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Debate Score:32
Arguments:14
Total Votes:34
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Should humans be cloned?

Yes

Side Score: 7
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No

Side Score: 25
1 point

I'm not a staunch supporter of human cloning, even then, I'm opposed to the idea of abjuring the concept and technology of cloning merely because it would add on to the existing population, which is believed to be a huge burden on our resources. The future promises infinite opportunities, and bearing a broad perspective, it is not foolish to foresee humans living on other planets or in outer space, 100 years from now. In such a context, human cloning opens several hundered possibilities. Imagine that in the process of evolving the concept of cloning, we might be able to tap on the option of modifying DNA structure or altering genes to better allow human beings to adapt to alien environment. Probably, in future, humans might attempt to cross galaxies and travel distances equalling thousands of light years, presently deemed impossible. Again, using human clones successively, on-board, to carry on the journey might be a possible solution to the problem. All these examples might sound improbable now, but we cannot debunk their possibility in the future. After all, 100 years ago, who would have thought that someday we would land on the moon that is supposedly inhabited by a woman according to Chinese legends!

Having said all this, I'm against the idea of human cloning on ethical grounds, and believe that there's still a huge debate on moral sentiments to resolve. before we can garner popular support for human cloning.

Side: yes

Imagine not having to wait on a donor list for a match. Imagine sending clones to fight our battles instead of our kids. By the time we have accepted this and have gotten the technology perfected I think we will have colonies in space (moon, mars and some asteroids) there by dealing with the over population problem.

Side: yes
7 points

I am not morally opposed to the idea of human cloning, but i feel that it is unnecessary seeing as how we are overpopulated as it is. Making people the good old fashioned way is more efficient and cheaper (and fun).

Side: No
4 points

That would have been my answer, in response to those who are in favor of cloning.

"We're already faced with overpopulation, and you want to add people in an unnatural way as well???"

Side: No

Agreed. What need is there to clone people when there is an overpopulation of the world already.

A contingency plan may already be implemented, but in post apocalypse world, having clones would be a good idea.

Side: No
1 point

Yes, we already have a overpopulation problem, but what if the clones were merely used for medical purposes of...hmm, I guess regeneration. Your kidneys fail, so you rely on those of your clone. Although this bring up issues of clones rights. This senerio comes from the movie: The Island

Supporting Evidence: The Island (2005) (www.imdb.com)
Side: No
3 points

no we already have enough population to deal with so what's the point increasing the population even more??? moreover cloning could even be harmful

Side: No

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Side: No
uoknow(21) Banned
2 points

...no .

Side: No

No. It's not nice and kind to let someone have no mother and be unborn. Your clone could also frame you for theft.

Side: No

No, imagine having 2 ISIS groups... double the terrorists.... never

Side: No
Cuaroc(8836) Disputed
1 point

Imagine having 2 Martin Luther King or having 2 Gandhi double the good people.

Side: Yes
Jace(5158) Disputed
1 point

Except that the same genetic base does not guarantee the same personality and behavioral outcomes. This is why twins who share DNA become differentiated over the course of their lives as they experience different environmental stimuli.

Side: No
Jace(5158) Disputed
1 point

Except that the same genetic base does not guarantee the same personality and behavioral outcomes. This is why twins who share DNA become differentiated over the course of their lives as they experience different environmental stimuli.

Side: Yes