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Cloning The announcement one year ago that Scottish scientists had successfully cloned an adult sheep raised eyebrows all over the world While scientists generally responded with great enthusiasm ordinary people as well as theologians and ethicists immediately and prematurely responded with outrage The problem with cloning is not that it is wrong or unethical but the fact that the general population has been misinformed and frightened about cloning so much that just the word clone has a negative connotation to it Many think it would be wrong to clone a human and have slapped labels such as evil or immoral on human cloning The source of peoples disgust may come from their visions of a science-fiction monster developed in a Frankenstein type of laboratory a species inferior to us a world of humans entirely alike no genetic diversity or Jurassic Park The fact is cloning will not lead to this and any religious opposition is not firmly based A clone is basically a time-delayed identical twin of another Vere 1 Identical twins have the same DNA composition but different fingerprints as will clones Some say the cloning is repugnant or disgusting yet they dont see identical twins as repugnant or disgusting 5 If cloning is outlawed and made a crime who is the victim Cloned persons shouldnt be the victim just because they were born with the same DNA as another person Human clones would most likely consider themselves something special especially when they are the twin of a distinguished individual 5 But there is no guarantee that the clone will be interested in the area that they are expected to for identical twins often have different interests Also identical twins have a 30 chance of being different by intelligence and a 50 chance of being different by personality 3 and these people grow up in the same environment If a clone is raised in a different environment as they likely would these
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