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    I was just wondering if debates such as genetic engineering, stem cell research, euthanaisa, could ever be closed as both sides have equally good arguments and neither is willing to step down.

    I was just wondering, if anybody think such issues will ever be decided......
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    (Original post by DR_X)
    I was just wondering if debates such as genetic engineering, stem cell research, euthanaisa, could ever be closed as both sides have equally good arguments and neither is willing to step down.

    I was just wondering, if anybody think such issues will ever be decided......
    There's a line of argument within ethics that holds that the basis for ethics isn't factual, it's based on personal sentiment. The very fact that two groups are able to look at data and come to radically different conclusions seems to be indicative that you cannot logically derive a moral obligation from a set of facts, and thus the debate must be based on something more subjective.

    So in short, no I don't think they ever will, unless one view becomes a form of orthodoxy and is accepted purely by virtue of it being the norm position.
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    I think most of them have been or will be decided...by the wrong side. It seems that we are heading in the direction of eugenics.
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    We could make 'genetic engineering, stem cell research, euthanaisa' etc illegal every other year.

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    We could make 'genetic engineering, stem cell research, euthanaisa' etc illegal every other year.

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    why not every other week, month....

    there goes the debate again.......
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    Have annual referenda where such issues are listed, with an "Aye" box and a "Noe" box. It's actually really simple. :indiff:
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    (Original post by DR_X)
    why not every other week, month....

    there goes the debate again.......
    Then we could do alternate seconds on alternate minutes on alternate hours on alternate days on alternate months on alternate years.

    Starts with the second because it is an SI base unit and ends on years because it is significant in some sense. Minutes, hours, days and months were chosen because most people know about them.

    Oh, and Gregorian calendar because it's internationally accepted.
 
 
 
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