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17duffortg
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frankfurter50
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Are we are real age?

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Started: 4/23/2018 Category: Health
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Debating Period
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17duffortg

Con

So in a day there are 24 hrs. Preferably we sleep for 12 hours if not then about 9-10 hrs depending on your lifestyle. So if we are sleeping or our brains are switched off for half of the day ( 24 hrs) then shouldn't we only be half our age because our brains our turned off for half a day.
frankfurter50

Pro

Well, you are making the false assumption that we are dead when we are asleep. We are not dead when we are asleep, our minds are simply less active and we don't move around. In most cultures, one year is accepted as 365 days , with each day consisting of 24 hours. Our age is determined by how many full years have passed since the day we were born. I must admit, sleeping is a huge waste of time, and humanity could have progressed quite a bit further without wasting half of each day lying down, but conventionally the time we spend sleeping is factored into our age simply because it is a part of our life, and if a person spends time up at night, or has chronic insomnia, then much of the time they should spend sleeping is instead spent awake. Your system has some inaccuracies, because the sleep schedules of people vary greatly, and a heavy sleeper would be considered much younger than a chronic insomniac, even though they might actually be both the same age. In addition, it would be depressing to live in a world where the maximum human age is 50.
Debate Round No. 1
17duffortg

Con

I do agree that we aren't dead and that were just less active but we don't think and work as hard in our sleep but we think and activate and our brain wakes up after the 12 hours sleep (preferebly) then it wakes up we learn but we don't learn 2 + 2 in our sleep. I suppose we dream in our sleep but that doesn't help us learn. I think personally we are because of this. If we did learn in our sleep then I would say differ. I'm not saying that were dead during our sleep but our brain is switched off and not learning and that's what I mean.
frankfurter50

Pro

You are still making the false assumption that sleep is insignificant or different from being awake somehow. Just because we do not think and work as hard, it does not mean that the time we spend sleeping should not be factored into our total age. During sleep, our brains categorize and organize all our memories and thoughts. It does not matter what we learn in our sleep, it does not even matter if we learn anything during sleep. During sleep, humans are alive, and although sleep makes a human unconscious, the world outside the human continues to go on, the cities continue to operate, and the Earth makes its eternal rotation around the Sun. Years and days are all based on astronomical processes, which care not for our terrestrial nocturnal mental patterns. Your assumption is highly erroneous. We do not learn when we sleep, but we don't learn anything when we lie down on a hammock, either, and that is part of our life. Sleeping accounts for half our lives, and we must accept that.
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