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angeloivy
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MisterMittens
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Stem Cell Research Is Moral and Should be Legal

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MisterMittens
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/27/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 423 times Debate No: 79096
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angeloivy

Pro

Stem Cell research is moral and should be legal, due to its immense scientific value.

My opponent will argue it is not moral and should not be legal, burden of proof falls to both me and my opponent. First round is acceptance.
MisterMittens

Con

Hello.
Mittens here.
Taking the debate.
I leave you the first round.
Whenever you're ready esteemed opponent!
Debate Round No. 1
angeloivy

Pro

angeloivy forfeited this round.
MisterMittens

Con

What.
I guess I'll waive a round to see when my opponent gets back.
Debate Round No. 2
angeloivy

Pro

angeloivy forfeited this round.
MisterMittens

Con

MisterMittens forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
angeloivy

Pro

angeloivy forfeited this round.
MisterMittens

Con

Huh. What's with all these forfeits?
In order for the affirmative to affirm, he must show that stem cell research is both moral and should be legal. He needs to establish some degree of moral necessity with regards to stem cell research, and if he fails to do so, he does not affirm, and I win.

Well how about a trivial case?
Morality only exists within the limited scope of conscious perceptions. It is defined by the whims of humanity and has no objective grounds by which to be accepted.
-Humans hold no value in the universal long-term, so any human values don't ultimately have any objective significance
-The universe is amoral.
Stem cell research is amoral at best, so it is impossible for the affirmative to show that stem cell research is moral as is required of him.

Mittens wins.
Unless there is a sufficient counter.
I mean.. if you didn't FORFEIT..

What's with all these forfeits?!
Debate Round No. 4
angeloivy

Pro

angeloivy forfeited this round.
MisterMittens

Con

I like cake.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by planck 1 year ago
planck
The fact that stem cell research, of whatever kind, is legal doesn't necessarily imply that it's moral, morality being a very subjective judgment. Slavery, for example, was legal for hundred of years in the US. Also, just because an action is currently legal doesn't mean that it should be legal.
Posted by planck 1 year ago
planck
Whether or not any particular activity is "moral" is a subjective judgment. The fact that it is legal doesn't automatically confer morality. Slavery, for hundreds of years was legal. The fact that stem cell research is currently legal doesn't mean that it should be legal.
Posted by MakeSensePeopleDont 1 year ago
MakeSensePeopleDont
Stem Cell Research is already legal, in trials, and even being used in human trials and full blown medicine. It is also already moral my friend.

You need to differentiate between standard stem cell research and fetal stem cell research my friend.
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Reasons for voting decision: More forfets by Pro.