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ScrinTech
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Bruinshockeyfan
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People Should be able to Genetically Modify their Child.

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Started: 4/5/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ScrinTech

Pro

First round is acceptance.
Bruinshockeyfan

Con

i accept, ill be late with my posts cause im pretty busy, also lets not make them to long.
Debate Round No. 1
ScrinTech

Pro

ScrinTech forfeited this round.
Bruinshockeyfan

Con

okay then, ill just state my argument. im short on time so it will be short.

There are many reason we shouldn't genetically modify children, with the exception of genetic disorders. First, it causes many ethnical issues. Especially since it will be a new field of science. Since it will be new, we wont know much about it. That will mean there will be many errors, possible making more problems.
Humans as a species are pretty diverse. We have different ranges of skin tone, hair color, eye color, height, and inteligence. This creates lots of diversity among the human gene pool. If we modify our kids, we will reduce this diversty greatly. Humans will suffer negativly evolution wise.
Society today also favors males over females. We already see that issue in China. Because of the one child policy, families abort because of the gender of the baby. That has resulted in a larger amount of males than females, creating unstability. If that happened on a global scale, the human race will suffer.
There is also a great diversity of talents, preferences, and personalities in humans today. If people modified their kids to be perfect, there would be no competion for jobs, collage admission, sports, or anything else requiring competition. People wouldn't have any differences, creating a bland and boring society. Today we have people who are better athletes, or smarter, than others. That allows us to compete with others and be our own unique selves. If we modified our children, that wouldn't happen in society.

again, im short on time so sorry for the rushed and bad argument.
Debate Round No. 2
ScrinTech

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Bruinshockeyfan

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Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by birdlandmemories 2 years ago
birdlandmemories
Lol pro, artificial people, how smart. Not really.
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