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clonin with biotech

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/5/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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aidan.mcconnell

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bio technology should be used for cloning
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Con

I'll accept this debate. For the first round I think it would be best to clarify and define a few terms. Biotechnology is here taken to mean "the discipline of science concerned the experimentation and manipulation of organisms and organic matter in order to create new applications and products", and cloning is taken to mean "the creation of genetically identical living organisms from existing organisms". This is not the true definition of cloning; the actual definition is much broader, and includes methods which occur naturally. However, the reference to biotechnology implies that only the form of cloning defined above is relevant to the debate.

Further context: both living animals and dead animals have been successfully cloned, in the latter case at times many years after the creature's death. The process is very expensive currently, and is often not successful. Often it can take many hundreds of attempts. Cloning does not, repeat, DOES NOT result in an identical copy - only a genetically identical copy. Human cloning is a controversial issue. The cloning of a human for reproductive purposes - that is, for it to grow to be a person, is almost universally condoned and banned. However, cloning to create embryos is much less prohibited, and can be used to aid other areas of research, i.e. Stem cell research.
Debate Round No. 1
aidan.mcconnell

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aidan.mcconnell forfeited this round.
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Con

Succinctly put.
Debate Round No. 2
aidan.mcconnell

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aidan.mcconnell forfeited this round.
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Con

Buddha hates clones.
Debate Round No. 3
aidan.mcconnell

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aidan.mcconnell forfeited this round.
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Con

So did Ghandi.

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Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con for Pro's forfeit. No arguments were made; Con was just clarifying, in the first round.