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Debate Score:28
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Creating Hybrid Animals... Fair Game or Playing God?

Of course this has gone on forever... Mules are very common.  Ligers, on the other hand, aren't as common although they have been bred in captivity from time to time dating back a couple hundred years.  Two ligers were born in China a couple weeks ago... A liger is a cross between a male lion and a female tiger.  Ligers are the largestest cats in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liger

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/23/liger-cubs-born-in-china-_n_865536.html

Liger

No Problem!

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A liger is a cross between a male lion and a female tiger

You forgot they are skilled in magic - from Napolean Dynamite.

I don't see a problem with it. Humans are trapped in evolution, we can't get beyond it. If we've evolved to a point to be able to boost evolution, we have evolution to thank for it. ie it's the natural progression of things...

Though the previews for Rise of the Planet of the Apes does freak me out, I think cross breeding hybrid animals could be a smart solution to a lot of ecosystem's endangered and extinct creature problems - especially if a specific creature is important to an ecosystem but is dying off due to whatever reason.

Side: No Problem!
2 points

I agree... I don't see a problem with it either. Now, maybe if we were introducing these animals in the wild, I would, but even then most hybrid animals are sterile so it would really matter.

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Hybrid animals already exist. One of the most commonly known are DOGS. Dogs are domesticated from the gray wolf. Mules are hybrids of male donkey and female horse.

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2 points

Creating hybrid animals is amazing! Anyway, God gave man the power over animals, so it doesn't really matter.

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That's what I said! . . . . . . .

Side: No Problem!
2 points

The only problem that I have with it is when you mate animals that are on the endangered species list since they are often born sterile. Other than that I have no problem with it.

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1 point

I've got better things to do with my time, but if someone wishes to than I say go ahead as long as the animal is kept in an enclosed area and is not sent out, for that cold potentially harm the ecosystem where it was sent.

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Three's nothing wrong with playing god. If god didn't want us to toy with nature he wouldn't have given us the ability to. Anyway it is very useful to us.

Side: No Problem!
1 point

we are only forcing what may happen we are not playing god we are progressing evolving ourselfs by evolving others

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1 point

I can't see how anyone would have a problem with this, unless they are afraid that their creator is afraid of our scientific abilities.

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1 point

creating hybrid animals is ok. unless they go crazy ( shark nado ) Jurassic park!!! planet apes!! jumanjie the bee movie crazy animals

Side: No Problem!
2 points

This is gonna sound a little cheesy, but I think it should be the animals choice on which creatures they mate with. They're living creatures just like us. I can understand being curious about what certain animals would look like mixed together (I certainly am) but I think we should fight that urge. Animals will make their own weird species. Just look at the Platypus. You can't tell me those things aren't a cross between a duck and a beaver!

Side: It's Just Wrong!

Haven't we played enough. Some things have to come to end, and this is playing God.

Side: It's Just Wrong!
imrigone(761) Disputed
1 point

Let me ask you this:

If you had a female friend who never goes out to bars, but you take her out to one and she meets the man of her dreams there, and they go on to have children: Is that playing God?

Because that is essentially what human-induced hybrids are: two critters who would not have met but do because we help them out (which could only happen once we ourselves hit all the continents). A liger won't happen in the wild only because their territories don't usually coincide, but if the right path opened up in the right mountain range, LIGER!

Granted, it is different because they are two different species, but that doesn't mean they won't mate if they happen to like the same savanna...this isn't lab gene manipulation, its accelerated nature.

And, "if we hadn't played enough", many vegetables that are now staples of world agriculture wouldn't exist, nor any food cattle, nor dogs, nor some of our most important vaccines.

Side: No Problem!
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
2 points

"If you had a female friend who never goes out to bars, but you take her out to one and she meets the man of her dreams there, and they go on to have children: Is that playing God?"

That's different, if you took her out and forced her to produce children with a man she didn't want, then that's closer to artificially producing hybrids.

Side: It's Just Wrong!
1 point

Playing with the beauty of nature is bad. We have tried that a billion times and seen it's effects. The biotech is a great idea but we have seen it's ill effects. We need to put a stop it. Things are getting outta hand. What is the use of a Liger...?!

Side: It's Just Wrong!
1 point

Chinook Salmon genetically altered to eat year round. What are the chances that these FrankenFish may escape fish farms and alter wild endangered salmon in the open ocean?

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5818620/genetically_engineered_farmed_salmon.html

AquaBounty Technologies scientists themselves remembers how nature will find a way to breed because of the extraordinary measures they have done to prevent any of these fish from escaping. "The eggs on Prince Edward Island in Canada are where there's no fresh water for the baby salmon to live in, and raising the fish themselves inland in tanks in Panama, where nearby river water temperatures are too high for salmon to survive

Supporting Evidence: FrankenFish (www.associatedcontent.com)
Side: Unknown unknowns