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Human Cloning

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Started: 4/9/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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foreverkayleigh

Pro

Human Cloning could elimante defective genes. Having defective genes elimated means that it could prevent defect in generation to come. Damage to the DNA line will also decrease. According to the Human Cloning Foundation, "the average human person carries
eight defective genes inside them. Such defective genes allow people to become
sick when they ould otherwise remain healthy"(HCF 2). Defective genes result in cases such as down's syndrome, tay-sachs disease, and cystic fibrosis. If we could elimante this all together with the help of human cloning there would be no more defective genes.

http://healthresearchfunding.org...
http://www.humancloning.org...
alexamolina

Con

Human cloning can negatively affect human evolution. Cloning humans reduces genetic diversity in the human population by making more of our population the same. This could make it more difficult to for humans to adapt regularly to new conditions arising in the environment. This has been seen in plant species before, and there is a possibility that, like those species, humans can go extinct under these conditions (http://www.as.wvu.edu...).
Debate Round No. 1
foreverkayleigh

Pro

Human cloning can help infertile males and females. Less than 10% of procedures neccessary are sucessful. Couples will now have the opprotunity to have children with their DNA in the offspring. Who cares if it's hard for humans to "adapt to new conditions arising in the environment." Human Cloning can give the gift of life.

http://robby.nstemp.com...
alexamolina

Con

Human cloning can "give the gift of life", however it also reduces the value of it. Cloning humans can make it seem like humans are nothing more than just blueprints for clones. People will be seen as replaceable, which belittles the worth of human life. On top of that, it is possible that having clones as a regular in society could cause new divisions. Clones could either be outcasted due to fact that that were created differently, or they can be seen as superior to average humans (http://healthresearchfunding.org...).
Debate Round No. 2
foreverkayleigh

Pro


Cloning doesn't mean an exact replica of an human. Clones have the same DNA but they are not the same person. Clones grow up in a different environment and have different experiences. Therefore humans aren't seen as a "blueprint". Anyway human cloning can be used to reverse heart attacks. Heart attacks are the number one leading killer of America. Scientist believe cloning humans healthy heart cells and injecting them into the areas of the heart that have been damaged could reverse the heart attack.



alexamolina

Con

The failure rate of human cloning is extremely high. The success rate is a slim .1 to 3 percent. For every thousand attempts at cloning a human, only thirty are successful, if they are lucky (http://learn.genetics.utah.edu...). The failure can be caused by the egg and the nucleus not being compatible with each other, pregnancy failure, or the egg not being able to grow correctly (http://cosmos.ucdavis.edu...). Even scientists that have succeeded in cloning a type of animal often fail trying to clone another, proving the inconsistency of the procedure, even with experience (http://www.nytimes.com...).
Debate Round No. 3
foreverkayleigh

Pro

Although my opponent makes a valid point. Scientist are working to improve human cloning. "Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine" (US scientists). Scientist are also working on curing cancer wth human cloning. Scientist believe they could switch cells on and off. It would help the understanding in differentiation of cancerous cells. http://www.standardmedia.co.ke...
http://www.humancloning.org...
alexamolina

Con

While that is a significant step, the procedure is risky to say the least. There are risks to the clone itself, along with the nucleus and ovum donor, and the woman who carries the embryo. Countless clone attepmts failed, killing the clone even before Doly was successfully cloned. Also, clones have a shorter life expectancy than normal humans because the cells they were created from were taken from an adult. This is unfair to the clone (http://as.wvu.edu...).
Debate Round No. 4
foreverkayleigh

Pro

It is risky yes, but why turn down the opportunity to saves lives? With human cloning we can cure cancer, help infertile males/females, reverse heart attacks, eliminate defective genes, make Alzheimer's and diabetes curable. Stem cells can be grown to produce organs and tissue to replace damaged cells. There won't be anymore worry of rejecting tissue by the immune system. Human cloning has its downs but in the end it is worth it.http://www.genome.gov...
alexamolina

Con

Perhaps to some it is considered "worth it". But to others it can be seen as "playing God". It's believed by many that God created men, and gave man the ability to reproduce. He did not intend for man to be created using science (http://nocloneme.tripod.com...). It is considered to be going against the wishes of God. And actually, it is even believed by some that clones are not able to feel due to the fact that they were not created by God (http://humancloningproject.weebly.com...).
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by IBeatEricGumina 2 years ago
IBeatEricGumina
I agree with the con side because evolution is a great thing. Human cloning can effect evolution since everyone is identical. Imagine a world where almost everyone looks the same- that's bad.

Anthony Gomez
Period 5
Posted by MadisonJohnson 2 years ago
MadisonJohnson
I agree with both sides. Human cloning is great, especially after you may have lost a baby, but the life of the clone isn't as long. Also, the clone can have deformalities. Human cloning is no different than animal cloning.
-Madison J. 5th
Posted by PimpDaddy-1 2 years ago
PimpDaddy-1
Chris S. 5th
Posted by PimpDaddy-1 2 years ago
PimpDaddy-1
I am undecided on this topic. For somethings I believe that human cloning is good because it is just a clone and can be used for many different tests. While it can be bad because it does kill the clone, most of the time, it needs more time so there are only a few deaths instead of a couple hundred.
Posted by nLane87 2 years ago
nLane87
I don't think that human cloning is justifiable. Both of the sides had very strong evidence. I really liked how the con side how they disagree with the human cloning. "Human cloning can "give the gift of life", however it also reduces the value of it. " This line really stood out to me because it was really well said.
Nyome Lane P.5
Posted by bgarn 2 years ago
bgarn
Brinkley G. 5
I agree with the con side. The chance of getting a perfect clone the first time is slim to none. Therefore, many dis-formed r not living humans would be born before a healthy one. Also, why would you need a co of yourself or someone because they are not the exact same its just having a child that looks very similar to someone else. What is the point? So i agree with the con side but the pro side had a very good argument.
Posted by PurplePanda194 2 years ago
PurplePanda194
It is suppose to be "points" and "Con".
Posted by PurplePanda194 2 years ago
PurplePanda194
I agree with the con side because cloning humans is unethical and wrong. why are we going to clone humans when instead of cloned humans, we get deformed or even dead human being who didn't even had a chance at life. Both have great point but i agree with the can side.
Zakery C. Period 5
Posted by Munchin_Mitch 2 years ago
Munchin_Mitch
Mitch H.
Period 5
We have not yet perfected cloning even within animals so why would we test it on humans. Cloning kills 100's of fetuses before they can even grow and we believe abortion is wrong but not cloning? Why should we kills hundreds of fetuses and purposely deform hundreds of children when it could all be avoided. Case and point.
Posted by mgarside98 2 years ago
mgarside98
I agree with the con side. It is negative as it affects the child with a risk of disease/illness. As well does harm to the mother and if not killing them through giving birth they will grieve if the child is born with a disease. As well it is unethical and inhumane to make a clone of ones self. Michael Garside Pd 5
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