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Riversidegirl4life
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FourTrouble
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Schools should ban animal dissection

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FourTrouble
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/11/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,197 times Debate No: 21068
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Riversidegirl4life

Pro

First round is acceptance. Rules:

1. All stats / numbers are invalid unless a source is referenced.
2. This is in regard to schools globally so please take this into account.
3. Arguments should be part rebuttal, and also introducing new topics.

Enjoy!!
FourTrouble

Con

Alright, I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
Riversidegirl4life

Pro

Riversidegirl4life forfeited this round.
FourTrouble

Con

My opponent forfeited. I have no argument to rebut, so I will wait till next round. I hope my opponent has provided some arguments at that time.
Debate Round No. 2
Riversidegirl4life

Pro

Riversidegirl4life forfeited this round.
FourTrouble

Con

My opponent forfeited again. This is unfortunate, because I was really looking forward to this debate. As a medical student, I really understand the educational value behind dissection (whether of human cadavers or animal ones), and was looking forward to the opportunity to defend the practice.

I will say this: the educational value far outweighs any negative points my opponent would have brought up. Animal dissection offers a way to translate the 2d imagery students study in models into a 3d, real-world model. Thus, it enhance the depth and understanding of animals for students, as well as teaching the basic spatial relationships, and allows students to compare anatomies.

Also, animal dissection uses animals that are already dead, so any ethical issues are already irrelevant.

Most importantly, animal dissection serves a big role in demistifying death. Animal dissection is a students first and only chance in school to encounter the body, even if it is only of an animal, in a scientific way, removed from life. How do students study death? Animal dissection. The significance of death, of what it is, is lost on students who never actually deal with it through animal dissection.

I guess my argument would have touched on some of these issues, probably in more depth. If anyone reading this wants to debate the topic, I'd be glad to do it. Maybe my opponent will offer some arguments in the next round, but I doubt it at this point.
Debate Round No. 3
Riversidegirl4life

Pro

Unfortunately I have been unable to complete the last few rounds due to the debate being badly timed, on my behalf. I've been away for the past week and have had very limited internet connection.
For this reason I would like to ask my opponent if it would be okay if I recreated this debate and he accepted? I'm very sorry for the inconvenience but I would be very greatful if he accepted. Acceptance?
FourTrouble

Con

Okay, send me a challenge, but don't forfeit this time please.

As for this debate, I suppose vote Con...
Debate Round No. 4
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro made no case and forfeited multiple times, losing both arguments and conduct.
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Reasons for voting decision: Full forfeit by Pro.