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MSwashbukksen
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Atheism
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Adverts do more harm than good

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Started: 7/30/2015 Category: TV
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MSwashbukksen

Pro

The first round is for introductions. Introduce yourself, then why you wish to take the position you have taken. Then proceed to your short opening statement.

RULES

a) No swearing, cursing or other forms of profanity.
b) Respect both sides [proposition and opposition] of the debate.
c) No copyrighted imagery or text.
d) Evidence must clearly link to the statement that has been provided.

The second round is for arguments.

The third round is for arguments.

The fourth round is for arguments.

The fifth and final round is for final arguments and conclusions.

Good Luck!

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My name is Mortimer Hamilton, I live in Scotland, I am an atheist and scientist

For years, adverts have been subtly harming us. I believe it is essential to expose them once and for all for what they actually contain.
Atheism

Con

Hello, and good evening to my opponent. I wish them luck in this debate.
I have taken the Con position because I do not believe adverts cause significant harm to a person that can be construed as an attack on their mental or physical health, and may even help people find products or services that can prove beneficent to them. For clarity, I ask my opponent to review and accept the following definition of harm, from Miriam-Webster, as it would prove useful in ensuring there is no trickery or semantics within this debate.

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: physical or mental damage : injury
http://www.merriam-webster.com...

I thank you for your time, and pass the round over to Pro.
Debate Round No. 1
MSwashbukksen

Pro

Let's begin with bad influences.

Adverts can have bad influences on people of all ages. For example, an advert about McDonald's. The food at McDonald's contains an ineffable amount of calories, adverts to convince people to eat there encourages unhealthy eating. This is can be detrimental to the health of a person. Likewise, there was an advert promoting E-Cigarettes in the UK. This also damages health causing cancer in areas such as the liver, the lungs and even the heart. The advert is here if you wish to see it: https://www.youtube.com... Do you think that is appropriate for the eyes of our citizens?

Albeit it is the person watching the advert decides to do such things and they can turn it off at any moment if it becomes obnoxious or inappropriate, they can easily be affected by watching a fragment of it.

To conclude my statement, adverts encourage individuals to do unspeakable things that can ruin their health, their brain or even scar small children for life.
Atheism

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
MSwashbukksen

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Debate Round No. 4
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