Scientific Vs. Religious Views On Cloning.

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Scientific vs. Religious Views on CloningFor many years man has driven himself to make new discoveries to better the life for mankind. We call these people scientists; they try to make new discoveries and take a scientific look at something and better it. Unfortunately, everyone does not always appreciate their discoveries or views and improvements on something. Sometimes the scientist himself or herself learns what he or she has done is not morally correct, but what is a scientist to do. Does he take a moral approach and, maybe never advance in progress or does he or she take an ethical approach and go too far. Is there an in between. How far are people willing to change nature if at all, and why try and change something when you might corrupt it in the process? This is where science and religion collide.Cloning has entered the world swiftly, and will likely have a key hand in the future. The biological term "cloning" is the production of a genetically identical duplicate of and organism. A clone is an organism resulting asexually from a single creature by cutting, fission, bulbs, tubers, nuclear transfer, or parthenogenesis reproduction. Many people say cloning is the future; that will enable us to know what we are getting before we get it, as I'll refer to it as the "pre-packaged" deal of a lifetime. Life as we know it will never be the same after the official cloning of the first human being. Imagine if you will all the things that can be accomplished, with a little nucleus replacement and skin. A mother whose child is so drastically taken away from her, with just the strands from the dead child can be cloned. A man in badly need of a heart transplant can be given a new, and healthy heart just like that. A widow, of a man who has lost his wife due to the battle of breast cancer can no longer despair due to technology.Of course as we as a society refer to it as the "gift of life " procreation with benefits can become established. But, with all these wonderful achievements that can be accomplished there is a downside. The possible physical damage that could be done if human cloning became a reality is obvious when one looks at the sheer loss of life that occurred before the birth of Dolly. Less than ten percent of the initial transfers survive to be healthy creatures. There were 277 trail implants of nuclei. Nineteen of those 277 were deemed healthy while the others were discarded. Five of those nineteen survived, but four of them died within ten days of birth of sever abnormalities. Dolly was the only one to survive (Fact: Adler1996) If those nuclei were human, the cellular body count would look like sheer carnage"(Logic: Kluger1997) Who are we to say that we have a right to play God? That's right who are doctors to say whether or not there should be two or three of me walking around. Think about this if you will how long do they expect the life expectancy to be. Imagine how many embryos will become defective, not become fully developed, the...

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