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Clones--Should We You did not read the title wrong It is clones not clowns And this is no laughing matter As technology advances and scientists and engineers become more and more clever we must be careful to not take Gods place in creation by making copies of ourselves Webster defines a clone as the aggregate of the asexually produced progeny of an individual or an individual grown from a single somatic cell of its parent and genetically identical to it Reproductive cloning is an insult to the dignity of human life that pertains to all creatures in the image of God Voice Human cloning will be the target of discussion and we will focus on reproductive cloning and embryo cloning Embryo cloning is a technique used by researchers and animal breeders to split a single embryo into two or more embryos that will all have the exact same genetic information Reproductive cloning involves destroying and removing the nucleus of the egg cell species that is to be cloned Then a cell is taken from the human to be cloned and the nucleus of that cell is removed and transplanted into the egg cell that doesnt have a nucleus Animal The major problem of ethics comes into play when scientists get the idea that they can reproduce a human being Some Christians claim that the scientists have wrong moral intentions These wrong intentions are cloning for personal benefit or to gain superiority Although many advantages of cloning exist we will discard them at the moment and focus on the negative ethical issues Cloning was being practiced to clone such amphibians as frogs and salamanders as early as the 1950s In 1996 a group led by Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut used the procedure to clone the first mammal World Book This feat sparked an interest in cloning humans If we can clone an animal why cant we clone ourselves The harm done to human clones
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