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Adam_Godzilla
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MohamedAbabou
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Animals feel emotion in a less complex way than humans

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/16/2018 Category: Funny
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 623 times Debate No: 119010
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Adam_Godzilla

Pro

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MohamedAbabou

Con

No. They know companionship, Friendship, And compassion, All human characteristics. You can search Youtube to see proof.
They also know Numbers Have An End, Because they can only count up to a certain number, So they know the scientific truth.

"For example self directed behaviours, Such as scratch -grooming, Obviously have a hygiene function, But they also reflect motivational ambivalence or frustration.

"Recent research has shown that there is an increase in such behaviour in situations of uncertainty, Social tension, Or impending danger. The same can be shown in humans who may bite their nails or pull at their hair in times of anxiety. "

They have the same reactions to the same things.

So I would say yes.
Debate Round No. 1
Adam_Godzilla

Pro

Adam_Godzilla forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Adam_Godzilla

Pro

Apologies. Also I told con that arguments are on the next round. We both have tied our conduct points then.

Take a look at this a video of a cat crying in front of an onion. Search it.

It got me thinking. I had no idea animals could even cry. I was just not bothered to understand that they had tear glands.

This wowed me. They evolved not to give a crap what others of their own species were going through. If bobby the cat was sad, Stacey could not care less. OR, They do care, But much less than humans. Cats and animals evolve not to have a way to show their emotions other than being super angry and aggressive.

We are the only animal that cries when sad. Which means we feel sadness at a greater level than do humans.

"No. They know companionship, Friendship, And compassion, All human characteristics. You can search Youtube to see proof.
They also know Numbers Have An End, Because they can only count up to a certain number, So they know the scientific truth. "

Doesn't mean they feel it at the same level as humans.

I agree that stress can be felt in animals as much as humans. But they lack a whole host of other more complex emotion.

"The emotional systems serving as drivers for behavior are located in the subcortex"

"Primates have a larger and more complex cortex than a dog or a pig"

And humans have the most complex cortex of them all.

I rest my case.

Look up the sources. I can't find put it in DDO.
MohamedAbabou

Con

Due to the fact that the Numbers Have An End, And the animals know they can feel the numbers having an end, They are even more complex than the humans.

Have you not seen a dog or a cow after a traumatic event? Animals often mourn their owner after a tragic event(when the owner leaves, For instance. )

Hence, I rest my case.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Mathunga 2 years ago
Mathunga
If you read what's written by neuroscience expert Kent C. Berridge, You can see he concludes that human emotion is unique mostly due to our encephalized brains.
https://pdfs. Semanticscholar. Org/295b/adab3664eb934f27bcc246b268bf029e9269. Pdf
Posted by Leaning 3 years ago
Leaning
Hmm, Note I did miss Pro saying "The emotional systems serving as drivers for behavior are located in the subcortex"

"Primates have a larger and more complex cortex than a dog or a pig"

That probably is enough of an argument and one not addressed by Con, To mean that Pro did make a better argument than Con. But while I might sometimes ask people what they think of my vote before I vote, I don't think I've ever changed my vote afterward to anything other than neutral. But usually don't change my vote at all if I can find a couple other people to vote and outweigh my vote so to speak.
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
I will rip out your eyes, BURRY 1 in my yard, And burry the other, ON THE MOON
Posted by Adam_Godzilla 3 years ago
Adam_Godzilla
Tell that to the millions of dog owners who love their dogs
Posted by Sonofcharl 3 years ago
Sonofcharl
Humans create complex emotions. It's a sort of acquired stupidity. We can be as complex or as straightforward as we decide or want to be. In this sense emotions are conscious efforts rather than innate feelings. Though it's fair to suggest that this trait might now have become an evolved norm.
Other animals are instinctive and do not waste their time being overly emotional.
Posted by GraysonGg_116 3 years ago
GraysonGg_116
ikr XD
Posted by Evan_Hermes 3 years ago
Evan_Hermes
why is this a debate it's just a fact
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Vote Placed by Leaning 3 years ago
Leaning
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited a round and Con did not follow rule in round 1, so conduct equal. No source links given, and both used sources of personal observation. I do not find either sides arguments particularly convincing. Pro has a point that humans have more complex cortex, but I don't think it would necessarily follow we have greater emotion. Pro would need to expand upon that argument to make a convincing one. Con does make a case that animals feel emotion, but does not make a strong enough case that they feel it equally. Con would have to expand on the numbers argument for it to be convincing to me. So I'm voting a tie. I'd imagine people have done scientific studies on this, might have been good to use as sources or garner arguments from. But all this is just how it all seemed to me. Personally I do suspect/assume that animals feel emotion in a less complex fashion than humans in general.

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