Clones would be very useful as a supply of spare parts for humans. Clones should be created as a replacement source for kidneys, hearts, livers, etc. Clones would have no human rights as they wouldn't be true humans; they would be creations of humanity. It would be imperative that they be kept separate from humanity to prevent the cross contamination of their genes. Clones are essential to future human life.
Cloning can let couples unable to reproduce have a child related to them if they so not want to adopt a child. 16% of the world is Atheist. That means 435858652 people are. If the only reason people do not agree are religious reasons, that is very large number who wouldn't agree. Also, cloning can help medically by cloning damaged tissue and replacing it.
I believe that human cloning should be legalized only for medical reasons. I believe that the original humans would be able to receive organs from clones. For example: the original humans liver fails they could get a replacement from their clone. That is the only reason why I think human cloning should be legalized.
It Should be legal, but strictly controlled by the government/UN. As long as the clones would have full rights and the person they had been cloned from gave permission, I can't find a moral issue.
I do think that it should be legal to clone human beings, with the person's permission. I know there are times that I need fourteen of me running around to get everything done. On the opposite hand, having more people around could just cause more problems. And, we don't need help with reproducing more people, because we do enough of that on our own.
The benefits human cloning could bring to the medicinal world are staggering, and for that reason alone I think we as a race should pursue the idea. After all, we - human beings - got to where we are now by pushing boundaries and doing the unethical. There are negatives to cloning, and to suggest that there are no negatives would be to render your own argument invalid. However as long as it is used appropriately and it is not abused I can see no real reason for not doing so. For example, the possibility of living in a cancer-free world surely outweighs the possibility of losing one's identity, which would certainly be made illegal anyway.
A clone of a human being would not be a copy of a person, but simply a genetic twin: a biological blueprint executed under different conditions, and most likely producing somewhat different results, due to environmental factors. How is this immoral? Provided the procedure is known to be safe and reliable, and does not produce any significantly enhanced risks of medical complications for the clone, there is no rational issue to condone making it illegal.
People were made as unique individuals for a reason. When cloned, they differ from the original person. It's just creepy to think that people would believe that it's a good idea to clone humans. It would be a completely different person. It would only look the same. Cloning is not right by any means.
If cloning human beings leads to cures for diseases, serious conditions or disabilities/illnesses that effect one's quality of life to a large degree than I support it. I do not support cloning human beings for superficial reasons, or purposes that have already been sufficiently addressed by other means. The cloning of human beings is a serious undertaking that should not be done cavalierly or unnecessarily. I believe that there should be a governing body that approves all incidents of cloning. And, there should be policies and procedures put into place to make sure that the whole process is as ethical and humane as possible. A need for the cloning should be sufficiently proven before permission is granted.
Now, for this question there are all kinds of moral ambiguities that can't necessarily be addressed in such a small paragraph. Legally, yes, cloning of humans should be allowed. Morally? Not so sure why anybody would want to create a human being artificially, except for use and disposal of human parts to create perfect donor matches. Morally, I am not sure I agree with that.
The art of cloning can be used under governance of the regulated bodies in medicine to help people in replacing organs lost in accidents or disease.
Cloning of humans can help save lives. I agree with the topic because cloning human organs could save lives. If a person clones her heart at the age of 18, by the time she is 40, her cloned heart will be fully grown. Then, if that person needed a heart transplant later on in life, she would have a fully grown "spare" heart that would function perfectly with her own body. This process could save people who would otherwise die of heart disease.
It should be allowed, but not for all people. It is for giving people another chance at life. If god is the only one who can make people why do we have children? What if you were going to die and you had a clone, could you have an organ transplant? Although it is risky it needs more of an explanation. We have cloned sheep before haven't we? If god gave us our brain to discover things and we discovered cloning is it really our fault for him making like us? No it's not.
There's nothing better then to have a twin because that's what cloning kind of is. Seeing yourself grow. That will be an amazing experiment. Cloning could be used for medical research. To study diseases. Even though there are some negative reasons for cloning but overall I believe that cloning should be legal.
Nothing bad can come from cloning somebody. In any case, I support the idea of cloning tissues and organs completely. Gay and lesbian couples can use cloning to their advantage when it comes to producing a baby that is biologically theirs, rather than having to adopt a baby. Also, it can be used to virtually eliminate many inherited diseases.
Nothing bad can come from cloning somebody. In any case I support the idea of cloning tissues and organs completely. Gay and lesbian couples can use cloning to their advantage when it comes to producing a baby that is biologically theirs, rather than having to adopt a baby. Also it can be used to virtually eliminate many inherited diseases.
However, I agree for cloning organs, tissue etc. These are medical necessities and cannot be easily replaced. However, I believe cloning new people is not a great idea. Firstly, it would be pointless to produce a fresh person when you could simply have the real deal or having a famous person revived as he/she would have a blank slate and wouldn't go about rallying people from the moment they can speak. Also, if we could clone, what's stopping corrupt dictators/leaders from breeding a superhuman, then cloning millions of them to fight in battles? War would be unbalanced, unfair, we would have an utilitarian world filled with bullet holes. Besides that, cloning people to be killed in war is more or less murdering innocent people for the sake of a war-crazed madman. If you have read Anthony Horowitz's "Point Blanc", then you would understand that a person with connections and the ability to clone could potentially overtake a country with time. If we breed clones like cattle, would they be human beings anymore? Would they be entitled to human rights, even though they are carbon copies of us? Even if we do not educate them directly, they will still think, reason and understand and maybe even plot to overthrow us. So there goes that idea. All-in-all, I think that human tissue cloning is a fine idea itself, but cloning entire people has several extreme problems, both ethical and logical, that make it a bad idea.
The medical advantages are too good to back down from. If we backed down we would lose so many medical and technological possibilities. You do not need to clone whole humans, also the clone would have new experiences making it its own individual. As for the thought of idealized breeding / genetic engineering, people can do that without cloning and even then a super-human is still super-natural and impossible beyond the laws that nature and evolution has provided.
Cloning would be very useful for medical reasons such as getting an organ donor if a patient needs an organ the doctors could clone him/her and get the organ from the clone. The doctors could just could clone a human and test their product on the clone.
If a person needed to be in more then one place at a time a clone could take one of the jobs and do it for him/her.If you cloned yourself you could live forever.
We could grow clones and treat them like any other cattle and not teach them nothing. This would bring them back to their animal instincts. They would not know anything about the outside world. They would just be a "pig" ready for slaughter. We do this to other animals to get what we want so why not do this to humans?
Some of you think clones will be like the original person. You are wrong, the clone will have its own memories. And for those who think that we will be playing god, we do that every day! We make nuclear energy, we fly (it used to be thought that only angels could fly). Cloning a person is just like having sex and bringing a child into this world, so now having a family is playing god. Ill let you dwell on that!
I agree with the topic because cloning human organs could save lives. If a person clones her heart at the age of 18, by the time she is 40, her cloned heart will be fully grown. Then, if that person needed a heart transplant later on in life, she would have a fully grown "spare" heart that would function perfectly with her own body. This process could save people who would otherwise die of heart disease.
I have to do a paper about cloning and how it should be allowed and this is what I came up with. Cloning humans will mean that we will have a replacement source for organs and tissue. We could also find many more cures for diseases like heart disease and cancer! We could discover more about our body we didn’t know. For instance we could see how else some organs work for other purposes. These are just some of the many reasons we should allow cloning.
The only thing I have to say is that, permission and its your body so I don't care. People will choose the cloning process if they decide to have the surgery. I am in high school and now learning it. Cloning seem interesting but I do hope i can be able to produce children if not, i am going to adopt/
Cloning is a touchy subject, but if cloning was allowed in a controlled environment, we would be able to conduct research that would revolutionize our lives. We would be able to conduct research that has the potential to end most diseases, physical ailments, and much more. The possibilities would literally be endless.
I believe it should be legal because of AMD CPU's. With AMD creating these clones they make the world happy. When the world is happy with people implanted with AMD CPU's in humans it will be much better. AMD is the best in the world because it is. The end.
I dont think that if we can clone animals then we cant clone humans. Obviously we would need that persons concent but other than that i would have no problem with cloning. Why can animals be cloned but not us. Its unfair and wrong. In my opinion. Every one has and opinion and that is mine. If you dont agree then that is fine and your opinion.
Cloning humans should be legal as long as they are not treated like livestock. If they are treated like human beings and have lives like human beings then it would not be very bad. Besides you could clone human stem cells and create new organs for people so people don't die because they can't get a critically needed liver or heart or any other organ. I don't think religion is bad or anything but we should not let religion influence science or politics.
Cloning should be legal because it could help us find out more about the human race. Also cloning people could be important if we were to go at war because if we clone more people we could have those cloned people in the war,that way real people don't get hurt in the war and also we would have more people in the war.
There has been a series of arguements towards cloning being wrong especially with the harvesting of organs being involved. This is assuming that we clone the entire body, why not leave out the brain and send the electrical impulses responsible for breathing and keeping the heart beating? At the same time though, we do need to have some laws that prohibit certain things, such as growing a clone with a mind, this would cause a whole new level of problems.
We don't need to clone whole humans, we only have to clone the organs, but if a baby died, you could clone it, and have a new baby with the exact same genetic coding, so it would be like you only had one, although, you would still know that there is one child that never, truly raised
It should be legalised as it would benefit the human race and prolong life (which is a good thing by the way). And they don't just clone another human, they can clone a similar animal (such as a pig with similar organs) and harvest those organs if something goes wrong with you. I say yes to this being legalised! It would benefit us greatly.
Many people believe that cloning should happen because it will help us produce organs and other body parts to use for surgeries and other such things, but in reality cloned humans could not be harvested anyway, the organs would be too young and could not properly adapt to the human body. Cloning should be legal because what if someone who has not had time to have a family before they die of unforeseen circumstances such as an outbreak of another flu, who is carrying on their legacy. If someone dies with lots of money and no family, the money goes to the government, SCREW THE GOVERNMENT!
I have no problem with cloning certain body parts that are failing in a human being. This can be procured in a lab at this point, and there is no need to clone an entire human being. There wont be any organ rejection if you clone that persons liver, kidney, stomach, lung, etc. Cloning a whole person is a completely different story though, and I believe it is just ethically wrong. Would this person have any rights, or would they be owned by the company that created them? Monsanto creates GMO products, and claims ownership to them even if their invasive GMO's invade natural unmodified crops which they will then sue them for using their seeds, even though they were unwanted to begin with. Would that be done with humans? Could a company like Monsanto say that they "own" a human being?
I have no problem with cloning certain body parts that are failing in a human being. This can be procured in a lab at this point. There wont be any organ rejection if you clone that persons liver, kidney, stomach, lung, etc. Cloning a whole person is a completely different story though, and I believe it is just ethically wrong. Would this person have any rights, or would they be owned by the company that created them? Monsanto creates GMO products, and claims ownership to them even if their invasive GMO's invade natural unmodified crops which they will then sue them for using their seeds, even though they were unwanted to begin with. Would that be done with humans? Could a company like Monsanto say that they "own" a human being?
Our advancements as a race are restricted by the fact we die, imagine how much knowledge and experience we could achieve in multiple lifetimes. By having the ability to clone your own body and do a brain transplant we could live forever. Even possible to preserve the brain after death for future resurrection.
If someone sick has a disease and needs treatment, if you were able to clone that person and the diseased cells in them you would be able to manipulate those cells so that you could eventually find a cure. This would help doctors with research by having access to cloning of humans and it would also save many lives in the future. Also, by cloning people with rare blood types, you are able to clone the blood and restock the blood banks for the other blood.
Seriously though, this doesn't have a thing to do with religion at all. Think of all the lives that could be saved with therapeutic cloning. People needing organ transplants would no longer have to worry about dying while waiting for organs that are compatible and disease free. Tl:dr don't be such a casual, use your brain. God gave you one, use it!
Think of all the possibilities that human cloning could bring. For instance, growing stem cells to replace cancerous cells. I don't support mass numbers of cloned human beings walking around, but for special circumstances, I don't see why it shouldn't happen. I realize that the concept of cloning a human is perhaps unnerving, but when thinking about the possible benefits, I think the good certainly outweighs the bad.
There is a long wait on organs. If we legalise it, there would be less deaths in the world. There are obviously ethical issues to be considered but people need to look at the big picture. Legalising human organ cloning could consequently have a positive global, individual and social effect
Advances in reproductive cloning ensure that future clones live without defect. Also, cloning outstanding individuals like Albert Einstein or Leonardo da Vinci will lead to accelerated technological advancement that may well save humanity from the suffocating grips of overpopulation,pollution, and dwindling natural resources be it space-faring or terraforming technologies. The most noticeable and immediate effect of legalization would be giving the disabled a second chance at life which shouldn't raise ethical concerns for this will just be cloning single parts (therapeutic cloning).
I firmly believe cloning is the wave of the future, but for a very specific set of circumstances. Individuals should be able to undergo cloning strictly for medical purposes; organ transplants, loss of limb, major accidents, etc.
To clone human beings for the sake of cloning, will not only cause overpopulation, but will eventually cause artificial selection where people are making their own offspring and creating individuals to live longer and be potentially harmful to human existence.
There needs to be strict limitations and clear purpose.
At the moment we have to wait for someone to donate an organ. If cloning becomes legal we can just clone an organ from our own cell and the chances of rejection of the organ will be minimum. We can also save the cost of the organ i.e. we dont have to pay the donor a huge amount of money. It will also stop the trading of organs as there will be no huge demand of organs. So its beneficial and will save many lives.
People who are without the proper equipment to get pregnant can get the adequate help needed to actually start a family of their own. Their private lives should not be placed out in the public arena. If the argument against is simply a sin should not the people judging consider themselves to be sinning also. He that is without sin cast the first stone!
If we can can clone ourselves to harvest the organs when ours go bad this would be a good thing. Maybe we can extend life this way and reduce or eliminate the organ rejection problems. If would be nice to at least eliminate the disease problems all of us face in our lifetimes as this would be one less problem to deal with.
Maybe eventually we could eliminate death this way also and really begin to explore humanities full potential over a long span of time as a result of the cloning process. Imagine space exploration possibilities by extending life this way.
It should be legal.
We could clone humans and transplant body parts with no rejection. The only problem is would we class the clones as humans and would they receive human rights meaning are we even allowed to use them for spare parts? So at the end of the day it would be extremely beneficial for us but quite cruel to just clone people for parts, they would be human too.
Human cloning can improve the parent-child relationship. Raising a clone would be like having a child with an instruction manual. You would have a head start on the needs and talents of your child. We are not saying that a clone would be a carbon copy with no individuality. Our talents and desires are genetic, developmental, and environmental. We would have a head start on understanding the genetic component of a cloned child.
For one my eyes are bleeding, mostly from the no answers but from some of the yes one's as well. There are so many myths and scared uneducated people out there. Cloning in the movies is not possible. There is no magic accelerated process. Whatever you clone has to go through it's regular cycle. For instance a human would have to stay in a womb for 9 months, be born a baby, and grow up to an adult. For 50 years they have tried to create an artificial womb and can't, so all the movies that depict growing a human in a capsule are out. All the movies showing you can get an adult clone in hours or days or moths.. Out. Next, the clone would be more like your much younger twin. It may have your exact genetic code, but because as it grows up certain processes will turn on and off slightly differently you will just be very close in resemblence.. Not exactly perfectly the same. Like sexually made normally born indentical twins. In fact that is natures clone. A sperm and egg join.. That becomes a one cell embryo with two halves of the DNA puzzle.. It divides.. And again and agine.. So say you have this 16 cell embryo.. All the cells have the same information and it's on it's way to being a person... Oooops it broke in half... 9 months later identical twin are hopefully born.. Natures cloning. So all of you who are educationally challenged who watch too much sci fi and play too many video games.. Clones will never be used as organ warehouses, the minute a clone baby is born it is a person, a US citizen with rights and protections under the constitution just like any other baby. The moderated question was on humans.. I think making it legal is fine and dandy but it's a step toward what we need.. Not the final answer. Someone kinda tried to point it out.. Why clone.. We already have food shortages.. Place to live shortages.. Creating clones would cause a burden. Doing cloning research so we have the ability to use specialized cloned cells to repair genetic defects, regrow damaged organs.. Grow an entire organ using the donor's own cells to grow an organ with their own DNA will drop rejection to 0. Using cloning research to help couples that are having trouble having children.. There are so many good things that can come from this technology. Not to mention, if we stay hidden and scared other countries are just going to keep going and leapfrog us. AND what research IS done here in secret will be more likely to be used for black market organ industry. Open sharing of research and open cooperation is what keeps research safe, verifiable, and accountable and it speeds the breaking of discovery. Thanks to the religious backgrounds of our government and our 'leaders' they keep this topic repressed.
My cells, I get to control what I do with it. If Western countries don't allow it, then scientists are simply going to perform the experiment in another country, like China, that welcomes scientific knowledge, and would love to acquire Western scientists. Restrictions on genetic technology is actually holding us back and potentially allowing other countries to leapfrog us. And since cloning technology exists, you can't stop people trying it in secret even if you make the process illegal. Should the technique produce useful applications, then bet on a black market for whatever comes out of the research.
Cloning could help get people transplants faster than waiting for a donor. It also could give couples that can't adopt or have children of their own a chance to have a child. Or if a couple does have a child and something happens cloning could save that child's life, right.
Science is the future, and cloning humans would be a milestone in scientific advancement, besides all the crap pro-lifers go on about it being created by God, there is no convincing reason why such a thing should not occur. There are more benefits without much cost. Face it, there is no God, and it is irritating when people use it in an argument, cloning is the future, don't prevent that.
I believe that cloning should be allowed, but only therapeutic cloning. The reason for this is that the risks carried with reproductive cloning such as diseases and deformities outweigh the benefits of reproductive cloning. On the other hand therapeutic cloning could be a huge leap for science and a huge leap for mankind. This is because of the fact that therapeutic cloning can reproduce organs, tissue and even cure problems that cannot be cured naturally. For example you could take a person with a spinal cord injury and inject stem cells into his spine. From there the stem cells would take on the characteristics of a spinal cord cell and basically allow the person to walk again. Another fact is that you could clone body parts or organs that can replace the current ones if you were ever to get injured in any way. If your heart had a problem, you could easily replace it with a heart you had cloned ten years earlier. This is very beneficial to patients who need transplants as they will not need to go through all the trouble of looking for a compatible donor(this could take months).
Once the capability is recognized, the human race should utilize the technology and begin the cloning of humans. There are several reasons why I believe clones would be an overall positive idea/action. First, many scientists believe that with the help of cloning and cloning knowledge, they may be able to treat victims of heart attacks. This is important because heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Scientist could help fix the problem of heart disease by cloning healthy parts of patients’ heart cells and replacing them into affected areas of the heart. Next, damaged organs or tissues could be replaced by embryonic stem cells being created. Also, cloning humans may lead to less sickness. It could lead to less sickness because scientist could clone less defective genes within humans. This would be excellent because the average human has 6-8 defective genes. With cloning, infertile humans could have children; hence, leading to happiness, enjoyment, and a life pleasure. In addition to the children idea, older women more likely to have a child with down syndrome could avoid the risk by cloning. Another essential aspect in cloning is reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries. Cloning would allow patients like amputees to obtain limbs. Cloning would also allow scientist to manufacture cartilage, connective tissue, or even bone. Different cartilage and connective tissue would allow patients involved in severe accidents to acquire a new face/better appearance through a more safe surgery. This is because of the familiarity of human components rather than unnatural manufactured silicon. Furthermore, cloning could allow transplants for people with liver failure or kidney failure. The last positive in regards to medical benefits through cloning would be the reduction of cancer by the replacement of affected cells. In sum, cloning would be an appropriate practice. I feel this way because scientist would be perpetually eliminating human imperfections.
Cloning should be legal because it can lead to scientific breakthroughs and help discover cures for diseases. People with unborn siblings could experience how it would be like to have a sibling. Beloved people can be brought back. If parents were to raise a clone they would be able to have a guide to parenting and would inevitably raise a great person into society.
Cloning a human or animals for that matter can be extremely beneficial to the human race and other living creatures in the world. As said before there should be limits on what happens; we shouldn't be making a bunch of humans to be a workforce and we shouldn't just make new people to just have an organ farm. Instead we can benefical reasons, for example, we can take the DNA of extinct animals and make them non-extinct and repopulate their population. We can also clone farm animals such as pigs and cows so that we can harvest them for food and then animals like pigs, which have organs close to a human, after we harvest them for the food that they serve for we can keep the organs so that we can have transplants, so that we are not wasting any of our natural resources. This will please people like the animals rights activists because technically they aren't real animals, they're biologically engineered animals.
With limits. Obviously there would have to be laws-- creating a clone solely to harvest organs is wrong, just like those parents that have kids naturally in order to provide a donor for a sick child are wrong. But a clone is essentially an identical twin of a different age-- just like identical twins, he would be genetically the same but would have a different personality due to nurture. A clone still would have to be gestational, and wouldn't really be any less human than the original. It would essentially be another form of inducing fertility. And while people worry that it could lead to a stifling of genetic diversity, it could actually open the door to increasing human diversity, in the sense that, from old , but well preserved remains, we could bring back into the human gene pool groups of people/races long lost to time/war/etc. Generically speaking you could revive lost civilizations (although obviously not in a practicable way, as civilization is a product of time and space), thereby increasing the human genetic footprint. I think that would be cool, and ultimately beneficial to the species (plus just interesting--I believe DNA survives for several thousand years, so in theory if you ever wondered what king Tut looked like, this is your chance to find out). I also don't think the ethical issues are as salient as people suggest: a clone is still a separate person w a separate personality and identity. Why would you treat them any differently than you would an identical twin, or as you would an individual begotten through "artificial" (aka not old school conception methods) means? In that sense, clones are only "different" if we decide they are "different." Rationally, clones are thinking people no different from non-cloned people. Society could easily recognize this fact, and act accordingly. My caveat to my support is that the tech needs to progress further before we try it. Right now the failure rate is high (thus begging the question as to what to do with "failed" copies), and there are still some issues regarding cloned individuals increased susceptibility to generic illness that would need to be worked out.
It can be used to cure cancer, bring back loved ones and be a permanent solution for the ever increasing demand for organ donors. People say that people like Hitler can be cloned. I agree with them, but I do not agree that, the cloning of Hitler would be evil.
I believe that cloning is not a right thing because every religion is against it and also we are not God. God is the only one that can create humans. THIS IS A SIN. But people think that what they are doing is nothing and that there is nothing wrong with what's happening.
cloning is wrong! god made each an every one of us unique in our own way. if we clone then that defeats the purpose!!! lets just stick to cloning animals not peoiple! its wrong! if one day we do end up cloning people then we have to treat them like there own individuals not like some cattle or livestalk that we grew on some farm somewhere!you people are sick! just because its a clone doesnt mean that it doesnt have feelings or knows what pain is. if we did clone and put poeple on farms then for one, how would we be able to tell who from who? how would we treat them? the human body has evolved to fit todays life, putting them on farms would that would basically be sending them back to the stone age! they wouldnt know how to talk or comunicate, they would all die! its wrong and compleatly against everything holy in my eyes.
Cloning humans is very wrong. I am absolutly appalled by some of the reasons that people use to support cloning. One reason would be is they can be used as organ donars. That is a terrible reason because that clone is a human being too. Imagine having kids just so they could be used as spare body parts. Doesn't seem so great now when you think about like that now, does it?
I know that Sience is growing fast and helping the manding BUT......... We can not PLAY GOD. Clonation is too much and I thing that this process is dangerous and with no moral at all. We are nobody to PLAY with the life of human beings
I am opposed to efforts to clone humans. Most world religions teach that while everything created ultimately has its source in God, there is a special aspect to human creatures called the soul or the spirit which is not found in plants or animals. Only God can give this particular kind of spiritual life to a being. Therefore a human who was cloned might be genetically identical, but would lack a spiritual nature, making the resultant creature less than truly human. We should not overreach our boundaries as created beings and seek to play God in that way.
Every person is unique and an individual, if cloning humans was made legal, children could grow up not knowing if they were cloned and are just there to replace someone else, and what if the clone comes out with a disability, would they just be killed because they're not exactly like the person they were cloned from?? Clones are still people too!
A cloned body-part is understandable, it could replace silicone used in cosmetic surgery, it could eliminate using transplants, genetic diseases could be cured, and defective genes could be replaced, and nerves could be regrown, amputees could have their limbs grown back, spinal cords could be regrown for quadriplegics, the point is, is that it could help us with many medical issues. But cloning humans, is not. The cloned human does not necessarily have the same looks or personality. Also, in the world, there are already many people, and thousands of people die everyday, whether it's a car crash, a war, diseases, so many people would want to have their lost family member cloned, that's great and understandable, but ther are also many people who are born everyday, China already has problems with too many people, think about every place just as crouded and poplulated, this would cause many problems, too much polution, more people would go hungry and poor.
While there are many supporters of cloning humans, I am not one of them. I think having more than one person walking around with the same DNA is just a recipe for trouble. I have no problem with researchers using cloning to duplicate cells, but I do not think an entirely separate human being should be created.
When you clone a human, the clone will never end up like the original individual. There will be differences, there is no way around them. People will have different interests, personalities, and preferences.
I think that cloning humans is not good because if scientists clone a person with heart disease, then the clone is going to have the same disease. For example, if scientists clone a person that has ADHD, HIV, AIDS, or anything of the sort, then that person is going to have the same problem in their body or mind.
Humans should not be made by science, they should be made by man and woman. It is messing with nature to make a living thing in a test tube instead of man and woman. There are also social aspects that are very bad, people could clone purely for labor reasons, like dirty jobs, or people to serve in armed forces.
No; it is a threat to mankind's gene-pool; bio-diversity is what has brought us to this juncture in history. Genetic variation is the chief defense our species has against an uncertain future. If we strip ourselves of it, even a little bit, is to endanger our species to no end.
The chances of climes not haveing the rights regular people do is pretty high. And many people would try to use them as "spare parts" if you read the left column to this, which is disgusting. On that note, cloneing specific parts would be alright. Just not a whole human who thinks and feels for itself.
Cloning humans is very wrong. I am absolutely appalled by some of the reasons that people use to support cloning. One reason would be is they can be used as organ donors. That is a terrible reason because that clone is a human being too. Imagine having kids just so they could be used as spare body parts. Doesn't seem so great now when you think about like that now, does it?
The clone was never destined to be made. The clone would have many medical issues age quickly. I've been studying cloning for a school project, and I have discovered that there would be many draw-backs to cloning humans. When it came to Dolly, there was over 100 attempts before she was formed, and even then she had many medical problems and she aged quickly. There is no way of making a perfect healthy Identical living being, we should only have other people made in the closest to natural to natural ways, which is through sex. And the only identical things should be twins.
It should be illegal, because it is prohibited in many regions and by many religions. I agree that it is your own opinion, but it also for the government to know the best choice for its own country. If it was it would not face or be against religious and social problems and also ethical problems in the community.
Some people say that gays and lesbians could biologically create a child and they wouldn't have to adopt but why not adopt? You are giving someone a home and family! Why create just another human on this earth! Children need (a) adopted parent(s) why not help them. Is it just because you're selfish?
When you clone somebody, they won't act the same as the person that was cloned. They will look the same but they are a totally different person that God never meant to create. Not only will clones be looked down upon but the human race is trying to take over God's job. That's just wrong. Let God do the making and we do the living. We don't rule our lives so why try to rule someone the lives of others?
When we create life in a test-tube, how important will you become when it's much easier to breed workers and intellectuals? How much will you be cared about when some can be made genetically superior, when us normal people become the minority and the spliced ones become the majority? Such a future is a most probable outcome as the clones strive to become accepted in society. When cloning becomes legal so will genetic modification of fetuses. That, in my opinion, is a scary future.
Cloning organs would obviously be a huge medical step towards finding the cure to many diseases and possibly saving many lives. Cloning human beings would create an new race of people that we would consider as subhuman. Regardless of whether clones would have emotions and personalities, there is the possibility of a new form of racism emerging with this new technology, leading to another era of slavery or massive drone/clone armies. Either way this could have really bad effects on the world in the long term; its safer and wiser to pass up this opportunity.
However, I agree for cloning organs, tissue etc. These are medical necessities and cannot be easily replaced.
However, I believe cloning new people is not a great idea.
Firstly, it would be pointless to produce a fresh person when you could simply have the real deal or having a famous person revived as he/she would have a blank slate and wouldn't go about rallying people from the moment they can speak.
Also, if we could clone, what's stopping corrupt dictators/leaders from breeding a superhuman, then cloning millions of them to fight in battles? War would be unbalanced, unfair, we would have an utilitarian world filled with bullet holes. Besides that, cloning people to be killed in war is more or less murdering innocent people for the sake of a war-crazed madman.
If you have read Anthony Horowitz's "Point Blanc", then you would understand that a person with connections and the ability to clone could potentially overtake a country with time.
If we breed clones like cattle, would they be human beings anymore? Would they be entitled to human rights, even though they are carbon copies of us? Even if we do not educate them directly, they will still think, reason and understand and maybe even plot to overthrow us. So there goes that idea.
All-in-all, I think that human tissue cloning is a fine idea itself, but cloning entire people has several extreme problems, both ethical and logical, that make it a bad idea.
as you can see that human is different to each other. God makes us unique, special and different with others. However, if cloning happens, it will disrupt all great diversities. Re-think about fingerprints, faces, iris, and so on. No one shares the same traits. Even though cloning might be useful for us since our clones will share the same appearances with us, our clones won't share the same habits and characters with us. Moreover, they will have many 'un-normal' health problems inside them
Cloning other body parts is ok, because they can save lives but cloning a human isn't ethical! Every person is unique? Whats the meaning of cloning another YOU? By the way, we already have enough people on Earth. There are other cloning problems too. Do you think we can clone human of such a risk?
Whether we can make another human or not, we don't have right to make another human being. We are not God. Just like how we cannot kill another human being for no reason, or we all know what we have to do in the public, the right thing, this is ethical issue. Every human being has to do right thing at least, in an ethical way, because we are human beings.
Cloning should not be allowed yet because we have a lot more pressing matters. God doesn't really matter in this, we are tampering with nature, in which we have been doing for the past couple of centuries. The pressing matters we have is over-population and third world countries. It is also a very risky process as the success rate for humans is 0%. Even the first clone, it took 278 attempts before we got Dolly the sheep. We need to experiment without killing clones before we can make it legal.
How do you think the clone would feel?? Would it lead to discrimination? Maybe your thinking of a clone army, like on star wars, well I hate to break it to you, BUT ITS FICTION! Think about the hundreds of attempts scientists will have when they took nearly 300 when making Dolly the sheep!! This is so wrong, we all know about Frankenstein, this is awfully similar!!
God made us in his image, not for there to be 2-4 of us walking around. It could also be dangerous, in many ways. One could be terrorist, the other not, and you could be trusting the wrong king of person. (Like I said, it is not possible, but for animals maybe because they look like each other more than humans, so we can't say there are clones.) Even twins are not the same. The closest to this is being a twin, and not they look alike, different fingerprints, ideas, likeness, and not as smart. I don't need to worry, because it will never happen!!
Cloning is wrong, because if God wants you to come back then he would make you come back. Also if you want the clone for its body parts, yeah its a clone, but it has feelings to! Cloning is absolutely wrong. Your crazy if you think that cloning is wrong.
Cloning should not be legal because it's against some people's religion and is not acceptable i think that the people and society should leave it up to god, if he wanted clones to be made he would have had them here already for our us to use so leave it alone and let god handle this.
I dont believe this is the right thing to do for those reasons to the left. It will have many benifits like helping save thousands of thousands of people from many different illnesses, but will we really benifit from that in the future? I mean animals and trees and everything that keeps our human race alive, is depleting faster and faster because we need more and more of it. Less people = more chance of our race to survive longer.
I don't believe that cloning humans is right. I do however believe that it should be legal to clone organs or tissue directly from the human so that they shall not die. Cloning a full human is a obstruction of our rights and should not be allowed. This is what I think so don't judge, cause chef don't judge.
Cloning is just useless, we know that it can replicate DNA genetically identical. Cloning is a process of making organism identical and is used to prolonging life but when the time comes that you will die you eventually die. If you have GOD in your life, why clone people? It's ok if it is animal or plants but for God's sake! We are not GODS, we are just people. Please consider that we are made by GOD and only GOD can make us.
Cloning pushes the envelope in more ways than one. Just like scientist creating a black hole hoping to generate more energy, the cloning not only could be abused but overly liberal scientists could go far beyond horrors imagined today. What horrors you say? How about genetically enginered super solders, clones infected with diseases, clones intentionally used for biological warfare, etc. You don't think military powers wouldn't be using clone tecnology.
The population growth is another huge factor. There are already too many people on this planet. If we start cloning the poverty level in many countries will rise. People will live much longer, there will be more people, less food, and overall less economic resources. All of the very liberal people that support human cloning claim you will live longer and help those that are hurt, they often support environmental issues. More people means more destruction of the nature, more homes, more chemicals, etc. You can't support both and not be a hypocrite.
I am not entirely against cloning. I feel that if it could be used to grow say certain body parts for life saving benefits, especially in children and young adults then I am not entirely opposed. I do however oppose growing a clone person for harvesting. I am also against cloning parts for the old, say older than 55 or for cloning people because you lost someone.
Should we treat them as a whole new human being or someone that should belong to a country and a citizen? Do cloning people have rights to vote? The moral implications are big problems. And what the cloning people for? The population is already increasing so quickly. Also, many of the real human beings are still under food shortage. The cloning people come out they need food .
Cloning is just unethical in the first place because all you are going to do is destroy want ever you created. Only should humans be able to make humans not some scientists that extract a cell from who knows what then transfer it to a container, all bottled up no where to go not even made the way it was meant to be.
Human cloning should not be legal for it treats the person that is being cloned like God. Nobody has the right to just clone a human and to create and choose the way the clone looks and acts. Moreover, it can create many problems later in life. Most cloned animals die before they are even born, so what is the point?
One of my fears that I have had from young is that I am scared on TWINS!!!! So if there are a load of cloned humans running around the place its similar to my fear. In fact it is worse than twins also who knows what the dangers are. E.G. Say you clone people and their genetics are a type that can pick up diseases easily then why clone them just to make problems worse.
It can harm the clone, since we are identical, it is easier to get diseases, it is playing god, and more. Cloning allow man to tamper with human genetics which means that it can make a lot of undesirable traits, and more. It cause psychological distress to clone. The clone can also face a lot of discrimination.
I believe that cloning shouldnt be legal. God created us to be us, when he wants us to go be with him, why would we defy him by prolonging our life. Its inhumane and wrong. Its unethical and wrong. Please do not clone humans. ITs very wrong. I dont want it to happen
There is absolutely NO reason to clone a human being. The idea of cloning someone for 'parts' is disgusting. Body's and genetics can be cloned but personalities cannot, therefore the clone would be a living breathing DIFFERENT person. Doing this is like harvesting humans purely for their body parts or organs for someone else. This is essentially like deciding to have twins so one can be killed for its parts because the other one decided it wanted them. ITS JUST WRONG ON EVERY POSSIBLE LEVEL.
Hell nall because that is not right what if they do something wrong n they have the same finger prints as the person it was cloned from then y'all would have to try to figure who did it the clone or the real person, and it just might be a danger to society and man kind
It may be true that clones could be used like spare organs when ours cease to function. But how are you going to deal with the clones´ emotions. If we are able to replicate our organs, what exactly prevents us from creating consciousness as well. This would create a problem among society since many people around the world would try to protect their rights, just like there are organizations that protect animals´ rights. In time they would realize what´s happening and revolt. Unless you are able to create emotionless clones that really don´t move since they lack consciousness to do so. But if we are able to do that, then why don´t just we create only the organs needed in the first place. Instead of having to create clones.
Cloning is illegal whether in Islamic or Scientific ways. This is because GOD creates us uniquely. Why must we try to take over God's job? It's a SIN. What will happen to the clones if they die? Do they even die? If not, how would we balance the earth? Populations of humans in China already reach more than the max number. The Earth can collapse. The clones can even try to overtake the world. They have brains. They can think. Some may say they are for replacement of the dead. What?! They aren't the same person! How about the dead? Will the family forget the dead? NO! HELL NO! What if the clones give us some un-normal disease? What if we dont have the cure? The conclusion is we are going to be dead meat if clones really do exist. But I do agree with cloning parts of human organs (for medical issues since it can save many lives).
The most common supporting reason I am seeing is that it could help supply organs, but if you need organs, why not clone an organ, if cloning humans can be done so can organs, without having to tell this person that you created, "Sorry but we just made you for your body parts, not like it matters since you didn't exist before." How is that fair? The point of a clone is to be exactly the same as the original, meaning this person you are creating has feelings too and it certainly will not be right.
Only scientific community managed to clone human up to 100 cells or blastomere...Requires more eggs and black market could appear ....It is difficult to perform only one living Human embryo to full term pregnancy and neonatal...Let us help our people from Malaria and HIV/AIDS in state of wasting resources on uncertain cloning exercises
There are too many human beings in the world already; China has already had to ban having more than 1 child per married couple. Why should any other country have to do that? They shouldn't. How would you feel if you had to kill your child because there were too many people in the world?
With all of the issues that come along with animal cloning, just imagine all the issues with human cloning. It would be expensive and take a long time for a clone that will just have a bunch of health issues and die within ten years. This would be very unethical. This would be disrespecting mother nature. Just imagine a world full of clones. Take one virus and it can wipe out an entire population. Cloning is not the way to go yea it has medical benefits but it has more cons than pros.
To people who have lost someone important it could take away their grief. But the clone isn’t the same person as the one that died. Those clones may look alike but the clone would not remember the memories that the family may have made with them. It is great that scientists can clone the dead with a single strand of their DNA but the clone would be taking the dead’s identity. The dead wouldn’t be respected anymore since the clone has replaced the dead in the grieved people’s hearts. But it is not like if the scientists clone Beethoven, the clone would be able to compose a tenth symphony or be able to figure out physics equations like Albert Einstein did. The only thing clones do is take away the uniqueness of a human being. All of us are divergent in our own way. But clones have the exact same DNA as us. They also have the same characteristics as us so it’s like seeing our own reflection in the mirror every day. Except that the reflection talks and walks.
The creation of clones would cause the clones to be treated as livestock, not as people. If we create and raise them exclusively to obtain their organs, our "fellow man" is being mistreated. We should not be able to control them, what if said clone doesn't want to donate their organs?
I think that the benefits should be explored, psychological evaluations should conducted on the clones if it were ever to reach a more actionable state. Maybe in the future people will clone themselves instead of having kids so that will really live on through the generations. I think that this could go in many directions from here but more must be know before it becomes legal, because after all you can't pass specific laws without the specifics of cloning. All we really know about cloning comes theoretical/anecdotal evidence and star wars.
God made us all and if he wanted us to be twins he would have made us all twins. God is our creator and I believe that is the way it should be. I know science tries to show us different ways that they think would be best but as always I think God's way is best.
As I was saying, I disagree because of the number of people already in the world. Look at China, dozens upon dozens already exist there and we're thinking about adding more?! Maybe if we like start with animals but I don't think we are going to extinction.
As cool as cloning is, it is unnecessary for anything other than animals that are almost extinct right.
Human body parts can be cloned outside of the body. There is no use to have human clones just for the sake of taking away their body parts for our healthiness. Clones are like twins. They will never be identical to the "real" person who was the clone made from. Human beings are human beings, no matter how they are formed. If we want to just use a human being for the sake of taking away their body parts, then there is no need for cloning. We're already doing that by paying people with ipads and taking away their kidneys.
Cloning humans will create a society where everyone will be identical. When everyone is identical, there will be no unique aspect to everyone. We will all do the same things and think the same way. In addition, cloning will impact the way a human is viewed. When one thinks of cloning, they usually think of robots.
I do not believe that we know enough as to grant anyone permission to clone a human being. Everything can be explained with asking questions as to 'why - why do it'? If it was to grow humans as a organ farms, it would be extremely immoral. Anyone that wants to create life can just concentrate on having or adopting children, while those that believe in organ donations, they can always look at other alternatives such as artificial ones.
If a human being is cloned, there will be a lot of confusion to identify a person, and the situation will led to the lot of crimes.
While I am in support of scientific research in the technology for animals and organ generation, I don't believe that humans are ethically advanced enough to prevent abuse of human cloning. In the grand scheme of history, we have not advanced very far from Hitler attempting to create a "master race". It appears to me that the human species is egomaniacal. In addition to the people who would want to clone either themselves or a lost loved one, there would be those who want to create a "perfect" child, or a clone of whoever best represents perfection in their eyes. There is already some abuse of "designer" sperm in artificial insemination. I can only imagine the abuse that could result from legally cloning humans.
Cloning humans raises many ethical issues. What happens to a defective clone? Are they disposed of, like a broken mechanical device? Are they not people, also? If you believe that life is precious, then cloning raises very difficult ethical issues about the sanctity of life.
That clone is still a human being and feels pain and suffering if we used it for test or sent it to war. And you are still killing person anyway it is almost impossible for a clone to being exactly like its creator because it did not have the same experiences unless they made him a complete copy.