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msheahan99
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Dogs are better then cats

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msheahan99
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/1/2014 Category: Funny
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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msheahan99

Pro

Dogs are better then cats
No criteria is presented because a criteria would vary from person to person
I expect to argue with a cat person on this
First round is acceptance
Second round is constructive
3rd round is rebuttals
4th round is closing (no new arguments)
TheProver

Con

Cats are better than dogs.
Debate Round No. 1
msheahan99

Pro

A dog is man's best friend, but a cat really isn't anything. In order to examine this universal question I will look at both species' intelligence, job abilities and companionship.

First I will compare and contrast both species' job abilities. The uses for dogs far outnumber the uses for a cat. Many people would breed dogs for such jobs as to hunt, where they would breed a beagle for it's speed and outstanding nose. Dog's have also been used to save many lives not only in search and rescue teams but also in the army. As an example, Larry Buehner, who served in Vietnam as a platoon scout with the Army's First Cavalry Division, said he is alive because of his military dog.
"Callie saved my life on at least one occasion," Buehner said of the dog that accompanied him and his unit on patrols. "Dog units are worth a million dollars for everything they do ... You can't say enough, you can't give enough accolades to them."

A German Shepard can be used as a sniffing dog to detect drugs at an airport or at a school. There are also seeing eye dogs, who lead blind and disabled people. Possibly one of the most useful jobs for a dog is a therapy dog.

http://www.cnn.com...

Here you see some therapy dogs comforting students during finals week.

The jobs for cats are very limited, originally the cat was bred to kill mice, but the use for that has fell and is almost unnecessary these days. Because of the limited jobs for a cat dogs are clearly superior to the cats in terms of jobs to do.

The second side of dogs and cats that I shall compare is the intelligence side. Recent science has shown us that dogs are in fact smarter then cats. This has been proven through size of brain relative to size of animal.

Here is a study from oxford proving that dogs are smarter than cats
http://www.cbsnews.com...

It has also been proven do to the fact that dogs can read the symbols of humans such as pointing or commands. A dog understands that if he does a specified task then he will receive some form of reward. This intelligence is only seen in animals such as our closest relatives, apes. Thus dogs are indeed smarter then cats.

The final way that I will examine the 2 species is possibly the most important, companionship. A cat will run away and run through the neighborhood and through the streets all day, you'll only see him once or twice in a whole day. A dog however wants to stay by your side, and he'll sit by you and be your friend. You can talk to your dog about your day and tell him about your problems, but because cats are so independent you can't be friends with your cat. A cat can be affectionate, but almost no living thing is as loving as a dog.
TheProver

Con

TheProver forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
msheahan99

Pro






I rest my case
TheProver

Con

TheProver forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
TheProver

Con

TheProver forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Ragnar 2 years ago
Ragnar
Very subjective... Tempted to accept, yet I believe voting will likely boil down to who likes dogs, rather than strength of arguments.
Posted by Digitallover12 2 years ago
Digitallover12
This topic is a waste of time
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Vote Placed by Cheetah 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro demonstrated what a dog is + Con FF
Vote Placed by Jay-D 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: All Con did was type a single sentence, and forfeit all subsequent rounds, and hence loses conduct without question. All the sources and arguments seen in the debate were from Pro, so no doubts there either. Can't comment on S&G.