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Humans are fundamentally different from other animals

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Started: 5/3/2018 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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R1 acceptance only

Meant to be practice for BQ topic, so this will follow BQ rules like no non-topical arguments. Crossfire and normal time limits ignored due to this being a text debate.

good luck


I accept.

Simply for the compositional challenge.

This will be hard to debate. it will depend on how we choose to define "Fundamental".

If we take fundamental to its' ultimate nadir. Then I fear all hope is lost.

So will you graciously set out your vision of fundamentality.

Debate Round No. 1


Pragmatism is as pragmatism does.
Overbearing intellect is oppressive.

Truth is and reality is truth.
Reality is reality and can not be altered.

The spoken word is representative sound and the written word is representative symbolism.
If truth is not truth and reality is not reality, then we must create different sounds and symbols.

Fundamentality starts at the beginning. It could start at the beginning of one thing or another.
Ultimate fundamentality starts, who knows where.
Does it start with a God or some cataclysmic event or even before?
Maybe it can never start or ever end.

Nonetheless. I would propose that an evolutionary process is relevant to any theory.
Any point in an evolutionary timeline is not ultimately fundamental unless it is at the very beginning and the beginning is unattainable.
Therefore it is fair to conclude that fundamentality can be relevant to any point along an evolutionary timeline.
At point X. I am a fish and a bird. We are fundamentally the same.
At point Y. I am neither a fish or a bird. I am still fundamentally the same but now I am also fundamentally different.
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3 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 3 records.
Posted by FollowerofChrist1955 3 years ago
Yeah ... we know that Humans go to Hell! animals don't! Don't you own a Bible?
Posted by Dinis 3 years ago
We share 50 percent of our DNA with a banana, so...
Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
On a basic level humans are identical to animals. All animals and all humans are carbon based life-forms. Check mate fat boy.
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