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cyrus14
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Alannaleigh
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human enhancement

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Started: 4/11/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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cyrus14

Con

Human enhancement can be a solid or a liquid some examples are steroids or plastic surgery it is a procedure to improve your body and make it better or stronger. The reason human enhancement should not be allowed is steroids. Steroids can make person who is normally calm and relaxed to be aggressive and jumpy stated by kidshealth.org. Steroids also cause serious health problems like dizziness, extreme feelings of mistrust, and problems sleeping also stated by kidshealth.org. steriods are extremely illegal especially if athletes use them.
Alannaleigh

Pro

My first reason for genetic enhancement is because it may be able to increase success and literacy rates. This is because when creating "designer babies", the gene options are endless. You could choose really smart genes that will make your child smarter and help him or her get further in life. You could choose an athletic gene to boost your child's success in sports and athletics. And last but not least, you could choose good looking genes which, needless to say, can also help a person be successful in life. As I said before, the options are endless, and these endless options could eventually increase the success and literacy rates.
Debate Round No. 1
cyrus14

Con

another substance that is a human enhancement is protien drinks. Protein drinks are very bad for young people usaully under the age of 18 but they can also be harmful to older people with health conditions. Most people use protein drinks to replace regular every day meals which does not give you the nutrients your bodys need. some of the problems protien drinks can cause to your body is risks of heart diseases or kidney problems. that is another reason why human enhancement is bad.
Alannaleigh

Pro

If your child was suffering from a disease and neither you or your spouse have the organ your child needs, with human enhancements, you can create a child with the perfect match. Like I said earlier, you are allowed to choose any genes you want. So you could choose the specific gene that supplies the specific organ you need for your sick child! You can avoid the dreadful and painful hassle of long waiting lists for organ donors and eventually save your child's life!!
Debate Round No. 2
cyrus14

Con

Human enhancement will soon be affecting babys that are not even born. The advancement in science will soon be availiable for parents to design there babys to look the way they want there child to look.If people are able to change the appearance of there babys that could lead to a problem that everyone would want a perfect baby anxd two familys could mix up their kids. The technology for baby designing as it is right now can be very dangerous for the embryos. When this technology advances doctos will start to make the costumer cost more for specific traits.
Alannaleigh

Pro

I don't understand how "two families could mix up their kids". But what I do understand is that according to Huffington Post, the government is trying to ban Human Enhancement. This is not fair because the government has no right to control any means of reproduction. Hughes, on wired.com, states that "it's in the same category as abortion. If you think women should have the right to control their own bodies,then they should be able to make this choice." This is 100% true. Women, and parents as a whole, should be able to have right to choose what they want to do with their bodies, and money on that note.
Debate Round No. 3
cyrus14

Con

plastic surgery is another major problem with human enhancement. In plastic surgery after the surgery is over you could have perminent numbness at the site of incision. Also after surgery there is a possibility of excessive bleeding. Infection is very rare in surgery but it can occur and when it does it spreads extremely fast and must be stopped immediatly.
Alannaleigh

Pro

Plastic surgery is not always used for good looks. According to WebMD, plastic surgery can be used for wounds such as burns and tissue expansion. If the burn is severe enough the doctor will recommend plastic surgery to get a skin graft procedure. If the procedure is done right, there won't be any excessive bleeding. And like you stated in your argument, infection after surgery is very RARE and when it does occur, doctors know how to stop it from spreading before it gets bad.
Debate Round No. 4
cyrus14

Con

My final reason human enhancement is a bad thing is effects on identity. Changing your appearance can affect one's self conception. This also threatens the self fundamentally to the point where the result is a different and inauthetic person. Extreme changes in personality may affect the individual's relationship because others can no longer relate to the new person.
Alannaleigh

Pro

My final (and best) argument is that human enhancement can prevent, or create, genetic disorders and/or conditions. If the parents have a family history of a certain disease, they can stop the inheritance by creating a designer baby. They can also reduce risk of inherited medical conditions such as obesity, cancer, and diabetes. If we look further into the future we could possibly eliminate all genetic disorders if every parent decides to create a healthy designer baby. This is because there if we stop the inheritance from one baby, it will no longer be passed on. Human enhancement can also create genetic disorders. Why would anyone want to create genetic disorder, you ask? Well according to Wired.com, a couple (both deaf) wanted to have a baby who was also deaf. This is because they wanted to be able to communicate with their child easily. In conclusion, human enhancement can change a persons life more positively than negatively.
Debate Round No. 5
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