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Debate Score:13
Arguments:17
Total Votes:13
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Should We Do Experiments On Animals???

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Side Score: 7
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Disagree

Side Score: 6

You should if you or anyone else can benifit from the results. If you are doing it just as a pleasure in and of itself, I don't think you should but I won't stop you.

Side: Agree
Jace(5050) Disputed
1 point

Pleasure is a benefit.

Side: Disagree
1 point

If it can further advance our medical knowledge, then hell yes 100%.

Side: Agree
1 point

We should experiment on the creature from which we seek information- to do otherwise is irrational and moronic. Would you eat a lemon to figure out how an apple tastes?

Side: Disagree
Jace(5050) Disputed
1 point

The actual extent of genetic variation between different species can actually be quite small, negligible even depending upon what we intend to discover from our experimentation. Obviously, experiments upon our own species will give us more accurate information on our own species but this does not mean that the less accurate experimentation has no significance. This is why early stage experimentation is done on other species, but later stages upon the same species.

Your argument also presumes that we are experimenting upon other species to learn about our own species. This is not nor need not always be the case. We sometimes experiment upon other species out of simple curiosity to know more about the species itself, or even out of benevolent interest in learning to help the species.

Side: Disagree
Harvard(660) Disputed
1 point

This is why early stage experimentation is done on other species, but later stages upon the same species.

Oftentimes this is a timely process which can be greatly minimized if conducted on the same species. Further, it just makes no sense why we cannot [openly] experiment on humans. I assert that religion is to blame for their teachings of each individual human having a soul of some sort of significance etc. etc.

Your argument also presumes that we are experimenting upon other species to learn about our own species.

My argument explicitly states that we should test on the creatures from which we seek information. Do not experiment on rodents and canines unless you are conducting reconnaissance for info regarding the beings, respectively, in question.

Side: Agree
1 point

I think it is very wrong to do all of those experiments on animals. Like think about it.. Would you like someone sticking you with needles injecting you with random drugs that might possibly kill you..I think not.

Side: Disagree
Jace(5050) Disputed
1 point

Supporting animal experimentation in no way means that one would become a subject of experimentation themselves. Arguably, it actually reduces those odds. Therefore, arguing that we should not test on other species because we would not like to be tested on ourselves is not a very compelling argument (from a logical stance at least).

Side: Agree
GenericName(3430) Clarified
1 point

I don't believe appeals to empathy are necessarily meant to be logical arguments.

Side: Agree