Animals are sentient, can feel pain, and suffer.
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"Pain, sentience, and suffering are concepts created solely by human perception. By definition, they cannot apply to animals." DebatyDebateMaster
Thanks for accepting. A good bluff, but I'll call you on it. This would have worked before the invention of the scientific method. The scientific method is designed to create objectivity.
"The scientific method is a set of techniques used by the scientific community to investigate natural phenomena by providing an objective framework in which to make scientific inquiry and analyze the data to reach a conclusion about that inquiry." 
We can literally scan an animal's brain and see the neural signals transmit.  Therefore, due to the scientific method and 21st century technology the claim that humans can only see via our perception is severely weakened. We might not be able to eliminate all human bias, but we can diminish bias to tolerable levels. Thanks for the debate.
Meaning, there can never be a 100% chance to know for sure whether animals ARE sentient, and can feel pain and suffering. i win
"The title of the debate is "Animals ARE sentient, can feel pain, and suffer."
Meaning, there can never be a 100% chance to know for sure whether animals ARE sentient, and can feel pain and suffering. i win" DebatyDebateMaster
If I have the burden to prove that there is a 100% chance, then yes, you have won. Let me ask you this though, are you 100% sure you exist? Are you 100% sure the keyboard you are typing on exists? Are you 100% sure the Earth is round, the Earth revolves around the sun? We cannot be 100% sure of anything. This is the plain and simple truth. There will always be 1% chance or so that reality does not exist.
Therefore, I call shenanigans on my opponent's part by trying to force me into 100% burden of proof, since that is impossible. Beyond a reasonable doubt we can safely state that animals are sentient, feel pain, and can suffer.
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Vote Placed by Hayd 2 months ago
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