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To Clone or not to Clone: The Ethical Question

Date of publication: 2017-07-09 11:43

Every person who is pro-cloning agrees that this is not in fact an arguement against cloning, but simply a violation of human rights. Hitler, or any other person, could easily have done the same to naturally born people.

Never let me clone?: Countering an ethical argument

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Arguments Against Reproductive Cloning and


An Argument Against Cloning - Project MUSE

6) Cloning would/will undermine individually and identity.
7) Cloning would potentially pose a threat to human diversity and cause a deduction of genetics

First, consider the argument that because clones and their genetic predecessors lack unique genetic codes, cloning undermines individuality and thus, personal dignity. We doubt that this argument has any weight at all. The genetic essentialism on which this argument rests is false it is unable to account for the vast influence that environmental factors have on individual development.

Public opinion has always been squarely opposed to cloning-to-produce children, though some academics have defended cloning as an exercise of radical reproductive autonomy. But if there is ever a time when the interests of children should counter-balance the liberty interests of prospective parents, it is in the case of human cloning. The medical risks posed by cloning are well known, and the first experimental uses of cloning would pose unjustifiable risks to the children created.

I also think that on the "God" issue that this would be a real test. If a Clone of a human is done successfully and god exists then this clone would have no soul it would be not a person but a body that acts on instinct. And if this clone is fine and acts as if it were a real person submitted though psychoanalytical test ect.. Then god is not real.

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Peter Singer is renowned within the field of ethics both for his philosophical rigour and his controversy. Some conclusions of his utilitarian ethic have been condemned as irresponsible and inhumane, with his views on infanticide provoking much public disgust. His academic career has seen taunts from audiences during speeches, conferences cancelled for fear of uproar and death threats from pro-life campaigners. Yet, amid the stir, Singer has remained uncompromisingly consistent in his moral outlook. Above all else, he seeks to be a pure philosopher. He rides the paths of logic and reaches what he considers sound conclusions.

For example, though most sets of monozygotic twins share much of their nurturing environment, no twin will have exactly the nurturing environment of her genetically identical sibling. Similarly, clones would be raised in a different nurturing environment from those who share their genotype and would normally have the added environmental variation of being raised a generation later than their genetic predecessors. Further, clones would have a different host egg and birth mother than their genetic predecessors. As Ronald Bailey notes, this 'maternal factor' ensures that the clone will not be a mere 'carbon copy' of its predecessor. 8 The fact of a shared genetic code does not alone threaten individuality or dignity.

In embryo splitting, an early human embryo divides into two genetically identical embryos which are then capable of developing independently. This process may happen spontaneously and is the mechanism whereby genetically identical twins (technically described as monozygotic twins) are formed. Embryo splitting can also be induced artificially.

It is wrong to create something that wont even be the same thing as the real person.. brought in different homes.. raised different. I just think cloning is wrong and should always be banned and stop wasting money and time to think about cloning..

Despite this widespread opposition to reproductive cloning, some scientists have nonetheless pursued this goal, and several claim to have successfully cloned humans, and even to have brought some to term.

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