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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)

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
21 supporter.
1 fallacy report.
Wrong Direction

Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

because
1 click (tabs) vs 4 clicks (spaces) - tab saves time, work, keyboard and your fingers
19 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
23 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.

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)
18 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.

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.

The death penalty is wrong.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.
17 supporter.
1 fallacy report.
Fallacy Of Red Herring

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.

Evolution is not observable.

but
The fossil record is observable.
15 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.
11 supporter.

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.
17 supporter.

Tabs are better than spaces for indentation (programming)

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

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.

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.

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?
10 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.
12 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.

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.
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.

Democracy is flawed.

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

Schools should be required to present creation as a theory alongside evolution, since neither can be proven superior over the other by science

but
If something cannot be proven, cannot make predictions of any sort, cannot be observed, and cannot be disproven, odds are it's incorrect. Therefor it should not be taught over something which *can* be proven, *can* make predictions, *can* be observed, and can *potentially* be disproven.
17 supporter.

Islam is a religion of peace.

but
Abrahamic religions have large amounts of violence in their holy texts
11 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.
9 supporter.

Semi-colons are pointless in Javascript

however
A semicolon `;` consists of a comma `,` and a point `•`.
9 supporter.
3 fallacy report.
Wrong Direction
Irrelevant Conclusion

There should be inbuilt definitions for logical fallacies in arguman

because
the names of logical fallacies are not descriptive enough
18 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.
14 supporter.

Changing your gender/sex is unnatural

however
So what ? (Is-ought fallacy)
12 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.
9 supporter.

Programming language popularity is a major factor in deciding whether or not to use it in a project.

because
A more popular language will have a larger community and more community support, which results in more third party libraries or modules and more programmers to hire.
10 supporter.

Centrism should be the only logical political viewpoint of rational human beings

but
Centrism from where? American centrists would be much more conservative than their European counterparts. All this stuff is relative.
8 supporter.

A creator must exist

but
Then a creator of the creator must exist. And a creator of the creator's creator. Is it turtles all the way down?
9 supporter.

Believing aliens is just as illogical as believing god.

but
"Aliens" already exist in the form of humans on earth, its simply the belief that biological matter can exist elsewhere as well as here.
14 supporter.