Perils and Morality in Human Cloning Argumentative Essay by Nicky

Perils and Morality in Human Cloning
This paper looks at the perils of cloning human beings.
# 147925 | 2,340 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 10, 2011 in Biology (Molecular and Cell) , Biology (Genetics) , Ethics (General)


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This paper is an examination of the factors which make cloning humans a dangerous thing to do. It discusses failure rates in animal cloning and risks involved for human clone fetuses. It discusses the moral issues of the subject and argues against the promotion of human cloning.

From the Paper:

"We must also understand why people want to clone. Many view cloning as a contest to see who can reach the finish line first without seriously considering the repercussions. Some scientists simply want the notoriety involved with the process. For example, Richard Seed claims that "cloning and the reprogramming of DNA is the first serious step in becoming one with God" (Seed qtd, in Levine 123). This statement reinforces man's egocentric attitude and his willingness to overlook risks to achieve some sort of perceived greatness. There is nothing wrong with wanting to succeed in life but some individuals involved with cloning are wanting to do it for their own good and not the good of anyone else - including the cloned being. Such arrogance should not be tolerated in the arena of cloning because the risks are too great."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bush, George. "Both Human Reproductive Cloning and Therapeutic Cloning Should Be Banned." Contemporary Issues Companion: Cloning. 2006. GALE Resource Database. Information Retrieved April 26, 2009. <http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com>
  • Human Genome Project. National Institute of Health Online. Information Retrieved April 26, 2009. http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/cloning.shtml#humans>
  • Kass, Leon. "Human Cloning Is Unethical." Opposing Viewpoints: Biomedical Ethics. 2008. GALE Resource Database. Information Retrieved April 26, 2009. <http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com>
  • Levine, Aaron. Cloning. New York: Rosen Publishing. 2009.
  • Smith, Wesley. "Therapeutic Cloning of Human Embryos Should Be Banned." At Issue: Human Embryo Experimentation. 2007. GALE Resource Database. Information Retrieved April 26, 2009. <http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com>

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Perils and Morality in Human Cloning (2011, August 10) Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/perils-and-morality-in-human-cloning-147925/

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