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Swim_Girl_Sara
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Should people be allowed to genetically design their babies?

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Started: 4/16/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Swim_Girl_Sara

Pro

I need this fast and I need proven points for both sides.

Please respond as soon as possible!!!
bman7720

Con

I accept this debate and will argue that people should not be allowed to genetically design their offspring.
Debate Round No. 1
Swim_Girl_Sara

Pro

Swim_Girl_Sara forfeited this round.
bman7720

Con

The idea of genetically design a child would imply that you dictate the outcome of every trait. Not only is this currently impossible, but it is entirely unethical. This procedure would take the nature out of reproduction and eradicate neurodiversity. Biological diversity would also be virtually destroyed.

The impossibility of it is, take a dominant autosomal genetic trait, any present of the allele for this trait would result in the trait being displayed. In order to remove this trait before birth, a synthetic recessive allele would need to be put in place of the removed dominant allele.
Debate Round No. 2
Swim_Girl_Sara

Pro

Swim_Girl_Sara forfeited this round.
bman7720

Con

I will not present an argument this round to allow for equal arguments on both sides.
Debate Round No. 3
Swim_Girl_Sara

Pro

Swim_Girl_Sara forfeited this round.
bman7720

Con

I will not argue this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Swim_Girl_Sara

Pro

Swim_Girl_Sara forfeited this round.
bman7720

Con

Pro has failed to disprove my claims, as well as provide any claims of their own.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by bman7720 1 year ago
bman7720
Theoretically, functional wings could be added to a human. Though not genetically...
Posted by dbomb5800 1 year ago
dbomb5800
Why must ya'll be stupid?
I mean if
1+1+1+1+1+1/6 = 1
and if 2+2 = 5 then why should we genetically modify our babies?

Unless its for health
Posted by You_Are_Dumb 1 year ago
You_Are_Dumb
What type of genetic design are we talking about the fantasy, add wings to my baby, or something like Mitochondria DNA fix?
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