Cloning Toulmin

Cloning Toulmin - Eubanks 1 Bailey Eubanks English 1304 Mr...

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Eubanks 1 Bailey Eubanks English 1304 Mr. Reiter February 26, 2008 A Step Toward the Future: Cloning All throughout Hollywood cloning has played a major role in numerous films; from The Island all the way to Multiplicity this invigorating idea of cloning has made its mark. Jurassic Park is one film that dealt with the rebirth of prehistoric mammals from fossilized DNA. It is funny how this science fiction past has now become a present reality. Many people have not a clue what cloning is; the Oxford English Dictionary says that it is “a person or animal that develops from one somatic cell of its parent and is genetically identical to that parent.” This concept of cloning, by itself, is an intriguing idea. Having an identical person both in the physical sense and the mental is an idea hard for some to comprehend. Even though the first successful human clone could not come for some time now, cloning is a monumental step for mankind. Benefits would come from this innovation of technology, including; endless medical innovations, agriculturally engineering crops and the repopulation of extinct animals. With all these positive aspects of cloning, this is a technology that needs to be further developed. Because of the benefits cloning offers, it could be a positive development for society. In support of cloning, people declare, “that studying cloned animals and humans will enhance our understanding of genetics. In this light, cloning should be practiced because the potential benefits for the human species, non-medical and medical, outweigh the consequences (Lishing).” The medicinal benefits are promising; some scientists
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Eubanks 2 believe that therapeutic cloning is one of the major perks. Therapeutic cloning would consist of technology that someday would be able “to produce whole organs from single cells or to produce healthy cells that can replace damaged cells in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's (Lishing).” Another medicinal innovation that would arise from the further research of cloning would be nuclear transfer technology. This could facilitate the extraction of human stem cells. These then stem cells could be
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