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Aziar44
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science is more important than the arts

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/28/2009 Category: Science
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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3rosy

Pro

Sciene is more important than the arts because without Sciene we wouldn't have medicine and be able to act against disease
Aziar44

Con

Thank you for posting such an interesting debate.

Before we get into the actual arguments, however, I would appreciate it greatly if you would define some words:

Important
The Arts
Science

If you could just define those, it would make for a clearer debate from the get-go. Good luck with this debate and thank you once again.
Debate Round No. 1
3rosy

Pro

3rosy forfeited this round.
Aziar44

Con

That's a shame. I really do wish you would give definitions, but I'll post an argument just in case you come back for the next round. Post 'em if you do come back though, please!

Art is human expression of emotion, thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Art has been around for thousands of years. Think of how empty our lives would be without any form of art. No music. No paintings. No photography. No dancing. No singing. No films. No plays. No fiction writing of any form, since that can easily be considered an art. Life devoid of all these things is near animalistic. Sure, we stay alive because of science, but we ENJOY being alive because of art. If you stripped the world away of all art right now, this world would be an very non-human place.

Music and paintings and films and fiction connect people in the human experience from all over the world. We have an innate need to create art, as well. It is as natural as scientific curiosity in the human condition. To say science is more important than the arts is to deny how significant this part of humanity truly is.

Humans might need science for medicine in order to keep living, but what's the point of living in a world without anything human that you can share? Sure, maybe one day I could live to 150 with the help of science, but I would rather live to 50 WITH art in my life than live to 150 without it. It's a question of quality.

50 years of life enriched by Monet, Dali, Orwell, Faulkner, Ansel Adams, Astaire, Brando, Kubrick, Hammerstein, Bach, The Beatles and thousands more is a better life than 150 years of life with no art of any kind.

This is just an opening. Thank you very much.
Debate Round No. 2
3rosy

Pro

3rosy forfeited this round.
Aziar44

Con

Well, hopefully my opponent returns for later rounds. Until then, I extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
3rosy

Pro

3rosy forfeited this round.
Aziar44

Con

My arguments are again extended.
Debate Round No. 4
3rosy

Pro

3rosy forfeited this round.
Aziar44

Con

Well, sadly, my opponent never came back to this argument.

So, clearly VOTE CON please!
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by 3rosy 8 years ago
3rosy
You're all freaks.
Posted by Aziar44 8 years ago
Aziar44
I know, right?

I'm starting to lose count...at least mongeese returned for that other one about meaning.
Posted by Maikuru 8 years ago
Maikuru
This forfeiting thing is getting ridiculous.
Posted by Maikuru 8 years ago
Maikuru
Freaky...I had this exact debate with my friend last week (taking the side of science). Why is it that all the debates I eagerly want to read end up in forfeit alley?
Posted by Volkov 8 years ago
Volkov
This isn't a bad topic actually. The merits and culture of arts vs. the necessity of scientific progression. Good one.
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