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kkjeldgaard12
Con (against)
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The Contender
DSwift1436
Pro (for)
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3 Points

Should we have "Designer babies"

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DSwift1436
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/11/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 407 times Debate No: 69872
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (4)
Votes (1)

 

kkjeldgaard12

Con

I believe that we should NOT have designer babies and just warning you now I know ALOT about this and I will take you down!!!
DSwift1436

Pro

I take the pro side of this topic because while picking and choosing specific genes for your children may seem unethical and greedy, it very well may better the world. First, let's discuss the issue of screening embryos for genetic afllictions and disabilities. To choose whether or not your child is burdened for life with autism or cerebral palsy is an easy decision for most people because of their inherent desire for their children to be happy, and it should be apparent to anyone that this can not harm anything.
Debate Round No. 1
kkjeldgaard12

Con

kkjeldgaard12 forfeited this round.
DSwift1436

Pro

As my opponent hasn't demonstrated her ability to 'take me down' I will continue on the subject of prevention rather than modification. Another thing that can be prevented is future illnesses. This happens by inserting genes to tell the immune system how to fight off a specific infection or disease, rather like a vaccine.
Debate Round No. 2
kkjeldgaard12

Con

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DSwift1436

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
kkjeldgaard12

Con

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DSwift1436

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
kkjeldgaard12

Con

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DSwift1436

Pro

DSwift1436 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Lee001 2 years ago
Lee001
She should have used definitions..also she said she could take you down? what a joke
Posted by DSwift1436 2 years ago
DSwift1436
To the both of you, designer babies are embros who's genes are modified. Usualy it is to check for genetic mutations and things like it, but it can also be use to choose the gender and other traits of the baby.
Posted by Lee001 2 years ago
Lee001
Uhm....I have no Idea what a designer baby is. The only reason why you will take someone down is because 1)Either you made it up in your head 2)Its not real or 3)Its not popular.
Posted by TheJuniorVarsityNovice 2 years ago
TheJuniorVarsityNovice
lol i dont even know what that is
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Vote Placed by Lee001 2 years ago
Lee001
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Reasons for voting decision: Con didn't state any rules, nor any definitions. She also didn't say why she was against it. Pro at least made an attempt to argue.