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Should cloning be allowed?

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Should cloning be allowed? Stephanie wasn't available today, so she sent me instead. I'm her clone. Or am I? Does it really matter? Who can tell? I'm here today for this very reason. To tell you that it does matter, and that with today's technology, anything is possible. With that technology, man can now turn Frankenstein into Madonna in just a few months! The foolish idea of cloning has moved from an idealistic dream to a daunting realisation on July 5th, 1996, when Dolly, a cloned sheep was born. To make you understand the dangers and obscurity of cloning, I will try and make this complicated biological term into simple English. Cloning is the genetic replication of a life form. To clone something involves removing chromosomes of an unfertilized egg, and placing it into a nucleus of a cell. ...read more.

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Or that their poisonous fumes will one day suffocate the human race? I mind. Or better yet, would you like to know that the future generation is endangered due to over-sized bugs with super strengths? This could happen. Over time, bugs will evolutionise, just as mankind did, and one day, bugs may become immune to our pesticides, and may even mutate, due to the side effects of our chemicals, transforming into something unstoppable. After these realistic theories, how can the idea of a human clone seem the slightest bit eye-catching? Although the cloning of animals may open scientists' opportunities for medical research, and the genetically modified foods may prevent starvation, the thought of an actual human clone is still too menacing to allow. In addition to the dangers of cloning, there are also other complications. ...read more.

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Yes, it is true that all the little annoying idiosyncrasies that drives everyone up the wall are gone, but then so is individuality, uniqueness, that little ingredient that makes someone special. Is that what you want? Because I can tell you right now that that's not how what I want. I can also tell you that that's not how Shakespeare wanted it either. How do I know? 'Macbeth' is how I know. After all, isn't it Macbeth's imperfection, weakness of character that makes him so enjoyable to watch? At this point, there are still many more questions about this topic, some answered, and some which are still yet to be answered. But right now, at this very moment, I can tell you this much- How many of you would like to be walking down the street one day, and bump into a person who looked exactly liked you? This is your answer to whether or not cloning humans should be allowed. ...read more.

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