The Controversial Debate Of Human Cloning Essays

1454 Words Feb 25th, 2016 6 Pages
Human cloning has been a controversial topic of discussion for nearly two decades. Society is reluctant to legalize cloning because of the immoral implications of cloning. According to the President’s Council on Bioethics, a highly credible team of scientists who work alongside the president explain that this reluctance stems from people’s religious and political views; however, one of the main causes of this reluctance is the media’s inaccurate representation of cloning (The President 's Council on Bioethics). The media, especially in today’s society, plays such a major role in shaping people’s opinions and beliefs. The media often portrays cloning as inhumane, while also failing to inform the public of the true scientific facts of cloning. Although some forms of pop culture portray human cloning in an accurate, positive light, most forms of pop culture inaccurately portray human cloning as an evil metaphorical representation of society, which naturally makes people apprehensive to legalize human cloning because pop culture largely impacts all aspects of society.
As described by the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, the first university in the world to successfully clone a mammal, society’s conflicting feelings toward human cloning began in 1997 when they cloned the first mammal, Dolly the Sheep (Dolly the Sheep). Some people argued that this was the beginning of a new era; an era where the advancements of science and technology would promote…

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