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Cloning is it ethically and Morally Right?

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Cloning is it ethically and Morally Right? At a quarter past 6 on the 24th of February 1997 most news stations around the world broke the news that in the Roslin Institute in Scotland a scientist named Ian Wilmut and his research team had successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly. Until the birth of Dolly, the first mammal to be successfully cloned, it was thought that the ability to clone an adult human was impossible and would be for the foreseeable future. For the everyday Joe this was not an important event but to the scientists, politicians and world media this was the cause of heated discussions. These advances in cloning are leading the way forward for the cloning of an adult human, which brings up many new ethical and complicated questions that a lot of people feel must be addressed by the scientific community and the public before these advances can reach their full potential. ...read more.

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Thus they could use cloning to produce a baby with their similar characteristics to them or furthermore they would be able to choose the characteristics of their child. The people who support cloning examine the religious aspect of cloning and how religion backs their argument. They claim that anyone who believes that God exists knows that the human family began with one man, and that a wife, miraculously created from his own body and as unique and original a creation as Adam himself formed the first family. Though God's creation of Eve was far from cloning, it is interesting to note that God's own words say that he used Adams rib-bone and tissue to create Eve! The people who believe that cloning is ethical say this shows to us that God had to clone Adam to create Eve's body structure. The people opposed to cloning argue that they are not alone in their stand against it. ...read more.

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Many argue that cloning creates serious issues of identity and individuality and forces humans to consider the definition of self. Thus, leading to creation of genetically engineered groups of people for specific purposes and chances are that these individuals would be regarded as objects rather than people in the society. Furthermore the people who believe the argument against cloning primarily believe that cloning would intervene with the normal, "cycle of life." There would be large numbers of identical genes, which minimizes the chances of mutation, and in turn, evolution. Life processes failing to evolve would result in untimely extinction of the human race. In conclusion, I would like to say that, as you have seen above, cloning could be used in various ways to benefit the lives of humans. It is inevitable that cloning, at some stage, will play an important, if not vital, part in our lives. Therefore it is about time in my opinion that society accepts this fact and lifts all constraints upon cloning so that more research can be carried out and help eliminate any risks associated with cloning. By Charles O'Loan S2F ...read more.

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