Arguments About Cloning. How It Is Debated In Our Society And What Is Cloning?

1400 words - 6 pages

Cloning is a subject that has been argued for years and even more since the cloning of a sheep. In 1997 when Dr. Ian Wilmot cloned the first adult sheep, people started to realize that cloning was no longer just something that might happen in the future but something that was very real and something that was happening right now in the present. I believe that this is going to be the new big debate in the world. I think that the old debate was on abortion and whether or not we, as a society, should support pro-choice or pro-life. Now we have moved past abortion and now we are moving into cloning. There have already been human embryos cloned in China, which has been very successful. So the ability to clone is possible. The question about cloning we have as a country is simple; as a society are we going to support cloning or are we going to deny the ability to do something that has never been done before? By understanding how the cloning process works and what advantages and disadvantages cloning has to offer; I believe that there will be many more supporters of this new science.According to the most recent poll done by TIME/CNN on February 7-8 2001, 88 percent of people answered that scientist should not be allowed to clone humans (Time). The main reason for this is not because people don't agree with the ideas of cloning but because many people are uneducated on the cloning process. Many people feel that cloning is something out of a movie and that really is not the case. The definition of cloning by the American Heritage Dictionary defines it as a group of genetically identical cells descended from a single common ancestor (Morris). Where most people get confused is on the actually cloning process. Many people believe that they can make copies of another person right away. The truth is that the process is kind of like identical twins but slightly different. With identical twins they are born at the same time. In a clone the genes of a person are used but the child is born just like a regular baby. The cloned baby only differs from other babies because they share the same DNA with another person, just like identical twins. The only difference is that the clone is much younger than its twin. The child will grow up to be no more like their twin than natural identical twins (Human Cloning Foundation). So the clone would be a normal human and not some monster or something. It is no different than regular twins with respect that they are just not born at the same time.One of the most beneficial and probably one of the most important arguments for cloning is the ability to help couples that are unable to have kids of their own. This can help couples that are not only infertile but gay couples as well. Cloning enables these couples to have another option to having children than just adopting. The thing with cloning is that it allows the couples to have a child that would have similar genes that they could pass down to their children. In my opinion and I...

Find Another Essay On Arguments about cloning. How it is debated in our society and what is cloning?

"To Clone or Not to Clone...That is the Question." This essay provides reasonable arguments going for human cloning.

528 words - 2 pages Wouldn't it be great if people could have children regardless of any diseases or even of their gender? Well, with human cloning, this may no longer be a dilemma to the human race. This is one of the many reasons why you should support human cloning. In addition to having a great and positive medical perspective, cloning allows individuals of great genius or talent to be duplicated and infertile or homosexual couples offspring.First of all

What is Cloning and how does it work

1015 words - 4 pages By Jarrah CoeTeacher: Jenifer TrewrenIntroduction:The following report discusses cloning. It will describe what cloning is. How it is carried out on both, plants and animals, why we would clone, and how this technology can be used in the farming industry. This report will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of cloning.What is Cloning?Cloning is the process of making one or even several organisms that are genetically identical to the


2540 words - 10 pages what reproductive cloning can contribute to our society, we should be open minded and accept this medical practice, for it can help everyone. Therefore, we should support reproductive cloning, and stop throwing negative predictions about it because there is no factual information that can support those predictions and tell that it is going to happen. Works Cited "Common Reasons for Difficulty Conceiving - Fertility LifeLines

What is non-verbal communication and how is it used in our society?

821 words - 3 pages perception of the actual message we are trying to convey.We do not realise how much we rely on non-verbal communication; the reason for this is due to the fact that most non-verbal communication transpires on a level that is below our conscious awareness. While many aspects of nonverbal communication are culturally specific, some, e.g. facial expressions and gestures, appear to have near universal levels of recognition. It is suggested that many more

Animal Cloning: How Unethical is it?

1446 words - 6 pages Did you know that animals are used for testing purposes, such as cloning? Animals are undergoing cloning methods for scientific purposes and are even being brought back to life in the form of a clone in order to please grieving pet lovers. Cloning animals is very unethical and it is a highly controversial topic. Cloning allows for the suffering of animals and it does not create an exact replica of an animal; therefore, it is unethical. In

Cloning- is it Ethical?

1020 words - 4 pages To begin my introduction to cloning, I would like to ask of you to erase everything that you have learned and heard about cloning. But please do not do that if you name is: Dr. Ian Wilmut, Dr. Keith Campbell, John Gurdon, Steen Malte Willadsen, Alan Colman, Neal First, James M. Robl, Mark Westheusin or Richard Seed - the fore fathers of cloning.Although you may think this is not a good way of going about it, it will overall be helpful in

Research Assignment: Cloning 1.         What is cloning? Cloning is the

810 words - 3 pages bill also prevents the use of federal money for experimentation of human cells. For years now people have argued over the question "Is cloning acceptable?" and "Should cloning be done?" These questions have arisen many confrontations between the beliefs of religion and science.2. What is the future of cloning? So far, no one knows what the outcome will be for cloning in the future. People can only hope and state their opinions based on

This essay tells about the views of cloning and how it is wrong to play God and create another life.

1222 words - 5 pages this procedure, scientists areraising dangers as well as severe consequences. No one knows what this"semi-human" may bring to out society. Human cloning is not something thatshould be employed in our culture today or any other day. This method is wrongand anyone that believes in Catholicism or even God for that matter would agree.The American people, and the world, are not ready and never will be for thiskind of technology. This method will raise so

Cloning, the thing of the future or the start of a new generation? Speaks of what it is and what it so good about it.

1711 words - 7 pages the information you will read about in this paper is what might become of thefuture. Even though the cloning of humans can not be accomplished. When it is thepossibilities are endless.What is cloning? How did it get started? Well, it is like this. A clone is a geneticcopy or a replica of an living organism. But, when you gear cloning doesn't a Si-Fi moviecome to mind. Like when they take a nucleus, place it in a egg, put the egg in a incubator,and

Cloning. Is cloning right?

1595 words - 6 pages like. We would have to reconstruct it blindly if anything is slightly damaged. Then in the thirty years of getting everything figured out with technology, we would need to have somewhere to develop the embryo. Since dinosaur cloning is probably not going to happen, at least in our lifetime, maybe we could think about cloning more recently extinct animals, like the Mammoth. We have found frozen Mammoths in permafrost in Siberia and Alaska. We

Human Cloning: Is it moral?

1403 words - 6 pages cancerous cells on and off through cloning, which will ultimately cure cancer. (HCF, 1998.)While human cloning is looked down upon in today's society, I believe that the pros outweigh the cons and that we should never place limitation on our curiosity about this major technological advancement.Work CitedAmericans to Ban Cloning. "Fertilization vs. Cloning." Interactive. "Should We be Cloning

Similar Essays

Should Cloning Be Legalized? Arguments Pro Cloning And Anti Cloning.

963 words - 4 pages of 2001 and 62% in January of 2003. Medical bodies like the Canadian Medical Association and the Collège des Médecins du Québec have come out in favor of regulating therapeutic cloning, not banning it.While it is important that we, the public, win the right to have such promising technology as cloning be exercised in our lives, we must proceed with caution, as the President of the Unites States has so aptly noted: "We must advance the promise and cause of science, but must do so in a way that honors and respects life."

Cloning Essay: Cloneco: Life Is Our Business

1013 words - 4 pages away a human life after its organs have been given to patients.  However, it is important to remember that one of the first cloning experiments involved getting a human ear lobe to grow on a mouse.  It is possible to clone only organs without cloning full humans.  This would be a great leap in the medical industry and would avoid the current problem of organs being sold on the black market.   Another question posed is that of

The Cloning Delimma: Contriversal Arguments For And Against Cloning.

1586 words - 6 pages Cloning is one of the most widely talked about topics in this world. It is one topic that evokes a great public response worldwide. The defenders of cloning believe that cloning and genetic engineering will be the answer to most of the diseases in the future. On the other hand, the people against cloning view it as ' playing God '. Cloning is unethical because people will lose their identities if their clones come into this world. We are taking

The Impcat Of Legalizing Cloning In Our Society

1377 words - 6 pages Myhrvold once said, “Suppose that every prospective parent in the world stopped having children naturally, and instead produced clones of them. What would the world be like in another 20 or 30 years?” The answer is that it would be much like today’s society. Cloning would only copy the genetic aspects of people who are already here. Life would be and could be anything and we have the power to make it. As humans, our mission is to learn about