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Dylan_Ingle
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aerosr71
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Ignorance is Getting Out of Control

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aerosr71
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/21/2013 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 426 times Debate No: 41034
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Dylan_Ingle

Pro

I am really getting tired of people's ignorance. I walk down the halls at school and instantly get frustrated because most people just do not have common sense. Sometimes it really just doesn't make sense to me. How can people be so stupid?
aerosr71

Con

To be clear, ignorance and stupidity are separate entities. For this debate, I am defining them as follows:

Ignorance: The lack of knowledge or information.
Stupidity: Lacking intelligence and good judgment; lacking common sense
Common Sense: The ability to think and behave in a reasonable way in situations that do not require specialized knowledge.

Essentially, ignorance is not having the knowledge and stupidity is not applying the knowledge. Since stupidity and common sense are extremely similar, I will use them interchangeably.

Each of these definitions are only useful when applied relative to others. For example, the most intelligent being with the most common sense in the life of a hermit is the hermit. Compared to a student at a university, the hermit may contain only slightly more intelligence than the mammals around him. It is not that people are ignorant or stupid, rather the standards by which we judge are increasing faster than the education system or those of relatively lower intelligence can handle. Also, intelligence does not predict an individual"s level of ignorance or stupidity. There are many brilliant individuals that have poor judgment and common sense.
Debate Round No. 1
Dylan_Ingle

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aerosr71

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Debate Round No. 2
Dylan_Ingle

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aerosr71

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Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by MrVan 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited on his own debate, and didn't respond to any of Con's arguments.