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Human Intelligence-Are We Our Worst Enemy?


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#16    Imagin

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 11:45 PM

I apologize again for me taking so long to respond.
To tell the truth I didn't exactly know what I could argue next until I came across this story about the  Borneo Orangutan which is now facing extinction, due to deforesting and it is a fact that this animal will be extinct within the next 30 years.
Also the tiger that now only numbers at 5000 it's believed, and will follow soon after the Orangutan.
I also read about many other animals that as well face extinction.
Our civilization is progressing quite rapidly.
I think that mabe we should slow down and assess what we are doing to our world.







Edited by Imagin, 20 May 2005 - 03:32 AM.


#17    Kryso

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:25 PM

Firstly to answer you statement…
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The Borneo Orangutan is now facing extinction due to deforesting and it is a fact that this animal will be extinct with in the next 30 years.

There is a project that has already started, called the Frozen Ark Project.
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The project, which represents the world's first databank of the DNA of endangered species, is being run by scientists working at The Natural History Museum in London.

The Frozen Ark Project aims to use modern cryogenic preservation techniques to store DNA and tissue samples from all of the world's endangered animals, allowing a valuable reference collection to be established for taxonomists and conservation biologists.

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"Progress in molecular biology has been so fast that we cannot predict what extraordinary things may be possible in the next few decades. For future biologists and conservationists and for the animals they seek to protect this global network will be of immeasurable value".

Frozen Ark

So within a few decades we will have the technology and resources to bring back all those lost, or stop their disappearance altogether!

This is now my closing part of the debate!


No one can truly say what the future will bring? But mankind has to constantly review each step we take, making sure we protect other animals and areas of our planet as we take each knew technological stride.

Our intelligence has no bounds, apart from limited by our imagination! We have created so many things that we take for granted. Electricity, the light bulb, is just two examples. Could you imaging living without either? And yes man has made some abominations, but the good inventions far outweigh the bad, a million to one!

Mankind need to move forward constantly, stagnation means death - in Darwin's theory. Look how much we have discovered and invented in such a short space of time. Imaging what it would be like in simply 10 years, or twenty, and most of us will be around to see those changes taking place.

I for one am glad mankind as a species are not living in cold damp caves, living from day to day. I am proud of what we have accomplished, and proud of where our intelligence is taking us. But I do hope we gain a little more commonsense along the way to help guide how we treat the world we call home, and the way we treat each other.

Lastly, thanks to Lottie and Disinterested in a well run debate section. And thanks to Imagin for a well balanced debate.

(Edited for spelling)

Edited by Kryso, 17 May 2005 - 04:02 PM.


#18    Imagin

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 08:52 PM

crying.gif sorry we haven't been able to use the internet for the past few days.
Well I think this is my post I'm supposed to make so here it goes.
Humans have always been fighting each other In those caves.
In the midevil times and now even today, we still fight each other.  
We pose a very significant danger to ourselfs and the world that we call home.
The threat of a nuclear war is still present . I am an optimist though and I believe that maybe one day we will know longer fight each other and we will live in peace. But unfortunately we as I have said before live in very uncertain times where some of are world leaders are willing to use wmd's against each other.
Which will cause total destruction .
But like I said I am an optimist, and I truly believe this won't happen.
It can not be the fate that awaits our world.




lottie thanks fore hosting this debate really cool idea and thanks being so pleasant aboult me taking so long to answer back  thumbsup.gif

and kryso I got to tell you are one good debater man thumbsup.gif


spelling corrected

Edited by Imagin, 20 May 2005 - 03:14 AM.


#19    Disinterested

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 08:57 PM

Great! thumbsup.gif

I will now throw this one to our fabulous judges!


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Posted 19 May 2005 - 09:09 PM

Excellent debate folks, it was a pleasure to read; you both did great!

Debater 1: Kryso

Relevancy: 9.
Countering: 7.
Style: 6.
Persuasiveness: 8.

Total- 30

Debater 2: Imagin.

Relevancy: 9.
Countering: 4.
Style: 5.
Persuasiveness: 6.

Total- 24

Very well done, both of you   thumbsup.gif

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 12:22 AM

Debater 1: Kryso

Relevancy: 9.
Countering: 7.
Style: 7
Persuasiveness: 8.
Total- 31

Debater 2: Imagin.

Relevancy: 9.
Countering: 5
Style: 6
Persuasiveness: 6.
Total- 26



#22    Irish

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 03:42 PM

Good debate guys!
Imagin You came in fighting I thought you could have one this one but you ran out of steam about the third post.
Kryso Great job you maintained the old one two throughout the fight  
Debater 1: Kryso

Relevancy: 8.
Countering: 8.
Style: 7
Persuasiveness: 7.
Total- 30

Debater 2: Imagin.

Relevancy: 7.
Countering: 5
Style: 6
Persuasiveness: 5.
Total- 23





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#23    Disinterested

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 05:29 PM

Thank you, judges! grin2.gif

Kryso wins the debate with a final score of 30.3;
Imagin finishes with a final score of 24.3.

Thanks to both debaters for participating!





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