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Cloning...?

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Started: 3/11/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MIKEGonzalezV

Pro

What is a clone?
Clones are organisms that are exact genetic copies.Every single bit of their DNA is Identical.
On July 5, 1996 the very first Mammal was cloned.Dolly The Sheep.This is important because Imagine a world where this could lead to even bigger discoveries like Cures to what once seemed like Uncurable.Handicap people who don"t have the ability to do what a "Normal" Person should do.For the people who help protect us in war.The Children who are born with deadly diseases when it was not even their choice.They deserve a chance to grow up like everyone else.If the Bio-Technology was to be used for Cloning I think we can make a world where everyone has the same opportunities as everyone else.
meh00

Con

Does cloning strip someone of their individuality? Cloning is the process of making genetically identical organisms through nonsexual means. What this means is that you could make a exact copy of any organism through non natural means. This topic has been debated for a while do to the ethics of cloning because people think of it as playing god. And they're right because when you create a clone your stripping someone's individuality. Which no one should have to do.
Debate Round No. 1
MIKEGonzalezV

Pro

Cloning can mean a lot of things not for only humans but the world where Endangered species are free to go with no risk of them to be completely Extinct. Through the research leading up to human cloning we will perfect the technology to clone animals, and then we could forever preserve endangered species. Another way cloning can help Humans is that plants could be cloned for medical reasons. We should discover how to clone animals,plants and humans to produce life-saving medications and to in a way protect the are good things and bad things about cloning. The Benefits and risks are as follow.Benefits:Cloning can bring a lot of opportunities to the worlds overall health,It can help plants become more disease-resistant reproducing "superior" or "better" plants,Clone animal to help Endangered species,Cloning will help the world's Hunger Issue,Cloned plants also are more predictable which could help save millions of dollars in farming costs.Risk:The cloning Failure rate is 0.1 to 3 percent or for example every 1000 tries there are only about 30 Successful clones that ill be made,Clones tend to be much larger and is called Large Offspring Syndrome (LOS) and have larger organs That can lead to breathing, blood flow and other problems but this doesn't happen to all clones.(Note:These are not all the Good/Bad things about cloning.Most of the ethical issues of cloning be it in animals or humans have been raised by the Catholic Church as well as other religious organizations. They all strongly oppose cloning as according to the religious belief life begins at conception and that life cannot be created or made artificially but from the unity of a man and female(In other words "Sexual Reproduction").In My own opinion some religions do think cloning is bad and others good just like abortion but that is still an option why can't cloning be one?
meh00

Con

how does cloning effect the enviroment?
can you clone a disease?
what mutations can happen while cloning?
Debate Round No. 2
MIKEGonzalezV

Pro

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meh00

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Debate Round No. 3
MIKEGonzalezV

Pro

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meh00

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Comrade_Silly_Otter 2 years ago
Comrade_Silly_Otter
Clones are not exactly like their " Parents ".
Mutations still occur.
Nothing is perfect.
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