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Humans are not Apex Predators Humans are Apex Predators
Debate Score:8
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Humans are not Apex Predators


Humans are not Apex Predators

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Humans are Apex Predators

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If you took away our weapons, we would be prey. While we, at an early part of our lives, were able to hunt and gather with sticks and spears...our ability to survive now without technology is nearly non-existent. The only saving grace we have is our capacity to think but sadly common sense has gone the way of the dodo for much of human kind.

In my mind, an Apex predator is one that is top of the food chain only using what it was born with.

Side: Humans are not Apex Predators
Ahoghill(1452) Disputed
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We did use what we were born with, our brains.

Our comparatively weak bodies were compensated for by our highly developed brains which we used in many ways to outsmart our prey.

Our methods would have included the excavation and camouflage of pits/trenches into which we would have lured or stampeded our prey that would have ranged in size from elephants to squirrels.

The bases of these traps would have been lined with vertically positioned wooden spikes.

We would have learnt that all animals are frightened of fire and would have used this knowledge to panic them into irrational behaviour which would have rendered them more vulnerable to being caught and killed.

We are the epitome of the adage;- brains over brawn.

We fished the rivers and seas of our planet ever since the dawn of our species.

We even hunted gigantic whales in flimsy rowing boats with nothing more than hand held harpoons.

I have stated why it is a futile exercise to argue that we would be nigh defenceless without our weapons, but it is is even more foolish not to take our superior brains into account when considering why we have always occupied the top position in the food chain.

There is no doubt that numerous animals with their animal cunning would have outwitted us on many occasions, but our brain power would have enabled us to note their methods of evasion and develop techniques which would have annulled their instinctive escapist responses.

Side: Humans are Apex Predators
Mint_tea(4647) Disputed
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We did use what we were born with, our brains.

Correct. That's why I said:

The only saving grace we have is our capacity to think but sadly common sense has gone the way of the dodo for much of human kind.

Side: Humans are not Apex Predators
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Humans are not Apex Predators

Hello T:

If were NOT top dog, who is? Cows? Wolves? Chickens?



Side: Humans are Apex Predators
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My opinion is that those who argue humans are not the world's top predators are way off beam and must have spent most of their lives on some planet other than earth.

Even without modern weapons mankind's superior brain enabled our primitive forefathers to hunt and kill any living creature on earth, even to extinction on many, too many, occasions.

The digging of concealed traps meant we could lure enormous animals of prey such as the extinct woolly mammoths or elephants to become ensnared in our man-made-pits where we could kill them by hurling boulders on top of them or spearing them to death.

But, our highly developed brains has meant that we did produce a range of advanced weapons, including arsenals of chemical and biological weaponry, which renders all living species totally at our mercy.

Our dominant predatory position extends to marine life as our fishing techniques means we can harvest any species from the seas we so wish.

Side: Humans are Apex Predators
1 point

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when I rip out your lungs and your heart like the aztecs

in fact just to add zest to all of your last breaths

I'll whip up some cajun cuisine with your ass flesh

cause' thats where the fat rests, I'll cut off your dads breasts

I'll cut up your cat next and use it to have sex

I hate cats because I was raised in a rats nest

and breast fed on sewage water and black death

I'll murder that ass even if its no asset

I just asked my mom if she has any crack left

she told me to look in the cabinet

its next to the vodka, the coke and the LSD tablets

I'll rip out your anus and skip town to vegas

twelve found no traces, this how you play chips

you put down the aces, they piss down their pant leg

I can't get my hand read, bitch I'm too patient

Bitch I'm too nit but too crazy

to loose and too tight for your vagina either way, see?

no matter what type of vagina you have, you don't know how to range me

maybe you should play the ukelele or bingo with old ladies

you're an anus and a half if an inch was a foot in haiti

I am the rapist that rapes other rapists

I am the pope that pokes other papists

consent is my kryptonite, it hurts just to say it

I had a wet dream about God raping Satan

long live the catholic church and all other evil institutions

can you tell if I'm a snake, a rat, a demon, or a weasel-pig or mutant?

from birth they must have poisoned my cerebral with pollutants

now I'm someone who will hit a preschool with a nuke, bitch

I'm super fucking evil you're just feeble and a doofus

I'll make you trade asses with an armadillo and poop through it

Side: Humans are Apex Predators