• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Creative Writing Example

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Human cloning Is it possible to create a new human being from a collection of cells? A few years ago, many of us would agree that this was unachievable. But as technology continues to develop, recent scientific discoveries have altered our perceptions. In the year 1971, a sheep named Dolly became the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. Her birth signified a breakthrough in medical science; mankind has taken one step closer to an even bigger accomplishment, human cloning. Although cloning humans hasn't officially happened yet, most scientists and ethicists agree that it is only a matter of time. If this the case, we must ask ourselves, Will human cloning improve our quality of life or will it only ruin the future of our society? It is unfortunate that the term "cloning" refers to three methods: embryo cloning, reproductive cloning and biomedical cloning, three very different procedures, three very different goals. ...read more.

Middle

It would be completely cruel to bring a child into this world knowing that there was an extremely high chance that they could be affected by these problems . However, the procedure we should be most concerned about is biomedical cloning. The aim of biomedical cloning is to produce a healthy copy of a sick person's tissue or organ for transplant. This procedure is done by extracting stem cells from previously cloned embryos of the patient. Although this technique could rule out the need for organ donors, scientists will basically be breeding people solely for the purpose of harvesting their tissues and organs, then finding no further need for their existence, disposing of them. Although biomedical cloning allows one life to be saved, another life would have ended all too soon. When an embryo is created, it becomes new human life and the determination to destroy it for the purpose of scientific research betrays both our ethics and morals. Despite what is shown in Hollywood movies today, cloning does not produce adult human beings. ...read more.

Conclusion

Because cloning is still a generally new process, it is still in its early stages of development. So there would be many uncertainty and risks there is a high probability that further experiments would only end in failure. This will cause a large number of miscarriages and abortions. Many lives would be sacrificed in order to produce a single live clone. In a recent poll, CNN interviewed 1005 Americans. 89% believed that cloning humans was immoral. 74% believed it was against the will of God. And Only 6% supported human cloning. The world is clearly aware of the harms that human cloning may impose. Ethicists have foretold of a world where cookie-cutter humans are mass produced and bred to order, a world where babies are chilled and kept in test tubes, a world where clones are mercilessly butchered for 'spare parts'. This horrific new world I am describing to you could become our undeniable future, if we allowed human cloning to proceed. Take a moment and ask yourself, Is this the future you want? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Misc section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Misc essays

  1. World Lit. 2- Symbolism of the Town Square in Chronicle of a Death Foretold

    This moral standard of a woman keeping her virginity for marriage was challenged with the loss of Angela Vicario's virginity before her marriage. This symbolizes the shift of balance within the square, and how immediate the reaction was toward the situation, ending in a murder.

  2. Extended Essay: How do different Flavours, Storage Times affect the Effectiveness of Crisps as ...

    In investigating different brands and flavours of crisps, the homemade calorimeter was used, and candle wax dripped onto many of the samples - this may have increased energy values, since the extra wax could act as extra fuelling material for the crisp.

  1. Free essay

    Situation Ethics

    The situational approach to ethics is seen as better than the legalistic approach as it takes into account the situation and circumstances to help produce a more reasonable decision. The situational approach determines which action is right or wrong by considering the consequences of an action; this denies any absolutes and makes ethics more relative.

  2. Free essay

    Catalytic behaviour during Artificial Photosynthesis

    It is also extremely inert and therefore requires an effective catalyst. Therefore, scientists' intent on developing an artificial system for photochemically splitting water must develop two parts, an effective photon harvester to transform the sun's energy into usable chemical energy and an effective artificial catalyst to accelerate the rate of

  1. The History & Development of Reflexology

    I think that it is extremely important to have this regulatory body, to offer clients safety and confidence in their practitioner. In the end it can only benefit a therapist to have a trusting, positive client who knows that their reflexologist has been trained and is accountable to a recognised larger organisation.

  2. Dutch politics. Political parties are aiming for the same goals. The people in it ...

    * Instead of the only responsibility using the car other things like the environmental, location and time are getting more important. Economy: The PvdA wants the economy of the Netherlands to grow again. They want to bring down unemployment, adjust the finance of the government to get over the economic crisis.

  1. English: Creative writing piece

    The British had followed in hot pursuit, chasing us through New Jersey and by December had forced us to abandon the state and cross the Delaware into Pennsylvania. They believed they had won, they believed they had crushed the revolution.

  2. GCSE Welsh Baccalaureate Completed Diary Pages

    Particularly in the international trades, such as a banker, or MNC?s which require someone to translate from big chains abroad. Other fields such as a translator, health care involving foreign patients etc?. all look for people speaking a second language.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work