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TV Books
Debate Score:865
Arguments:157
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TV is better than Books

TV is better than books because, it is faster and some people can't read.

TV

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Books

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14 points

TELEVISION are more important because it can make people relax and entertain if he is tired. It also gives info and it is more specific than books. If we are using books we should read it twice, thrice in able to keep it in our mind, but in tv, even the report will appear once, people understand and enjoy.

Side: tv
BobNuhg Disputed
1 point

1. Books can make you relax equally as much as TV, and according to some studies, more. Additionally, if you are watching TV to relax before bed, there are concerns about blue light from the screen disturbing your Melanin production, making you unable to sleep as well as you would if not for your blue light causing screen.

2. Generally, books tend to give more information than tv because books can tell the reader something from inside a characters mind, and really go in depth, while TV is more surface level.

3. While people might think they enjoy TV more, you are unable to achieve the same level of deep thought from TV as from reading, which makes it a rather unfulfilling experience.

Side: Books
BobNuhg Clarified
0 points

Ignore this. I meant to post to dispute, not clarify. Oops.

Side: TV
14 points

People who are against tv keep on saying that it causes obesity.

I'm not going to go for a run and bring a book to read on the way. I think it is much easier to exercise watching tv then reading a book.

In gyms people do not have books infront of them, instead they have telvisions.

Studies have shown that telivision is even more stimulating than books.

Side: TV
14 points

I think TV is better if you are watching an informational channel and it is better than books because you can switch to different informational channels an search documentaries on different subjects and when you are done learning and ready to relax you can switch to a funny show or what ever you want to watch.

Side: TV
BobNuhg Disputed
2 points

You can reach the same wealth of knowledge through books, and in fact usually get a better sense of the topic when researching it yourself. You can switch to different books, and search for ebooks. When you are done learning and are ready to relax, you can switch to a different genre of book. I fail to se how your arguments pertain solely to TV, and how they give any argument for why TV is better, because books have the same properties that you described.

Side: Books
13 points

I think that TV is good because it is faster and some people cant read

Side: tv
mitgag(1652) Disputed
12 points

it is faster

whos in a hurry???

some people cant read

so then the govt wont concentrate on education because the tv will seem as if to teach everything. and those who can't read are usually poor so they won't even be able to afford a tv.

Side: Books
12 points

Have you ever read Fahrenheit 451? The comments on this pro-Television side remind me of it.

Side: Books
1 point

I support you and I can agree big time with you and I will start making better choices about T.V.

Side: TV
11 points

can people say some points on TV is better than books because at our school were doing a debate can you please help!!!

Side: tv
11 points

tv because only tv can bring u live news at books u can't find also it's educational

Side: TV
mitgag(1652) Disputed
12 points

tv can bring u live news at books u can't find

there is something called the newspaper. this whole debate is mostly concentrating on people reading and not watching tv.

also it's educational

i believe you have text BOOKS at school. which again calls reading a good thing. on television you will only look for channels that satisfy your interests... you wouldn't watch the news but you would watch the cartoons and even repeat episodes. but in books, you can pick out any book and read it till you finish it. and it will always be the better option.

Side: Books
10 points

GO TV!!!!!! GO TV!!!!

TV will win hopefully LOL

TV is great to watch anything

Side: tv
BobNuhg Disputed
2 points

Is there an actual point here, or are you simply inanely supporting your point without doing any research?

Side: Books
8 points

I'm not sayin this cuz I love the tube, but you get more imformation than you think in the tube.

EX) News, Baseball, Spongebob, etc.

Side: tv
8 points

you can just sit on the couch with some crisps or a burger or sweets and watch tv when you cant be botherd to to anything else

Side: tv
8 points

nowadayz no one can liv wdout t.v... its common to watch t.v to all... so......... t.v ix beter than bookxx.... evrybdy vot for t.v....

Side: tv
8 points

cuz it is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: tv
8 points

In my opinion,TV is better than books for several reasons. First of them, TV shows you a whole picture with all the details when books give you uncertainty,TV saves you a time for getting known something, when during the reading you need to read ,to replay the situation in your mind for understanding it clearly.Secondly, TV can be shared with 3 or 5 people the same time. Also compared to reading the books when your hands are busy,during watching a TV show you can do something else. Television has a certain quantity of programmes and a book has only one story. There is a big progress in technology when we have a lot of learning programmes on TV.Also the new option for TV is that you can choose the language of speaker,thus TV can help you to practise languages you learn. To sum up I want to say,that today's technology is working for us,it helps to save time,money and avoid unnessesary efforts.

Side: TV
8 points

TV is better because you can just explore the world while sitting on a couch

Side: TV
8 points

U KANT WATCH HARLEM SHAKE ON BOOKZ!

Side: TV
8 points

TV is WAY better than reading books from the blimem OLDEN DAYS!!!

Side: TV
7 points

tv is better than books because you learn easier by seeing not read

Side: tv
7 points

If you can only understand or speak a specific language but you move to another country then most of the books are not in your language but TV comes in all different languages and you can also hear how the words are pronounced in a different language.

Side: TV
7 points

you can get the “Foxtel Go” app on your Ipad so you can watch TV where ever and whenever you want.

Side: TV
7 points

Without TV actors/actresses wouldn’t have jobs.

Without TV you wouldn’t know what’s happening around the world. I mean the newspapers can’t fit all that in.

Books and newspapers can’t give you emergency warnings or updates or new flashes

Side: TV
7 points

tv is far superior due to its wider variety of thing to do and some people say that tv is incontinent but now you can watch tv on a smart phone witch is very convenient

Side: TV
6 points

I love TV sooooooo much I can watch what ever i want and it is just the best.

with TV you can watch DVDs and play on playstations.

Side: tv
mitgag(1652) Disputed
9 points

I can watch what ever i want

you can also read whatever you want in books.

play on playstations.

that is one reason that so many people are turning obese. playing virtually and not physically.

with TV you can watch DVDs

with books you can form a mental image of whatever you read. you put in your on characters and imagine them just like you want them to be.

also in many movies directors cut shots that may be vital or good. this also is a disadvantage in tv. in a book you read whatever the author has written and don't skip many parts of it.

Side: Books
10 points

play on playstations.

that is one reason that so many people are turning obese. playing virtually and not physically.

Some video game systems like Wii can play physicaly

Side: Books
Inductive(19) Disputed
4 points

Reading books for a long time can make anyone just as obese, and maybe even more. At least pressing buttons takes more energy than flipping pages.

Side: TV
6 points

You can watch TV in one sitting where as a book takes all day to read. So no physical exercise will get done reading books. Exercise shows on TV make you move. SO TV IS WAY BETTER THEN BOOKS!!!!!!!

Side: tv
Werewolfie17(25) Disputed
8 points

Not necessarily. You might be able to exercise with television and electronics, but think about where your brain is going. Did you know that television and other gaming systems are the main cause of ADD and ADHD? Other people, like a friend of mine with epilepsy, cannot do watch television or play games. He is a bodybuilder and writes books. He is well informed in Elizabethan literature and other works from the earlier centuries of time. So it boils down to how you spend your time, and how you live your life. You may get muscles while exercising during a TV episode of Spongebob, but you also probably lost ten points of your IQ. You can choose to be entertained and be healthy physically, or you can choose to be entertained, be healthy physically, AND make yourself smarter.

Side: Books
Inductive(19) Disputed
4 points

Ok, so TV is a bit unhealthy. Lets stop riding cars, we're not walking enough! It pollutes the environment anyways. Lets not have chairs, standing up is exercise. Also every single junk food has unhealthy chemicals. And just talk about all those skincare products, smearing deadly toxins over us everyday! If you think TV is bad, why not all these and many more?

Side: TV
6 points

TV is better than books because the educational programs on TV are much more convenient and easy to understand. It is also easy to use for people who cannot see or hear. Books are also likely to be not updated with latest information about a certain topic while information from TV can be much more accurate and useful.

Side: TV
6 points

TV is so much totally so much tottaly so much tottally better than books because

5 reasons:

1. TV is bright and exiting, Books are dull and boring

2. You can get paper cuts reading books

3. Books are made out paper and to make paper, you cut down trees. So, Books destroy the environment.

4. You can relax while watching TV. Unlike novels where you need to hold the book which is not as relaxing as watching TV

5. If you drive and read at the same time, you can cause accidents or crash.

If you think TV is better than books, you are a super hero in the Matty League

If you think Books are better than TV, Chuck Norris will kill you

Bye

Side: TV
5 points

you are wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Books
siatama68326(2) Clarified
2 points

i disagree. books are better as they usually contain good content. plus if you watch something while driving, you can also crash too. also, TV's con destroy your eyes if you look to close. does TV's give you education? Well, no. they do not because it always depends on what you are watching. also, all movies always has a story line, and guess, what. they usually don' t type it. they always has a physical version of it. all of this is on everyone's option. you can't for someone. you also cannot say " If you think Books are better than TV, Chuck Norris will kill you". this is technically cyber bullying.

See ya and thanks!

siatma, peace out.

Side: TV
2 points

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Side: TV
6 points

TELEVISION are more important because it can make people relax and entertain if he is tired. It also gives info and it is more specific than books. If we are using books we should read it twice, thrice in able to keep it in our mind, but in tv, even the report will appear once, people understand and enjoy.

769 days ago | Side: tv

Support | Dispute | Clarify

brydierose19(3) 6 points

People who are against tv keep on saying that it causes obesity.

I'm not going to go for a run and bring a book to read on the way. I think it is much easier to exercise watching tv then reading a book.

In gyms people do not have books infront of them, instead they have telvisions.

Studies have shown that telivision is even more stimulating than books.

Side: TV
6 points

TV ,,!! because you can get information from different resources in a short time ,,, but Books you must read a lot to get that much of information !!

Side: TV
5 points

Yes I would say it has you relax in case your tired, but you can read to relax as well. Plus have you ever considered about the commercials and how annoying they are?

Side: TV
5 points

I think T.V. is more helpful as the you can watch and listen to something being explained like if we read about budding or spore formation we have to create an image about that in mind, but when we watch the animation of budding then we could understand better. Some people can't even imagine so T.V. is helpful. As concerning the time limit or harm to our eyes, we should watch T.V. in a limit, because the excess of everything is harmful, even reading of books.

Surveys have found that a normal person can remember 10% of what he had read and 50% of what he had listened and watched.

Side: TV
5 points

A picture is worth a thousand words. TV lets you see and hear a story, or information. Imagine just reading about the recent disasters in Japan, Alabama and Missouri vs. seeing them and seeing interviews with survivors. Much more powerful and immediate on TV.

Books take too much time. TV gives the info much faster.

Side: TV
5 points

Television shows images and pictures are so easy to watch while reading can take longer and you may not understand all the words so it takes a long time to read vs a picture of the story can teach you quickly.

Side: TV
5 points

Television uses electricity and books such as harry potter are made of trees so it causes more damage to the environment.

Side: TV
potatomcwhis(1) Disputed
1 point

yea, but electricity also harms the enviroment, cuz if you are using non renewable sources, like coal, then you are harming the environment more cuz of CO2

Side: Books
5 points

TV is important for communication. This is to cross the charector limit.

Side: TV
5 points

1. A picture is worth a thousand words. TV lets you see and hear a story, or information. Imagine just reading about the recent disasters in Japan, Alabama and Missouri vs. seeing them and seeing interviews with survivors. Much more powerful and immediate on TV.

2. Books take too much time. TV gives the info much faster.

3. More interactive than books. People have said that books are more interactive because why? Because you have to turn the pages? Technology now allows you to vote and interact with TV programs.

4. Information is more current, right up to the minute.

5. People will say you can take your time with a book, pick it up whenever you like, stop, and re-read it. But with recording devices, you can do the same with TV programs.

6. Your hands are free to do other things while watching TV, whereas you have to hold books. You can knit, quilt, do homework, play a game while watching TV. You can even exercise - there are devices that let your exercise power up the TV.

7. You only need ONE TV to get all kinds of information and entertainment for years and years. You'd need walls full of books to do that.

8. Your TV set can double as a game screen, movie screen, etc. Your books can only be paperweights.

9. Easy way to keep kids entertained, and really, there's nothing wrong with that if it's used in moderation. You could argue that it makes kids (and adults) too sedentary, but the same is true of books.

I am a total bookworm, too, but I've never thought of books as innately superior to TV. There's a lot of good to TV.

Side: TV
5 points

Unless the brain is used no human being can understand any medium. Be it TV or books. By watching the television people can create a make believe situation and think. "What if they would go left? They would be SAVED, wouldn't they?" Even viewing tv requires brains. And moreover we can watch television in the dark. But to read a book you need the lights on. Which also wastes electricity.

Side: TV
5 points

It Improves academic skills of a child .Television has made children enthusiastic and confident.

Children improve their academics and increase their ideas and innovations!!!

Side: TV
4 points

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Side: TV
5 points

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Side: TV
4 points

The overblown benefits of reading have long gone unchallenged as have the perils of TV viewing. The educational value of TV has been known even before the first lunar landing. TV has brought us up close to distant lands and cultures as well as important issues. We have listened to and watched political debates, interpreting gestures as well as content. Yes, even with fiction, TV leaves you to form conclusions based on tone, facial expressions, gestures, etc. Reading, on the other hand, "leaves little to the imagination", he said confidently. Consider the format for a novel. You can get a character's whole history delivered in writing before they even enter the room.

Unfair comparisons between books an movies have long gone uncontested. Comparing a poorly produced movie to a well written novel does little to promote reading over TV. Try comparing a poorly written novel to a blockbuster movie classic and you will get the opposite results. TV is a superior medium for delivering educational content faster and more efficiently - a multimedia format that stimulates multiple senses. Other forms of content favor TV as well. Ever read a comedic monologue and find it as entertaining as watching it in real time on TV? How about reading the play by play of a sporting event vs watching it happen?

Side: TV
4 points

I learned English through TV.

Technically, I learned English through interaction with native speakers, but TV helped a lot more than books.

Side: TV
4 points

Because it is a source of entertainment also its help people that cant read :)

Side: TV
4 points

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Side: TV

TV can be better than books because TV can show the characters' faces and the action can be displayed that is hard for one to decipher from a book.

Side: TV
3 points

i believe books are better(i believe i can fly...)

So true

Side: TV
3 points

Tv is better than books because it can ease the mind. Sure, it spoils the eye but books also spoil our eyesight because of how small the words are. Books also can stress the mind because of the font and size of the word, not to also mention that we don't understand the words and we have to imagine it. Television can improve our imagination but seeing what it is like. Books can also improve imagination but it isn't the way the writer is trying to show and it isn't the exact image the writer is telling us and we might be even more curious. The television tells us almost everything and shows how it is like unlike books. So I agree that TV is better than books

Side: TV
1 point

Tv is better than books because it can ease the mind. Sure, it spoils the eye but books also spoil our eyesight because of how small the words are. Books also can stress the mind because of the font and size of the word, not to also mention that we don't understand the words and we have to imagine it. Television can improve our imagination but seeing what it is like. Books can also improve imagination but it isn't the way the writer is trying to show and it isn't the exact image the writer is telling us and we might be even more curious. The television tells us almost everything and shows how it is like unlike books. So I agree that TV is better than books

Side: TV
3 points

TV IS DA BEST IF YOU DO NOT LIKE TV U NEED A DOCTOR OH BABY TV IS DA BEST MATE LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Side: TV
3 points

i think that tv are better then books because you can learn more on tv then reading books and u are releaxed

Side: TV
2 points

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Side: TV
2 points

TV is better than books.... TV is entertaining but every book is not entertaining or intresting.... TV tell us new things..... latest news etc.

Side: TV
2 points

Tv is best ....... tv is better.... tv is better than books

Side: TV
2 points

OF COURSE TV is better than books. First and foremost, TV is very entertaining. When you read, Your bored af. when you watch Tv you can look at the weather. JUST LIKE TV BISSSSH

Side: TV
2 points

You can watch sports like AFL,cricket,NFL,soccer and tennis and the olympics. Books can also be expensive and you can lose them. Tv can be expensive but you only have to pay once. If you get a book you have to pay over and over again to get a new book.

Side: TV
2 points

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Side: TV
2 points

relaxing when watching television is good and releases stress in our body and we get to learn things faster by watching television instead of books

Supporting Evidence: reasons (elearningindustry.com)
Side: TV
1 point

I love books and consider them very important and useful. Nothing I'm about to write is meant to discredit or devalue books.

But TV is more universally consumable. An entire family ranging from infant to retiree can watch the same TV same time and appreciate it in their own ways. Furthermore, people vote with their actions and the reality of modern life is more people spend more time at their TV (or other electronic media, too, like their computer or cell) than they do reading an old fashioned book. Furthermore, although the depth of information can be far better in a book, the information from TV can be assimilated faster and in more ways.

Side: TV
1 point

TV is better than books because some people can't read and books use paper from trees.

Side: TV
1 point

Yeah! TV is better than books because it allows us to learn extra things from National Geographic Channel and Discovery channel.

1> Television is time saving.

2> TV is interesting.

3> There are many better things on TV nowadays, like YouTube. One can get any

information on YouTube.

4> To some people (like me), books are too lengthy and one would not be interested

in books if TV provides the same information.

5> You can easily switch topics on TV by switching channels.

6> TV costs less while it provides better services.

7> No book can beat Disney+ and Netflix.

I am saying all these because I prefer Television over those lengthy, ugly and enormous books. Different people's views always differ.

Side: TV
0 points

Hi, we did a debate at school and tv won. When we looked at this site it had really good information. Hi pikachu. And don't be surprised peeps!

Side: TV
0 points

TV can relief stress and you can share laughs with family!

Side: TV
12 points

Of course books are better than TV. It destroys society. I would like to mention that TV does not have conscience, moral principles and shame. Besides, it promotes violence, debauchery and cynicism. In addition, today television takes the role of up bringer for our children. However, almost all the cartoons promote violence and as the result children grow up angry and without any sense what is good and what is bad, what is right and what is wrong. Today teenagers do not have the desire to develop their knowledge. They just sit down near the TV and watch rubbish and as usual they do not have any topics to discuss.

Nowadays television has bad influence not only on children but also on adults. I would like to consider this issue as an example the sitcom "Married...with children" because my family watches it and I decided to find out the meaning of this TV series. Soon i realized that it is the propaganda of ignorance, disrespect women to men and to seniors.An adult can understand that it is exaggerated, mocking look at our reality, but the child absorbs information in its pure form.

However, when you read a book you develop your imagination, vocabulary and train memory. Besides, very often a person can find answers to many questions of concern to human and sometimes solutions to any problems connecting with not only with romantic relationships but with global problems such as finding meaning in life and choosing the right path. In the heroes of the books we often can find similar traits of character, outlook and attitude towards life. There is is no wonder that a lot of people have their favorite literary characters and when people read about them in particular book, they cognize themselves and reveal the hidden potential of own character.

In addition, reading the works of good writers makes a person think as smoothly as in the book. Swear words disappear from the lexicon and language become more intelligent. Besides, it becomes easier to write a letter, essay, composition and poem.

To my mind people should read books as more as it possible in order to stop degradation!

Side: Books
4 points

Tv is awesome!!,!,!,!, boooks bad. Books are awesome! Tv is bad. Books let mind grow. I don't know which is better but probs books.

Side: Books
3 points

Book are better than TV because when you read you became smarter and your writing skills are more correct day by day, you will not have a mistakes because reading is very helpful for human beings , if you read books you improve your knowledge and books can avoid you from degradation of your brain. There are many arguments why books are better ,I can say best of all even of the Internet. If you are interested in book of your choice , you can read it from the morning till the midnight and anyone will not desterb you but when you watching TV ? You can waste your time just for watching advertisements is it good for you ? I don't think so.There are no advertisements in books.Books are portable and can be carried around. TV's are less portable. If you want to read , you can read everywhere you want , in bus, on the station, in taxy everywhere you want, but what about TV is it suitable? It's not. I prefer books, because we can read while travelling.Books are great, they are good for everything. I think if person doesn't love read the books he doen't tried it because it's unforgattable feeling to finish book you loved and start it again..... Books are better anyway ! ;)

Side: Books
Inductive(19) Disputed
1 point

Why can't books be violent? Also violence is a part of entertainment, most people would have enough common sense not to start a mass murder after some bloddy tv show. Also TV isn't uneduacational. We just choose to not watch the helpful parts of it, and so goes the same with books. When you read a book, you don't actually learn anything. It's not like anyone really rereads, checks for comprehension, looks at every single misunderstood word in the dictionary, takes notes about how the author writes, you get it. All we do (most of us atleast) when we read a book is just sit back and enjoy the story. And if you say you read non fiction? So do I, and also nonfiction on a TV.

Side: TV
olin_lamond(1) Disputed
1 point

well books can promote sex, drugs and TV as well I read an article saying that tv is better for teaching babies

Supporting Evidence: click here for article (www.google.com)
Side: TV
20221428(1) Disputed
2 points

tv and books can promote sex and drugs. It just depends on rating or classification

Side: Books
7 points

Books are better than TV because books have each and every detail briefly . we get to read books like story books , fairy tales, ghost stories etc these books help us in bringing imaginary power in us . In TV only some points are explained and sometimes we cant remember it easily but in books if we forget anything we can now and then read it .At last I only want to tell that books are much and much better than TV .

Side: Books
6 points

One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest, East of Eden, Nabokov's Lolita, 1984, Martian Chronicles - I could go on and on. For real. There's very little that beats the world described in books.

Side: Books
6 points

One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest, East of Eden, Nabokov's Lolita, 1984, Martian Chronicles - I could go on and on. For real. There's very little that beats the world described in books.

I just finished Martian Chronicles the other day, I enjoyed many of the short stories. Did you like the Usher II "log?" I thought it was clever how the guests' ignorance of literature brought on by their book burnings made them vulnerable to those ironic deaths.

Side: Books
5 points

I just finished Martian Chronicles the other day, I enjoyed many of the short stories. Did you like the Usher II "log?" I thought it was clever how the guests' ignorance of literature brought on by their book burnings made them vulnerable to those ironic deaths.

I wouldn't call them guests inasmuch as they were the enemy, who would censor literature (and consequently the expression and trade of ideas). But I also enjoyed it. Thoroughly. My favorite short story is the one in the Martian insane asylum, where everyone ends up dying and/or committing suicide. I can't recall the name of the particular story.

Side: Books
6 points

I think books are better as TV can cause obesity as many people just sit infront of it, it has been proven to cause violence and it reduces learning. Also, books increase someones imagination and creativity as they have to imagine things in the book for themselves.

I am not completely against TV but I do believe that TV is very bad in large amounts and books are very good for people

http://www.echoworld.com/B05/B0510/B0510TVBad.htm

Side: Books
doomcave(66) Disputed
2 points

Obesity is not caused because of TV it is caused because of unhealthy eating habits and not exercising and everything has been proven to cause violence in a small amount of people also documentaries help you learn TV is not just comedy it can be informational and relaxing at the same time TV can also increase creativity I rest my case.

Side: TV
6 points

While there are benifits to TV, i think books are better overal for learning as they require more focus.

Side: Books
5 points

books make you more intelligent. they can also say what people are thinking.

Side: Books
EPICJAX(26) Disputed
3 points

TV can say what people are thinking aswell. like a voice over.

Side: tv
5 points

books are always better than tv coz. books give more knowledge than tv does.

Side: Books
5 points

movies don't give full information but books give you full information that is why the books are so thick , and the LED TV is so thin :p

Side: Books
5 points

where did you find this debate! lol! its so old. :D

Side: Books
patient2011(12) Disputed
3 points

How can the stories that you read give you more knowledge than the documentaries on TV?

Side: tv
mitgag(1652) Disputed
2 points

stories written are given out as scripts fr most of the TV documentaries. n documentaries on TV, try n cut short everything, hence u receive even less knowledge!!!

Side: Books
4 points

TV is terrible. Except for Spongebob maybe. That's an alright show. Still, the majority of television is awful. So I'd have to say books based on that.

Side: Books
Eldana(75) Disputed
4 points

I absolutely disagree with the expression that Spongebob is alright show. It is non intellectual cartoon without any logic sense.

Side: tv
5 points

Moreover, this cartoon makes television for children distructive. That is why would not exclude Spongebob from the list of awful programs which are exist on TV.

Side: Books
3 points

Sponge Bob forever hahaha :) agree with you... but little bit stupid. On TV animal planet channel is good...

Side: Books
Eldana(75) Disputed
4 points

Sponge Bob is big yellow holey evil that infests TV!

On the other hand, I agree with you that such channels like Animal Planet, Discovery and National Geographic are quite useful. However, these channels also have huge amount of rubbish.

Side: tv

If those who have actually read a book, then there is really no debate.

Side: Books
3 points

Its true... I watch TV and read books. All the arguments can be disputed and supported, and if you use both, TV and books, you cannot be on one side

Side: Books
4 points

some ppl cant read is absolutely idiotic to say

the ppl who cant read wud always run away frm dem

bt even den B for books nd B for best

so books r da best

i cant sleep if i wont read a chapter frm any novel each day

bt actually sometimes i feel reading books all day becomes boring (in schools textbooks nd at home novels) so only sometimes i watch tv nd dat 2 news channels

hence by reading books i can even pass my time nd even improve my speaking skills

Side: Books
patient2011(12) Disputed
2 points

By watching you are starting to show that you can't stand against the new technology.Books improve your writing skills not your speaking skills.TV improves your speaking skill

Side: tv
4 points

Books offer improvement with grammar and spelling skills. Plus it's more creative. With TV everything is done for you. With books you can imagine the characters looks and the setting with your own little creativity in it.

Plus you can take books anywhere and everywhere without disrupting anyone.

Side: Books
4 points

Any good books you would recommended. I'm kinda restricted in the books i normally read.

Oh and in my opinion the mediums are incomparable, although if someone put a gun to my head id say books, which is kinda hypocritical given that i watched far more tv in my short lifetime.

Side: Books
4 points

Well, Books is better than T.V. because T.V. makes you eyes bad is kills imagination dead! Read 'Television' by Roald Dhal you'll know it all!!! :) :) :) :)

Side: Books
4 points

When you read a book you economize your money. I would like to mention that when you read a book, you do not need to buy any devices for reading and it is not necessary to use electricity.

Side: Books
ngsanching12(4) Disputed
3 points

There is such thing as an e-book and you need device for it. But televisions also economize your money because you only pay for it once and it is convenient to watch everywhere. Books do economize money but it wastes space that we need more money to give it some space in shelves. And what do you do with the books you don't read anymore. You just waste your money on books that you won't read later

Side: TV
4 points

Books enlighten the soul. Books don't destroy the morals of children. Books throw the mind into a series of questions, they take the readers to mystical places, paradise, and even the kitchen sink. They change your perspective on life and often give the reader a sense of relativity. Television is like a drug. It's as bad as nicotine. Fahrenheit 451, the Night Circus, The Secret Garden, Inkheart... Do I have to further explain..?

Side: Books
ngsanching12(4) Disputed
2 points

Books also destroy the morals of children. It doesn't have a warning about age limit or inappropriate image. Televisions are almost like books but they show image instead of words.

Side: TV
4 points

I say books are better because It has you use your Imagination so the more you read the more your Imagination improves and It helps you to Improve reading, grammar, and it improves your writing skills!!!

Also I want to say I HATE commercials!!!

I hate Sponge bob!!! I would say PBS Kids, history channel, and the other Channels that help kids or adults get smarter I would say are good!

Side: Books
4 points

I thick that book are better than TV is it is better i can put you in a whole norther wold and it is educational

Side: Books
4 points

because its better for young kids that have to do school work and its healthier for their eyes. When kids need to do their homework they need to do more reading than watching tv. :-)

Side: Books
4 points

some people can't read.

Well some people can't hear.

Side: Books
4 points

Have any of you noticed that those who are against books are the ones who have terrible arguments. Like that person who just said TV is awesome with many exclamation marks and in capitals. That clearly proves that books are much better than TV because it TV rots the brain.

Side: Books
4 points

A book can make you cry, laugh, create, and even love. A book can give a guide line for your imagination to fly on.

Bed, the best place for books, you can take a book anywhere that a tv can't go and more. A book can go to the cafe, the restaurant, it can even go onto a plane. Books are portable and can go anywhere. TV cannot.

Books can increase IQ or even just help you learn a few words. Reading a book can immediately increase your vocabulary and speaking ability, and if there is a new word that you do not know, you can go to the dictionary and look it up; also surprisingly a BOOK.

IMAGINE, a land where anything you wanted was created in a heartbeat. Now you are using your imagination, something that a book will vastly increase if you want it too. A TV will make you think what it wants you to. A book will give a few words and you can do the rest.

After a few good arguments I regret to inform you TVers that you have been SKOOLED

Sincerely Fancy Potato

Side: Books
4 points

SAME WITH TV

Side: TV
ImJustACat(73) Disputed
4 points

yEah RIGHT !

Side: TV
4 points

TV is bright, noisy and has annonces.

Side: Books
3 points

i agree, TV has to much of ads to convince kids to buy something very silly.

Side: Books
4 points

books even reduce our electricity bills! which uses much of our spending money

Side: Books
4 points

books are better than TV because most of the TV kids watch add influences to them which are not good and most parents don't care what there children watch and I thank book are better because you learn more from books.

Side: Books
4 points

1. Books don't ruin your eyes like TV. does.

2. Books allow your brain to imagine rather than doing it for you.

3. Reading books a lot can help you with spelling.

4. Reading books a lot can help you write better.

5. Reading books teaches you to read. Watching TV. doesn't

Side: Books
20221428(1) Disputed
1 point

1. yea.. if you sit 2 inches away

2. okay... fair

3. not exactly because people like me, don't remember spelling from reading

4. how... your not righting when reading

5. this isn't helpful for all people.. some people don't learn that way.. i have to right things by remembering

plus while watching TV you can do something else simultaneously

Side: TV
4 points

Books are definitely better than TV because reading may improve vocabulary, imagination and writing. Books can be most enjoying.

Side: Books
4 points

Books are enjoying and may improve writing, vocabulary and imagination

Side: Books
3 points

Television is almost the exact same thing as books, the only difference is, you actually have to move your eyes for books

Side: Books
mitgag(1652) Disputed
4 points

one must also move their eyes for looking at all the funny characters displayed on the television...

Side: Books
EPICJAX(26) Disputed
5 points

well, yes it is me again, the one who made the argument.......... you do have to move your eyes to read aswell otherwise you woudnt really be reading you would be staring at the page.......and..... no i am not finished yet..............some people have small TVs and some people have big TVs but you dont have to move your eyes around that much........okaaaaayyyyyyyyy...........i think i am done.................................FOR NOW!!!!!!!!

Side: tv
3 points

Books will be always great whatever the new technological developments emerges books has its fixed place in every humans heart

Side: Books
patient2011(12) Disputed
2 points

yeah in a box.Nobody can stand against development.TV also gives you information and stories like books

Side: tv
3 points

All TV shows are written down as scripts (a form of book) first...

Side: Books
3 points

Books r like cool! TV is not! Books are for nerds, Tv is for weirdos, I think Black ops is better! ROFL!

Side: Books
3 points

books is well better than tv because it is cheaper to buy a book

if you wanted to buy a tv it would be really dear and you have to buy a tv licence

books can help you learn

a lot of the stuff on tv is either violent or not right for kids

so books are well better

Side: Books
3 points

I love books, I love getting lost in them. They also improve your literature (so my English teacher said :P)

Side: Books
2 points

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Side: Books
3 points

books are better than TV because TV can make you blind. your eyes can also hurt alot if you watch to much.

Side: Books
3 points

T.V is much better than books. When you watch T.V you don't get the full effect of what's happening. When you read a book you much more and descriptive words. It can you to other places and worlds. When all T.V. does is rot your brain. Watching T.V. has also been linked to health problems.

Side: Books
3 points

1) If you fall asleep while reading you don’t miss anything.

2) It’s quiet.

3) You can do it ANYWHERE including places with no cell service, electricity, wifi, or satellite transmission.

4) It’s private, just you and the author linking minds and ideas.

5) It’s free with a library card, and sometimes even without!

6) There are no commercials.

7) Your mother will not mind if you do.

8) Books are easy to share.

9) TV and movies have been around for less than 100 years. Books have been written for thousands and thousands of years. Everything you need to know is in them.

10) They are so much fun to pick out!

I think one reason is that TV is filled with crap. So much that's on TV at any given moment is really bad.

You Learn More

The Medium Is The Knowledge

It Helps Your Creativity

It Can Help You Socialize

Because television and movies are heavily edited and condensed for time they can't give the same depth of story. A book may take 30 hours to read but it has to fit into 90 minutes for a movie. There are a lot of shortcuts needed to trim that amount of time away from a story.

Television is all about packaging a bunch of cool little bits together quickly. In restaurant terms TV is fast food and books are top of the line restaurant meals.

Side: Books
3 points

I strongly think that books are better than television because you can read your book any time.

you can get the book any time you want.

Side: Books
3 points

I think books offer much more intellectually than TV. Studies have shown that TV can lower brain function to near sleep like levels due to the lack of brain processing power required to watch. Books on the other hand improve language, writing, and vocabulary skills and depending on what topic of novels/books you enjoy, they can also provide necessary educational information that one might not discover watching "The Big Bang Theory".

If you'd like another example of why a book is much better for you than a TV Show, look at the responses on both sides and tell me which side is better articulated.

Side: Books
3 points

Books. Books. Books. They get into more detail, you can use your imagination and they weave the story around you much better then some half-assed, edited to hell, movie or TV show.

Side: Books
2 points

Books are easily accessible and contain information from education to entertainment for all ages young and old. You can take books anywhere with you and they can be placed in your bag or an extra carry bag.

Unlike TV, you can buy books for extremely cheap prices, ranging from large novels priced at around $30 and short children books priced at $5. Most books can even be borrowed at local libraries for free. There are also text books which include the hard copy of the digital work. The maximum cost for these books are $50, which, in the long run, is cheap. Compared to paying all those electricity bills for watching TV, charging your portable devices etc and buying movies from $5 to about $30.

Side: Books
2 points

Anyone who has ever read a book, then watched a movie adaptation knows the answer to this one. Books are way better.

Side: Books
2 points

books are better than TV because if you fall asleep, you won't miss the ending

Side: Books
1 point

Books have a better use than TV’s. TV causes obesity, is bad for your eyesight and kills brain cells. We all know you can watch NBA Live, Baseball and The super bowl live on TV, but why not just buy tickets? They’re cheaper than TVs, and its way more enjoyable, you may as well just watch it on your Android or IOS. And those stupid marriage shows, No one cares, it’s not like anyone cares about strangers getting married. Books help you with more knowledge, and also educate you. And heaps of books are suited for each age, level and spelling level.

Side: Books
1 point

A lot of this is taken from an article, however that does not discount its validity.

I believe that books are better than TV. I am not discounting television at all. All I am saying is that books are better. In 2013, there was a study performed at Tohoku University in Japan. A team led by Hiraku Takeuchi examined the effects of television on the brains of 276 children, along with amount of time spent watching TV and its long-term effects. Researcher Takeuchi found that the more TV the kids watched, parts of their brain associated with higher arousal and aggression levels became thicker. The frontal lobe also thickened, which is known to lower verbal reasoning ability.

The more hours of television the kids watched, the lower their verbal test results became. These negative effects in the brain happened regardless of the child's age, gender, and economic background.

In the same year, a study was done on how reading a novel affected the brain. Gregory Burns and his colleagues at Emory University wanted to see the before and after effects of reading based on fMRI readings.

College students were asked to read Pompeii by Robert Harris, a thriller based on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy. The book was chosen due to its strong narration and a dramatic plot based on true events.

After reading the novel, the students had increased connectivity in parts of the brain that were related to language. There was also increased activity in the sensory motor region of the brain, suggesting that readers experienced similar sensations to the characters in the book.

There are also long-term effects from reading books. Reading keeps your mind alert and delays cognitive decline in elders. Research even found that Alzheimer's is 2.5 times less likely to appear in elderly people who read regularly, while TV was presented as a risk factor.

Six minutes of reading can reduce stress levels by 68%, according to researchers at the University of Sussex. Reading beat out other relaxing activities, including listening to music (61%), drinking tea or coffee (54%), and taking a walk (42%).

Supporting Evidence: Long term effects of novels on the brain. (www.liebertpub.com)
Side: Books
1 point

IT IS JUST A FACT. you can't deny it. have you ever read harry potter or divergent, then watched the movie and thought, WHY DID THEY SKIP THE BUTTER KNIFE SCENE(or killing tris. stupid stupid producers.)

Side: Books