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Is Human Cloning Ethical in Your Beliefs

brontoraptor
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1/29/2016 7:55:12 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
Genetic Cloning

At one time the cloning of a human being was the stuff of fiction movies; that was until 1996 when Dolly the sheep became the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer. Since then, further research has made genetic human cloning a very real prospect, prompting huge debate over whether man is going too far in trying to play God. What"s your take on interfering with Mother Nature?
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dhardage
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1/29/2016 8:22:10 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 7:55:12 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Genetic Cloning


At one time the cloning of a human being was the stuff of fiction movies; that was until 1996 when Dolly the sheep became the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer. Since then, further research has made genetic human cloning a very real prospect, prompting huge debate over whether man is going too far in trying to play God. What"s your take on interfering with Mother Nature?

We started interfering with nature when the first primitive found that certain leaves placed on wounds would help cure them. Second, do you mean therapeutic cloning or reproductive cloning?
Geogeer
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1/29/2016 8:31:21 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 7:55:12 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Genetic Cloning


At one time the cloning of a human being was the stuff of fiction movies; that was until 1996 when Dolly the sheep became the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer. Since then, further research has made genetic human cloning a very real prospect, prompting huge debate over whether man is going too far in trying to play God. What"s your take on interfering with Mother Nature?

No it is not ethical because you are treating human life as an object which is slavery.
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1/29/2016 8:33:39 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 7:55:12 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Genetic Cloning


At one time the cloning of a human being was the stuff of fiction movies; that was until 1996 when Dolly the sheep became the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer. Since then, further research has made genetic human cloning a very real prospect, prompting huge debate over whether man is going too far in trying to play God. What"s your take on interfering with Mother Nature?

I think it's a bad idea to start cloning humans.
brontoraptor
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1/29/2016 8:45:39 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 8:22:10 PM, dhardage wrote:
At 1/29/2016 7:55:12 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Genetic Cloning


At one time the cloning of a human being was the stuff of fiction movies; that was until 1996 when Dolly the sheep became the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer. Since then, further research has made genetic human cloning a very real prospect, prompting huge debate over whether man is going too far in trying to play God. What"s your take on interfering with Mother Nature?

We started interfering with nature when the first primitive found that certain leaves placed on wounds would help cure them. Second, do you mean therapeutic cloning or reproductive cloning?

Either, but I had reproductive in mind.
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dhardage
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1/29/2016 8:53:54 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 8:45:39 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 1/29/2016 8:22:10 PM, dhardage wrote:
At 1/29/2016 7:55:12 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Genetic Cloning


At one time the cloning of a human being was the stuff of fiction movies; that was until 1996 when Dolly the sheep became the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer. Since then, further research has made genetic human cloning a very real prospect, prompting huge debate over whether man is going too far in trying to play God. What"s your take on interfering with Mother Nature?

We started interfering with nature when the first primitive found that certain leaves placed on wounds would help cure them. Second, do you mean therapeutic cloning or reproductive cloning?

Either, but I had reproductive in mind.

Like most things, there is a situational component to be considered. If a couple cannot have a child through any other means, then a clone would be a viable alternative if it were possible. Despite movies like 'The Boys From Brazil' and 'Multiplicity', you cannot create and exact duplicate of yourself, you can only generate a child with your exact DNA match. This removes the silly idea of having multiple copies running around. The ethics of such an act should be the same as producing a child in vitro from parents' reproductive cells, IMO.

Therapeutic cloning is an entirely different animal. If a doctor could clone a new liver for someone who suffered from hepatitis, a new heart, a pair of lungs unravaged by tuberculosis, then I'd say go ahead. It would save numerous lives and reduce the need for drugs currently used by transplantees to suppress their immune systems. The organs would be their own and their bodies would not react to fight against them as they would not be detected as intruders.
DPMartin
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1/29/2016 9:54:34 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
No body is playing God, nor interfering with the nature of things. The means to give the life one life form has to another, isn"t interfering with anything. Everything on the planet that is alive, lives and gives the life it has to another.

Now man finding ways to do the same without traditional, or methods already in place, before there was man, is nothing more then copying what has been done before.

Ethical/unethical? Na, not an issue, it"s in who"s hands it is given that maybe unethical.