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Would you like to be cloned This is the question that is being raised in current politics Human cloning has become a rather controversial topic as of late and there are several reasons why The recent news of the successful cloning of an adult sheep-in which the sheeps DNA was inserted into an unfertilized sheep egg to produce a lamb with identical DNA has generated an outpouring of ethical concerns These concerns are not about Dolly the now famous sheep nor even about the considerable impact cloning may have on the animal breeding industry but rather about the possibility of cloning humans For the most part however the ethical concerns being raised are exaggerated and misplaced because they are based on erroneous views about what genes are and what they can do The danger therefore lies not in the power of the technology but in the misunderstanding of its significance On one side of the argument there is ENRAGE an organization whose main goal is to strategically bash any and all reforms made so that human cloning cannot become a reality anytime soon They also feel it is important to educate the public about the potential dangers of cloning and therefore making it apparent that they mean business Each letter in this organizations name stands for uniquely different reasoning on why cloning is not only bad for us as a society but also scientifically and morally This side to the argument has a rather wide variety of people backing them up for several very good reasons They gather that there is no real expertise on this matter because we as humans have never traveled down this path before Stephen Lukes American Professor of Sociology feels that we are abusing our power as human beings He believes that we are taking what was meant to be a pure and natural thing and giving it a scientific twist All arguers agree that the manipulation of human
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