Earth's inhabitants live with a notion that nothing is impossible and the sky is the limit, and as such there are all kinds of concepts born everyday. Some are meant to cause more harm than good, while some are for the betterment of all. Some, even though will advance life, are difficult to understand which brings about controversies and contradictions. One of such is cloning, which I strongly believe the world needs to improve her health as well as her general well being. It is here to stay, I believe, and life depends on it.
[...] I watched the flowers blossom and the trees bear fruit. On this particular occasion I woke up one early morning to see a hibiscus plant bear both white and red flowers. I though something was not right with my sight. How does this sound to you? To me it sounds like playing with nature: which is what cloning is all about. Cloning! I do not know why people find this technology so disturbing. I think there is nothing wrong with this technology. [...]
[...] The most interesting reason against cloning which sounds very lame to me is that of cloned animals being obsessed. Can you count how many obsessed people you see everyday? Let's not go too far, how many obsessed animals do you see everyday? I don't understand how they back up this claim. According to the Human Cloning and Dignity report of July 2002 this technology is also expensive and highly inefficient. Cloning is not even among the first ten most expensive medical research program. [...]
[...] The cloning of humans is the most controversial issue. People have been quick to realize that if a sheep could be cloned, then humans can also be cloned assuming the procedure as perfect. There are a few possibilities; if a couple carrying a gene responsible for a disease such as Tay-sachs, they may decide to have a child using the genetic material from the non-carrier. Children and parents of dying children can have a child who is a genetically identical replacement. [...]
[...] I don't understand why therapeutic cloning has to be an issue. We waste embryos left over from invitro fertilization every single day. There are thousands of them, so why not use them for therapeutic cloning research? Personally I do not give an embryo a human status. I will do so when I am successfully convinced that eating an egg is the same as eating barbecued chicken. If society is more than willing to tolerate the death of lab-created embryos during invitro fertilization, this should be less of an issue, says medical ethicist Dan Wikler. [...]
[...] I also see cloning as a solution to the fastest growing environmental hazard, which is global warming. Dr Rowley in the Council's Report” states: I think that it is critical that we be as thoughtful as we can. The child that would be born would, in fact, be a child that the parents very much desire so I think that things that say this offspring is going to be treated as a social outcast is highly unlikely because when you really look at this in a realistic world there may be nobody but the parents who know how the child was derived and, therefore, society is not going to treat this child differently from any other child.” According to the movies the Island and Godsend there is a possible emotional problem to the clone. [...]
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