Conifers Are Superior Organisms To Humans
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Conifers are superior organisms to humans.
Has the BoP and 4 rounds of 10,000 characters, with 3 days to post per argument, to AFFIRM that conifers are superior organisms to humans and refute Con.
Has also 4 rounds of 10,000 characters, with 3 days to post per argument, to NEGATE that conifers are superior organisms to humans and refute Pro.
conifers - trees that bear cones and needle-like or scale-like leaves that are typically evergreen of the order Coniferales, class Coniferopsida, subdivision Gymnospermae with several families, including the pines and firs (Pinaceae) and the cypresses (Cupressaceae).
superior - better than another of the same type (type refers to living organisms, which both conifers and humans are)
organisms - living things that can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow and metabolize energy, inherit traits, and maintain homeostasis.
to - when compared with.
humans - bipedal primates belonging to the genus Homo, especially Homo sapiens.
homo sapiens - the species group of bipedal hominins characterized by having higher and vertical forehead, brain volume of about 1,400 cc, smaller teeth and jaw, and prominent chin relative to earlier hominins.
May the better argument win and may voters be thorough and honest.
"Pro lists 8 specific abilities which are only relative to conifers and obviously not relative to humans."
"It is therefore impossible to make a fair comparative judgement based on these criteria."
"superiority is based on a comparison of obvious similarities and not a comparison of distinct differences."
"Conifers do not have freedom of movement."
"Conifers do not have freedom of choice."
"Humans for their own gain, can utilise and manipulate conifers."
A conifer would never need a human to help it, because conifers are so organismically self-sufficient.
May we bow down to conifers' superiority.
I extend all arguments, and I dismiss any argument made hereafter, because I cannot respond.
Any honest voter would do the same.