The Instigator
Rockylightning
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frenchmoose
Con (against)
Losing
21 Points

Cell Phones Are Dangerous

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/19/2010 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Rockylightning

Pro

Resolved that cell phones are dangerous.

Please state points why cell phones are not dangerous.
frenchmoose

Con

Cell phones are not dangerous because they are made of lint.. therefore they are of no harm to anyone..

I would also like to point out my opponents cell phone does not exist.
Debate Round No. 1
Rockylightning

Pro

\\\Cell phones are not dangerous because they are made of lint///
Most cell phones look like this:
http://weblogs.cltv.com...
as you can see the phone is made out of metal or shiny plastic, and not lint.

\\\I would also like to point out my opponents cell phone does not exist.///
This is irrelevant. It does exist because to post this argument I had to check on the mobile web to see if you had posted.

===Point===

I. Causes cancer
* Cellular telephones emit radiofrequency (RF) energy (radio waves), which is a form of radiation that is under investigation for its effects on the human body (1).
* Cellular telephone technology emerged in Europe in the 1980s but did not come into widespread use in the United States until the 1990s. The technology is rapidly changing, so there are few long-term studies of the effects of RF energy from cellular telephones on the human body (1).
* The number of cellular telephone users has increased rapidly. As of December 2008, there were more than 270 million subscribers to cellular telephone service in the United States, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. This is an increase from 110 million users in 2000 and 208 million users in 2005.

Because cell phones are held near the head when in use, therefore, in theory they may cause: Malignant (cancerous) brain tumors such as gliomas
Non-cancerous tumors of the brain such as meningiomas
Non-cancerous tumors of the nerve connecting the brain to the ear (acoustic neuromas)
Non-cancerous tumors of the salivary glands
frenchmoose

Con

This debate gave me hepatitis
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by shriyamadan 6 years ago
shriyamadan
See....we humans invented the mobile phones,and it is up to us how we use it. Technology is here and is here to stay. We will have to avoid the risk of these mishaps. If mobile phones are used wisely, judiciously and with public etiquettes, they can be of great use to us.
Posted by Rockylightning 7 years ago
Rockylightning
... wow
Posted by Moistcabbage 7 years ago
Moistcabbage
Two corrections
1) as to. Not ad to
2) indeed made of. Not indeedade of
Posted by Moistcabbage 7 years ago
Moistcabbage
Pro, you state that cell phones cause cancer, and then go on to point out there have been only a few studies on this. How then can it be concluded that they cause cancer without sufficient research and repeatable results? Also a mixture of lint and adhesive or epoxy can be pressed into a shiny plastic like material then, like most phones outer shells, painted. There are no warnings on phone packaging literature ad to weather or not the product contains lint, therefor up until now, no proof that cell phones are not indeedade of lint.
Posted by XStrikeX 7 years ago
XStrikeX
I have no idea why Frenchmoose is winning. He had no points or rebuttal and added a strange, strange comment at the end.
Posted by frenchmoose 7 years ago
frenchmoose
i better not
Posted by Sorrow 7 years ago
Sorrow
im so proud of my frenchmoose. the first debate h/she won!
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