The debates area is a new area that I just thought of, where one can take a side on issues. Soon, these
issues will be associated with your member profile, and we'll also get to see what Joe Nervous, the guy
who always believes in whatever the majority believes, is like. This is still changing, so let me know
if you encounter any bugs, or have any suggestions on ways to improve it.
|1. A Social Debate: In a relationship, if you could choose to be the person who loves the other more, or the person who is loved by the other more, which would you choose? read more|
Read responses & take your side (205 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.2)
- I would be the one who loves more.
- I would be the one who is loved more.
|2. A Moral Debate: If you were told (by a source who was somehow privy to such fascinating omniscient trivia) that if you were to dedicate two hours a day to a singular creative act (be it writing, painting, creating music, knitting, or chewing tobacco), in thirty years you would create something that would be praised as the 'greatest work in the field in your generation'. Would you do it? read more|
Read responses & take your side (198 debaters, with an average conviction level of 9.0)
- Count me in for 2 hours a day
- No thanks, that's 200,000 hours I could spend watching music videos
|3. A Moral Debate: Once again you've found yourself in front of a genie that forces you to choose between two equally unsatisfying lives. This time he's saying you've got two choices. You can either be a genius inventor and creator who is never recognized (perhaps usurped by a better looking, in a better place at a better time inventor) for his work, or the usurper of the invention (knowing full well that you weren't response per se for the entirety of the inventions, but that you will better represent it in the history books because of your idiosyncratic and thoughtful dialogue (which that other guy wouldn't be able to do). Who would you like to be. read more|
Read responses & take your side (88 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.6)
- The invisible genius who gets no credit
- The loved inventor who didn't really invent
|4. A Moral Debate: You are sitting with your daughter on the cold dirt floor of a mud hut in Borneo listening to a reknowned medicine man who is telling you that your life, or what is left of it, could be saved with an ancient ritual ceremony. The only bad thing is that your daughter would have to pay a price; upon completion of the ritual, she would instantly gain one-hundred irrevocable pounds as you gained a miraculous four-year extension on your tenuous lease on life. Your daughter has a supermodel's figure. Do you encourage her to buy you more time while she must buy a new wardrobe, or do you discourage her from helping you? read more|
Read responses & take your side (110 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.6)
- Four more years!
- You could never put such a heavy burden on your daughter.
|5. A Moral Debate: Your mother is knocking on death's door. You go to hospitals, see every doctor, try homeopathy, acupuncture, feng shui, but nothing, absolutely nothing, seems to be working. So just as you are about to give up all hope and watch her waste away into oblivion, you get a phone call from a friend of an herbologist who you had consulted a month earlier. He has heard your plight and he tells you about a reknowned medicine man living in Borneo. You buy a plane ticket and head out there. Now sitting in his mud hut, the medicine man reveals that he has a spell that can add four more years to your mother's life. But of course, for every favor that the universe doles out, it demands a price. So, the negative consequence of the spell is that you will immediately gain 100 pounds of weight that you will never, ever, be able to lose for the rest of your life. Your mother's life is on the line, but then again so is your waist line. What will you do? Huh? What? I'm waiting. read more|
Read responses & take your side (85 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.9)
- Save your mother and lose your figure
- Goodbye mom, I''ll miss you.
|6. A Moral Debate: Which lifestyle do you hold by, "Better safe than sorry," or "Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all"? Please support your answer with one example. read more|
Read responses & take your side (117 debaters, with an average conviction level of 9.0)
- Better safe than sorry
- Better to have loved and lost than to have never lost at all
|7. A Moral Debate: There is a new drug out there that will turn you into an unstoppable moral character, meaning that you will always do what is best, you will fight against all that is evil, and promote effortlessly all that is good. Like other people that are born this way naturally, some side effect may include: losing the ability to notice sarcasm, laugh at other people's failures, and be anything but absolutely sincere in everything you say and do. Do you take the drug? read more|
Read responses & take your side (157 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.7)
- Yes, I take the drug, and be good
- No, I'd rather stay half evil than be all good
|8. A Moral Debate: You are pregnant and find out that the child you are carrying has a fatal disease, ensuring that it will not live to see it's 5th birthday. Do you abort or do you have the child, giving it the best life it can have in the short time it has? (suggested by Kazadoodle)
read moreRead responses & take your side (185 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.7)|
|9. A Moral Debate: You are the leader of a group of people who are climbing Mount Everest. You set out and you are almost to a shelter near the top of the mountain when a storm hits. You had the option to return down the hill, but you want to try and make the shelter. When you're almost there, one man slips and gets trapped on a small ledge. In your attempt to help him back up, you get trapped down there as well. You have the skill to climb back up the cliff, but he has broken his leg. You see the rest of your group make the final ascent to the shelter, safe. If you stay out here, you and the injured man will both die in the storm, but there's no way you will be able to get the injured man up the cliff alone, and the rest of the group doesn't have the skill to help you. Do you stay with him and die, or save yourself, even though you were the one that made the decision to take the risk that lead to this mistake? read more|
Read responses & take your side (77 debaters, with an average conviction level of 7.5)
- Leave the man to die.
- Keep him company, and die with him.
|10. A Moral Debate: Would you rather be rich and handicapped (paralyzed from the waist down), or mediocre in all things? If you want more info, yes, you can still function below the belt in option one, and you are only happy if you can find a way to be happy. By mediocre in all things I really mean mediocre: you have a mediocre job, with a mediocre spouse, and mediocre dreams about your mediocre skills; you are sort of happy, sort of sad, you are sort of conscious of your situation, but not really; when you wash the dishes, you don't get them entirely clean, when you start a project, you only get partially through it, etc. read more|
Read responses & take your side (87 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.6)
- Rich & Handicapped
- Mediocre in Everything
|11. A General Debate: Marriage started out when the human life expectancy was much lower than it is now. Marry young, die young. Is it unrealistic to expect people to last sixty or more years in each others' pockets? Think about how much you've changed over the past three years - so, sixty years? How can a person swear to love and stay with a person that they can't predict to know? read more|
Read responses & take your side (117 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.7)
- The concept of marriage needs to be upgraded
- Marriage is a commitment and people these days are slackers
|12. A General Debate: Females spend lots of money and time on making themselves look conventionally beautiful with lipsticks, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, blushes, etc etc etc. Body-shape beauty is one thing - it's logical to want to look physically healthy, and not over/underweight. But cosmetic use? What's the deal? Is it incredibly sexist, archaic, and unnecessary, or not? read more|
Read responses & take your side (172 debaters, with an average conviction level of 7.8)
- Make-up is dumb
- Make-up is fun
|13. A Moral Debate: Your wife or husband has recently killed your three children, by drowning them in a bath. You love your wife, and after losing your kids you have nothing else really in this brief but tragic flicker on the stage of life. After killing your kids, your wife seems to have returned to her normal loveable self. Do you renounce your marriage and defile her name in the streets, or do you stick by her while the media interrogates you both? read more|
Read responses & take your side (93 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.1)
- Renounce his/her name publicly
- Stick by his/her side, through sickness and through health
|14. A General Debate: Somebody forgets your birthday. Or your sister borrows your sweater without asking! Or your boss gives you so much work, you have no time for lunch. Are you for the romanticized "I'm sorry, but I never forget anything, I bear grudges for life" response, or the "There are more important things to be upset about" response? read more|
Read responses & take your side (96 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.0)
- Forgive and forget
- Remember and learn
|15. A Political Debate: Scientists Defend Human Cloning Plans. You are in the position to make the decision for everybody on whether this research continues (with the assumption that as soon as it is fully explored, human cloning will become a regular practice, usually for good, and sometimes for bad), or immediately and forever halted. Which would you choose? read more|
Read responses & take your side (97 debaters, with an average conviction level of 8.0)
- Give cloning the thumbs up!
- Knock the wind out of cloning research.
|16. A Moral Debate: You're a devoted art collector and doting pet owner. You're having a dream about one day making it big on account of your great taste. Suddenly, you're woken up by the smell of fire. You run outside, screaming. The fireman stops you and says, "Wait! You still have time to go back into the fire and save one thing. Will it be your cat, Holden, or your Van Gogh painting? I'm sort of curious to find out, personally." So you dart back into the house, and see your two most prized possesions in the world... which will you choose? read more|
Read responses & take your side (225 debaters, with an average conviction level of 9.2)
- Holden, your kitty
- Van Gogh, your painting
|Do you have a suggestion for a debate topic? This is still an experiment so only I am able to add topics, but feel free to suggest a topic to me.|