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Should we use Cloning as much as we do.

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Started: 3/31/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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robxav123

Con

Some things are worth all of the struggle on, but others, like cloning; its not worth it.
StatsAndFacts

Pro

I accept this challenge. I assume we are arguing that cloning as used today should be stopped, meaning I will not be debating the issue of expanding our cloning capabilities.
Debate Round No. 1
robxav123

Con

cloning is a developing thing. Cloning first started in 1885, and then, we barely knew anything about cloning. But now, cloning is accepted and practiced. Firstly, i think this should not be because the ratio of failure. The ratio of failure is very low, it is ranging from .1 to 7 percent chance of actually working.
StatsAndFacts

Pro

"But now, cloning is accepted and practiced."
This is a highly inaccurate statement, as cloning is today a very controversial practice. It is highly difficult to achieve and is used mostly in genetic studies. My question is, why does the 'ratio of failure' mean we shouldn't clone? Just because something is hard doesn't mean the scientific community has ever stopped trying.

Cloning has many benefits. For one, it can save the lives of patients suffering from rare or incurable diseases. For example, many patients with leukemia require a bone marrow transplant. This requires that someone donate their marrow (it doesn't hurt them - they can grow more). However, it is extremely hard to find someone who is an exact match. Even your own sibling only has a 25% chance of having a match! In this instance, we don't even have to clone a full human - we just need to clone some healthy cells, then replant them into the patient. This is a way to save a person's life.

Some argue that cloning shouldn't be allowed because it 'isn't natural'. However, cloning happens every day in organisms all over the world. It's known as asexual reproduction. This can take many forms, but the most common is when a single-celled organism splits in half after duplicating its chromosomes. The two resulting cells (daughter cells) are exact copies of the original cell. This is an example of cloning in the natural world. Perhaps humans don't reproduce asexually, but cloning cannot be considered 'wrong' or 'unnatural' if it is found every day, in organisms you may not even think of.

Thank you for your time.
Debate Round No. 2
robxav123

Con

robxav123 forfeited this round.
StatsAndFacts

Pro

In order to keep this a fair debate I will not post an argument this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Ragnar 1 year ago
Ragnar
No, we should use it way more than we currently do. Yes, that is criticism of the setup.
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