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36
9
Intelligence Strength
Debate Score:45
Arguments:20
Total Votes:52
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 Intelligence (17)
 
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Intelligence VS Strength

Which is better? 

Intelligence

Side Score: 36
VS.

Strength

Side Score: 9
3 points

Depends. Were I boxing, I'd greatly prefer my competitor to be a rather weak genius than a moronic champion weight lifter; likewise, I'd prefer an intellectually gifted individual to operate on my brain than a dumb bodybuilder. As I said before, it depends on the situation.

Side: Intelligence
3 points

I support both strength and intelligence. I feel like you need both of them to be superior in every way. So, I think strength is as equal to intelligence. Think of it as survival. You're stranded on an island with little supplies. You need both intelligence and strength to have a higher chance to survive. Intelligence is for your resourcefulness and strategy so you can find food, build a shelter etc. Strength so you can defend yourself against predators who seek to kill you and to have physical toughness against harsh conditions. If you lack intelligence, you won't know what to do and you'll end up dead from not finding food or building a shelter to rest in. If you lack strength, you'll be killed from the predator or you wouldn't have the physical toughness to survive the harsh conditions. All in all, having both traits is better than having one. But if I had to choose one, I guess intelligence would be more important.

Side: Intelligence
2 points

Without intelligence we, as humans, are mere animals. I do not approve of that prospect and therefore I have to support intelligence. Intelligence is something that is more easily sustained and will further the world in an unselfish way whereas if you are a muscle-builder the world cannot really gain from your strength.

Side: Intelligence
2 points

it dosent matter how strong something is. all you have to out smart it and you win everytime.

Side: Intelligence
alphastigma(2) Disputed
2 points

There are situations that intelligence is not enough. What if your in an empty room and you need to break down the wall to get out before something gets you.

Side: Intelligence
2 points

Humans are a remarkably weak species pound for pound. If it were not for our big brains we'd have been extinct quite some time ago.

The difference between the strength of a world class athlete compared to a scrawny human who's never worked up a sweat is negligible when compared to the strength of say, a panther or chimpanzee.

Side: Intelligence
2 points

This is why humans have risen to the top of the proverbial Food Chain.

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Side: Intelligence
2 points

i think, strength in the mind is greater then strength in the body

Side: Intelligence
2 points

Okay, I think the best way to explain this is by using a small scenario:

Two men are trapped. One is very strong, and one is very intelligent. They are in a cupboard full of assorted items. A fire has started outside the door, and the ceiling has caved in outside, making it so you cannot open the door. So, the strong man would probably start trying to open the door, pushing on it, making a few holes in the door, and maybe injuring himself in the process.

The smart man, though, would probably remember that the flaming stove outside, the source of the fire, is directly beneath the ventilation shaft, which leads into the cupboard they are in now. And, he might even notice that there is a large container full of water in the corner of the room.

The strong man, you see, could also be a little bit smart, and using common sense, he could lift the bottle of water and pour the water down the ventilation shaft, stopping the fire. But then where would that leave him? Still trapped.

The smart man could build a pully system to lift the water into the ventilation shaft, pour it down, and escape through the shaft.

Therefore intelligence is better. :)

Side: Intelligence
2 points

i will support for intelligence only, because it will play a main role on touger times

let me put an example

two friends were travelling inside a forest, one man is strong in mind and another is strong in body not mind , while they r travelling they heard a sound of bear ,then the strong minded person simply lie down on sand the bear came and smelled him and thought that he is dead but the strong bodied person fought with the bear and died

if we put on many examples we can put on therefore i support the intelligence

Side: Intelligence
2 points

Intelligence is better than strength. This is because brain provides you with strategy when strength mostly gives you the power of brute force.

Side: Intelligence
1 point

Intelligence lets us explore our world and universe instead of just being stupid and not being curious so we could actually fulfill your dreams of space and other things we do know about. Strength doesn't help you in life because people who are impressed don't care any more. They care and are impressed by intelligence and success not looks or strength. We would not be able to communicate, explore, or Know any thing but how to be stupid idiots who can only just sit around all day doing nothing productive. So intelligence is much much more important in life and success.

Side: Intelligence
alphastigma(2) Disputed
1 point

when i was in high school i was in advanced weights and football, not to sound conceited or anything, but I was pretty strong; yet I was still interested in always knowing more about the world around me.

Side: Strength

A person's intelligence will be the gateway where someone can find the ideal ways to increase his strength.

Side: Intelligence
1 point

Strength = Spear.

Intelligence = Machine gun.

Strength = Dugout canoe.

Intelligence= Ocean going liner.

Strength = Jungle drums.

Intelligence = Mobile phone.

Strength = Witch Doctor.

Intelligence= Surgical operation techniques and antibiotics.

Side: Intelligence
5 points

False choice. Intelligence is a type of strength .

Side: Strength

Intelligence is the preference of people not strong enough to beat their point of view into others ;)

Side: Strength
Micmacmoc(2260) Disputed
4 points

Well let me intelligently beat my point of preference into you - intelligently.

Strength is nothing compared to intelligence for strength is meaningless to most others beside yourself, whereas intelligence can be more easily shared and therefore used in the future.

Intelligence can further civilisations in many more ways, and when it is used for the human race, six billion people are obviously more important than one muscle-builder.

Side: Intelligence
zombielord(6) Disputed
2 points

well really though intelligence is more important than some strong dummy that can only hit or smack someone.

Side: Intelligence

Really ;)

Side: Intelligence