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Debate Score:50
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Are people by nature stupid?

Smart Version: There are many stupid people out there, including our former Prez  George Bush. I ask, where did intelligence go? Why are the smart ridiculed and the strong but brain-dead praised.

Stupid People Version: Some people are no smart.   :-)  Why that true? You think this good? :-) :-)

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2 points

There are some people out there who are born stupid. It's unavoidable without genetic interevention.

Is that good? No? Is it bad? No. It's life.

Your ability to grasp certain concepts or ideas depends on genetics, your life experiences and dumb luck.

So GFL.

Side: Some

There are many stupid people out there, including our our current Prez Obama. I ask, where did intelligence go? Why are the smart ridiculed and the strong but brain-dead praised as a Messiah? ;)

If you are like me, you just assume that everyone else is an idiot and then you find out what everyone else likes, like Obama, TV, etc. and you'll know what a smart person doesn't like. ;)

Now, one of the stupidest statements I've heard was, "Why can't we all be Democrats?" I mean, come on! We can't all be on welfare. Someone has to work hard and pay taxes so you don't have to (even though no one owes you crap). Jeez ;)

And I want to tell Obama, don't spread my wealth, spread my work ethic. I mean, does that guy believe in trickle up poverty or what? "Fairness" isn't giving my money away to lazy people ;)

I just wonder how long before people admit that Obama was a mistake. I mean, why should I pay for your health care? If you think that Health Care is expensive now, just wait until it's free. The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money. I believe that the best Social Program is a Job! So, annoy a liberal and help yourself ;)

I'm also concerned about terrorism. I mean, how are the Democrats going to stand up to terrorists if they can't even face to Fox News. Democrats are for abortion but against killing terrorist, go figure. What part of "terrorists want to kill us" don't you get? ;)

Seriously, I believe Liberalism is a disease.... a mental disorder. ;)

BTW, how's that "hopey-changey" thing working out for you? ;)

Side: yes
phoenix(96) Disputed
2 points

you say people are naturally stupid. thaen without any hesitation i declare and brand you a "Stupid"

Not to hurt you

Side: No
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
-1 points

Joe, Joe, Joe, what are we going to do with you? It is not Democrats that are stupid, but every one else. Too many windshields? I'm a Democrat and I know you don't out work me; an average week for me is about 90 hours of work. There goes your lazy Democrat theory.

Side: No

Now wait a minute... you work 90 hours a week and you call me stupid? ;)

Side: yes

Minus -1 for what the truth. Just because the majority of people is lazy bastards doesn't mean everyone is.

Side: No
1 point

Well, I mean, just look at all the Mexicans at my school. That's proof enough. (;

They think that illegal immigrants should have the same rights as registered citizens, but in reality don't know the first thing about, well practically anything in American culture. Although I must admit that most of them can make some pretty good takitos! (;

Side: yes
1 point

Yeah I'm pretty sure people are by nature, dumb. That however, is what teaching and learning is all about. When one is an infant, they are literally retarded. Dumb. They do not understand anything. However, when that infant feels pain or pleasure, or one of its natural instincts are sated, it learns. We learn to speak because it helps us advance and survive. We learn concepts and philosophies because they help us further understand the methods behind the madness.

Or to put it simply: We're all dumb as shit, but we can make ourselves as smart as we want to be. It just requires effort.

On a side note: I have absolutely no common sense. Which means I'm about as adept as a mentally handicapped person when it comes to making choices in common situations. I don't think I'll ever quite learn :\.

Side: yes
-1 points

So, um, just to retort to the person who created this debate, I have to say something specifically directed at you:

YOU ARE A PERSON WHO MUST BE NATURALLY STUPID!

Either you are naturally stupid, or you are a harcore liberal, oh wait! There is no difference! :O

You say Bush is stupid? I say he was a genious! Bush was the Batman of this country, Obama is the Joker. Obama feeds the people what they want to hear, not what they have to hear. Bush was mocked and ridiculed for telling it how it is, not how people want it to be.

So yes, people can be naturally stupid, YOU are proof of that! (;

Side: yes
Manastacious(22) Disputed
2 points

By personally attacking me. You show yourself to be the one who is naturally stupid. Just because of a person's political beliefs does not make them any less intelligent. You say this as if there is no question and that it is a fact. All you do in this argument is say that because of my beliefs I am unintelligent.

Also, Obama is the one that is going to repair the damage that bush created.

Side: yes

By the way, would a genius comment, "Is our children learning?"?

Side: yes
phoenix(96) Disputed
2 points

your arg may be funny, but show some respect to the one who created the debate and be considerate to others feelings.

Side: No
3 points

People are not by nature stupid. They are by nature savages.

They are easy to manipulate and easily prone to evil.

Read Lord of the Flies. they first vote in the guy who is more physically appealing (Obama) and then vote in the guy who promises change from the usual form (Obama).

LOL.

Side: No
Cerin(203) Disputed
1 point

I thought they first voted the smart guy, and later switched to the hunter/psychopath, who ended up killing some people, when the smart guy made some smart but unpopular decisions?

Side: yes
ThePyg(6737) Disputed
1 point

The smart guy was Piggy...

Everyone made fun of Piggy and never listened to what he had to say.

Side: No
altarion(1955) Disputed Banned
0 points

I hated lord of the flies. It was such a poorly written book. The story line was amazing, but the way the book was written flat out sucked. But although I agree with you about how it relates to Obama, I must disagree with you about your claim.

There are people born stupid, those people grow up to become Liberals. Those Liberals promote communism, claiming that people are too stupid to take care of themselves and it's the government's job to take care of them in their stead. Only someone born naturally stupid would think such a thing.

Side: yes
iamdavidh(4856) Disputed
0 points

hm, I grew up and became liberal... I'll be I'm smarter than you.

Side: No
2 points

no way it can never be the truth..

it is the situation that a person is that makes him or the people around him stupid and fooolish. but this is not so.

I feel that my opponents are stupid and crazy to say something that is just funny..

Side: No
1 point

'Selfish' might be more fitting than 'evil' to describe people as a group but otherwise Pyg is pretty spot on.

With knowledge comes the dilemma of how to use it. This issue can be unsettling for some, especially when the primary goal for lots of people is just to keep their own family safe and healthy.

Also, learning requires time, effort, and the dismantling of preconceived notions that one might be very dependent on. It can be an exhausting and overwhelming prospect for people who would probably rather be watching American Idol instead.

Side: No
1 point

Selfishness is one of many things that shows man's evil.

Interestingly, the Seven Deadly Sins covers it all.

Side: No
1 point

I am not religious so, to me, those are not deadly sins but mechanisms for survival taken too far in an environment where lots of our animal instincts are outdated.

Sociopaths are evil. The average person is just selfish and nearsighted.

Side: No
1 point

By nature we are great survivors, butt add something unnatural like smoking or fast food and we make our lives shorter just or the pleasure and convenience of it. ..Stupid.

We are by nature smart, but with unnatural distractions stupid.

But somebody like me who quits eating greasy fast food and never starts smoking to begin with is exceptionally smart. (;

Side: No

Are people stupid by nature? No, they have to work at it. Take Joe for example. (Just messing with you, Joe) You are the brightest one here Haha.

Side: No

"Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education." -- Bertrand Russell

Side: No
1 point

Well, I mean, we are all born without any knowledge of anything, so in this sense yes. However, I disagree with your view on Bush so I am saying no. :p

Side: No
1 point

"Some people are no smart. :-) Why that true? You think this good? :-) :-)"

I like turtles!

Side: No
2 points

Turtles are awesome! I agree. Especially sea turtles! .lol.

Side: No
1 point

There is no one nececerally "stupid" they are stupid if we compare them to other people. God made us the top of his creation and he sayshe made us in his image. God is clearly not stupid, so no we aren't naturally stupid. We have are own instincts, but school and studies help make us smart!

Side: No