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Ever since Scottish scientists cloned an adult sheep July 1996 people have been thinking about the possibility of cloning humans One such man has said that this possibility is soon to become a reality his name Richard Seed Richard Seed is a physicist who has been involved in fertility research since the 1970s It was on the sixth of this month that Richard Seed announced that he plans to begin his human cloning operation in the next 90 days He plans to do this by taking a fertilized human egg and removing some key cells he will then replace these cells with the cells of the person he intends to clone The only problem is that there are many things that may stop him from doing this He believes that humans will eventually become one with God and that cloning is the first step to that In March last year United States President Bill Clinton banned all use of federal funds for research on human cloning There has also been talk in America of a legislation to ban privately funded human cloning unfortunately this has not fallen through and Richard Seed said that he plans to start his operation before the US Congress places such a ban What would a clone be like He or she would be a complete human being who happens to share the same genes with another person Today we call such people identical twins No one has ever argued that twins are immoral Of course cloned twins would not be the same age But it is hard to see why this age difference might present an ethical problem -- or give clones a different moral status While most people are against it there are some who are for it Here is a direct quote from someone who is for cloning Fear of clones is just another form of racism We all agree it is wrong to
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