is selective breeding for humans okay
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Selective breeding (also called artificial selection) is the process by which humans breed other animals and plants for particular traits. http://en.wikipedia.org...
My opponent says breeding between humans. He lacks the knowledge of the concept. He is looking for the term Eugenics which defines : Eugenics (/juH0;G2;dA8;ɛn=8;ks/; from Greek eu, meaning "good/well", and -genēs, meaning "born") is the belief and practice of improving the genetic quality of the human population. His argument is that Eugenics is not ok for humans. Eugenics is not ok because it is another form of genocide. You essentially kill off a race. However it is still in use today. Even in the USA dealing with Abortion and Birth Control. It is evident in China today where one sex may be more desirable than another. Chinese people may prefer boys over girls so they use this method.
This is just one example of infanticide, however- many cultures in several countries practice infanticide if the child is deformed or otherwise would be a burden on the family (i.e. they are impoverished)
As for "traditional" eugenics- There are incidences in both Canada and the United States where both racial and mental/physical handicap. This continued well into the 1970's and the people were not informed that they were sterilized (another form of eugenics).
In one case, a group of people were given a standard IQ test. If their score fell below a certain standard, they were sent to a doctor and told that their appendix was being removed. During surgery, they were sterilized. This happened in Canada.
Finally- Genocide is the ultimate form of Eugenics and occurs throughout the world even today.
MacMiller forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. Pro forfeited the final round. This is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate setting. S&G - Tie. Both had poor spelling and grammar. Arguments - Con. Pro failed to argue for his position whatsoever. Instead of upholding the BOP as Pro to show that selective breeding is okay, which is what the resolution called for, he confounds it into a debate that selective breeding doesn't occur for humans. Unfortunately also for Pro, Con utterly destroyed that point in the final round by claiming that he views humans as animals as well. Nail in the coffin. Points Con. Sources - Pro. He was the only one to utilize sources in his arguments to strengthen his claims, although this was futile in the end - he still earned these points. Interesting debate overall...
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