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Cockroach_Gal
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Tapwated
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Can TV have a profound effect on viewers

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Tapwated
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/10/2014 Category: TV
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 526 times Debate No: 56409
Debate Rounds (3)
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Cockroach_Gal

Pro

In nature an animal is influence by what it sees. If an animal likes something that it sees than it will be encouraged to do what it does. That's why a female takes her cub away from the pride. She wants to create a connection with her child so the child will do what she does. It's the same with people. If they see something they like on TV then it is there instinct to do that something so we need to be careful to what we expose to our kids.
Tapwated

Con

There's no scientific evidence to support what you're saying.
I have no doubts about the fact that TV just like any other form of media can influence our way to think, but what you're suggesting is that we naturally have a tendency to replicate what we see on TV and that simply isn't the case.
We should keep our kids from watching what we think might harm them, but we have to be rational about it and acknowledge that every mentally sane person can tell the difference between reality and fiction
Debate Round No. 1
Cockroach_Gal

Pro

I didn't say that we have the tendency to do it, I said we have an erge to do it. And you're basically saying what I am saying
Tapwated

Con

The title of the debate states that TV has "a profound effect on viewers", I've denied that by stating that there's no such thing as an instinct (or tendency, or urge) to replicate in our lives what we see on TV.

Millions of people watch violent shows or news on TV everyday yet most of them would never physically harm another person just for the sake of it. This is an undeniable fact.

If you think I'm saying what you're saying then you must have misinterpreted something I wrote.
Debate Round No. 2
Cockroach_Gal

Pro

Sorry. I have to admit that I never thought of it like that. I accept my defeat. You have bested me and won my respect. Well played
Tapwated

Con

Glad we reached an understanding, it's been a pleasure
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by 16kadams 2 years ago
16kadams
Also define effect
Posted by Empiren 2 years ago
Empiren
Define "profound" and the practical implementation you are seeking to prove.
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Vote Placed by Themba 2 years ago
Themba
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Reasons for voting decision: Graceful Concession. Con wins arguments.
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Reasons for voting decision: An honorable concession from Pro.