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Cloning Technology

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Why shouldn’t humans attempt to clone living organisms including humans? Why do people think it is wrong? Nevertheless, natural cloning occurs everywhere, all plants, some insects, algae, unicellular organisms that conduct mitosis or binary fissions, and identical twins are all clones of each other. As long as genetic make-up is the same they are considered clones. Cloning would bring endless potentially important benefits to everyday life and more importantly, the future.

By being able to clone living organism, we can help endangered species such as tigers and many other nearly extinct animals from being wiped from the face of earth. The idea does not stop there. In the future meat supplies and food sources will become scarce because of the population expanding and insufficiency of land to farm or breed. Therefore, with the technology of cloning, humans can clone essential and necessary animals such as cows and sheep and agricultural animals to provide us with food instead of wasting a lot longer in time and breeding them. If we start researching cloning technology now, in the near future we will be able to make safe and healthy clones faster and more economical. However if ethical reasons and religious beliefs continue to slow down and stop scientific development, cloning technology will be critically slowed down and stopped resulting in just more than lose of lives.

Aside from use of cloning technology to survive, we get to the idea of using cloning technology to save lives. A simple idea which can be used in the future would be producing clones to be used for a person whose life is at risk due to a disease such as cancer or a defective organ. Using organ transfer, we can transfer the healthy and operating organ of a clone to a person at risk. We can use clones to donate rare blood types. In the long term this can bring cancer and many other diseases that are deadly to an end. Many people might think of this as brutal because you are using a life to save another life however think about it; clones are not unique individuals that were produced through sexual reproduction by two partners therefore using them to save a unique, loved, and known individual is the right thing to do. Furthermore, if ethical beliefs say we should not make clones because they don’t enclose a “soul” nor were “supposed” to be, then they got no reason to argue about them being killed or used to save what they call “real” lives or “individuals”.

The recent movie “The Island” portrays a realistic possible future on cloning, from a clone’s point of view. The movie shows the technology of cloning in a very humanistic way. The island is about a large corporation that specializes in cloning humans and then kills them to extract their organs to transplant to their clients. The main point of the movie is, clones are the same as a human being, to kill a clone is to kill a human being.

Many times people say it is dangerous or not morally right. Why do they say that? What are they scared of? After all it only takes a cell and an egg to attempt to produce a clone. Something that folks

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