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katiyng28

46 months ago

Do you believe that scientists should be allowed to clone a human?

Many news articles have appeared recently highlighting the potential to clone a human baby in order to replace a loved one who died as a newborn. I think this is wrong because you cannot just replace someone you have lost. You would always be wondering if they behaved a specific way if your lost one would behave in the same way or not. I think this would lead to lots of psychological problems for most people. Also the animals that have been cloned in the past have had shorter lifespans than the actual animals themselves. However, if it was just to clone human cells to fight against disease, then I am all for this
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LadyDestinii

  42 months ago
It's all very well for the pro-life and anti-abortion brigade to jump on another "It's all wrong" bandwagon. But before they do this they should look at the benefits stem cell and cloning research can bring. I have diabetes to a family history stretching back at least three generations. All this research may not find a cure for me, but it may well be prevent or cure diabetes in my two young children should they ever develop this miserable condition. What most of the "anti" brigades must realise is that the medicines they use without thinking were probably developed from practices that may well have been awful and from what they would describe as barbaric research over the last couple of thousand years. With that in mind would they stop taking medicines that would keep them alive? Pack in your hypocrisy and learn to see what benefits this research can bring to us all and our children in the future.
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Cassidimus

  42 months ago
Each to their own, if there are scientists that want this and people willing to donate or enable this to happen, i'm for it - fingers crossed it won't mean an appocolypse, of course
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tunneller

  43 months ago
I couldn't imagine anyone ever replacing a lost loved one with a clone. Particularly a new-born: would you really notice whether it was a clone or not?
I'm fine with human cloning for medical research: if a few cells in a petri dish can save/improve lives I'm all for it.
The "playing God" and "it's not natural" arguments annoy me on this subject. God is all about telling people to stick to arbitrary rules, and I don't see how cloning does that. Selective breeding, lightbulbs, organ transplants, wearing clothes... these are all "unnatural" (and maybe even "playing God"), but it is rare to see anyone complaining about these.
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Atoning

  44 months ago
I'm against it, because I can see no justifiable reason to do so- if it were a tragically killed child then imagine the horror to find out you had been cloned after the death of your predecessor, and parental expectation that the child would be- the same. Or, to clone someone with an exceptional talent- but that, while theoretically might seem an easy way to a 'master race' would just stifle the creativity of new and different mixes and genius, as we merely recreate the same formula, and again there would be a great expectation to 'be a genius'- almost created as an object rather than as a person. I don't think it should be done, but I believe it eventually will be, especially for couples who found it hard to conceive, or especially doted on a child, and I believe in the long term it will create a great wrong, especially as thus far cloning appears only to give the same life span as the original would naturally have held- as well as the majority of child deaths being due to genetic conditions- which would merely repeat?
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mafai

  44 months ago
I am not agree with the idea of cloning a human in order to replace someone, but i'm totally agree to clone cells, tissues and organs to help humans live better.
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nigelcox

  45 months ago
year why not exspecley if thay can save lives by doing it but what makes you think there not alredy doing it
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jhouellexxi

  45 months ago
as a geneticist, for me human cloning is a no no.. its true that another discovery/invention is another leap for science. however, still a christian, i believe that there are things that are beyond our control and there's still a limit to our human potentials. cloning human cells to fight a disease is favorable, however human cloning in itself is another thing. we are not God to do it. though tried several times by other scientists, its a failure. this just simply means that it is not God's will.
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Fenchurch42

  45 months ago
No two people are identical - even identical twins have different ideas and personalities. We get too hung up these days on individuals. Yes, if a baby or a child dies, it is incredibly sad, but we can't just replace them with an identical model. How would you transfer the memories that the original person had? 100 years ago, families had a lot of children and many of them died in infancy. My granddad was one of 10 children, but only 2 of them survived past the age of 6. People then were much more used to death and didn't want to clone the people who died.
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sandrajoy1

  46 months ago
I think this is wrong too. Its messing with nature and should never be allowed to happen. I don't know all the details about lifespan or anything but I would expect there to be all kinds of problems with messing around with this kind of stuff.
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jules02

  46 months ago
I think it is unethical, you are right you cant just replace someone who has died, as much as we would love them to still be here with us, it just cant happen, and there would be no amount of problems caused by doing this, we have to get on with things eventually when we lose someone and some people may never get over it but unfortunately such is life and we have no right to interfere with natural things like death
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