more funding.

There is no proof of Sasquatch.

God does not exist.

The issue of Same-Sex Marriage Equality should be a Federal Legislation.

The decision to enter into a war should be determined by national general election.

Congressional lobbying should be prohibited.

The celibacy requirement for the Catholic Church's Clergy should be lifted.

The NWO. Really here to take over and enslave us, or the undeniable future of mankind?

Is the afterlife/heaven/hell real?

Are sports and entertainment just created to distract us from fixing the true problems of the world?

Is the world really overpopulated?

Canada cutting ties with Iran was the right decision.

The weather is not normal.

Animal die-offs are normal.

NASA is a disinformation agency.

Physics trumps Philosophy.

Some beliefs are so dangerous that it may be ethical to kill people for believing them.

The portrayal of the modern male hero has improved in the last few decades of modern cinema.

Modern super hero vigilantes are positive role models

Violence in the media does not influence our youth negatively.

Homosexuality should not be on free to access television before 9pm.

Hyper masculine portrayals of male action heroes are just as sexist as sexualised portrayals of women.

The music industry is run by {insert secret org here}.

Pop and rock stars should not be involved in politics.

Super hero films are a direct reflection of changing gender roles in society.

Tyler Durden was 'right' about society in the film Fight Club.

Celebrity actors are less powerful today than they were 20 years ago.

The comedy channel is more powerful in the sphere of politics than the news media.

The global media has reached such a pervasive size that humans can no longer know what is real.

Is atheism a religion? Yay or nay?

Reincarnation - Could it possibly exist?

It is unethical to wear fur.

A child's behaviour is influenced negatively by video games.

The government should regulate our diets/cut off health care from those who are irresponsible.

Feminism is no longer required.

Skynet is a very real future risk.

Aristocracy is better than democracy.

Piracy is wrong.

Advertising is sexist.

Celebrities have no right to privacy.

We are responsible for our own sexuality.

Religion and science do not oppose one another.

Religion is a virus.

Extinction is natural.

Trying to communicate with distant aliens is irresponsible.

Smoking should be banned.

We need more male high school and primary school teachers.

The Internet: Greatest creation since writing or downfall of the human race?

Pyramids: End result of normal cultural evolution or worldwide proof of ET visitation?

Satire or Editorial: Which is the most effective shaper of public opinion?

Gasoline prices: Proof of limited resources or price gouging made perfect?

Does Art Imitate Life or Does Life Now Imitate Art?







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