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SaintMichael741
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Does 'Doctor Who' have anything to do with science or religion Pro-side-science con-region

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SaintMichael741
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/28/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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vale0smith

Con

The doctor is a man of science in some ways. The doctor is really still a man of faith as he teaches us good moral basis for society and people as a whole. It is the doctor's goals to save life's not let others die. He believes were all equals. He teaches us that we must all be better a society.
SaintMichael741

Pro

I believe that Doctor Who is centered around science. My opponent claims that the Doctor is a man of faith and teaches us good faith. I disagree.

Would a holy figure do the following:
1) Ask the last Dalek in existance to kill himself?
2) Threatens to blow up an entire fleet of Dalek in pure rage?
3) Constantly make fun of Mickey for being useless instead of trying to include him?
4) Bring a companion along that could easily die from countless threats?
5) Tell people to shut up when he's talking?

This debate itself is flawed. Please define what I'm arguing. Is it that the Doctor is more a man of science than religion? I'm assuming that's what it is.


Debate Round No. 1
vale0smith

Con

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. In more casual speech, by extension, "philosophy" can refer to "the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group. so simple terms it can be a religious ideal of the world. So the doctor embraces a form of religion it may be his own counter claim to that point.

1.The doctor's counter to daleks is sensible yet makes sense for him he lost his whole race to them that was a trait of his humanity. He cared to stop them from the start as the daleks have no moral code of right or wrong. so you blame a man for wanting a race of monsters dead.
2.The doctor code's anger does not break with religion at all. the bible had many times where god was an angry god.
3.Mickey was a good guy the doctor later felt guilty for those actions You can see that he and Mickey did get along great but the doctor is a man that always finds problems with others and fights his companions often on thier opnions it is human nature again.
4.It is risky thing to travel with the doctor
5.The doctor has full right as he has to talk too and they wouldn't shut up and listen.
SaintMichael741

Pro

Your argument about how philosophy relates to religion doesn't make sense. Please be clear and concise with what you're trying to say. Also, are we arguing about what Doctor Who is about: Religion or Science? You're not being very clear about that as well.

The Doctor is more about science than religion. Consider his rampant wanderlust. The doctor wanders around time and space in order to learn, see something new, to meet new people. He doesn't care about being a god; he cares about learning new things. This is especially true in the episode with the Beast "The Satan Pit". He is staring a monster older than time in the face but instead of challenging it to the typical game of good vs. evil he figures out the beast's entire plan. That's the Doctor; a man more focused on figuring things out and learning than any conception of religion.

This show reminds me of Star Trek in the sense of exploration. Both shows are in pursuit of higher knowledge and figuring out the truth. Is there aspects of religion in this show? Yes, undeniably. However this show is not about religion primarily; it is about exploration and seeking the truth. Nothing is more scientific than that.
Debate Round No. 2
vale0smith

Con

vale0smith forfeited this round.
SaintMichael741

Pro

Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
vale0smith

Con

vale0smith forfeited this round.
SaintMichael741

Pro

Another forfeit? Gotta be kidding me...
Debate Round No. 4
vale0smith

Con

vale0smith forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 4 years ago
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