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Debate Score:32
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Do Humans Suck?

Thinking about it we probably are one of the harsher species of animal, but you don't have to listen to me, debate your perspectives on the matter if you will.

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Side Score: 15
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Side Score: 17

Well we kind of did invent blow-jobs...

Sorry, had to make my immature comment of the day ;)

Side: yes
2 points

I had a similar comment in mind. .

Side: yes
3 points

There is that youtube video of the chimp and the frog but maybe he learned it from people.

Side: yes
1 point

To quote the words of the great man, Bill Hicks:

“I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are.”

Side: yes
1 point

I have to think, yes.

We've done more destruction to the Earth than any other species. We've probably killed more species than any other species, and the problem with that is we don't HAVE to.

And we do suck.... lollipops. >.>

Side: yes
1 point

the earth was amazing when it first started read it in any book or google it, but after humans started to evolve after the romans we began to ruin what we have, pollution waste and the ozone all falling apart just because of us.

Side: yes
1 point

The earth was a rock when it first 'started' that supported no life whatsoever. Hardly amazing.

Side: No

Ask any employer if humans suck and you will find the answer, be prepared to be there for quite a while. If you wish to know the answer in the short form, just ask, "Are humans good?" The silence will say all that needs said.

“One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness. Such men make this cosmos and its construction the pivot point of their emotional life, in order to find the peace and security which they cannot find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experiences.” Albert Einstein

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." Albert Einstein

Side: yes

We are all evil and need to repent....................................................

Side: yes
0 points

I believe humans are, indeed, a pretty crappy species. Yes, we are very intelligent, but that seems to be more of a negative than a positive. There are so many reasons why humans suck, and they seem to outweigh the reasons why humans are great. I can't list all of them off of my head, but once someone inevitably disputes this, I can start listing some.

Side: yes
3 points

Strictly in how we treat other species, not one another.

Killer Whales for example catch baby seals just off the shore, drag them to the middle of the ocean, and basically torture them for up to an hour before they are finally dead and they eat them.

Almost all animals eat their prey alive, usually starting from the stomach so the poor creature is alive for quite a while as they are being digested.

Comparatively we strive to be more gentle than that in large part. You can find slaughter houses that mistreat animals to a degree (not as bad as animals mistreat eachother) but this is always met with general disgust from the public and they are forced to become more inline with our idea of moral treatment of these animals.

Not to say we shouldn't try to do a better job, but when compared to nature in general we've come a long way.

Side: No
Coldfire(1014) Disputed
1 point

Strictly in how we treat other species, not one another.

This is true, especially when you don't include frequent wars, hoarding of wealth, tyranny, and discrimination. Good thing we don't do any of THAT anymore. /sarcasm

Side: yes
iamdavidh(4856) Disputed
2 points

Well, you have a great point.

But what do you compare humans to? An idea?

Compared to my ideal of humanity it's true humans suck. Compared to my worst nightmares of what humanity could be, and even compared to what humanity has been in the past, we are actually not so evil as you make it out to sound.

Given that and that it is not as if a group of people are wickedly plotting to start wars, hoard wealth, commit tyranny and discrimination, it's not so simple.

You'll find the vast, vast majority of even the most evil acts of history were first somehow justified (incorrectly justified, but justified), that even these horrid people committing horrid acts in the majority of instances must first justify it, showing that there is something longing for good even in these few.

Keep in mind as well what a small minority it is who consciously, purposefully do bad things. All things fair, one person to another with no outside influence, societal influences etc, one person will do the right thing by another most of the time.

Side: No

While many humans do suck I can't judge the whole race over the stupidity of those people. Human kind has a lot of potential and given enough time I believe we will evolve to be a great society. But of course we can also go the other way and end up killing ourselves. Our future is in our hands. Not in the hands of some fake god. People need to wake up and realize that. We need to stop pushing our mistakes off on a make believe character and take some responsibility for our own actions and learn from them.

Side: No
2 points

We got to where we are via evolution because we are awesome. Only the truly awesome is able to survive and evolve. We have evolved so much we have the luxury of not having to rely on the predator/prey template as a society (though we still do stick to the ideals of marked territory, which is idiotic).

In short, if we weren't awesome, we would have gone extinct by now.

Side: No

This is crazy I'm never on the same side as these guys, but I totally agree with them and they have extra point from me too=)

Side: No

Not to me we were put here for a great purpose. We are born, we live and then we die. You should live life in a good way.

Side: No

Also, we are the creations in which God has favor upon....................................

Side: No
1 point

Well, we have the ability to act beyond our instincts...animals that torture other animals act purely on instict..we can choose and while we now choose to make mistakes, we may change in the future...so in my opinion-no humans do not suck.

Side: No

No. Think about all of the good stuff we created such as chocolate, poetry, alcohol, etc.

Side: No