The Instigator
ThePurgingPotato
Pro (for)
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The Contender
prithviram-bala
Con (against)
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13 Points

Potatoes should have basic human rights.

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prithviram-bala
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/10/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ThePurgingPotato

Pro

The fact that they don't make. me. sick. People are stripping them of their rights and selling them in the masses to be slaughtered or boiled then sliced to bits at multiple areas in this here United States. THIS MUST BE STOPPED (_83;"`33;")--A083;_74;_72;^72; - - -
prithviram-bala

Con

First of all, I don't think that potatoes can be compared with present-day humans in anything except their shape. All basic human rights don't apply to potatoes.They are living things only in a scientific way. As far as human rights is concerned,potatoes are but mounds of starch. 'slaughtering' them just means cutting them. Dicing potatoes is not homicide.
For example, a basic human right states that all humans have the right to own property. Does this apply to potatoes? I beg to differ.
Debate Round No. 1
ThePurgingPotato

Pro

ThePurgingPotato forfeited this round.
prithviram-bala

Con

Before extending on my argument, I would like to point out that by forfeiting the second round, my opponent has not fulfilled the Burden Of Proof. Now to begin with my argument.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines'potato' as the starchy edible tuber of the Solanum Tuberosum. This falls under the category Solanaceae. Now,the proposition has forgotten that this debate revolves around plant sentience, a paranormal theory that plants respond to human beings and that they experience pain and fear. The idea is not supported, as plants lack a nervous system. This idea is distinct from measured plant perception and chemical communication.Plants are living things with cellulose cell walls, lacking nervous or sensory organs. Animals do not have cellulose cell walls but do have nervous or sensory organs. Animals are sentient; plants are not. A brain and nervous system are necessary for sentience; plants don't have brains or nervous systems. Plants react to physical and chemical stimuli, but there is no justification for claiming that plants are aware of these reactions, that they are self-conscious or conscious beings. The Animal Liberation Front argues that there is no evidence that plants can experience pain. This just shows that the breach or upkeep of human rights would not matter to them.
References:
http://skepdic.com...
http://www.merriam-webster.com...
Debate Round No. 2
ThePurgingPotato

Pro

ThePurgingPotato forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
ThePurgingPotato

Pro

ThePurgingPotato forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
ThePurgingPotato

Pro

ThePurgingPotato forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by YoungLeader4216 2 years ago
YoungLeader4216
This is the funniest debate I have ever seen. I don`t even care if it`s serious or not.
Posted by tejretics 2 years ago
tejretics
@Prithviram, BTW not all species under the Kingdom Animalia are sentient. Polyps, simple medusans and sponges lack nervous tissue. Many insect species lack pain receptors and sensory nervous tissue.
Posted by tejretics 2 years ago
tejretics
In Round 1, Pro has merely expanded on their title, and, while making the proposition, has not fulfilled their BoP.
Posted by tejretics 2 years ago
tejretics
Potatoes may be stem-modifications of an organism (a tuber of the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum), but, as organisms of the Kingdom Plantae lack nervous tissue, they cannot electrically generate impulses nor do they have a cerebro-nervous system. Therefore, without complex tissue of kingdoms such as Animalia, plants and their tubers are NOT sentient. Lack of sentience means they should not be subjected to rights equaling that of humans and other animal species. This is an invalid proposition.
Posted by CjsAlwaysRightLiveWithIt 2 years ago
CjsAlwaysRightLiveWithIt
you guys need to get lives. A potato is a potato and sorry but ThePurgingPotato, your an idiot.
Posted by KatieMckay 2 years ago
KatieMckay
Are you kidding?
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Vote Placed by tejretics 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture. Pro used too many full stops in the same sentence, thus making a serious error in punctuation; S&G to Con. Con made the only arguments and Pro did not fulfill their BoP. Con used the only sources.