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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/10/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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angryduck

Pro

As most of the western world has marginalised Christian faith people turn to science to save mankind. Most people believe now that at death ,an Individuals life is extinguished. Agnostics debate and Aetheists pronounce this of course.
Science offers a new chance of the salvation of us all , well our offspring anyway . An overpopulated World with dwindling resources will somehow be saved by the new God of Science.
Wylted

Con

I accept.

I interpret your resolution to be,

"Technology is mankind's savior".
Debate Round No. 1
angryduck

Pro

angryduck forfeited this round.
Wylted

Con

I will skip making arguments here, so me and my opponent can have an equal amount of rounds to argue, should he decide to participate.
Debate Round No. 2
angryduck

Pro

angryduck forfeited this round.
Wylted

Con

I'm copying and pasting from a previous debate, I made. This is a view that shows why technology isn't our savior.

Damages to the environment.

A. The industrial/technological system is the main factor behind global warming. We know that global warming is man made and a result of the industrial-technological revolution is because of the amount of low isotope carbon-14 found in the atmosphere. Something that mainly comes from burning fossil fuels.

http://ossfoundation.us......

B. More then 14,000 people die from drinking polluted water every day [1]. Nearly half a billion people do not have access to safe drinking water [2]. I've only mentioned the human element so far. This pollution is also causing extremely harmful affects on underwater ecosystems as well. The sources of this harmful phenomenon is mostly human caused and as a result of the industrial-technological system. If you look at the sources of water pollution in the cited article you will come to the same conclusion [3].

[1] http://environment.about.com......
[2] http://www.nytimes.com......
[3] http://en.m.wikipedia.org......

C. Air pollution

The industrial technological system has harmed the quality of the air we breathe. Smog is something caused by pollutants from internal combustion engines of cars as well as industrial fumes from factories. [1] The health affects of smog are harmful to everyone but especially children, the elderly, those with bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma [2].

[1]http://en.m.wikipedia.org......
[2] http://web.archive.org......

2. Harm of the industrial-technological society on Animals.

A. Factory farming has reduced animals to mere cogs in the machine. Animals are out in cages that are extremely crowded . They live their whole lives barely able to move. [1] They are on many occasions force fed in a way that causes extreme damage and pain [2]. They are debeaked [3]. This is just a short list of the abuse these animals take to feed the industrial-technological system.

[1] http://www.washingtonpost.com......
[2] http://m.humanesociety.org......
[3] http://www.mercyforanimals.org......

B. I've already shown how underwater ecosystems are being destroyed by the industrial-technological system. Now let's move on to other ecosystems. Over 50% of plant and animal species live in the rainforest[1]. The majority of the deforestation occurring in these areas can be directly contributed to the industrial-technological system [2].

[1] http://www.nature.org......
[2] http://unfccc.int......

3. Harmful affects to humans

A. It's not just animals who are reduced to mere cogs in the industrial-technological society. Humans have almost lost all autonomy. We have been reduced to wage slave [1]. Are movement is extremely controlled. We must walk on the side walk follow green lights, stop at red ones.

[1] http://www.whywork.org......

B. People do not have control over how they are governed. Mysterious people in far away lands decide if they have a right to get married, smoke a cigarette or do a drug. Experts design cities and humans have lost control over their environment. Computers make lots of decisions humans can't comprehend either such as how a new sewer systems get put in place. Some of it may seem petty but it's just a few examples of millions of how humans have lost most of their autonomy.

C. Humans in third world countries are being severely harmed as a result of the industrial-technological system. The newly industrial societies use people almost as slave labor and the intense pollution obviously has a significant environmental affect.[1]

http://m.wisegeek.org......

4. Psychological affects on humans.

A. Humans have a great need for the feeling of autonomy [1]. People have fought and died for their right to have autonomy. Often when people are suffering depression they claim to feel like they have no control over the direction of their life. Autonomy is an innate human desire that isn't going away despite the fact the more the industrial-technological beast grows the more us humans lose our autonomy.

[1] http://m.psychologytoday.com......
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Hematite12 2 years ago
Hematite12
He's the same guy that argued that women shouldn't be allowed to play sports.

I'm guessing he's either rather young or trolling at this point.
Posted by philochristos 2 years ago
philochristos
It's hard to tell what this debate is about. Maybe you should reword the resolution using a sentence instead of just a word. You might also want to define your terms, particularly "salvation."
Posted by Jevinigh 2 years ago
Jevinigh
What are you talking about? A god of science? are you talking figuratively?
Posted by MrDelaney 2 years ago
MrDelaney
I guess the resolution is: "An overpopulated World with dwindling resources will somehow be saved by the new God of Science." ?
Posted by Hematite12 2 years ago
Hematite12
So.... you're arguing that science is/should be the new world god in further human development?
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Reasons for voting decision: FF and Extended arguments. Like ur water pollution and psychological point.