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Cats are better than dogs

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Started: 7/23/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Balacafa

Pro

As pro I am arguing that "Cats are better than dogs" therefore my opponent will be arguing that dogs are better than cats.

My opponent will begin his argument in the first round however he must forfeit or leave the last Round blank in order to make this a fair debate.

Round 1: Con's intro and main points
Round 2: Pros intro and main points - con's contradictions
Round 3: Pros contradictions - cons forfeiture / blank space

Definitions

Cats - a small mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractile claws. It is widely kept as a pet and many breeds have been developed.

Dogs - a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, non-retractile claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice.

Better - more desirable, satisfactory, or effective.

Rules

Standard rules really.

No trolling.
No swearing.
Forfeiture of any unplanned rounds means that they have lost.
Keep to the debate structure.
If con makes any new arguments in round 3 then he/she has lost automatically.
Spider191

Con

As con, I will argue that dogs are better than cats. There are hundreds of breeds of dogs, all of which have a use in modern society. German Shepherd Dogs are used around the world as scent dogs, and Beagles are widely used as hunting dogs. Most dogs don't require much care. A dog can stay healthy as long as he is taken for a short 15-20 minute walk every day, and be fed twice a day.

Much: 1.) adj.great in quantity, measure, or degree
2.) n. a great quantity, measure, or degree
3.) adv. to a great extent or degree; greatly; far

P.S. Sorry if my debate isn't structured the correct way, this is my first debate.
Debate Round No. 1
Balacafa

Pro

I am arguing that cats are better than dogs. Cats cost roughly $1035 in the first year of having them. The average sized dog costs $1580 in the first year .While dogs use their tongues to scoop liquid into their mouths, lapping cats stick the tip of their tongue in a liquid then retract it four times as quickly, bringing the liquid up in a neat column and leaving little mess. This is both a cleaner and more effective way of drinking. (1)

I will now use science to prove that cats are better than dogs...

- "Cats can detect a vast range of sound frequencies, from 55 Hz to 79 KHz. Dogs only manage between 67 Hz and 44 KHz." (1)

- "Cats can see in light levels six times lower than humans can. Dogs have decent night vision, too, but still they can see in light five times as dim." (1)

- "Cats even beat dogs in smell. While certain breeds of dogs, like bloodhounds, have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, most breeds have far fewer. The average cat sports approximately 200 million olfactory receptors, much more than the average dog." (1)

"According to a 2009 study, the area of land required to keep a medium-sized dog fed is larger than the amount needed to power two SUVs, roughly 0.84 hectares annually. A cat, however, requires far less energy to live, needing the equivalent of 0.15 hectares." (1)

- Cats also have significantly better balance. Ask yourself this question : "Have you ever seen a dog land on a fence?" I didn't think so.

- When cats walk, they lay their hindpaw almost exactly in the print left by the forepaw. This supreme precision is coupled with a streamlined musculature and a very flexible backbone. Since their spine has more vertebrae, they're also able to twist themselves as ably as a gymnast, which helps them navigate tight spaces and (almost) always land on their feet. (1)

Con states that "most dogs don't require much care." - I am honestly shocked. A dog requires walks, training, people to pick up their waste. Most dogs cannot be left alone at home and they cannot be left alone on holidays. Cats just need someone to come in once a day and put food in their bowl and that's it - in the worst case scenario they can just go in the garden and catch a mouse, a bird or a squirrel. Dogs rely heavily on others whereas cats are independent.

Dogs do what their owners say. This means they have very little free will.

"Dogs have masters. Cats have slaves."

Sources

http://www.realclearscience.com... (1)

https://www.google.co.uk... (2)
Spider191

Con

Spider191 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Balacafa

Pro

My opponent has forfeited. I have nothing to contradict.
Spider191

Con

Spider191 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Balacafa 1 year ago
Balacafa
*slaves
Posted by Balacafa 1 year ago
Balacafa
Dogs have masters. Cats have slave - (2)

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Posted by Balacafa 1 year ago
Balacafa
When debating you start with an introductory paragraph followed by your main points/reasons to why you disagree with your opponent. These should be backed up with justifications and for each point you should start a new paragraph.
Posted by Rami 1 year ago
Rami
I am interested in this debate, but I would like to know: How do you debate? Do you write huge debate paragraphs?
Posted by Commondebator 1 year ago
Commondebator
For an example: "Cats are more cute than dogs"

Well, they might just argue of how some people do not favor cuteness.
Posted by Commondebator 1 year ago
Commondebator
If we are going to argue on this, you cant bring up subjectivity. You need to be more clear or someone can just troll their way to victory
Posted by krayracker 1 year ago
krayracker
I might accept this debate if you make it so 1st round is just acceptance...
Posted by Balacafa 1 year ago
Balacafa
Definitions may be altered by con - as long as pro (me) agrees with it.
Posted by hldemi 1 year ago
hldemi
Better - more desirable, satisfactory, or effective.

All subjective to the preferences of the owner. This is like is blue better then yellow.
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