Ethical Ethics: The Cloning Of Extinct Animals

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A scientist is hard at work in his lab, working with a single hair of the extinct woolly mammoth. The well preserved DNA was a success in itself for the scientist, making his mission possible. He plans to make another copy of the woolly mammoth with the help of its DNA and its close relative, the elephant. The possibilities with the perfection of his work are endless. The world will not be ready for his great feat. This is the very near future. This is the cloning of extinct animals. This is de-extinction. The idea of bringing back extinct animals has always been an idea of wonder to the world. With films like Jurassic Park showing the revival of the extinct dinosaur species brought back by cloning, the idea is not new, but also not something …show more content…
Is the cloning of extinct animals ethical? Should extinct animals be cloned just because it is possible and it would be cool (Sumner and Carey)? Should the cloning of extinct animals be accepted as an ethical procedure for the revival of extinct species? These are just a few questions that people bring up who are against cloning. Many people are against reviving extinct animals through any methods at all. However, others see the positive side to possibly ending extinction and bringing back ancient members of the world for a second chance. Both sides bring convincing …show more content…
The universe is constantly changing, with and without the help of science. Science is a broad term but advances and improvements in the science community will always be there to further enhance and bring aid to the lives of humans, and the species that planet Earth is shared with. Scientific advancement has always brought more knowledge to the world. Ethics refers to the moral principles of what is right and wrong, and that can be an issue in the world of science, specifically biology. Bioethics is an interesting topic, since so many people have different stances on the ethics of experiments, procedures, and research in order to scientifically advance. Cloning extinct animals and bringing them back to this world will open a window of possibilities and show that anything could be possible with time. “Species brought back from extinction will be beacons of hope”

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