To Clone Or Not To Clone... This Is A Essay Against Cloning And Includes Some References To Genetic Engineering.. It's Loosely Based On The Persona Of A Political Leader

1476 words - 6 pages

Cloning and genetic engineering is a topic of much controversy in today's society. There are many religions that believe that cloning and/or genetic engineering should simply not be done because of the fact that it's not "God's (or whomever else they believe in) way". However, this is not the only cause of the controversy in regards to cloning and genetic engineering. Many others believe it is against human ethics and could be dangerous to society. This is clearly a worthy claim, which many people may believe is more valuable than the concern that it is against God's way of how humanity should work. Not only should cloning not be made illegal, but the methods and knowledge of cloning currently available should be halted and not spread amongst the public.First off, the biggest problem in today's standards is the fact that several people in society wish to make cloning legal in the current state it is now. This is definitely a major concern. When the facts of the matter are looked at it should be come clear to the average person that the outcomes of cloning at this time are not good enough to legalize it. For example, many of the animals cloned have had problems with mutated genes causing disfigurement, accelerated aging, and premature death. If we cloned a human before all these problems are solved, what makes us think that the same thing will not happen to a cloned human? How horrible would it be to clone say, a hundred humans, only to have one third of them coming out disfigured? What would happen then? Would they become rejects of society? That is a very likely possibility given the racism and sexism that exists in our world today because of overly judgmental and closed-minded people.In regards to the previous, there is the counterargument that it may become obvious during the early stages of the embryo that there will be problems and then the development of that embryo could be halted. However, this would surely cause uproar in some ranks of society. Just think about the concerns and viewpoints on abortion; that would certainly apply here too. Just as there are people who see abortion as murder, this will not be any different. In fact, as I see it, there may in fact be more people against it for one simple reason. In regards to abortion and getting pregnant naturally, sometimes it can be an accident as in the case of rape, whereas cloning a human would be planned, and therefore purposely stopping the growth of a planned baby is more like murder than abortion is.Even though there are so many people against cloning humans, it is certain that one day it will happen. If it is not ever legalized, there will be people who will do it illegally, which is why information on how to clone or genetically engineer should not be released as it will increase the likelihood of such an occurrence. The human race is sad and power hungry in the fact that if they can do something, they will, just to feel superior. When this happens, more problems will...

Find Another Essay On To Clone or Not To Clone... This is a essay against cloning and includes some references to genetic engineering.. It's loosely based on the persona of a political leader

To Clone Or Not To Clone?

1780 words - 7 pages sick. If your wife or husband of twenty years suddenly fell ill or something and couldn't perform sexually would you leave them? Or would you stay and take care of them. It's a question like that; it all depends on what kind of person you are I guess. But then again with my theory if God didn't want us to have this technology he wouldn't have put the person who discover it on this earth. We haven't found a cure for cancer yet. Maybe there is a

To Clone or Not to Clone Part 2

794 words - 3 pages relationships, reproductive cloning would lead to discrimination against cloned individuals, reproductive cloning would decrease human diversity (Genetics & Public Policy). Although the issues have yet to be resolved on the morality of human cloning and probably will not be resolved for some time, the question still lurks in everyone?s minds ?is it moral to create human life in a test tube?? Should we allow science to progress in order to save lives and possibly create a better future for our children, or is it our moral duty to ourselves and our children to end the progressing technology? ?To clone or not to clone,? that is the question that only time will tell.

"To Play or Not to Play... God?" This is a satirical essay that argues against using genetics to create human beings (through cloning, etc)

848 words - 3 pages To Play or Not to Play... God?By: Carly PitneyIt is now the twenty-first century and humanity has come a long way from Galileo's telescope and Newton's Law of Gravity. We have made enormous leaps and bounds in scientific fields, especially genetics. We have split the atom; discovered the gene that causes leprosy; cloned animals; created a real cowboy, a half human, half cow foetus; and are now on the verge of 'improving' the average human by

In the essay written by Matt Ridley, "Genome", and "A clone is Born" by Gina Kolata argue contraversial issues about the use of genes and cloning

907 words - 4 pages . Although dignity does not have a clear definition in Kolata's essay, it still holds a foremost view on people.A Lutheran theologian, Gilbert Meilaender, states that cloning would be "a new and decisive turn on this road." This idea explains that cloning results in the production, rather than the creation of a child. A child is known to be as a product of human will. Today, people have the freedom of using infertility and want children that can

"The Largest Planet" This is a research essay about Jupiter. It includes unmanned missions to Jupiter and the general characteristics of the planet. It has 6 references

1179 words - 5 pages Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It is twice as large as all the other planets combined. It has 28 known satellites. The earliest discovered moons date back to 1610 and were discovered by Galileo. This is of interest because a future mission to Jupiter is named after this astronomer. Most of the remaining moons were discovered in the 20th century with advancement of technology. Some are discovered using better telescopes and

The Effects of Cloning on the Actual Clone

1353 words - 5 pages stop to think about the effects of cloning on the actual clone. No, most non-scientifically oriented people simply know some of the ethical arguments for or against cloning. Such points including that tampering with natural selection is wrong, or that cloned livestock would benefit the economy. Of course, the media most commonly focuses on the bad news and then the propaganda about cloning issues surfaces. Take for instance the belief that clones

A persuasive essay must be written based on this question "Is genetic engineering good or bad?" give examples, evidence,

719 words - 3 pages Persuasive Essay:Against EugenicsGenetic engineering or "eugenics" is a process using techniques of molecular cloning and transformation to alter the structure and characteristics of genes directly. Whereas traditional breeding, organism genes are manipulated indirectly. Therefore, choosing characteristics of the future generation is possible and guaranteed. In life, everything has its pros and cons. In this case, there is no prevention. Have

Cloning - The Great Human Embryo Clone Hype

1671 words - 7 pages blastomere separation (human embryos). According to Conley, "The recent experiment in human cloning in Washington, D.C. has provoked moral unease in the public. Both specialists and lay persons sense that this new technology is fraught with ethical and political peril," (2). Well, in such protests there is a hint of hypocrisy. Society has already embraced in-vitro fertilization, which is a form of human genetic engineering. The fact is that we

Whats in a Name--This essay talks about the political correctness of NFL team names and some peoples efforts against and for this, this essay is against this issue and is an argumentative paper

536 words - 2 pages The NFL has been around longer then most people on this earth. The first league was formed in 1920 which was called the American Professional Football Association, which adopted the name "National Football League" in 1922. There seems to be several issues with some of the traditional team names. These names symbolize the Native Americans. Any name can be put into negative context, but the NFL is representing these names with honor and

This essay is called "to build or not to build" it is talking about the log house in the short story "shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Manson. it is 4 pages and includes themes of love and marriage

944 words - 4 pages To Build or not to Build?This is not the only question in the marriage of Leroy and Norma Jean Moffitt. The marriage very often runs into uncertainties and problems, but that is the life of the Moffit's. The foundation of their marriage was based on a problem; the writer of "Shiloh", Bobbie Ann Manson writes " I'm in a way imagining myself as I would have felt if I had... gotten a different perspective on things- if, for example, I had gotten

A spech on the harmful effects of ecstasy. It includes every part of the speech and it is in outline form. This speech convinces the audience to not take this drug

872 words - 3 pages Ecstasy is used, people that are taking this drug the most, and its effects.C. Call-to-action: I urge everyone thinks twice if they ever think about doing this drug. I also encourage you to educate others about the harmful effects this drug can do to your body.D. Clincher: I'll end this with a startling fact that I would like everyone here to think about. The cost of ecstasy pills range from $10 to $45 each. Meanwhile, it costs as low as 2 cents to 25 cents per dose to manufacture them. As Dr. Fred Fochtman, associate professor at Duquesne University explains, "It's not about the effect of the drug itself in your body, but what the drug makes you do that can kill you

Similar Essays

"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

To Clone Or Not To Clone Essay

474 words - 2 pages ;агаем ознакомиться с одним из мнений:«First of all I consider that this question is almost useless. Why should we simplify the language? It's unnecessary to do because English isn't one of the most difficult language in the world. Moreover, the language is a

"Men Without Hats: To Clone Or Not To Clone". A Pro Argument For Cloning, Arguing Against Charles Krauthammer M.D.'s Views On Cloning

981 words - 4 pages Hats: To Clone or Not to Clone?----------------------------------------------"To clone or not to clone?" is the question of this argument. This conquest has been the aspiration of many scientists for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. On the other hand, it is the fear of many religious/paranoid people everywhere. By us determining the value of human life; this will dictate the future of cloning indefinitely. I feel Krauthammer's opinion is

To Clone Or Not To Clone:

2027 words - 8 pages an animal or human is made that is an exact copy of its original just delayed in time (Johnson). Although there have been many attempts to actually clone a human, none have officially been reported as being successful. This has led to many countries either adopting or attempting to adopt regulations which prohibit human cloning based on scientific as well as ethical reasons. In 1997, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, an American