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EarlTwiceBorn
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Siege
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Morality has a genetic blueprint rooted in intellect.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/17/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 597 times Debate No: 34852
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EarlTwiceBorn

Pro

The former of anything in this great universe is abstractness in thought and in actuality. Obviously before the universe was created it could not be touched. Therefor the blue print for creation is in abstract thought. Thought that is constructed in such a way that it does not reject the obviousness of infinity/reality. That science of conception would be called theism, the latter a more concrete version of abstractness, is called atheism. Morality is a by product of gaining sensitivity due to the relation between infinity and all things. There is as close a relation between you and a rock as it is between you and your mother. Is that an opinion? yes. but you arose from nothing just as a rock did. By the same cause but by a different effects. But if you see a rock you see a rock. Theism and Atheism both are both based on gaining knowledge. Atheism just simply avoids anything based on so called religion and religious doctrine. Although do note that atheism is not better or worse than theism but all thins equal. A dream and reality are both equal by definition. A dream comes from reality and reality is something like a dream.
Siege

Con

I would like to point out that my opponent has brought forward no evidence to support the initial motion, and as such, there is no need for refuting.

I vote that the notion be dismissed due to lack of evidence and excessive use of opinion.
Debate Round No. 1
EarlTwiceBorn

Pro

EarlTwiceBorn forfeited this round.
Siege

Con

Again, my opponent has brought forward no evidenc, so I'll make a simple observation. To claim that we are born with morality; ie: understanding and knowing right from wrong, suggests the existence of "universal morals" or, morals which are agreed upon by humans across the globe and understood by all. This is the same principle things like the Geneva Convention were built upon. However, history has shown us this is not the case. Morals change over time, and some morals are different between countries. Things like war are often based on a difference in morals. For example: Is it okay to bomb locations remotely using drones to keep soldiers safe, even if foreign children might die? Your answer to this question could be based on your morals and how you grew up, but not everyone will answer in the same fashion.

Basically, we are born with the ABILITY to develop morals, but we are not born with a default set of them. The morals we attain are based around how we grew up and a number of other societal factors.

Once again, I urge you to reject the motion.
Debate Round No. 2
EarlTwiceBorn

Pro

EarlTwiceBorn forfeited this round.
Siege

Con

I'll forfeit this round, to see if my opponent ever shows.
Debate Round No. 3
EarlTwiceBorn

Pro

EarlTwiceBorn forfeited this round.
Siege

Con

Siege forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
EarlTwiceBorn

Pro

EarlTwiceBorn forfeited this round.
Siege

Con

A shame this debate it wasted.
Debate Round No. 5
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro came out of the gate swinging, though he also had a tinfoil hat, no one doubted his eagerness. It was Pro's lack of any substance that killed this argument, or in other words, he was swinging for the fences in a baseball game that only he was playing.