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PrimeLunatic
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JLPicard
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That painting you like isn't really beautiful. In fact, nothing is.

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Started: 7/8/2014 Category: Arts
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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PrimeLunatic

Pro

Beauty is literally in the eye of the beholder.

Good luck to my opponent.
JLPicard

Con

I suppose this is the acceptance round?
Debate Round No. 1
PrimeLunatic

Pro

I apologize to my opponent for taking so long.

Anyway, what exactly is beauty?

beau·ty
noun
noun: beauty; plural noun: beauties

1.
a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.

Humans are the only animals on Earth which change their environment around them to meet their standards of what is beautiful.

Now do animals have an aesthetic sense and are they able to grasp the concept of beauty?

Are dogs able to look at a colorful artwork and think to themselves "this looks kind of nice" or, to them, would it just be another object in which the animal has no use for? On an evolutionariy viewpoint, animals choose their mates based on health, strength, and fertility. The graceful peacock chooses the peahen based on her 'beautiful' feathers due to the fact that they indicate the three things that I have mentioned.

Looking at it scientifically, that painting you like isn't actually beautiful; you just perceive it as such.

JLPicard

Con

JLPicard forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
PrimeLunatic

Pro

PrimeLunatic forfeited this round.
JLPicard

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ESocialBookworm 2 years ago
ESocialBookworm
Interesting resolution
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