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50
21
Yes No
Debate Score:71
Arguments:58
Total Votes:86
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Is pain useful?

Yes

Side Score: 50
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No

Side Score: 21
5 points

In my opinion, pain is a way for us to know the condition of our bodies. e.g. without pain, walking into fire would damage our bodies but we wouldn't be aware of it. With pain we learn fairly quickly why we shouldn't walk into fire. All though pain isn't something we all like, it's still something that keeps us alive.

Just think how much easier it would be to die without pain.

It's useful.

also without pain, the sense "touch" would have to go as well by default.

Side: Yes
DrawFour(2662) Clarified
1 point

It's more than just your opinion it's fact!

Also, touch wouldn't go. CIPA is a disease that exists that dulls the bodies pain receptors to near null. Yet the patients who have this disease can still feel pressure, they just can't register pain. I could grab a patient by the arm and he'd know I was grabbing him but he wouldn't know if my grab was deadly.

Side: Yes
Nebeling(1118) Disputed
1 point

This argument is built on the premise that being alive is the ultimate goal. Since this premise is so crucial for the argument I think it needs some attention. Why do you think staying alive is so important?

Side: No
2 points

"Oops I got bitten by a snake" or "oops I'm holding something really hot."

Side: Yes
2 points

Pain is a great indicator for pointing out problems within our bodies.

Side: Yes
2 points

In the real world we live in. Absolutely.

What would stop you from touching fire if it were not for pain? Most people would answer, the knowledge that fire can kill you, which is knowledge man kind would definitely have after our eons on this planet.

However, what if you didn't know the fire was touching you? The answer then is... nothing, and you'd die.

Pain protects us, the way way a loud alarm clock protects you from over sleeping.

Side: Yes
2 points

Pain is definitely useful. Medically speaking, it tells you that something is wrong with your body. As wonderful as not feeling pain sounds, it would be extremely dangerous if you couldn't feel pain.

Side: Yes
1 point

Pain is an evolutionary necessity, both as a physical and psychological reality. It notifies us of conditions averse to our well-being and continued existence. It is not pleasant, certainly, but that is hardly the point.

Side: Yes

I think pain highers our awareness over our own well being, pain lets us know when our health is being deteriorated. When you think about it, every feeling, every sensation, everything we experience from finding our own offspring adorable, to physical and emotional pain, to happiness, to finding the taste of toxins displeasing, was probably all evolved, they all serve an evolutionary purpose. Afterall, when we started out as cells, we didn't exactly have any of that did we... so where did it all come from? It's easy to just think of these things as "just so" but nothing is truly "just so".

Side: Yes
1 point

Beat myself every time I screw up, besides pain and the occasional really bad ingury it's all benefits

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes pain is useful. We may not like it, but pain is the way we know something is wrong with our bodies. A person knows they have appendicitis because of the pain. If they didn't feel the pain, their appendix could burst and they could die.

Side: Yes
1 point

With no pain, no one can't improve. My parents also hit me when I did some thing wrong. Did you see someone with no pain improving?

Side: Yes
1 point

In my opinon, i think that without pain, we wouldn't know what the point of life was because we'd get fed up of being al happy and feel all good and stuff.

Side: Yes
1 point

If we didn't have pain, we would be unaware of our injuries and could die as a result of that. Pain makes sure that we can know that we are injured so that we can do what it takes to death with that injury and keep us alive.

Side: Yes

No. Pain and suffering have no purpose. I wish everyone could feel safe.

Side: No
DrawFour(2662) Disputed
1 point

Pain and suffering have no purpose why?

I'm disregarding the second half of your statement because a wish is not a factor in reality.

Side: Yes
0 points

I think pain and suffering are pointless. People have the right to be happy.

Side: No
Debater345(170) Disputed
1 point

Pain does have a purpose , it tells when something is wrong . Like if I leaned on a stove and didn't realize nervous system would make me realize I had done some thing wrong and cause me pain . I would be very glad I had pain receptors in my body because if I didn't I could lean on the stove indefinitely and not be aware of it which would give me severe burns and I would to go to the hospital to avoid possible infection . So honestly take you pick , a short moment of pain and you get to go on with your life , or no pain and have your life stopped because you have to keep going to the hospital because your nervous system isn't causing you pain and telling you to stop doing whatever it is your doing . Physical pain is a one of humans greatest survival tools .

Side: Yes