scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,410
Humans have within their grasp the ability and technology tocreate life Many believe that this knowledge will lead tofurther degradation of the human spirit But others likePrometheus and his gift of fire believe that new technology isthe key to a new and better reality Genetic engineering andspecifically cloning of human life has become an issue ofextreme gravity in the age of technology where anything may bedreamed and many things are possible Cloning is a reality intodays world Three months ago Gearhart and Thomson announcedthat they had each isolated embryonic stem cells and induced themto begin copying themselves without turning into anything elseIn so doing they apparently discovered a way to make stem cellsby the billions creating a biological feedstock that might inturn be employed to produce brand-new healthy human tissueThat is they discovered how to fabricate the stuff of which Leon R Kass proposed three perspectives that serve toclassify the ways people think of cloning as beneficialThe technological perspective will be seen as anextension of existing techniques for assistingreproduction and determining the genetic makeup ofchildren Like them cloning is to be regarded as aneutral technique with no inherent meaning orgoodness but subject to multiple uses some good somebad The morality of cloning thus depends absolutelyon the goodness or badness of the motives andintentions of the cloners by the way the parentsnurture and rear their resulting child and whether theybestow the same love and affection on a child broughtinto existence by a technique of assisted reproductionas they would on a child born in the usual way Theliberal or libertarian or liberationist perspectivesets cloning in the context of rights freedoms andpersonal empowerment Cloning is just a new option forexercising an individuals right to reproduce or tohave the kind of child that he or she wants Forthose who hold this outlook the only moral restraintson cloning are adequately informed consent and theavoidance of bodily harm The meliorist see incloning a new prospect for improving humanbeings--minimally
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA