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bossmasterswag
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The Contender
TheCreationist
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We should make cigarettes more lethal.

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bossmasterswag
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/31/2014 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 413 times Debate No: 55843
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (5)
Votes (1)

 

bossmasterswag

Pro

If we increase lethality of cigarettes, it will eliminate many problems. It is a known fact that 1/5 deaths are caused by cigarettes. Making cigarettes more lethal, will be greater incentive for people to quit or die sooner. Essentially, the smart people will quit, and the stupid people will die. We will eventually make the whole world smarter.
TheCreationist

Con

...then it would kill more people
Debate Round No. 1
bossmasterswag

Pro

Of course, some will die, but less than are dying already from smoking. By making it known to the public that smoking is more dangerous than ever before, smokers have a choice to quit or die. We are not killing them. They are choosing to die. If you are smart, then you will quit. If you are... less intelligent... then you will die. Do not see it as the murder of smokers, see it as evolution taking its course through natural selection.
TheCreationist

Con

yo mama is obama
Debate Round No. 2
bossmasterswag

Pro

That's besides the point.
TheCreationist

Con

so you concede?
Debate Round No. 3
bossmasterswag

Pro

That's a logical fallacy.
Debate Round No. 4
bossmasterswag

Pro

Well, the previously stated phrase, "yo mama is obama" could be considered a nonsequiter. A nonsequiter is a logical fallacy involving drawing conclusions or making transitions that are not logical results of facts. The fact that you stated that my "mama is obama" is not a logical result of the previous statements. Therefore, you committed a logical fallacy. You may also be committing a "red herring," which is another logical fallacy where an opponent introduces an irrelevant point to divert attention from the main issue being discussed. You have just committed two logical fallacies.

Now, returning to our MAIN issue. Just to recap, cigarettes should be made more lethal to encourage smart people to quit, and let natural selection take its course in killing the less capable who insist on continuing to smoke, despite the added dangers. This will create a better, cleaner, and smarter world.
TheCreationist

Con

you, sir, are not smart
Debate Round No. 5
5 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 5 records.
Posted by Slinky5890 2 years ago
Slinky5890
I.. I think I love you, Pro
Posted by khaldovah 2 years ago
khaldovah
There are only two problems with that statement: One is called morality, the other is egocentricism and the inability to imagine other people's point of view.
Posted by Charliemouse 2 years ago
Charliemouse
i have to admit that so far pro is winning xD the argument is certainly convincing and con seems to agree
Posted by Unspired 2 years ago
Unspired
Social darwinism at its finest.
Posted by lightingbolt50 2 years ago
lightingbolt50
Well, pro is an idiot.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
Zarroette
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Reasons for voting decision: Con assumes that the BoP lies in Pro showing how we could lower the deaths that come from cigarettes. This is not the resolution. Pro gave reasons we should makes cigarettes more lethal, arguing that people would either quit or die sooner. Con didn't respond to this. Conduct to Pro for Con's irrelevant, insulting remarks.