Informative Essay: Cloning and Genetic Engineering

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Unlike so many issues, much of the debate about cloning and genetic engineering is about acts that have never been committed. They are unique in the fact that we have never before had the technology to perform these acts. We do not know the consequences of cloning a human being. We do not know the damage we can do by altering someone's genes. We do not know what disease we can cure. We do not know the limits of the evil we can unleash.

Since we have not reached the full potential of the power we wield, we can only speculate on the outcomes of our actions. There is no history, yet. There are only possibilities. The job of sorting out the possibilities is the realm of the philosophers, the dreamers, and the writers. These people see
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It starts as a challenge. People see the possibility that you can clone organisms. They spend countless resources on research and experiments. After slowly researching and gaining the knowledge they need, they find out how to clone or manipulate the genes of an unborn child. We may do this for good reasons. However, ultimately this makes the role of God seem insignificant. We become proud of ourselves. We don't care about God. After all, what use is God now? We have the power of creation too!! Once we have discarded the idea of God, all the worst will come out. Without paying attention to God or morals for guidance, we will start creating things for bad reasons. Without God, there will only be sadness left.

The process of cloning takes the exact genetic make up of a being and produces a being exactly like the original. Better than a carbon copy. The first adult mammal to be cloned was Dolly. Dolly is an average adult Finn Dorset sheep. Actually, Dolly is an exact replica of an average adult Finn Dorset sheep. So what is the problem here? Who cares if some sheep was cloned? The Church says that God created the sheep, and all other life, individually. By making a copy, that individualism is violated.

This does not seem too important when you are dealing with sheep, and it probably is not. The next step, however, may be a problem. The individuality of a sheep is not very important to most people. The uniqueness of a human is much more

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