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post #1 of 19 Old 11-09-2006, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Debate: The Five Senses

This sounds like a debate that could be interesting. Probably it will die in a couple days. :P But it could be the forum's first real debate thread! :)

So, if you had to choose one sense to give up, which would it be and why?
Since I'm the... errrrr... Debate-Master I don't have to choose a sense, I just get to refute your arguments. lol ;)
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post #2 of 19 Old 11-09-2006, 01:52 PM
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for me it would have to be either smell or taste...or both (as previously stated you cant really lose one without the other) ...but is there any way to lose the sense of touch without losing your hands? i guess that would mean that all your nerve endings were dead or something..that would be weird...but i couldnt imagine not being able to FEEL things...you know, like when you kiss someone, or hug your ddaughter, or just the sand between your toes....weird...and i couldnt live without hearing or seeing, so it would have to be taste/smell for me.

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I would definitely not give up sight or hearing, since that's the most obvious way to interpret the world. I absolutely could not give up touch, because it helps me interpret the good and bad things that I come into contact with. If I lose my sense of smell, I inevitably can't taste the same way again. This leaves me choosing between keeping my sense of smell and a weakened sense of taste. I'd rather get rid of taste altogether (which after I adapt would make it easier to diet!). Although there are negatives to losing any sense, I feel that this leaves me in the best position to enjoy life.
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post #4 of 19 Old 11-09-2006, 03:16 PM
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It's a close one between taste and smell...but thinking more into it I would probably rather lose taste.

In your nose you have bunch of "olfactory nerves" that pick up the odors and send them to your brain. When you eat something, the odors from your mouth pass up into your nasal cavity, where they stimulate those nerves. The odors can stimulate them thousands more times then the actual food stimulates your taste-buds. Bringing back the idea of the cold and not being able to taste your food, that's mainly because the olfactory system is blocked. I don't think you completely lose your sense of taste though, you can still distinguish between sweet, salty, and bitter.

If I chose to lose taste, it would suck if I got a cold, cuase then I wouldn't be able to smell the taste
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post #5 of 19 Old 11-09-2006, 04:46 PM
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I think I would have chosen smell, but since I bought a new perfume today that one's out the window.

Can't choose between the rest... sorry
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post #6 of 19 Old 11-09-2006, 05:07 PM
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I choose taste. Not only would I be able to continue enjoying and experiencing life with my other senses, but it would make holiday meals at my mother's place that much more bearable. Just kidding, Mom... your cooking is great :)

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post #7 of 19 Old 11-09-2006, 05:30 PM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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post #8 of 19 Old 11-09-2006, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm... it seems this isn't a very good debate subject. Count on me to choose something EVERYONE AGREES on!! :P
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post #9 of 19 Old 11-09-2006, 09:42 PM
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One sense I'd lose?
Common sense. I'm going for the insanity anyway.

Not hearing-My hearing problems are starting to improve. I get a headache whenever I hear high-pitched sounds.

Not sight-I hate the dark world.

Not taste-I don't want to miss the taste of tacos and hamburgers.

Not touch-I won't be able to feel the softness of rose petals.

Not smell-Otherwise, I won't be able to smell the aroma of my coffee.

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post #10 of 19 Old 11-09-2006, 09:54 PM
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One sense I'd lose?
Common sense. I'm going for the insanity anyway.

Not hearing-My hearing problems are starting to improve. I get a headache whenever I hear high-pitched sounds.

Not sight-I hate the dark world.

Not taste-I don't want to miss the taste of tacos and hamburgers.

Not touch-I won't be able to feel the softness of rose petals.

Not smell-Otherwise, I won't be able to smell the aroma of my coffee.
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