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Itsallovernow
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Nails
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Green is a "better" color than purple (Pro gives opening argument)

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Started: 8/16/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Itsallovernow

Con

RESOLUTION: Green is a "better" color than purple (Pro gives opening argument)

Opening Statement(s): I shall let Pro begin the arguement. Good luck.

(P.S. Please post a reasonable arguement.)
Nails

Pro

Better: More useful, suitable, or desirable[1]

1. Health

The color green has a calming effect. For this reason, hospitals paint their walls light green to calm patients.[2] Additionally, greenery in hospitals also has a calming effect.[3] This is important as the hospital is full of many stressors and stressful people.[4] Stress in the hospital environment has empirically been shown to lead to job dissatisfaction among nurses and, as a result, absenteeism.[5] Nurse absenteeism creates a vicious cycle: an increase in nurse absences increases the nurses' work load further increasing absenteeism which further increases the workload and so on. The result is reduced patient care.[6] Also, simply the presence of greenery has been shown to directly contribute to increased health by reducing cough and fatigue among other things.[3]

2. Productivity

People are empirically more productive when they work in the presence of green plants.[3] We're only barely recovering from a recession, and as a result a lack of worker productivity increases cost-cutting to make ends meet and halts economic recovery.[7]

3. Environment

Photosynthesis in most plants requires that plants absorb red and blue light, meaning they will reflect green light.[8] A purple plant thus wouldn't be able to survive since it would reflect the essential red and blue light. The majority of the world's oxygen is produced by green, photosynthesizing algae.[9] Therefore, the world as we know it wouldn't even be sustainable without green.

[1] The Free Dictionary. http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
[2] Precision Intermedia. http://www.precisionintermedia.com...
[3] Green over Grey. http://www.greenovergrey.com...
[4] Today's Hospitalist Magazine. http://www.todayshospitalist.com...
[5] Health Services Research. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
[6] National Institutes of Health. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
[7] Bloomberg News. http://www.bloomberg.com...
[8] National Science Teachers Association. http://biology.clc.uc.edu...
[9] See the Sea. http://see-the-sea.org...

Finally, CON hasn't provided any sort of context to the topic. There aren't any arguments to indicate what he intends to debate or any definitions or explanation of any kind. With that in mind, I'll assume all of my arguments are a valid and "reasonable" defense of the topic.
Debate Round No. 1
Itsallovernow

Con

Thank you, Nails, for this debate. I have been wanting you to debate me for quite some time now. Without any further ado or wasted characters, let us begin, shall we?

Opening Statements/Observation(s):

1. I accept that this is a "reasonable" debate with acceptable agruements.

REBUTTALS:

1. My opponent states that walls in hospitals are painted green to calm patients. However, my opponent neglected to mention that the most commonly colored painted walls are white, green, and blue, for their relaxing effect on hospitalized patients. This may seem to have nothing to do with my case, but in common knowledge, we know that all colors are found in white, including purple. The color white is often associated with hospitals to show cleanliness (which minimized perpetuate, additional infections), to reflect debilitating heat, and to brighten a room, which can have more of a soothing effect on patients than just green, which leads to an even quicker recovery for patience. (I do realize the color green is in white, too.) Thusly, using white can assume the same principals my opponent mentioned in his first contention to an even greater measure, putting green in the shadow of white, if you would like a play on words.

2. My opponent states greenery inproves health. However, soil has been known to host and introduce countless viruses and bacteral toxins that reduce the demand for a clean hospital. Furthermore, exotic plants can make certain people have. Some cause skin irritations, a partially blocked airways, and, in some cases, even death.

3. My opponent states that people are more productive when working in the presence of green plants, but I wonder if he cosiders how much time and money it takes to take care of them? If you were to have multiple plants in your officespace (which some employers frown upon or disallow), then you would have to take each plant to a place that you could allow to change the soil. Then, you'd have to take it back, water it, check the pH levels in it frequently, ensure it gets enough natural sunlight- green plants detract from working more than they allow the benefiet of being "more productive" in a work space.

4. My opponent states that a purple plant wouldn't be able to absorb purple light. This is not true. All colors are absorbed and used my chloroplasts for photosynthesis to make sugars EXCEPT green, eliminating the practicality and usefulness of quite possibly the most vital process in the world that gives us our very breath of life. The color green is eminated from plants because that color is not used and absorbed for photosynthesis because of it's uselessness. My opponent, seemingly, think that plants that are purple can't survive, e.g. violets. However, the petals may be purple, but the leaves are what absorb the most light, which are green because of the reason stated above.

=Rebutal Conclusion=

I have rebutted all arguements successfully. With the last arguement, I have disproved my opponents statement we can't live in a world without green. According to plants (which is a huge part of my oponents arguement), we CAN live in a world without green.

1. http://biology.clc.uc.edu...
2. http://www.precisionintermedia.com...
3. http://www.emc.maricopa.edu...

CONTENTIONS

1. Purple is associated with sophistication, respect, wisdom, and royalty. It can also give an air of mystery. Many women's favorite color is purple.

2. Violet has shown to alleviate conditions such as sunburn due to its purifying and antiseptic effect. This color also suppresses hunger and balances the body's metabolism. Indigo, a lighter purple, has been used by doctors in Texas as an anesthesia in minor operations because its narcotic <"A soothing or numbing agent.">qualities.

3. Psychological Effect: Purples have been used in the care of mental of nervous disorders because they have shown to help balance the mind and transform obsessions and fears. Indigo is often associated with the right side of the brain; stimulating intuition and imagination. Violet is associated with bringing peace and combating shock and fear. Violet has a cleansing effect with emotional disturbances. Also, this color is related to sensitivity to beauty, high ideals and stimulates creativity, spirituality and compassion. Psychic power and protection has also been associated with violet.

4. Purple has also been proven to stimulate cognitive problem-solving in the brain.

5. There is an "institutional" side to green, associated with illness or Government-issued that conjure up negative emotions as do the "slimy" or bilious greens. I would like to point out here that not ALL greens are associated or indictive of the postive effects my opponent has. Some conjure image of illness or sicklyness, hence "sickly green" (a color). Sometimes it can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, or sick, or "green around the gills". Culturally, green has broad and sometimes contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, envy, or the devil.

Summary:

I have proven green to be impractical, contradictory, and (as far as greeney goes) deadly. More importantly, I have proven why purple is better than green and that, unlike what my opponent said, we CAN live in a world without green.

Sources:

1. http://biology.clc.uc.edu...
2. http://www.precisionintermedia.com...
3. http://www.emc.maricopa.edu...
4. library.Thinkquest.org
5. http://www.squidoo.com...
5. (http://desktoppub.about.com...)
Nails

Pro

Nails forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Itsallovernow

Con

It is unfortunate my opponent, Nails, has forfieted the previous round. Seeing as this is the conclusive round in which we both summarize our debate, I believe I have won due to contentions neglected and the round forfieted.

The best of luck, Nails.

=VOTE CON=
Nails

Pro

Nails forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Itsallovernow 6 years ago
Itsallovernow
You mean the fact that he missed 66% of the debate? Yeah, I'll face that fact.
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
*clap clap clap*. No, he presented an argument in round 1, so he did show. Calm down, and face the facts.
Posted by Itsallovernow 6 years ago
Itsallovernow
Vote bombing is the same reguardless, hypocrite. And there is no rule that says I can't. If this were a debate, you can't make the fallicious claim of the "moral highroad". I have a vote to spend any way I want and I think I did best. He FORFIETED all the rounds (but 1) and I was present! He flunked out of the debate and it's not my fault. I would win anyways if in a tournement because he didn't show.
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
Of course you would think you did everything better, you aren't supposed to votebomb yourself in a debate that close. And how am I being a hypocrite? Lmao I was neutralizing the invalidity of YOUR vote
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
and way to vote-bomb yourself like a prick
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
Nails had me until he forfeited... then he lost me. But his arguments were more convincing. @Itsallovernow, if you prove that brown soil is bad it doesn't make green plants bad. They can be grown without soil, or the soil can be isolated. Just one example of a non-sequitur you made.
Posted by Itsallovernow 6 years ago
Itsallovernow
*EDIT* REBUTTAL 2: "...that reduce the cleanliness of a hospital which is demanded...
Posted by Itsallovernow 6 years ago
Itsallovernow
Indeed, though, they are reasonable.
Posted by Itsallovernow 6 years ago
Itsallovernow
DamN! I Took the wrong side!
Posted by Yvette 6 years ago
Yvette
Shouldn't Con have to define the terms?
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