The Instigator
cherik
Pro (for)
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The Contender
0326daniel
Con (against)
Losing
1 Points

genetic engineering is useful

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cherik
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/28/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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cherik

Pro

genetic engineering is the changing of ones genes. this is a useful tool in today's society as the increase of disabled people is higher, genetic engineering can be developed to help ones with diseases or illnesses, stem cell research is a type of genetic engineering, so if we are to condemn genetic engineering as a bad cause, you are taking away all of the hope that currant paraplegics have, genetic research can have a major impact on peoples lives for the better
0326daniel

Con

(i don't know what side i am supposed to argue for, so i will argue genetic engineering should not be used not it is useless because it is factual that it has a use. i hope that is settled)

The world is not prepared for genetic engineering yet. Changing ones genes before they are born is extremely dangerous and could have severe effects to the world. It is true that genetic engineering could foresee the diseases one may have and fix them. It could also mean that, some parents could change the appearances of a child or their niche. However these technologies are not yet developed. Nature always have a balance and this balance include the number of deaths in an organism. Although this may sound harsh, genetic engineering could break this balance and make humans (theoretically) immortal. Also genetic engineering would not be offered to all human beings meaning that only the wealthy few could have access to it and would further put the gap between the rich and the middle-class/poor.
Debate Round No. 1
cherik

Pro

genetic engineering provides a sight into more diseases, into preventing and stopping them, genetic engineering cannot make someone immortal, genetic engineering is not used to create perfect genes, that of which can make someone immortal nor can it bring someone back from death, genetic engineering is used to improve or fix genes, so to rebut your point saying that it would break the balance of nature, it would not, genetic engineering cannot create perfect genes, it can fix and create missing genes, genes contain chromosomes, if you were to make perfect genes, which you need to become immortal as you say, we would all be the same. genetic engineering is useful and if we are too take in count natures balance you put many people in a ditch. if we stop genetic engineering because of nature,, diseases will continue to grow in number and become immune to antibiotics, and if genetic engineering is stopping natures balance as you say , of death, then we should not take medicine or antibiotic
0326daniel

Con

0326daniel forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
cherik

Pro

in conclusion, genetic engineering is useful for curing illness and other diseases or physical disabilities such as paraplegia. this does not stop the natural balance of the world because if that's the case we should not take medicine. genetic engineering is useful in the currant world.
0326daniel

Con

0326daniel forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by 123456789123456789 3 years ago
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I agree with con that the world is not ready, but that is not the topic, the topic is whether it is useful or not, not the readiness of mankind.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Pro. Con forfeited R 2 & 3. This is rarely acceptable behavior in any debate setting. S&G - Con. Pro failed to capitalize words when it was really needed. For this, there is a loss of points. Arguments - Pro. Although Con presented strong rebuttals by stating that the world wasn't yet ready/technology not-yet-developed, it wasn't enough to overcome Pro's arguments, nor were Pro's rebuttals ever met with a response. For these things, Pro is awarded argument points. Sources - Tie. Neither utilized sources in this debate.