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Reproducibility of Man When Walter Benjamin wrote The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction in 1969 I am sure he didnt expect it to parallel the arguments of todays discussions on the ethics of cloning In the short shadow of the replication of Dolly the sheep and five little piglets from Virginia comes the discussion on if this practice should really be allowed and if so what limits do you set How can you look in the eyes of people who have had there family members pass away because the cloning of pigs for their organs have been outlawed But what do you say when it comes to the question of just raising humans lets say in a human farm for exact organ and tissue matches Where do you draw the line on the recreation of things from our past After finding the perfectly preserved wooly mammoth in the arctic a few years in the past researchers from several nations have been actively collecting tissue from the remains of the wooly mammoth in preparation for an attempt to bring the beast back from ten thousand years of extinction Salsberg 1 If you let scientists do this do you restrict them from cloning mummified Pharos from ancient Egypt for historical purposes only right Another issue of cloning a person is the civil rights of those cloned do you dispose of them if something goes wrong The practice of cloning which oddly resembles the disaster of Frankenstein needs to be restricted in some way or we all will be living in some sort of odd parallel universe According to a collaboration of public opinion polls from 1997 when Dolly was first cloned 87 of Americans believed that the practice of cloning should be banned Yet the scientists of the world continue to actively pursue this area of science After doing much research on the internet I came across article after article
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