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Piggytato
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9spaceking
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Pigs are the best animal in the world!

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9spaceking
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/3/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Piggytato

Pro

By far the most superior species on this Earth is the pig. I will debate for years if I have to to prove this point!
9spaceking

Con

animal: a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.
https://www.google.com...

Earth: the earth, together with all of its countries, peoples, and natural features.
https://www.google.com...

superior: higher in rank, status, or quality.
https://www.google.com...
I accept and argue that the most superior species on this Earth is....
(drum roll please)
The Humo Sapien.
Debate Round No. 1
Piggytato

Pro

The Humo Sapien is not a real species.
Google.com is not a credible source.

I stand by my answer
9spaceking

Con

I stand corrected: HOMO sapiens. not humo. Sorry for the mistake.
Reason why the homo sapien is the superior spiecies: (sources: http://humanorigins.si.edu...)
  1. Pigs are trapped by humans, showing that we are better than them.


Does this look like they are superior than us? Yes? Then why are they trapped?

2. Their intelligence.
http://www.farmedanimalfriends.org...;
While pigs may be as smart as 3-year-old humans, they don't have the sentience humans have.
Definition of sentient: http://dictionary.reference.com...;

3. Our technology vs what they have.
Do pigs have anything? I doubt it. If they are truly as intelligent as us they would have figured out some technology, but until modern day 21st century, they have yet to invent even the simplest thing possible.

4. Evolution. As shown by http://www.freerepublic.com..., humans are evolved from pigs.
evolution: a product of such development; something evolved
http://dictionary.reference.com...;
development: the act or process of developing; growth; progress
http://dictionary.reference.com...;
As shown by these two definitions and the link above, humans are the growed version of pig--the developed, better version of the pig.
In conclusion the Homo sapien (not the Humo Sapien) is the superior species on earth.

Debate Round No. 2
Piggytato

Pro

Here are 5 basic facts that prove pigs are superior,

1.Pigs have more teeth (44) than humans (adults 32, children 20).
2.Pigs have more taste buds than any other mammal (including humans!).
3.Pigs are very good swimmers and strong runners. On foot they can manage up to 30 miles per hour. If only they were able to ride bikes they could start entering triathlons. Therefore on land and water they are better than humans.
4.They may not be the smartest but pigs are sometimes credited with being the 4th most intelligent non-human animal. Chimpanzees come first in most tests, followed by dolphins, elephants, and pigs, making them very close to humans.
5. You said they aren't technological? Pigs often use mud as a sunscreen. By the definition of technology, thats being technological. Why not impress family and friends by trying it yourself this summer?

source:www.youngveggie.org/10thingsabout/pigs#
9spaceking

Con

You are a homo sapien. Do not try to deny that. And homo sapiens are the only species that have invented philosophy, society, beliefs, mapped the world, explored outer-space, and did I mention advanced-technology?

As humans, we have opposable thumbs, something only us and chimpanzees have. This allows humans to operate tools, climb, swim, and "it is the only digit on the human hand which is able to oppose or turn back against the other four fingers, and thus enables the hand to refine its grip to hold objects which it would be unable to do otherwise.", as stated by http://www.ruf.rice.edu...
This by itself may not seem impressive, but "humans are the only creatures with a fully opposable thumb." This "fully opposable thumb" is what allows us to do things other animals cannot, invent advanced technology, drive cars, even climb mountains! Although "many animals, primates and others, also have some kind of opposable thumb or toe", the pig is not one of them. Thus, your "superior species" does not have this pig advantage we have.

Pigs have more taste buds---but what do they eat? "They can eat vegetables, fruit and even bugs....farmers...use corn or soybean meal as the main ingredient in a pig diet. Many farmers add an ingredient called dried whey for protein and sugar...Farmers also give pigs important minerals.....Calsium." as shown by http://animalsmart.org...-. That's not a big variety, as far as I'm concerned. The human diet, in contrast, is incredibly wide, stretching from bugs, to the "king of the jungle"--lions, and even trees and plants succumb to our weapons.
Pigs have more teeth--Soooo? Sharks have 50,000 teeth, but "As these teeth do not have roots, they break off easily and therefore, they last for about only a week before they fall out.", as said by http://www.nlb.gov.sg.... It does not matter about the number of teeth, what matters is how strong the teeth are!
Pigs run faster: Wild hogs can run as fast as 40 miles per hour. Other hogs in captivity, may not run more than 7 to 10 miles per hour. As shown by http://www.ask.com.... So it really depends on what kind of pig, eh?
I am forced to agree. The world record is merely 28 miles per hour in comparison. HOWEVER....as stated by this source: http://www.livescience.com..., humans theoretically CAN run as fast as your "wild hogs". But humans have yet to do so, so I have to concede this point.
Pigs swim faster: I have found a source that tells us pigs indeed do swim, but I have yet to find a source that says how fast they swim. "The average person can swim about 3 miles per hour. An Olympic swimmer can move as quickly as 5 miles per hour." Says http://www.ask.com...
Debate Round No. 3
Piggytato

Pro

Piggytato forfeited this round.
9spaceking

Con

This is sad.
You couldn't manage to "debate for years". In fact it took a mere 10 minutes to read all of the arguments.
Oh well.
At least this demonstrates we have the free will in types of entertainment that pigs can't even begin to fathom!
I posted an ironic funny picture that (king of) refutes both of our arguments below, just for fun.
Debate Round No. 4
Piggytato

Pro

Piggytato forfeited this round.
9spaceking

Con

*snork* And I thought you had it in you. Well, vote con everybody!
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by greatbigworld 2 years ago
greatbigworld
vote for me on my debates please.
Posted by 9spaceking 2 years ago
9spaceking
or will I?
Posted by Piggytato 2 years ago
Piggytato
You won't beat me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!
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Sswdwm
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Reasons for voting decision: FF + Pro's arguments were unsubstantiated and super fragile