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Would human cloning be wrong?

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Started: 4/5/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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winnerjosh

Con

In this argument I will be taking a subjective stance on why I think cloning will not be wrong and find out why some people think it is immoral. Good luck pro and I hope we both learn something :)
mr.mind

Pro

Well,being on the affirmative side of the house, i very strongly believe that cloning is indeed a wrong treatment.Though we have made remarkable
progress in this field, but the cloning
process of humans has not yet been
successfully tested and perfected. The
making of "Dolly" started with deaths of
numerous embryos and new borns. One
dolly came into being from 277 fused
eggs, which itself indicates the grim
success rate of the cloning process. If
human cloning is carried out, it may w
lead to uncontrolled results, abnormal
development, genetic damage,
malformation and diseases in the clone.
Even if cloning is successful, the life of
the clone will probably be a drastic one
with a much shorter span. Since genes
can be tricky, recessive genes may lead to drastic consequences.
Now coming to the economic factor. One of the very rational reasons for
avoiding cloning is that it is a very
expensive process. It requires technically
sophisticated resources for which one
may have to shell out a lot of money.
Plus, as I mentioned, there are lot of
risks involved in cloning. With the
success rate presently being only around
1%, it is not economically viable to
practice large scale cloning. It will only
drain wealth out of country's economy.
At last i would sum up by saying that cloning z just a waste of time.
Debate Round No. 1
winnerjosh

Con

"The making of "Dolly" started with deaths of numerous embryos and offspring. One dolly came into being from 277 fused
eggs, which itself indicates the grim success rate of the cloning process."

The death of many young is very tragic and indeed sad, however these problem may be fixed in the future with the rapid research occurring in that field. The loss of life is tragic, but is justifiable in this instance. At least in my opinion.

"If human cloning is carried out, it may w lead to uncontrolled results, abnormal development, genetic damage, malformation and diseases in the clone."

Every time a human is born there is a risk of abnormal development. If there is a genetic trait in the mother and father that could be harmful to the young. If there is a extra genetic in chromosome 21 in your body you have down syndrome.

The process of cloning is indeed extremely expensive. However I do not see how this correlates into it being immoral but to each his own I guess.
mr.mind

Pro

mr.mind forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
winnerjosh

Con

I do not know the reason for my opponent's forfeit. I am going to assume he did not have the chance or time to post an argument.
mr.mind

Pro

mr.mind forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
winnerjosh

Con

It is unknown what happened to my opponent. I hope any and all viewers found this debate interesting ( I doubt you did). I hope you all have a lovely day!
mr.mind

Pro

mr.mind forfeited this round.
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