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NoMad_21
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Should Cloning be Legalized?

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NoMad_21
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/18/2012 Category: Science
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Alkey

Con

I'm absolutely against of cloning. First of all, if we have a look at this from the religious site, it is kind of playong God. Furthermore, we will have bad qualified products. For example if we will clone animals, we don't know the consequences on people's organizm.
NoMad_21

Pro

Thanks for the invitation to participate in this debate. Actually, I'm not against cloning. Despite the religious contradictions, cloning research would provide opportunities to find cures for cancer, miscarriages and other genetic diseases. Cloning will lead us to a brighter future.
Debate Round No. 1
Alkey

Con

Cloning will stop genetic improvements to a species. This is because genetic improvements usually occur through sexual reproduction, which result in a mixing of the genes of the mother and father. So I thinik humanity should avoid cloning any species.
NoMad_21

Pro

I completely disagree with you. According to Richard Stewart, Associate Professor. Ph.D. University of Michigan, scientists can take the best genes from the mother and father by cloning. And if one of the parents has damaged genes, it is possible to replace them by the healthier genes.
Debate Round No. 2
Alkey

Con

Human cloning is a cruel and unsafe experiment

Did you know that Dolly, the world"s first cloned sheep, was discarded about 200 times before one even survived? Did you know that more than 98% of clones are either malformed, stillborn, or die immediately after birth? Did you know that, although they appear normal, most clones have congenital defects such as premature aging?

Many cloned animals also suffer from large baby syndrome. In this condition, the fetus grows double its normal size. This syndrome sometimes results in the death of the mother. Cloning is a cruel and unsafe experiment, and any attempt at human cloning would constitute an unethical experimentation upon the unborn child. And, accroding to Dr. Carmel Shalev (Israel) if a child was cloned from a person who was alive for a long time and then died, they would have expectations to live up to. They would probably live a very stressful life and might suffer from emotional problems, knowing that they were not an individual, but a clone. That's why cloning should completely banned.
NoMad_21

Pro

You are right to some extent, but we all know that people learn from their mistakes. We can only hope that in the future, cloning will be fully investigated and people can use it safely, without any side effects.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by AlextheYounga 4 years ago
AlextheYounga
I think both sides made very convincing arguments. So much that I can't decide a winner.
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Reasons for voting decision: This is a very hard topic. Cloning is playing God and can be cruel, yet it could bring us many scientific breakthroughs to help people. I will just vote based on conduct and grammar.