The Benefits Of Cloning

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Cloning, however, is very controversial and there is often debate about whether or not the cloning of humans, animals, or even body parts should be allowed (Murnaghan 1). Some advocates for cloning believe that it offers significant benefits to society, while opponents of this topic suggest otherwise. Though both ideas coexist in society, scientists should only be permitted to clone humans and animals for medical purposes only. One significant medical benefit from cloning would be that it saves people and animals’ lives. For example, in 2012, a three-year-old girl, named Pippie Kruger, was severely burnt after a kerosene tank exploded during a backyard barbecue (Tedx 10:50-11:00). The explosion resulted in severe burns that covered her …show more content…
Some people do not think it should take place because they believe that cloning is very dangerous for the humans and animals involved; they believe that the technology used in the cloning process is harmful to those involved, as well (Quinonez 1). For example, cloning may put them at a higher risk of developing genetic defects; it may cause premature aging, which would, in turn, lead to premature death (Quinonez 1). On the other hand, those that are oppose to cloning need to take into consideration that the technology used is relatively new and is still developing. It is obvious to note that the technology would have made mistakes and would not have worked one-hundred percent correctly the first time used. As researchers get more accustomed to the technology, they will be able to make improvements to it; this will, in turn, make the process of cloning a lot safer. This will help to lessen a person’s chances of getting genetic defects and other side effects, as well. Therefore, as improvements are made to the cloning process, the technology used will become much safer; this will allow more people to become advocates for human and animal …show more content…
Cloning, therefore, should not be permitted for nonmedical purposes. One significant reason why cloning should not be done for nonmedical reasons is that it will eventually lead to the overpopulation of humans and animals (Rawat 1). If scientists are constantly cloning new organisms, then every human or animal would have to compete with each other for space and resources. As a result, survival of the fittest would take place. In simpler terms, only the dominant, well-adapted individuals would survive and the inferior ones would die off. Cloning would ultimately, “put acute pressure on natural resources and

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