The Instigator
Halo3
Pro (for)
Losing
7 Points
The Contender
mongeese
Con (against)
Winning
54 Points

Gravity is good

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/3/2009 Category: News
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Votes (9)

 

Halo3

Pro

1. Without gravity, you would be floating in the air
2. Water will be floating
3. You can not touch the ground
4. It will be hard to eat
mongeese

Con

Gravity - the gravitational attraction of the mass of the earth, the moon, or a planet for bodies at or near its surface (http://www.merriam-webster.com...)

My opponent claims that gravity is good. However, there are many situations in which gravity is bad.

SITUATION 1:
You're trekking through the jungle, when you fall into a hole. It is ten feet deep, and you are only five feet tall. The walls of the hole are horribly slimy. The only thing that is actually keeping you from escaping is... gravity! A few minutes later, it starts to rain, making the walls even more slimy, and making you feel miserable, and making the ground soften, so that you are sinking even further into the ground. What is to blame for rain? Gravity!

SITUATION 2:
Two thugs kidnap you, and throw you into a jail cell. The ceiling is open. One could fairly easily get out if there wasn't a very powerful force pulling them to the ground.

SITUATION 3:
You're flying in an airplane, when a guy grabs you and throws you out the door. Gravity pulls you straight down. You die.
"There is a direct relationship between gravitational acceleration and the downwards weight force experienced by objects on Earth (see Conversion between weight and mass). However, other factors such as the rotation of the Earth also contribute to the net acceleration and are usually considered part of Earth's gravity."
http://en.wikipedia.org...

SITUATION 4:
You're walking along in your merry way, when a guy who was thrown out of a plane collides into you. The force is so strong that it kills you.
(http://en.wikipedia.org...)

Now to counter your arguments:

"1. Without gravity, you would be floating in the air"
That is not a bad thing.
"2. Water will be floating"
Sweet!
"3. You can not touch the ground"
Who even wants to touch the ground?
"4. It will be hard to eat"
Humans have adapted to use gravity to eat. If there was no gravity, humans would have a digestive system that did not even require gravity to eat. Besides, astronauts have been able to eat in space, no problem.

In conclusion, none of the things that my opponent has pointed out actually make a lack of gravity bad. If a lack of gravity is not bad, one can conclude that gravity is not good.
Debate Round No. 1
Halo3

Pro

1. Droughts could happen because water can't hit the soil or crops
2. Air will go into space
3. Who would go into a jungle and fall into a hole?
4. Why do you say "Sweet!"? If water will be floating, it will be hard to drink
I await my opponent's rebuttal
mongeese

Con

"1. Droughts could happen because water can't hit the soil or crops"
If we built containers to hold the water and the soil/crops together, we wouldn't have such a problem. Besides, why do you assume that the water would immediately fly away upon a removal of gravity? Also, tsunamis already occur because of gravity. An absence of gravity would result in no destructive tsunamis, which is a GOOD thing.

"2. Air will go into space"
If we build a dome around the Earth, we solve that problem, too.

"3. Who would go into a jungle and fall into a hole?"
Jungle explorers who want to find new things.

"4. Why do you say 'Sweet!'? If water will be floating, it will be hard to drink"
Floating water is cool. Also, if water is floating, we can just poke a straw into the air and drink. Happy days!

My opponent has not responded to any of my scenarios, with the exception of a partial questioning of the first one, and has thus conceded the other three cases where gravity is bad. Something that is bad isn't good, by definition, so gravity isn't good.

Thank you for this interesting debate.
Debate Round No. 2
Halo3

Pro

1. How are you even going to build a dome without gravity?
2. You would be in a faraway galaxy because the sun's gravity can't pull you near the sun.
3. Tsunamis can make more jobs by hiring people to rebuild the building.
4. Water is H2O, which maybe can desolve in air.
5. I have now responded to more than 1 questioning.
Gravity is good
mongeese

Con

"1. How are you even going to build a dome without gravity?"
You do it the same way you did it with gravity, except in a cooler fashion.

"2. You would be in a faraway galaxy because the sun's gravity can't pull you near the sun."
You give no reason for a faraway galaxy to be bad. Last I checked, "Star Wars" was pretty good.

"3. Tsunamis can make more jobs by hiring people to rebuild the building."
Tsunamis destroy more jobs--and lives--than they fix.

"4. Water is H2O, which maybe can desolve in air."
Maybe, maybe not. I'll guess not.

"5. I have now responded to more than 1 questioning."
And yet, you have failed to respond to ALL of my "questionings."

"Gravity is good"
Because there are many situations in which a lack of gravity is preferable to gravity, and my opponent has failed to fully support any reasons as to why gravity would be good, gravity is bad. Vote CON.

Thank you for this humorous debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
PRO didn't argue that, though...
Posted by smeebag 7 years ago
smeebag
Water only exists under atmospheric pressure.
Atmospheres only exist as a result of gravity, and is also the one thing which
gives a planet a temperature range which can sustain life.

GRAVITY RULES!
Posted by Rob1Billion 7 years ago
Rob1Billion
that's pretty bad that you couldn't pull this one off, pro.
Posted by Halo3 7 years ago
Halo3
thanks acer for supporting me
Posted by acer 7 years ago
acer
You do realize that life could not exist without gravity. If there was no such thing as gravity, the Earth would not have formed. The sun would not have formed. Gravity holds them all together! And, gravity is what holds the oxygen-rich atmosphere organisms need to breathe. Build a dome? If you did that, sunlight would not enter. "who even wants to touch the ground" though the idea of floating sounds cool, it is not cool if you cannot control it. That would not even matter, because, without gravity, there is no atmosphere, without an atmosphere, the natural pressure is null and all organisms blow up.

Hey mongeese, want to redo this debate with me?
Posted by Glitchy 7 years ago
Glitchy
H2O dissolves in air...?
Posted by Halo3 7 years ago
Halo3
Hey!
Posted by Me100 7 years ago
Me100
lol halo3 made horrible arguments
Posted by wpfairbanks 7 years ago
wpfairbanks
idiocy
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
Floating = awesome

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