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vi_spex
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ForGrowthOfMind
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cant smell a fart that never happend

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ForGrowthOfMind
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/27/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ForGrowthOfMind

Con

Smell is just a way our minds interpret a response from our sensory organ, the nose. Your mind can interpret a smell whether there is something present to be smelled or not. In fact, a simple memory of a past smell can trigger your brain to have the same sense of smell as if you had it in front of you. Since our sense of smell is determined by electrical signals interpreted by the brain, (Source: The Matrix, and http://www.brainfacts.org...), smell can populate from absolutely nothing. Therefore, you can indeed smell a fart that didn't happen.
Debate Round No. 1
vi_spex

Pro

if there is no smell to interpret there is no smell..

i can remember how something smells.. like lime

i am aware people claim farts that never happend do smell
ForGrowthOfMind

Con

Phantom smells are a real thing. It has been scientifically proven that you can smell things that are not there. Therefore it is totally possible to have the sensation and smell of a fart that was never physically created.
(http://www.mayoclinic.org...)
Debate Round No. 2
vi_spex

Pro

phantoms are real you say, i say farts that never happend dosnt smell
ForGrowthOfMind

Con

Phantom smell is a phrase I'm using to refer to phantosmia.
"Phantosmia is the perception of a smell in the complete"absence"of any physical"odor. The perceived odor can range from pleasant to disgusting. Although the causes of phantosmia are uncertain, it often occurs with neurological and psychological disorders such as"schizophrenia, mood disorders,Parkinson's disease,"epilepsy,"neuroblastoma, and frequent"migraines."
(https://en.m.wikipedia.org...)

My argument: A fart can be perceived to happen without one actually happening. Therefore, a fart can be smelled that never happened.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by vi_spex 5 months ago
vi_spex
one interpresets smells with a nose as human
Posted by vi_spex 5 months ago
vi_spex
unless molecules are not real.. never experienced them
Posted by vi_spex 5 months ago
vi_spex
that would be something
Posted by ForGrowthOfMind 5 months ago
ForGrowthOfMind
Define "physical odor" do you mean the sulfur molecules your nose picks up or the "smell" your brain interprets.
Posted by vi_spex 5 months ago
vi_spex
"any physical odor"
Posted by ForGrowthOfMind 5 months ago
ForGrowthOfMind
In the absence of what?
Posted by vi_spex 5 months ago
vi_spex
"in the absence"
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Vote Placed by ThinkBig 5 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro lost the debate when he conceded that he remembers how somethings smell. Con showed that there are phantom smells and pro never refuted that.
Vote Placed by Omniscient_Debater 5 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con showed with evidence that you can smell odors from memory, and Pro conceded that he could remember how lime smelled like.