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LordTempest
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tejretics
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Shoiuld death be illegal?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/9/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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LordTempest

Pro

People should not die because dead people smell bad
tejretics

Con

Definitions
By standard DDO maxims, I shall provide definitions of the terms.

Should - is obligated to do [something]
Death - the action or fact of dying or being killed; the end of the life of a person or organism
Illegal - contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law

All definitions from the New Oxford Dictionary of English.

Arguments
Impossibility
It is impossible to make death "illegal." Death is a natural occurrence, and is, therefore, not controlled by human will. [1] As it is not possible, laying an obligation on it is a logical fallacy.

Overpopulation
Lack of death will no doubt result in overpopulation. Overpopulation has many disadvantages.
According to a research undertaken by United Nations' UN-Water, 75% of planet Earth is covered in water. 97.5% of that is ocean and 2.5% is freshwater. 70% of freshwater is divided into glaciers and ice caps and the remaining 30% into land surface water, such as rivers, lakes, ponds and groundwater. This is stated in a simple argument:

P1. There is very less freshwater on Earth.
P2. Humans consume freshwater.
C. Overpopulation results in too much consumption of freshwater.
C2. There shall be a major loss in freshwater. [2]

Overpopulation also results in species extinction and major ecological effects. [2] As no death will result in overpopulation, death being "illegal", even if possible, is a severe blunder.

The resolution is negated.


References
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...
[2] http://www.everythingconnects.org...;
Debate Round No. 1
LordTempest

Pro

Dead people smell so we should stop people from dying or at least delay it.

You said it's not possible to stop people from dying BUT IT IS

people can't die when they are not born so STOP HAVING BABIES and just make robots
tejretics

Con

Rebuttals
"Dead people smell so we should stop people from dying or at least delay it."
It is not a question of whether we should stop people from dying; rather, by the terms of the resolution, we must make it illegal, which, as illustrated, is a logical fallacy.

"You said it's not possible to stop people from dying BUT IT IS."
This is a bare assertion, with no proof to support it whatsoever.

"people can't die when they are not born so STOP HAVING BABIES and just make robots"
This does not count as making it illegal to die, as robots cannot die [they do not have life].

The resolution remains negated.
Debate Round No. 2
LordTempest

Pro

We all become robots then no death THE END
tejretics

Con

If we all do become robots, then there will not be death. If there is no death, then it is impossible to make death illegal, according to the resolution. Pro is arguing for my side and is ignoring the resolution.

The resolution remains negated. Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by GoOrDin 1 year ago
GoOrDin
Pro does not need to defend himself to win this debate.

He wins by default; of course we should not die.

Reasons for living:
-with a minimum wage form any first world country you can feed 10 people from a third world country every hour.
-With a first world passport, marrying a person from a third world country is reason enough to do so.
-With a food shortage possibly taking effect, Every person is capable of planting and maintaining/transporting more food then they can consume.
-Rapists need to be surveillanced and impaired.
-Life needs more artists, lunacy and pain causes great art to be produced. You may turn back in later life and become very famous, popular or happy.

This are all common sense answers.

Less common-sense answers:
- old age is only caused by Laziness, hormonal dysfunctions (+/-), intoxication, and disease infested habitats (habitats routinely inhabited by lazy, sex-hormone driven addicts who cause depression, conflict or will kill you.).
-War with aliens.
-necessary workforce to reduce everyones accumulative necessary input

Cheers to Pro. You win by default.

Suicide, murder, death are all incompetent choices.
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Reasons for voting decision: Um, yeah, uh, troll debate, so I voted for the anti-troll.