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Having a mega-penguin friend would be better than having a robot butler.

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Started: 8/14/2014 Category: Funny
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Didn't know what category to put, so I put funny. My sense of humour isn't that great anyway.

So, my argument is that having a mega-penguin friend would be more awesome than having a robot butler.

Both of them are passive-aggressive, protective over you and speak the same language as you.

First round is acceptance.

Then, we proceed to our argument, we will have one argument only, so it will have to be a good one.


I accept.
Debate Round No. 1


Note: I didn't realise that there were 4 rounds (Sorry, still getting used to this site!), so new rule- we just debate as we normally would.

As, I'm sure you know, mega-penguins were ancient penguins that were (at average) 2 metres tall. Having a penguin as tall as an adult woud be awesome considering how small our modern penguins are, as cute as they may be. Having a cute, live friend to accompany you in friendly activities would give one a warmer feeling than having a lifeless drone (Provide that those activities do not require opposable thumbs). Studies show that companionship with an animal lowers blood pressure and regulates heart levels during stressful situations.
(See: Having a mega-penguin would also be ideal for carrying your things. If I ask said mega-penguin, he/she could carry it like an egg i.e a rucksack, books, takeaway etc. The mega-penguin would be a better carrier of your things because they would be more hidden if they are carried like their penguin eggs, reducing the liklihood of being robbed of your possessions.

This is my argument, I look forward to your opinion on this.



There are a lot of reasons that robot butlers are better. I'll name some.

Versatility and helpfulness

Alright, so the thing you're forgetting about a robot butler is how versatile it is. If you do not know, versatile means (1) "having or capable of many uses" from A robot butler is portrayed in media as being able to do a lot. An example is J.A.R.V.I.S. from Iron Man, which is an acronym for "Just a Rather Very Intelligent System" (2), is able to help Iron Man in many ways. Examples are the butler helping Iron Man when fighting by making conditions perfect, giving phone calls or messages in a very "Siri"-like manner, giving comic relief in times of great stress, and doing everything it can to help Iron Man. A robot butler with an A.I. would be so helpful because you could program it to do whatever you want, and it can be built to be android fashion like some are today (3) or have it as a pure artificial intelligence system kind of like Siri but better. If you say "Siri is nothing like a butler", then you are wrong because here is Apple's motto for Siri straight from their website (4):

If that doesn't sound bulter-ish and awesome, then I don't know what is. Siri can do things like send emails, look up directions, send phone messages, set reminders, and send text messages. It's amazing. Also, Android and other phone companies are developing even better A.I.'s for phones and tablets. These are essentionally robot butlers, and they can do so much. Robot butlers can also serve the purpose of a normal butler with physical stuff. These are already developed (3):

These are smart, humanoid, and just plain awesome. They could be designed to do anything a mega penguin could do. If making it a penguin is a deal breaker, you could even get a penguin shaped one (5):

Therefore the versatility of robot butlers are the deal breaker, and you can basically get it to look or do whatever you want. You can get it as big as you want. You can get it as an almost microscopic aritificial intelligence. You can get it as a humanoid android. They can do basically anything based on how you make them, and if money is not an issue, you are gonna have a great life for sure if you have a robot butler.

Very cool and awesome

I don't want to offend any of you penguin fan-boys, but what's cooler this (6):

or this (7):

The bottom one by far is more complex, more awesome, and would help my self esteem the most. I would feel like a boss if I had J.A.R.V.I.S. and don't lie; you would too. Robots are just really appealing to today's modern society, and they blow penguins out of the water (no pun intended) in that way. If you say penguins are from Antartica, robots are from Pluto on a coolness scale (pun intended there). This is not just opinion, as there are polls to back this up. A poll in the United Kingdom was taken, and it was discovered that one in five people there would be willing to have sex with a robot (8). If robots weren't so awesome, that wouldn't be the case. It's not just my opinion that robots are cooler.

Penguin population is decreasing

It's a known fact that penguin population is decreasing rapidly these days. The reason is not to be debated right now, as it could have something to do with climate change, polution, random chance, or just the end of a species. Whatever the reason is, the facts are that penguins are not thriving as of late. Look at this graph of Empire Penguin breeding pairs since 1956 (9):

Taking penguins and forcing them to be slaves to humans as a butler or friend would hurt the natural penguin population and lifestyle. That could give a reputation of being unfriendly to animals, and that could cost you relationships, friendships, and your happiness. A robot is a hunk of metal that can do everything a penguin can, but it isn't something that is on the down trend in population. It is safe to assume that there are more robots on earth than penguins. Look at this chart (10):

Robots are getting more and more popular, they are so much cooler than penguins, and they can do so much more. What other evidence do you need? Robot butlers win.

Debate Round No. 2


Shqiptar forfeited this round.


Forfeit, automatic 7 points. Just because I like to clarify some of my links from the first round, I will repost all my links because of the glitch.


That was a fun debate!
Debate Round No. 3


Shqiptar forfeited this round.


He forfeited!
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Boesball 3 years ago
With the rich text format, some links are not processing. I will post all the links in the round for you guys.
Posted by Boesball 3 years ago
I'll enter this. It should be fun.
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct, obviously, for the forfeits. As to arguments, I wonder whether even Pro saw how compelling Con's were, and forfeited because he didn't have a response. Con showed the versatility and usefulness of a robot butler in contrast to that of a penguin friend--without even having to address the difference between a butler and a friend. Incidentally, Con, a single-round forfeit is not an automatic 7 point loss. It's a loss of conduct. A full forfeit warrants concession scoring, but this wasn't a full forfeit. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.