Goverenment has made the human race physicaly weak
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It is not because of the government policies that people are weak physically. It's because we are fat, lazy people that eat trash and spend too much time doing nothing. I will prove this later on in the debate.
Now to the arguments:
Sickness does not equal weakness.
People don't get sick because they are weak. Even if t did mean they were weak, it's not the government's fault that they are sick. This argument is like saying pain means that something is weak. Even the strongest organism in natural selection will feel pain. Two people get the flu. One will die so he uses a vaccine. The other won't, and he refuses the vaccine. The second one takes twice as long to recover from the flu. Just because the first one had a weaker immune system doesn't mean he weak and should've died. He was intelligent. Sometimes strength doesn't win over intelligence. If an organism has the resources to survive and it survives, it cannot be blamed on the government. If someone will die from hunger and find food, you don't blame the food for existing. It's a source for the taking. You cannot blame the government for the existence of a resource.
Strength has little to do with natural selection. Think about it. We survive by intelligence. If it were strength, bears would have us beat. The definition of natural selection is "the process by which forms of life having traits that better enable them to adapt to specific environmental pressures, as predators, changes in climate, or competition for food or mates, will tend to survive and reproduce in greater numbers than others of their kind, thus ensuring the perpetuation of those favorable traits in succeeding generations" (1). Natural selection in this definition has nothing to do with physical strength. Even if we have become more weak, which I disagree that we have, we are still adapting to where we can survive better which is the whole point of it.
-Let's take a look at an example. There once was a rabbit. The tortoise challenged the rabbit (or hare if you would) to a race. The rabbit was clearly superior in speed. I would tell the whole story, but I will assume everybody knows. If you don't, here: http://childhoodreading.com... (4). In the end, the superiority of speed didn't win. It was perseverance and intelligence.
We are not becoming physically weaker by government policies.
1) Immune system- Our change in food has caused our new found diseases that are causing problems. "It found that around 1 out of 10 cancers (10%) may be linked to diet" (2). It's not because we're weaker humans and definitely not the government's fault. It's the food.
2) Muscle mass- Here's a piece of evidence that sums up this argument. "It was possible that the peculiar metabolism in human muscle was just the result of our modern lifestyle " not an evolutionary shift in our species. Our high-calorie diet might change the way muscle cells generated energy. It was also possible that a sedentary lifestyle made muscles weaker, creating a smaller metabolic demand" (3). This proves that we are becoming weaker due to what we eat and not because the government.
3) Rocky Balboa- We all could be as buff as Rocky if we put our mind to it. The reason we aren't is because we don't try. This guy tried. The reason he became weaker (in Rocky III) and lost the first fight with Mr. T was because he stopped trying for a while. He then went on to prove that he could train and beat his worthy adversary. The government didn't stop him!
Addressing government control of medicine and vaccines. Stating that the government has control of "them things" is not a convincing argument. I need proof. The burden of proof is on you.
In conclusion, my opponent has given no proof for anything, and his ties to natural selection are invalid. The government has not made weaker humans by its policies. If anything, we have let ourselves go. Humans are humans. They all have equal opportunity to make themselves physically stronger. The resolution cannot be upheld.
tribalwolf forfeited this round.
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