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Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

however
You can configure your IDE to convert tab to spaces automagically, which means it doesn't matter, because you are using tab to type spaces in the end
23 supporter.
1 fallacy report.
Wrong Direction

Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

because
Tab width can be adjusted to personal preferences
23 supporter.
1 fallacy report.
Fallacy Of Irrelevant Purpose

Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

because
1 click (tabs) vs 4 clicks (spaces) - tab saves time, work, keyboard and your fingers
20 supporter.

Static typing is better than dynamic typing in programming languages.

because
Static typing allows compilers to optimize in a way that is hardly achievable with dynamic typed languages
24 supporter.

If the whole human population spoke one language there would be mutual understanding enlightenment, and peace.

but
even people with the same language fight against each other sometimes (Civil war)
19 supporter.

Creationism is a scientific doctrine

but
It does not involve observation and experiment. It simply makes statements based of off a book that holds no scientific credibility.
26 supporter.

Python is better than Ruby

but
it does not make sense to claim one language is better than another without specifying the context. In general every language has some area in which it shines, and others are weak. Is the "best" language the language with the fastest run time performance? the highest developer productivity?
27 supporter.

The death penalty is wrong.

because
it's something that you cannot undo if later proven innocent.
25 supporter.

Static typing is better than dynamic typing in programming languages.

because
Static typing serves as reliable documentation.
20 supporter.

We should stop working on Artificial Intelligence

however
Artificial inteligence could improve quality of human life
25 supporter.

Modern feminism is a farce designed to further government power, divide the sexes, destroy masculinity, and encourage female irresponsibility. Men have far less rights than women, and women have life far easier.

but
The entire premise of this argument is complex, posited without support, and written to be inflammatory. This argument should be divided into no less than 5 separate ones.
18 supporter.
1 fallacy report.
Fallacy Of Red Herring

Static typing is better than dynamic typing in programming languages.

because
It is easier to detect and fix compile-time errors than runtime errors.
16 supporter.

Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

because
Tabs are for indentation and spaces are for spacing.
13 supporter.

Evolution is not observable.

but
Microevolution is observable.
17 supporter.

Evolution is not observable.

because
The most famous example is the rise of penicillin resistant bacteria.
16 supporter.

Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

but
With current memory capacities the space saved is negligible.
12 supporter.
1 fallacy report.
Appeal To Belief

Believing aliens is just as illogical as believing god.

but
aliens are possible with our current understanding of how life works, and omnipotent gods are not.
18 supporter.

Evolution is not observable.

but
Macroevolution (Speciation) is observable.
17 supporter.

Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

but
So does the the font, text color, background color, and font size. These visual elements are preferences of the user and do not affect the utility of tabs.
13 supporter.

Sexual intercourse before marriage is immoral

however
How is morality determined and defined here? What does the marriage do to sexual intercourse to make it not immoral?
11 supporter.

Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

because
It doesn't let you mix indentation width (example: sometimes 3 spaces, sometimes 4 spaces) and thus helps with consistency.
12 supporter.

Static typing is better than dynamic typing in programming languages.

because
Programming tools like IDE's can provide a richer set of supporting features or they are more sophisticated. Mainly regarding refactoring, suggestions, debugging, metrics, detection, prove, inspection, documention, generation, build,...
16 supporter.

Bug-free software is possible

but
This assertion requires an unambiguous definition for "bug" only then can we discuss the causes, origins and prevalence of them.
16 supporter.

Taxation is not theft.

but
I did not consent to my property being taken, and am under the threat of violence if I do not comply.
15 supporter.

That history is important to study.

because
it is a window to the past
5 supporter.

You can prevent three people from dying if you kill one yourself. This would be the morally correct choice to make

because
you would save 3 lives and lose 1. It makes sense mathematically.
10 supporter.

Semi-colons are pointless in Javascript

but
Rules of Automatic Semicolon Insertion (ASI) are complicated and can lead to subtle errors. Free your mind and raise code standard by inserting semi-colons.
11 supporter.

Evolution is not observable.

but
The fossil record is observable.
15 supporter.

Democracy is flawed.

however
There is no system of government that is 100% flaw-free. Nothing is perfect.
11 supporter.
1 fallacy report.
Appeal To Belief

Islam is a religion of peace.

but
Abrahamic religions have large amounts of violence in their holy texts
12 supporter.

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster should be seen and respected as a legitimate Religion (not just U.S, internationally)

because
If Christians can say Yahweh exists, Muslims can say Allah exists, Hindus can say Vishnu exists etc. etc., then people sure as hell claim a Flying Spaghetti Monster exists.
10 supporter.

Vim is better than emacs

however
This is seldom an important point with computers being more powerful now. The two practically run at the same speed on a decently new computer.
11 supporter.

Vim is better than emacs

because
Vim is more light weight
13 supporter.

A creator must exist

but
Just because we do not have the necessary tools to fully comprehend and understand the universe, does not mean it must have been created by a higher power. As our knowledge expands, our doubts and beliefs lessen.
15 supporter.

The government should be required to use open source software (for civilian operations at least)

because
Adding new features or maintaining the software will be cheaper since the government could hire anyone to work on it (including the original developers of the application). This reduces the possibilities that the original software developers overcharge the government for adding "must have" features
15 supporter.

Web programming is getting unnecessarily complicated

but
The platforms,environments and devices become more and more diverse and complex during the years.
12 supporter.

Gender is NOT a social construct

but
Gender is a social construct. Biological sex is not.
13 supporter.

There must be life other than our own in the universe.

because
Although the probability of intelligent life existing on a given planet is very low, the sheer size of the universe more than makes up for it.
10 supporter.

Everything in the universe is either a potato, or not a potato.

because
"A or not A" is true.
8 supporter.
1 fallacy report.
Fallacy Of The Beard

Abortion should be illegal.

but
People will have abortions whether or not it is legal. If abortion is legal, people can get them done in a safe manner.
20 supporter.

PC gaming is better than console gaming

because
PCs can be very easily modified and you can even build one from scratch. Such customization barely exists on consoles.
9 supporter.

React is mostly hype.

but
I use React for reasons other than performance differences I probably won't notice (I feel it performs very well). I find it a very straight-forward and pleasant framework to work with, it dramatically speeds up my work flow and I choose to use it over anything else I've tried so far.
9 supporter.

There is existence after death.

however
That existence does not include you.
13 supporter.

Censorship online is equivalent to censorship in real life, and is ethically wrong in any form

because
People have a right to information and the government should not and can not be trusted to decide what information we can see
9 supporter.

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster should be seen and respected as a legitimate Religion (not just U.S, internationally)

but
That means you have to require factual evidence to deem any "faith" a religion; which basically eliminates all religions from consideration as soon as any one tenet is proven as highly unlikely to be true (which is easy for any religion).
11 supporter.

Teaching evolution in biology classes should be mandatory, with no chance to opt out

because
Evolution is essential to biology. Since biology is mandatory, just like any other subject like math, chemistry etc. why should biology be different?
10 supporter.

In the United States, any citizen should be allowed to own a gun.

but
it is undeniable that there are people who lack the responsibility to owning a gun. Both sources linked show that the guns used were irresponsibly kept and were in the reach of people who also lack the discipline of using a gun
11 supporter.

Evolution is not fact.

however
Nothing other than entirely abstract things, like mathematics or philosophy can be proven to be true. In the real world, you only have theories that you can try and disprove.
20 supporter.