should we genetically modify the future
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a. a cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived.
b. a population of identical units, cells, or individuals that derive from the same ancestral line.
GENETIC MODIFICATION: NOUN
any alteration of genetic material, as in agriculture, to make them capable of producing new substances or performing new functions; also called genetic engineering, genetic manipulation, gene splicing, [ gene technology ], recombinant DNA technology
If PRO wanted the issue to be: 'Should we clone the future?' we cannot clone the future, and we cannot clone the past or present. We cannot clone, or genetically modify, a point in time.
Even if PRO wanted the issue to be: 'Should we Clone in the Future?' he agreed with my thesis, which would be: 'We shouldn't clone in the future.' So, any way you cut it, this debate is over.
Let me walk this through with you...
The resolution is: 'Should we genetically modify the future?' However, it is impossible to genetically modify the future. If PRO meant for the resolution to be: 'Should we genetically modify in the future?', he/she mentions cloning, although cloning and genetic modification are 2 different things:
DEFINITION OF 'GENETIC MODIFICATION'
genetic engineering , genetic manipulation, gene splicing, [ ], recombinant DNA technology
DEFINITION OF 'CLONE'
So, as you can see, genetic modification requires you to change something, whereas, if you're cloning something, you don't. If PRO wanted the resolution to be: 'Should we clone the future?', we cannot clone, or genetically modify, the future. If PRO wanted the resolution to be: 'Should we clone in the future?' he/she argued for my side. PRO, you are'pro' because you want to genetically modify the future. I am 'con' because I don't want to genetically modify the future.
DEFINITION OF 'PRO'
1. An argument or consideration in favor of something: weighing the pros and cons.
2. One who supports a proposal or takes the affirmative side in a debate.
DEFINITION OF 'CON'
In opposition or disagreement; against: debated the issue pro and con.
1. An argument or opinion against something.
2. One who holds an opposing opinion or view.
So PRO argued for my thesis, which is: 'We should not genetically modify the future.' He gave me a 'turn.' He agreed with my thesis. (s)He said:
'Okay, so if you think you should clone yourself you are wrong in a million ways because then this world would be to crowded. yes there is mars but its just not a good idea, trust me. if we just constantly keep going like this then we could be homeless, less jobs, less houses, less buildings. we all have a goal that we don't choose or don't wan't. that is the matter of living life and death. you all know this. well, not all of you, but you know you understand. just to end this, you should agree with me. and we should not genetically modify our future!'
He agreed with my thesis. After posting my last argument about all the mistakes he made, PRO said this:
'That is what i am saying! we can not!'
PRO, nobody knows what your resolution is. I would appreciate it if you told me what your resolution is next round. Not only that, but he admitted to agreeing with my thesis, as evidenced by his second post. I've pointed out flaws with all of your possible resolutions, PRO.
Therefore, vote CON.
Hazel_Snow forfeited this round.
PRO's statement 'Okay so then i will delete this and start a new one!' is totally irrelevant to the debate.
PRO stated that CON wins. This debate, if not already, is over.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
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