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ben2974
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6/29/2015 9:55:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Are there are any arguments against human cloning that do not engage in emotional appeals?
Gmork
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6/29/2015 11:37:14 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/29/2015 9:55:13 AM, ben2974 wrote:
Are there are any arguments against human cloning that do not engage in emotional appeals?

Legal issues:
Is the clone a person or property?
Does the clone have the same legal identity as the subject? For example, does the clone retain assets or debt accrued by the subject?
Does the clone have rights, if the clone's existence was entirely to be harvested for organs by the subject?
JMcKinley
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6/29/2015 12:41:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The cloning of a mature adult creating an infant is not ethical given the serious health complications that child will endure due to its DNA already being old and frayed at the ends (literally).

If these health effects did not exist or if there was a way to prevent or eliminate them, and if the child was born with all the legal rights that the rest of us have, then I don't see any problem with human cloning.

Some sort of regulation structure may be required to prevent genetic bottlenecks and the like should human cloning ever become common practice.