Should it be legal to clone human beings?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.