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Maximus_Almighty
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mananlak
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Are babies born evil or good?

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mananlak
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/24/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,091 times Debate No: 36978
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Maximus_Almighty

Con

Babies are born neutral. I believe that babies are born completely neutral, neither good or bad. It is just their upbringing with their surroundings makes them think in evil terms, or in good terms. For example, If the babies have cruel parents, and are brought up in a bad environment, they will become naturally bad people
mananlak

Pro

I accept and will argue that babies are born "good".
Debate Round No. 1
Maximus_Almighty

Con

Maximus_Almighty forfeited this round.
mananlak

Pro

Oh wow. A forfeit. I shall present my argument anyways.

You cannot have, as my opponent claims, a neutral born baby. while it is true that a baby is affected later on by it's upbringing, IN THE INSTANT IT IS BORN, it cannot be evil(except for the one as my profile picture). Therefore it must be good. Since it has done nothing wrong it MUST be good, because there is no other option.

I was going to put more thought in this but my opponent has forfeited.

Good day to you sir.
Debate Round No. 2
Maximus_Almighty

Con

Maximus_Almighty forfeited this round.
mananlak

Pro

mananlak forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Maximus_Almighty

Con

Maximus_Almighty forfeited this round.
mananlak

Pro

Sorry I forfeited last round.Even if my opponent did also.

Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 4
Maximus_Almighty

Con

Maximus_Almighty forfeited this round.
mananlak

Pro

I think I've been conned like imabench. Ugh. Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Archibald 3 years ago
Archibald
If you met my kids, you would know that babies are all evil little monsters, sent to torment us.
Posted by TheAccountant 3 years ago
TheAccountant
how can a baby know what is good or evil when even adults cannot?
Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
Someone should troll this, by proving that babies are in fact a parasite which often kill the mother.
Posted by evangambit 3 years ago
evangambit
It seems like you've taken the middle ground and left the extremes to your contender; I'm fairly new here but I'm pretty sure this is unconventional on this site (where things seem to be taken as digital, where every position has two, and ONLY two, sides.

However I guess my take itself is grayer as well: humans in general, I've always believed, were inherently good because, given the choice of helping someone or not, all else being equal, people will help them. That being said, babies are rather strange in the fact that they are (if you'll permit me to use Freud) dominated by their Id and also don't have the ability to "stand in another's shoes" (which points to a lack of ability to empathize or sympathize), so I suppose I'd agree that babies are either neutral or that they are evil, on the grounds that they have no care one way or the other about another's well-being, and hence are unable to really make decisions based on morality.
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
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