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ENGL 1301 Opposing Viewpoints of Human Cloning According to Alex Epstein, writer for the Ayn Rand Institute, cloning through technology is ethically suitable for human advancement. In the future, therapeutic cloning may be used to develop a variety of cells for curing several diseases, or even create new organs for transplantation. Furthermore, Epstein states that every advance in human history is part of “the technological project.” As time passed, man discovered new ways to live longer, healthier, and happier. In addition, once it becomes safe, reproductive cloning will be used to assist infertile couples and prevent the transmission of genetic diseases. People exist in order to attain new ways of making life easier. George Annas, chair of the Department of Health Law at Boston University, believes that human cloning is morally wrong and that there is no good reason for experimentation. Cloning symbolizes the scientist’s quest to control nature for the sake of
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Unformatted text preview: knowledge, power, and profits. What's more, cloning a person illustrates the loss of individuality. Annas even compares cloning to the story of Frankenstein. The creation of a monster in humanity was easily rejected by society because of its flaws. Ultimately, any attempt to clone a human being could put test subjects at significant risk. The idea of an exact duplicate of oneself is both fearsome and amazing. Its almost as if one could live forever. However, I support the proposal of putting a ban on cloning. George Annas provides more than enough information as to why human cloning should be stopped. It is unethical, dangerous, and fundamentally goes against nature. Conversely, Alex Epstein does a decent job of stating the benefits. Epsteins article did open my mind to the use of human cloning, but he criticized the contrasting side excessively. He accused them of anti-life and that playing God was not important....
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2008 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Mcbride during the Spring '08 term at Collin College.

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