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Geese are better than Swans

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Voting Style: Open with Elo Restrictions Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/26/2015 Category: Funny
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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lol101

Pro

Better-"more attractive, appealing, effective, useful, etc."

Round 1-Acceptance
Round 2/4-Arguments and Rebuttals
Round 5-Conclusion

Rules:
-You will use MY definition of better.
-No kritiks/semantics
-No trolling, insulting, or getting angry

Sources:
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7Alan

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
lol101

Pro

lol101 forfeited this round.
7Alan

Con

The resolution. "Geese are better than Swans"

The definition. "Better-"more attractive, appealing, effective, useful, etc."

It all hinges upon this...So. Why are swans better?
well...

1. Aircraft strikes. Geese are apparantly quite stupid as they have been the cause of many plane crashes...Swans on the other hand have not.(1) Not so useful...

2. • Swans have a longer neck, large body with a broad wingspan compared to geese.(2)So far more attractive and appealing

3. Swans are known to live 20 to 30 years. Geese 10 – 24 y.(1)(3) So far more effective...

Conclusion.
Swans due to having more favorable characteristics are more attractive, appealing, effective, useful.
Thus they are better.

The resolution is negated. Swans are better than geese.

Sources.
1.https://en.wikipedia.org...
2. http://www.differencebetween.com...
3.http://beautyofbirds.com...
Debate Round No. 2
lol101

Pro

lol101 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
lol101

Pro

Rebuttals/Case-

1. Just because geese may not be as smart doesn't mean they aren't useful. Animals die every day. Would humans be useless just because they died? No. Geese can actually be adopted by humans as pets. There are even guides showing you how to care for a goose. http://www.wikihow.com...

2. My opponent only makes the bare assertion that Swans are more attractive because they have longer necks and broad wingspans. However, I must introduce you to the smallest goose in the world. It's very cute and majestic, and since baby animals are found to be cuter than adults, I can say that smaller animals are more attractive. This goose is called the African Pygmy Goose. http://www.northrup.org...

3. How does living longer have to do with being effective? I find that to be a strange claim. Geese are usually swimming or walking in groups. This means that they can get things done quickly and effectively. Sure they have less time to complete tasks, but geese are very social and complete tasks together. Swans? Swans usually hang out in couples. While geese are biting people and getting all of the food they can, Swans are swimming in couples and doing nothing. Geese also tend to fly more, so that makes them effective by being able to get things done quickly.

I have come up with my own case and have rebutted my opponent's main argument.
7Alan

Con

1. The objective of swans is to reproduce, greater intelligence is certiantly beneficial towards that goals...EX Geese being less intelligent, fly into airplanes, thus reproducing less, thus being less useful than their counterpart swans.


2. Longer necks and broader wingspan are likely more attractive, I will let the voters decide.

3.Living longer, obvoiusly gives swans a greater chance to reproduce, thus being more effective in their usefullness, (purpopse of reproducing)


Vote CON.
Debate Round No. 4
lol101

Pro

lol101 forfeited this round.
7Alan

Con

7Alan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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