80+ Science Debate Topics for Students

Updated on April 3, 2020
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Sherry Haynes is currently pursuing a PharmD degree and has experience in both the clinical and management sides of pharmacy.

Debate is an interesting way to explore and express various views on a topic. Science debates by students interested in science or for a fun conversation with a friend can be really fascinating. If you are a student searching for an interesting science topic, this article includes a list of topics that are ever engaging and almost never near resolving.

Science Topics for Debate

  1. Human-caused climate change and global warming is a hoax
  2. Ageing can be slowed down and reversed
  3. Urban upbringing can alter how genes influence one's brain
  4. Socio-economic status influences a child's intelligence
  5. Should people be encouraged to opt for homeopathic medicine?

  6. Should a nutrition class be included for grade school and high school?
  7. Mental pain forges one's character
  8. Should people be encouraged to purchase generic medicines?
  9. Should the government regulate fast-food chains?
  10. Man can exercise free will and is accountable for anything he does in any circumstance
  11. Is there life on other planets?
  12. Can mental pain be fatal?
  13. Is marijuana medicine?
  14. Is there life after death?
  15. Science in high school should be optional
  16. Atheism is better than any religion
  17. Should genetic engineering of humans be considered ethical?
  18. Genetically modifying livestock can be harmful in the long term
  19. Are antidepressants a good solution?
  20. Medical research should be focused on increasing the health-span and not the life-span
  21. Evolution, a theory or a fact?
  22. Transgender, a reality or a gender identity disorder?

  23. Is abiogenesis falsifiable?
  24. Are video games a healthy form of entertainment?
  25. Should trans fats be banned?
  26. Is religion genetic?
  27. Human cloning technology can be a boon to the world
  28. What has more side effects, herbs or modern medicines?
  29. Humans are the main cause of global warming
  30. Human overpopulation is a threat to humans
  31. Are vaccines safe or risky for children?
  32. Is obesity a disease?
  33. Should we depend on fossil fuels or renewable energy?
  34. Is botox more harmful than useful?
  35. Does prayer have the power to heal?
  36. Should steroid users be included in the baseball games?
  37. Should weed be legalized?
  38. Is there a link between poverty and poor health?
  39. Should fast-food restaurants be blamed for obesity?
  40. Should there be educating programmes for the use of over-the-counter medicines?
  41. Is nutrition really important for health?
  42. Living water or dead water, myth or a fact?
  43. Should genetically engineered food be allowed by the government?
  44. Does overpopulation threaten environment?
  45. Can vegetarianism save the earth?
  46. Can eating meat and consuming animal-based products be justified morally?
  47. Is obesity a disease?
  48. Should an alcoholic be allowed a liver transplant?
  49. Do psychiatric disorders need to different treatment approach as compared to physical diseases?
  50. Is autism exaggerated?

Technological and General Science Topics for Debate

  1. Is coronavirus a bio-warfare weapon?
  2. Can computers or robots ever displace doctors?
  3. What is the best gaming system?
  4. Will newspapers soon be obsolete?

  5. Could the sinking titanic be saved?
  6. Artificial intelligence, the next step of evolution?
  7. Should we depend on fossil fuels or renewable energy?
  8. Should health websites be used as reliable sources of information?
  9. Should the practice of perceiving test-tube babies as different from normal babies be stopped?
  10. Is technology helping people or making them lazy?
  11. Do advancements in technology mean a decrease in the growth of nature?
  12. Should a state spend money on developing new weapons?
  13. Should internet use need censorship or control?
  14. Is hacking always wrong?

Topics Related to Medical Practices and Policies

  1. Should abortion be made entirely illegal?
  2. Should the death penalty be banned?
  3. A secular government should not include the term "God" in pledges
  4. Does alternative medicine market need as much regulation as modern medicines market?
  5. Should the quality of generic drugs be regulated by the state?
  6. Should marijuana be legalized?
  7. Should society be forced to accept LGBTQ?
  8. Should online pharmacies be legal?
  9. Patents on life-saving drugs should be bypassed?
  10. Should health insurance be mandated in a country?
  11. Single-payer healthcare. Good or Bad?
  12. Should cosmetic surgery be made illegal for normal people?
  13. Should doctors be allowed to promote healthcare products?
  14. Should surrogacy option be used only if there is a healthcare reason?
  15. Should alcohol and drugs use in the movies controlled?
  16. Should animal use for drug testing be made unethical?
  17. Should people with mental health illness be treated outside of the community
  18. Should the government provide free medical care to people below the poverty line?
  19. Should the government provide fund for research in alternative medicines?
  20. Should the quality of treatment in a government hospital be any different from a private hospital?

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        Liz Westwood 

        2 months ago from UK

        This is an interesting list of discussion topics.


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