The Instigator
Pieisyum25
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Harrythemasterdebator
Con (against)
Winning
3 Points

Fire is better than water

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Harrythemasterdebator
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/13/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Pieisyum25

Pro

Fires are better than water because it spreads
Harrythemasterdebator

Con

Fire is not as good as water, because the is more water in the world than fire.
Debate Round No. 1
Pieisyum25

Pro

Well actually, unlike water, fire can be easily made by people, as even cavemen were able to use rocks and twigs to create them. Water, on the other hand, is not as easy to make and requires complex devices to even get as much as a cup.
Harrythemasterdebator

Con

Although water can be hard to create, it is all around us. Water can be harvested from rivers, creeks, lakes, lagoons, seas, and even the sky above. Water doesn't need to be "created" as such, rather gathered. Fire must be created by people with the knowledge to do so, but anyone can find water, and is therefore more apparent in the world in which we inhabit. Another point I would like to bring up is how water is essential for survival in humans. Since humans bodies are made up of approximately 80% water, water must be drunken to maintain the water to salt ratio in our blood. Humans can hardly last a few days without water. On the other hand fire is almost entirely useless in a survival context, and because of this I believe that fire is NOT better than water.
Debate Round No. 2
Pieisyum25

Pro

Fires are hot, therefore waters not hot, which leads me to believe that- WAIT. *reads notes* oops. well anyway, fire is better than water because fire requires oxidation in order to be made and water is always there which is not that very good because bad not fat but big boned. Hello, this is Pizza Hut, may I take your order. Umm, I would like two large pepperoni pizzas and a 1.5 litre pepsi max plz. Im sorry, but we are all out of mountain dew. Oh- wait what? I ordered a pepsi max, not a mounta- I'm sorry but unfortunately we are closed, have a nice day! *throws phone at ground* *hits foot with said phone* *cri*
Harrythemasterdebator

Con

Harrythemasterdebator forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Donderpants 1 year ago
Donderpants
Well, all I can say to that, after reading Pieisyum's third argument-

You have my vote!
I'm sorry, I'm just kidding. That argument is so- just wow.
Posted by Donderpants 1 year ago
Donderpants
Well, all I can say to that, after reading Pieisyum's third argument-

You have my vote!
I'm sorry, I'm just kidding. That argument is so- just wow.
Posted by Donderpants 1 year ago
Donderpants
Well, all I can say to that, after reading Pieisyum's third argument-

You have my vote!
I'm sorry, I'm just kidding. That argument is so- just wow.
Posted by Donderpants 1 year ago
Donderpants
Just want to say- this topic is hopelessly one sided. It shows in the weakness of the affirming side, their short answers- Humans simply cannot survive without water. Is fire incredibly useful? Yes! Would we be around today without it? Probably not. But without water, it's certain that we wouldn't survive.

Also, water is actually more essential to survival than fire. You could live on raw meat for a while, and unless it's Winter, heat isn't too much of an issue.

The only hope John has is if he switches his argument to argue that fire is "better" in that sitting near a flame is more pleasurable than having water.
Posted by Donderpants 1 year ago
Donderpants
Hello Harry!
I'm finally logged in!
Posted by Pieisyum25 1 year ago
Pieisyum25
omg hurry up harry
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Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
Midnight1131
Pieisyum25HarrythemasterdebatorTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit by con, so conduct to Pro.
Vote Placed by FaustianJustice 1 year ago
FaustianJustice
Pieisyum25HarrythemasterdebatorTied
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Reasons for voting decision: What exactly is this? Pro gets conduct for sticking to the debate, Con gets argument due to the showing that water was essential for life and it was widely un refuted, con made their case and thus demonstrated some degree as to why it was better than fire. Pro seemed to abandon their end.