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pretishk
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Protagoras
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modern living has made the people of india sick,weak and disease prone

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Started: 6/14/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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pretishk

Con

the poor have become poorer due to modern living which has made them sick weak and disease prone.the poor become sick because of natural reasons and not due to modern living.rich make themselves sick
Protagoras

Pro

This is my first online debate. I have read many other debates on this site, which I really enjoyed. Without much ado, I stand in the CON position because my opponent is rather incoherent and utterly absurd.

My opponent has offered an argument that is quite unclear, furthermore, we cannot vote in favor of an unclear advocation. I will address his, er babble, in order to inquest for further clarification as well as to propose arguments in refutation.

My opponent claims, that Indians are becoming poorer due to modern living.

He does not offer any type of justification or warrant for his claim. He fails to show HOW this true [FACT/EVIDENCE] and why this is true [REASON], and he doesn't clearly show how being poor would lead to sickness and disease [LINK]. Insofar as these three critical components of argument do not exist within his analysis' there is no reason for you to vote in his favor.

Thereupon, he makes a critical contradiction,

"the poor become sick because of natural reasons and NOT due to modern living.rich make themselves sick"

This means opponent concedes the fact that people get sick because of natural reasons and NOT due to modern living. This is despite his previous notion that modern living is the cause for sickness in India. He also concedes the fact that it is NOT modern living that has made the rich sick, rather, it is they themselves whom make each other sick.

Therefore, since my opponent offers a utterly incoherent argument, you should vote CON.

I await my opponents response, and I would like to offer him a chance for clarification, as long as it doesn't drift from his initial argument, of course.

Thank you for you time.

-Protagoras
Debate Round No. 1
pretishk

Con

pretishk forfeited this round.
Protagoras

Pro

As you may have already noticed, I made a HUGE mistake last round. I would like to use that round as a forfeit and ask you to disregard EVERYTHING that I said. Now that me and my opponent are equal, I'd like to offer the following case.

Modern Living: the way that the Indian's live life as of now.

Indians: people from the nation of India.

Sick: afflicted with ill health or disease.

Weak: lacking in bodily strength or healthy vigor

Disease Prone: having a natural inclination or tendency to catch a disease.

SOURCE: http://dictionary.reference.com...

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SICK:

The reason for as to why I agree with the resolution is because there are millions of Indians that suffer from sickness. These sicknesses would lead to them becoming weak and disease prone.

They are more likely to catch AIDS than any other nation in the world.

A monumental study on genetic profile of the country's population has revealed that majority of Indian do not have natural protection against HIV/AIDS. The known protective marker - rs333 - in the CCRS gene is virtually absent in the Indian population.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...

AS of now,modern living has caused >3 million citizens of India to catch AIDS.

http://www.nytimes.com...

With this taken into account, modern living has, infact, caused the people of India to become sick.

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WEAK:

Stage 2: Mild Illness - At this stage, the virus grows within the white blood cells and destroys them. When most of the cells are destroyed, the immune system is destroyed and the body weakens. Some symptoms they might form are: they begin feeling tired, loose weight.

http://www.eastchester.k12.ny.us...

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DISEASE PRONE:

"HIV is a virus that uses the genetic material from our CD4 cells to make more copies of itself. The virus likes one particular cell in our immune system called a CD4 cell or t-cell. When it uses that cell's genetic material, it damages the T-cell making it unable to do its job in our immune system. The more of these CD4 cells that are damaged, the weaker your immune system becomes. Eventually, your immune system will become so weak that it will not be able to protect you from other illnesses and infections, thus you become sick."
-Mark Cichocki, R.N

"What Does HIV Do to Your Body?"

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AS clearly shown above, modern living has made the people of india sick, weak and disease prone, THUS you vote PRO.

-Protagoras of Abdera
Debate Round No. 2
pretishk

Con

pretishk forfeited this round.
Protagoras

Pro

Extend all of my arguments. I think you should vote PRO. My points have remained unrefuted.

-Protagoras
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Protagoras 8 years ago
Protagoras
THAT RESPONSE WAS BLAH! I SERIOUSLY HATE ARGUING THIS TOPIC.

D:!

ANYWAYS, VOTE PRO.
Posted by Protagoras 8 years ago
Protagoras
Everytime I say vote CON, I mean vote PRO.

Ignore basically everything I said during round one, please, opponent, do not argue that case.
Here is what I want to replace it with.

My round one is the following:

"I ask my opponent to offer clarification for as to why he claims the negative position. He has yet to prove the resolution false, thus, you must default PRO."

@opponent: please accept what I said in this comment, as my round one.

Thank you VERY much! It is highly appreciated.

-Protagoras
Posted by Protagoras 8 years ago
Protagoras
If you don't mind, could we start the debate in round two?

As you can tell, I've made a major mistake.

-Protagoras
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