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Is Cloning Beneficial to Humanity?

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Is Cloning Beneficial to Humanity? I am going to put across an argument on whether cloning is really needed in humanity. But to answer this question, you need to ask: 'To clone or not to clone?' Human cloning is carried out with the aim of creating a newborn baby that is genetically related to another human being. Experts say that if a cloned baby were born, it would not be an exact copy of the adult because of its prenatal and postnatal experiences. There are many different views and arguments on cloning, and I'm going to look at not only the good things about cloning but also the bad. So is it beneficial to humanity? Many doctors believe so. They believe cloning is an aid to help save peoples lives. A strong reason to support these claims is that there would be a solution to organ limitations. One of the biggest problems in medicine today is that many people need organs, which are not available. This creates a lot of unnecessary deaths, and problems for patients. Currently in America alone 2300 of the 40,000 patients who needed a heart in 1997 got one. ...read more.


It is possible to reverse the ageing process because of what we learn from cloning. Cloning would help reverse ageing by teaching us how to set our age back to 20. This is possible because each time a cell is cloned it is treated as a new cell with the age zero. Therefore, cloning would enable human beings to copy their cells and have the new ones implanted into them, when they are older. This would make them feel as if they were 20 years old but really they are 65 years old." Therefore, theoretically this could let humans live to an age they want, and choose when they could die. This could eliminate the fear of old age and death. So, What is bad about cloning? One set of concerns about human cloning involves the risks and uncertainties associated with the current state of cloning technology. To my knowledge, this technology has not yet been tested appropriately with human subjects, and scientists cannot rule out the possibility of mutation or other biological damage. But say scientists could successfully clone, without risks, what concerns might there be about the welfare of "the clones". ...read more.


I asked myself this at the start, and it is still a very difficult question to answer. I think that if we were to clone, we would need to use it ethically. By this I mean that we shouldn't clone to produce super athletes or super intelligent people. These people would be declined opportunities. Part of me says no, we don't need to clone because of the current state in cloning technology, that they may be looked down upon as inferior, they will be enslaved or harvested for organ transplants. Would you want to have your organs taken away from you just because you were cloned and not born naturally? I know I certainly wouldn't But if I were to be in one of the two scenarios from before, I might think that cloning was needed to save peoples lives, even mine. Overall I think cloning technology needs to progress to a stage that is safe and we are certain that there will be no problems. If this is done then we can start to think about human cloning. I am all for curing diseases such as cancer and cloning might do this. But right now I don't see much need for it. ...read more.

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