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  1. tigris
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    Debate III Genetic/DNA Manipulation on humans. Should it be legal in the UK?​
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  2. Blood Fetish

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    This one's easy. Yes, it is legal (in the US). Next!
     
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    I think DNA manipulation should be legal. It could stop genetic defects such as down syndrome.
     
  4. Overlord Nadrian

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    Legal because it only makes us more powerful.

    EDIT: Also, the 3rd debate already?

    EDIT2: Ah, just trying to boost your postcount, eh?

    EDIT3: Wait a minute... IN THE UK? How do you expect anyone to start a decent debate when only UK tempers can talk?
     
  5. Shinigami357

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    genetic manipulation, maybe, yes. up to a point.
    but not genetic engineering.
     
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    I think it should be legal and feel very strongly about it.
    Why should one person die or be mentally/physically disabled because another person believes they should not be allowed to use such methods of curing their illness.
    It should be ILLEGAL to oppose imho because it's just cruel to the person who wants it, it's none of the opposing person's business.

    Also I had no idea it was already legal in the US (: glad someone over there knows sense unlike here.

    And yes I also believe in genetic engineering, if you can solve world hunger and have the power why not. You aren't losing anything.
     
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    Be nicer to the mods. It's not your forum.
     
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    True, they should be 2 or 3 days long.
    Anyway, my 2 cents would be to say why not?
    Plenty of good can come about from this. Plenty of lives can be saved or drastically improved.
    I guess the biggest argument against it is ethical issues, right? But if we have the technology, why wouldn't we use it? We're not destroying anything, so it seems unreasonable not to use it.
     
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    It depends on circumstance. If it is for treatment of certain genetic disease or a problem in the patient, I don't see the issue. I think this is referring to gene therapy, which can help in treating diseases like Huntington's disease which is a gruesome disease, and if manipulating human DNA can treat it, why not.
     
  10. soulx

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    Yeah, it should be legal.
    Also, I agree with prowler_ and Ellie. You don't leave the topics open long enough. I haven't got a chance to respond to the last two. The topics are too mundane for my tastes.
     
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    Anyone made a 'mass debate' joke yet? No? Then neither shall I.
     
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    IMO I think it should be legal anywhere.

    P.S. I love these debates [​IMG]
     
  13. Overlord Nadrian

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    Especially because you don't contribute anything to them, correct?
     
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    I do so contribute just look at my post, you didn't quote it all
     
  15. soulx

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    Shut up, dude.
    You're going to cause another argument. He didn't quote the entire post because that was the only relevant part.
     
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    A debate is only a debate when you post arguments, which seems to be the one thing you keep forgetting, in literally every post you make.
     
  17. ball2012003

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    I say nay, things should happen naturally. Too bad a majority of people think it should be legalized.
     
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    I understand religion might catch a hissy-fit over it, but why not? Like most other things, it's a choice that the parents have (when it comes to children) and that the person personally has (when it comes to anything else.) If you don't like it, don't do it. It's not affecting you or anyone around you. I won't personally do it, as I don't believe we should alter anything nature has set, but that doesn't mean everyone else shouldn't have that same choice.
     
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    I believe that it should not only be legal, but greatly funded as well.

    As things are going now, evolution has been near non-existent in humans. The only way to progress as a species in a speedy manner would seem to be genetic manipulation.

    I'm not saying that Umbrella should come up and try to take over the world, but it should be used to enhance the intelligence of the Earth's future inhabitants. When things move along a bit, then it may be used for superficial manipulations.
     
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    It should most certainly be legalized, but only if handled with appropriately.

    When used wisely and effectively, it could beef up an immune system, fix patients of certain deficiencies or disorders, and overall cause an artificial "evolution".

    Best of all, certain types of this engineering can be applied to gametes, so that one's offspring can yield the same genetic modification, thus resulting in a permanent bloodline genetic altercation. [​IMG]

    However, something as risky as human genetic manipulation should only be approved after much funding and research. So at this point in time, it might be wise to only permit this when our understanding of the human genome is ready.
     
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