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Are Humans Destined To Cause Their Own Extinction?

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Started: 4/19/2016 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Joey888

Pro

After seeing many news reports about people killing each other around the world, it has made me very pessimistic about the human race. The world would have been much better place if it hadn't been for the humans. Think of all the destruction caused by humans. The beautiful nature is being destroyed by humans. It should be stopped, but there is not much being done.
King_Giza9

Con

After reviewing your view on human continuity and extinction, it is understandable to observe our nature and then to say we are destined for self elimination. My argument is that I cannot agree with your view as a Humanitarian and an expert on anthropology, ancient human nature, more specifically Africa had no concerns with global overpopulation, Greenhouse gas emissions, nor Random genocide. Modern Man Has full access and a new and enhanced sense of intelligence , thus instead of utilizing our moral values to take care our our species, we decided to go down the path of nomadic nature of colonization and imperialism. So before you conclude that the Homo - Sapien Sapien species was destined for self extinction, think of all factors of our conditions and then think of a scenario in which we did not choose a nomadic lifestyle !
Debate Round No. 1
Joey888

Pro

Humans do have the potential to make the world a better place. The only problem is that most of them do not use it. Some people join gangs, do drugs, and smuggle illegal goods. There are some people who do try to make things better. Finding a backup home, though, has given me reason to believe that some people have just lost all hope for the human race. Only those who strive to make the world a better place will probably be the ones to go. Some inventions are just silly. A gun designed to look like a cell phone is plain foolish, as it will cause more confusion among police and other law enforcement.
King_Giza9

Con

Yes that is an understanding assertion but the primary reason I took interest in this argument is that you used the term Destined. You cannot conclude that humanity was destined for extinction as if that was the case, our species would obviously not have an issue with over population. The choices upon which individuals choose to live a nomadic lifestyle can be based on various factors. If the case can be brought forth in which there can be a different reality for the Homo Sapien Sapien species by simply choosing a different reason for the outcome, you cannot draw that conclusion. Slavery didn't have to occur it was an act of human will, The holocaust didn't have to happen it was caused from human will , Colonialism didn't have to occur it's Human will and not fate. Your assertions are completely composed from oppionative notion rather than scientific. I can bring forth scientific and anthropological reasoning behind my claims!
Debate Round No. 2
Joey888

Pro

Human actions, big and small, were caused by humans. World War II was cause by humans. The atomic bomb and hydrogen bombs were created by humans. These actions that followed afterwards are a result of human actions.
King_Giza9

Con

Your point only provides more evidence to support my claim that Destiny is not involved when it comes to human extinction. If it were, our species wouldn't have had over a 55,000 years of life on this planet. We wouldn't be finding issues with overpopulation, all of this is due to the nomadic lifestyle under which early human civilization took and changed to meet their own interpretation of how life should be lived. Not our destiny. :)
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
nature is eternal
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