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kingkd
Con (against)
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yeneter
Pro (for)
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Resolved: Unwinding should be legalized.

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kingkd
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/8/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kingkd

Con

http://unwind.wikia.com...

"Unwinding, also called harvesting or summary division, is the process of dissecting a child's body parts to be transplanted into different recipients."

This is based off of the book Unwind by Neal Shusterman. I will be negating. Good luck.
yeneter

Pro

According to the book Unwind, this process of splitting one's body into sperate parts to be used for medical reasons not only benefitted the economy, but saved many lives. Although in the book, there was an alternative of "printing organs", my opponent agreed to stay off that topic for the purpose of having a more controversial debate.

First of all, one needs to understand that Unwinding is not "killing" the subject undergoing the process, but splitting them. With the use of future medical technology, it will be possible to keep the body parts alive until it finds a new host. Although I do disagree with Unwinding teens against their will, I am arguing for a different cause: Unwinding the criminals who have already been deprived or their rights in prison or death sentence. Instead of confining one to a building for the rest of his or her life, or wasting a life, it will contribute to this society greatly by Unwinding those who diserve punishment. Right now, if you think about it, we are just keeping a bunch of free body parts in a building! Unwinding criminals will provide a useful way of punishing the detrimental and grants society a promising future.
Debate Round No. 1
kingkd

Con

Thank you for accepting, Pro.

The type of unwinding being discussed in this debate is the unwinding of criminals. I am opposed to this.

Bodily Autonomy
http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu...
"The Plaintiff, Robert McFall, suffers from a rare bone marrow disease [aplastic anemia, a disease where the patient"s bone marrow fails to manufacture certain necessary blood components.] and the prognosis for his survival is very dim, unless he receives a bone marrow transplant from a compatible donor. Finding a compatible donor is a very difficult task, and limited to a selection among close relatives. After a search and certain tests, it has been determined that only the Defendant [David Shimp, a first cousin to 39-year-old McFall] is suitable as a donor. The Defendant refuses to submit to the necessary transplant, and the before the Court is a request for a preliminary injunction which seeks to compel the defendant to submit to further tests, and, eventually, the bone marrow transplant."

Basically, in the court case of Mcfall vs. Shimp, Robert Mcfall had an uncurable bone marrow disease, and the only person who could donate the bone marrow was his cousin Shimp. However, the court ruled that Shimp had the right to deny Mcfall the body part needed. ""for our law to compel defendant to submit to an intrusion of his body would change every concept and principle upon which our society is founded."" The law is made to protect one's choice about what they want to do with their own body, not a utilitarian stance.

My opponent is an advocate of unwinding criminals.

http://unwind.wikia.com...

"Once, when he was on a hike, he got hit by a Mercedes which damaged his right temporal lobe. His brain tissue was replaced with an Unwind's, later revealed to be Tyler Walker. In other cases, patients will be given brain bits, but CyFi's dads chose to pay off the surgeon so he could get an entire temporal lobe from a single Unwind because they believed that it works better, not knowing its effects.

At one point, CyFi began receiving some of the Unwind's habits and his compulsive disorder (particularly of stealing shiny things) and this Unwind began overwhelming him with thoughts, feelings and urges, the Unwind apparently not fully realizing that he has been Unwound yet. "

There are many dangers of having criminal parts given to people. The parts of the criminal influence the recipient, which in the case of CyFi, turned him into a robber as well, with only 1/6 of Tyler Walker's brain. If only a sixth of a criminal brain would turn a good citizen into a robber, potentially 6 people will become criminals instead of just one.

http://www.naturalnews.com...#

"In one case, a Spanish-speaking man began using words that he had not used prior to his transplant. He received his heart from a man named David who had died in a car accident. David's wife, Glenda, when meeting the recipient of her husband's heart for the first time, used the word "copacetic" to describe the situation. The recipient's mother quickly replied that her son had begun using that word for the first time and that it did not even have a Spanish equivalent, indicating that he had adopted the word from David.

The recipient's son, who had before been a vegetarian, began craving meat and greasy food after his transplant. His music preferences also changed from favoring heavy metal to preferring fifties rock 'n' roll. All of these preferences turned out to be David's preferences as well.

In another case, an 8-year-old girl who had received a heart transplant from a 10-year-old girl that had been murdered, began to have nightmares about the donor's murderer. After several consultations with a psychiatrist, it was decided that the police should be notified. The 8-year-old recipient was able to identify key clues about the murder, including who the murderer was, when and how it happened, and even the words spoken by the murderer to the victim. Amazingly, the entire testimony turned out to be true and the murderer was convicted for his crime.

Pearsall's 73 different case studies point to the fact that both the brain and the heart hold important information about a person. According to his analysis, cell communication that occurs throughout the body on a continual basis can continue to occur after an organ has been removed from one person and transplanted into another. Information from the donor seems to install into the recipient's memories."

So according to the 73 case studies, if we legalize unwinding of criminals, the criminal's personality will be transferred to the recipients, resulting in more harm to society.

Conclusion

Based on the principle of Bodily Autonomy, unwinding without consent is morally impermissible.It is unpractical for the reasons of organs containing memories or personalities of the previous user, resulting in more crime.
yeneter

Pro

yeneter forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
kingkd

Con

FF con win
yeneter

Pro

yeneter forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
kingkd

Con

FF Pro win, not con
yeneter

Pro

yeneter forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
Love the book series. I had a debate on the same topic as Pro if you'd want a rematch?
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