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Influence of Cloning On Moral Issues

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Cloning is a controversial issue in today’s society, but can it have a positive affect on scientific development? It has shown the significance of replicating human organs and saving lives. With this said, cloning can bring up many moral and ethical problems. Cloning has a very intriguing background that many scientists would love to uncover once legalized. There are positive and negative stand points about cloning, but overall it would have a great impact on our society today.

Within the past year, scientists have provided us with several reasons on how much of a positive impact cloning could have on our world today. In the article, “Pros and Cons of Cloning”, Manali Oak mentions how cloning body parts can serve as a life saver (2011). For example, if an organ in a person’s body were to fail to function, we could make it possible to replace that specific organ with a cloned one. Oak states that cloning can also be a solution for infertility in human beings. In other words, cloning has the potential of providing women, who are unable to get pregnant, with the option of being able to produce children. Scientists have the ability to produce people with certain qualities, human beings with particular desirable traits, thus making human beings a man-made being (Manali Oak, 2011). According to Manali Oak’s observations, technologies are proven to be helpful for all the researchers in genetics. Also, technologies may help scientists learn how to alter genetic constituents in cloned human beings, thus simplifying the analysis of genes as well as comprehend the composition of genes and the effects of genetic constituents on humans. These would be great things to take into consideration on how we can better our future and save lives or create new ones.

Although there are many positive reasons to allow cloning, there are also negative reasons on why it is illegal. Many people disagree with the process of replicating genetic constitution, thus hampering with the diversity in genes (Manali Oak, 2011). Oak explains how this can be a huge issue because it allows man to tamper with the genetics in human beings, also deliberates reproduction of undesirable traits (Pros and Cons of Cloning, 2011). This would be considered an invite for malpractices in society. In my opinion, I would call this a mind-body problem, meaning how does a mind exist in the nonphysical when our mind is in the physical. When doubling a person it brings about the question of if humans have a soul or not. If a human is cloned, does the soul clone, or did it ever exist? In her article, “Human Cloning Facts”, Debopriya Bose talks about the disorders in offspring. The first disorder is animals tend to be stuck with weak immune systems due to not being prone to infections. Bose says that such organisms often show tumorous growths, other disorders and tend to die young (Human Cloning Facts, 2011). For instance, Japanese scientists cloned twelve mice and later reported that they died at an early age. These are currently the negative factors to why many people would rather have the study of cloning remain illegal.

The history of cloning is a very popular topic to inscribe among any student or future scientist. In the article, “Cloning: History of Human Cloning”, Abhijti Naik informs the reader that cloning is the process by which a genetically identical copy of a particular bacteria (2011). The term “clone” came from J.B.S. Haldane, a Scottish biologist, in his speech entitled, “Biological Possibilities For The Human Species of The Next Ten-Thousand Years”, in 1963 (Abhijti Naik, 2011). The brief history of cloning can be traced back to the 1880’s when several scientists tried to prove how the material of genetics inside cells worked. In 1968, human cloning history was a success in deciphering the DNA code and became a major boost of inspiration of human cloning. Twenty years later, 1988, Human Genome also known as genome of homosapiens stored in 23 chromosome pairs, was launched (Abhijti Naik, 2011). Naik discovered that things were working great until the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2009, outlawed cloning and listed it as unethical and an immoral activity (Human Cloning Facts, 2011). The religious community opposed cloning because they thought of it as interfering with God’s work and human life. Cloning is illegal in 23 countries today. This is the most intriguing topic to write about for future scientists or any student interested in science.

Finally, cloning is a current issue still talked amongst scientists waiting to prove the innocence of cloning and the benefits it will provide us with in the future. Cloning organs could give people with heart disease or kidney failure a second chance at life. If we were to clone we would question whether a soul can exist within a clone or if there is even a soul at all. According to the world’s history, scientists have been able to prove how the genetic material inside cells work. In my view, cloning should be brought up as a topic of discussion within our country only for the reasons of cloning organs to save people’s lives and to help women who are infertile, be able to have the opportunity to produce children.

Cloning is a controversial issue in today’s society, but can it have a positive affect on scientific development? It has shown the significance of replicating human organs and saving lives. With this said, cloning can bring up many moral and ethical problems. Cloning has a very intriguing background that many scientists would love to uncover once legalized. There are positive and negative stand points about cloning, but overall it would have a great impact on our society today.

Within the past year, scientists have provided us with several reasons on how much of a positive impact cloning could have on our world today. In the article, “Pros and Cons of Cloning”, Manali Oak mentions how cloning body parts can serve as a life saver (2011). For example, if an organ in a person’s body were to fail to function, we could make it possible to replace that specific organ with a cloned one. Oak states that cloning can also be a solution for infertility in human beings. In other words, cloning has the potential of providing women, who are unable to get pregnant, with the option of being able to produce children. Scientists have the ability to produce people with certain qualities, human beings with particular desirable traits, thus making human beings a man-made being (Manali Oak, 2011). According to Manali Oak’s observations, technologies are proven to be helpful for all the researchers in genetics. Also, technologies may help scientists learn how to alter genetic constituents in cloned human beings, thus simplifying the analysis of genes as well as comprehend the composition of genes and the effects of genetic constituents on humans. These would be great things to take into consideration on how we can better our future and save lives or create new ones.

Although there are many positive reasons to allow cloning, there are also negative reasons on why it is illegal. Many people disagree with the process of replicating genetic constitution, thus hampering with the diversity in genes (Manali Oak, 2011). Oak explains how this can be a huge issue because it allows man to tamper with the genetics in human beings, also deliberates reproduction of undesirable traits (Pros and Cons of Cloning, 2011). This would be considered an invite for malpractices in society. In my opinion, I would call this a mind-body problem, meaning how does a mind exist in the nonphysical when our mind is in the physical. When doubling a person it brings about the question of if humans have a soul or not. If a human is cloned, does the soul clone, or did it ever exist? In her article, “Human Cloning Facts”, Debopriya Bose talks about the disorders in offspring. The first disorder is animals tend to be stuck with weak immune systems due to not being prone to infections. Bose says that such organisms often show tumorous growths, other disorders and tend to die young (Human Cloning Facts, 2011). For instance, Japanese scientists cloned twelve mice and later reported that they died at an early age. These are currently the negative factors to why many people would rather have the study of cloning remain illegal.

The history of cloning is a very popular topic to inscribe among any student or future scientist. In the article, “Cloning: History of Human Cloning”, Abhijti Naik informs the reader that cloning is the process by which a genetically identical copy of a particular bacteria (2011). The term “clone” came from J.B.S. Haldane, a Scottish biologist, in his speech entitled, “Biological Possibilities For The Human Species of The Next Ten-Thousand Years”, in 1963 (Abhijti Naik, 2011). The brief history of cloning can be traced back to the 1880’s when several scientists tried to prove how the material of genetics inside cells worked. In 1968, human cloning history was a success in deciphering the DNA code and became a major boost of inspiration of human cloning. Twenty years later, 1988, Human Genome also known as genome of homosapiens stored in 23 chromosome pairs, was launched (Abhijti Naik, 2011). Naik discovered that things were working great until the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2009, outlawed cloning and listed it as unethical and an immoral activity (Human Cloning Facts, 2011). The religious community opposed cloning because they thought of it as interfering with God’s work and human life. Cloning is illegal in 23 countries today. This is the most intriguing topic to write about for future scientists or any student interested in science.

Finally, cloning is a current issue still talked amongst scientists waiting to prove the innocence of cloning and the benefits it will provide us with in the future. Cloning organs could give people with heart disease or kidney failure a second chance at life. If we were to clone we would question whether a soul can exist within a clone or if there is even a soul at all. According to the world’s history, scientists have been able to prove how the genetic material inside cells work. In my view, cloning should be brought up as a topic of discussion within our country only for the reasons of cloning organs to save people’s lives and to help women who are infertile, be able to have the opportunity to produce children.

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Sources: 

Bose, Debopriya. “Human Cloning Facts”. 21 Sept. 2011. Buzzle. . 1 Oct. 2011.

Naik, Abhijti. “Cloning: History of Human Cloning”. 28 Sept. 2011. Buzzle. . 1 Oct. 2011.

Oak, Manali. “Pros and Cons of Cloning”. 2011. Buzzle. . 1 Oct. 2011.

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