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I feel this way because cloning has many health benefits. Such as, cloning can be used to clone failing organs to replace old, or damaged ones. Also, by cloning a child from a single parent hereditary diseases could be averted.
Additionally, cloning can be used to advance medical research. Using the process of cloning scientists could clone diseased cells and genes. By doing this scientists could have a large supply of specimens to test with no effects to a patient.
These reasons and more lead me to believe that cloning is a process that could benefit the world.
I see no problem with duplicating cars, shirts, etc., but when you start to duplicate living things, you step into the Lord's territory. As a Christian, I find that completely wrong.
Next, anything cloned won't live as long. That's a fact. Before banned, cloned animals died early; as well, they were sickly and weak. Is that want you want? Instead of a donor organ, a cloned organ that last half--or less--as long? And while cloning a child from a single parent may get rid of hereditary diseases, the child will look exactly like the parent. We don't want a boring world where you look just like your mom or dad. Seriously. Again, the child would be weak and get sick a lot. That's not a good life, if you can call it one.
Cloning animals is bad enough. But cloning humans is even more inhumane, inhuman, and blasphemous. These are only a few of the reasons that lead me to believe that cloning is not a good way to gain knowledge for the world.
Also, cloning is not what some people think it is. Cloning does not create an exact duplicate of the person. Instead it creates a person who looks the same on the outside but clones would have different experiences than their counterparts. So they would be different people.
Additionally, cloning of a child from a single parent I do not believe will be widely used. Instead some parents might choose to have a clone because they have a known hereditary disease.
In conclusion I would like to state that cloning is not perfect. I know that. But with help it could be a process that could help change the world for the better.
First of all, I would like to point out that I never said scientists wanted to use cloning as a form of reproduction. I have researched cloning on my own, and know that they think there will be enough humans in the future.
Second, skipping to the "cloning is not what some people think it is," comment. I know it does not make an exact copy. You cannot transfer one's memories into another. But how would it be for a child to grow up to look exactly like the parent--different experiences or not? Then, when Aunt Sally prattles on about, "Oh, you look just like your mother!", she's not kidding. I know every person is different. I have a twin sister, and we're extremely different for all our similarities.
Thirdly, going back to my comment on blasphemous, creating people is what our Lord does, and people have no right to step into that territory. It completely goes against my ethical standards, which I will not abandon. And I am not saying it is the only reason cloning a "homo sapien", as scientists call us, is religiously wrong. Another point is people would think they are God's level, creating clones.
I disagree with it being helped to improve. I don't think cloning could or should ever be a normal process. And the reason that scientists think cloning a human now is unethical now is because the clone would be terrible. Possibly misshapen, short lifespan, ill, etc. But if they could fix that, they would not find it unethical anymore. The low success rate may be a warning sign. And about having a cloned child, many hereditary diseases can be fixed, or at the least controlled.
All in all, weighing benefits and downs, I believe cloning is not a process that should be brought back. It was banned due to the continuously low success rate, and should not be brought back. People are not to be chemically made by scientists. That is not how it goes. I am led to believe that before we start cloning, we should exhaust all other possibilities, especially in the medical world.
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