The Pros And Cons Of Human Cloning

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Register to read the introduction… Weasel and Eric Jenson of Portland University conducted an open-ended survey including molecular biologists and Christian fundamentalist pastors on their values on human cloning. They concluded that the vast majority of pastors were against human cloning, because it assumed scientists played the role of God and that it was against God’s will. They also believed that scientists who took such actions would be punished by God. Similarly enough, a majority of scientists thought human cloning was unethical as well, but their reasoning was more vague. Some said, “I find reproductive cloning unethical,” or “It should never be done for any reason.” None of them had responses that involved God, or any creator or deity. Some focused on the potential of therapeutic cloning. In the context of progress and potential, scientists seemed optimistic of therapeutic cloning. Therapeutic cloning is the process of growing human tissue or organs to help cure diseases and cancers. The scientists believed that it would help save many lives. Others believed that human cloning is inevitable (Weasel & Jenson, 2005).
Human cloning can also have other negative effects besides health problems. The authors of, “Human Clone: Who Is Related To Whom” claim that cloning would “devalue genetic distinctiveness.” The idea that everyone is unique would not apply anymore since a human clone would be a genetic replica of their parent. The authors also stated that the clones might be treated like products in a commercialized business or black market. Clones with certain talents, strength, beauty, and intelligence would be in demand. Others might use cloning to their advantage to create strong personalities like Hitler (Rai et al.,
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