Cloning

Since the cloning of the sheep Dolly, there has been much debate over whether or not human beings should be cloned. Many people feel this is a violation of the natural order of things and that all research in the area of human cloning should be banned. Others feel that this is a natural progression of science and human evolution and that research in the area of human cloning should be a priority.

 

Humans should be cloned.  Violation of the natural order?  For fuck’s sake identical twins are clones of each other. Everything in the world is the “natural order of things”.  Whatever humans do, it can’t go against the natural order of things, it becomes the natural order of things.  Even if it were somehow to violate the natural order of things, who says that’s bad?  What’s wrong with doing something different from the way your instincts commanded you to.  If cloning is unnatural, then farming is unnatural.  Shopping, driving, and exercising are all unnatural.  I don’t see anybody complaining about those activities.  In cloning, who’s the victim?  If the clone were to be mistreated, that isn’t the fault of cloning, that’s the fault of whatever they do after cloning.  Is there a use to cloning?  Of course!  In the movie The Island, clones were made to have organs harvested for their original counterparts.  Of course that wouldn’t happen in today’s society, but maybe everybody could have a clone and whenever one was injured they could get blood from the other without the risks of modern blood transfusions.  Even if there are no positive uses, that’s doesn’t mean experimentation and learning shouldn’t take place.  Just because we probably won’t get any use from ancient Mayan ruins doesn’t mean the world should stop learning about it.

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