The Instigator
vi_spex
Pro (for)
Winning
7 Points
The Contender
SirSocrates
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

being evolution

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vi_spex
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/30/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 277 times Debate No: 92087
Debate Rounds (2)
Comments (6)
Votes (1)

 

vi_spex

Pro

if humans cut of a single finger in a moment of life or death as a rule.. eventually we will be able to regrow our limbs.. like the tail of a lizard, because the lizard that survives getting grabbed by the tail will survive can survive it
SirSocrates

Con

That is not how evolution works. Evolution does not simply see a need and fix it. According to Charles Darwin, evolution shapes living things so that they will be able to survive and reproduce. Simply cutting off a finger will not affect a human's ability to survive and reproduce, assuming it is treated with proper care, i.e. preventing disease etc. The reason it works with lizards is because lizards need their tail to survive. If it is ripped off, the lizard will die and will be unable to reproduce. Then the adaptation came along, and those who grew their tail back flourished, while those who didn't grow it back wouldn't survive.
Debate Round No. 1
vi_spex

Pro

the lizards that cant lose their tails have less chance of surviving getting catched by the tail"

no no, some lizards can drop their tails and a new one will grow
SirSocrates

Con

That is exactly what I am saying. The lizards that got the adaptation to grow the tail back flourished, while the ones that still couldn't grow it back died. That is natural selection, but it only works if the adaptation helps the species survive and reproduce. Even if this adaptation did happen, it would still be extremely rare, because those who can regenerate their fingers will not be any better at surviving and reproducing than those who can't.
Thank you to vi_spex for giving me this opportunity to debate.
Vote for CON because my arguments are based on actual science.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by whiteflame 8 months ago
whiteflame
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>Reported vote: H501// Mod action: Removed<

7 points to Con. Reasons for voting decision: Con was obviously the winner. Homely Sherlock, Con did not argue Pro's point, he was fixing a mistake Pro made. Pro argued that evolution is instantaneous and fixes everything. Pro was wrong, and Con proved this. Con had better spelling, actually used sources, and had a clear, concise argument. They were tied for conduct, but I chose Con since he has been the victim of an unfair votebomb and that needs to be fixed. I hope my own "votebomb for justice" is understood.

[*Reason for removal*] (1) The voter does not explain S&G or sources, merely restating the point allocations. (2) The explanation for conduct is prohibited. This is essentially a counter vote bomb. If the voter finds the other vote problematic, then report that vote. Do not award more points to counter it. (3) Arguments are insufficiently explained. The voter explains why another voter is incorrect in his evaluation, but not why Con's arguments won him the debate.
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Posted by vi_spex 8 months ago
vi_spex
genetic code is equal to physical form
Posted by SirSocrates 8 months ago
SirSocrates
No, it won't.
Posted by vi_spex 8 months ago
vi_spex
a finger will regrow genetically for the male to fit the genes of the child
Posted by vi_spex 8 months ago
vi_spex
speed of typing, professional leader of ideas
Posted by LuckyScientist 8 months ago
LuckyScientist
What? What is the motion here? Are you just proffering ideas?
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Vote Placed by HomelySherlock 8 months ago
HomelySherlock
vi_spexSirSocratesTied
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Total points awarded:70 
Reasons for voting decision: Con proved Pro's point, since he was Con but argued as Pro