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Yup. Wait..., what? No!!!
Debate Score:17
Arguments:14
Total Votes:20
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Diamonds - are they just rocks?

Yup.

Side Score: 11
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Wait..., what? No!!!

Side Score: 6

But you know... the earth itself is just a big rock, but still seems to be pretty important to most of us.

Side: Yup.
1 point

It cant be anything more than just a rock. Unless your superman, you cant be anything more than just a human.

Side: Yup.
ColeTrain Disputed
1 point

It is true that they are simply a rock, however, their value exceeds that of others because of humans' desire for beauty. That being said, they have been considered to be of more worth than others. Furthermore, they are useful tools, and very plausible to institute as drill heads. Their hardness far exceeds most other rocks. In conclusion, diamonds are considered to have a higher value due to their rarity, beauty, and useful capabilities.

Side: Wait..., what? No!!!

Diamonds are not rare. ;)

Side: Wait..., what? No!!!
Harvard(666) Clarified
1 point

Well, this entirety of their beauty is subjective. If you based its essential value on the beauty of which we perceive, then now the value is subjective. We can create more effective too without the use of diamonds.

I would say that oil is an objective value on a global scale due to the worlds path set forth on the reliance of it. Of course we can generate power other ways, but due to overpopulation, oil is the only thing most essential to that need.

Side: Yup.
1 point

Dimonds are WAY more than a rock! they are one of the most valuble minarals/rock their is! If you have or found a Dimond, keep it! Dont sell it or loose it! It will get you good money or welth later on in life if you decide to sell it, or get money for it!

Side: Yup.
1 point

yup, carbon lattice. and your beautiful rainbow sparkle is repulsive to some.

Side: Yup.

Diamonds are just rocks. They polish it, carve it and shape it so it becomes a diamond after a while. I am not sure of the exact details but I think it is like that.

Side: Yup.
0 points

they are beautiful rocks :)

Side: Yup.
ColeTrain Disputed
1 point

That is the exact reason why they are considered to be more than rocks. Their beauty makes them a good market that few other rocks could ever be.

Side: Wait..., what? No!!!
mithoo19(806) Disputed
1 point

if there were only diamonds on earth and a few ordinary rocks ..people would wear ordinary rocks in their necks as necklaces

Side: Yup.
2 points

Diamonds are abundant naturally and fairly easy to synthesize. Intense marketing and artificial shortage of supply are the only things making diamonds expensive. And because of that, if you tried to return or resell a diamond, you'd only get a small fraction of your money back.

Side: Wait..., what? No!!!

You are correct, the shortage is man-made. Natural diamonds are handled in bulk with dump trucks and loaders, De Beers buys and stockpiles massive amounts of diamonds making them more expensive then they really are.

Side: Wait..., what? No!!!