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LejlaDebater
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iTziPocalyspe
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Do animals have feelings?

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Started: 11/24/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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LejlaDebater

Pro

Animals have feelings too. Dogs feel remorse when they do something bad. And thats a fact!
iTziPocalyspe

Con

For many years, it has been debated whether animals have feelings or not. The number one thing people mix up are feelings and emotions. The difference is that emotions affect animals physically while feelings affect and animal mentally(1). So emotions is what an animal would show and feelings is the mental understanding.

My opponent says that ¨dogs feel remorse when they do something bad. And thats a fact!¨ to counter that statement, we should discuss the ¨Clever Hans Effect¨(2). Basically the Clever Hans Effect says that animals can read our emotions and body language and react to that. So is the dog showing remorse for his actions, or is the reaction to the emotions shown by the owner?

(1)http://emotionaldetective.typepad.com...

(2)http://www.damninteresting.com...
Debate Round No. 1
LejlaDebater

Pro

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iTziPocalyspe

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
LejlaDebater

Pro

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iTziPocalyspe

Con

With my opponent providing no support/research/aurguemetns there is no way to vote for pro. With that I ask you vote Con!
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by LejlaDebater 1 year ago
LejlaDebater
Man you crushed me! lol
Posted by iTziPocalyspe 1 year ago
iTziPocalyspe
I guess him forfeiting is how I win lol
Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
PowerPikachu21
It is true that animals can be afraid and happy, etc. Not sure how Con would win.
Posted by LejlaDebater 1 year ago
LejlaDebater
Here is an article i found:http://news.nationalgeographic.com...
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