What is a Clone?
Cloning is a scientific procedure that’s implemented for the sole purpose of making a more or less exact copy of the original person or object. Technically, the idea of creating a clone just for a person’s own purposes isn’t quite frowned upon. Cloning is important to medical science because of the possibilities as well as the realities of the things that aren’t even physically possible to achieve on one’s own. For example, a person whose on the brink of death from a disease can live again through cloning and be completely rid of that disease.
Points of View on Cloning
Cloning and Medical Science
Cloning is important to those in medical science because through cloning, a lot of bodily problems that exist within human beings today can be eliminated for good. Also, creating a clone of the person can enable an individual to practically live forever. The idea of cloning in medical science is a reality, however, there are drawbacks that usually arise during the cloning process. For example, the clone of a person’s partner can have a limited lifespan; by that I mean that the clone only lives a minimum of 10 years unlike the original copy which will live longer.
Religion vs. cloning
A lot of religious sects, especially the christian religion, don’t believe that cloning is possible or even ethical. The reason is because people in the religious world believe that cloning goes against God’s grand design. Generally, religion teaches that everybody is individual as God made them, so the idea that a person can be cloned or copied is immoral and wrong; even going so far as to say that people in the medical science field who are working on the cloning process are going to hell.
Ironically, a lot of people in religious sects are always saying how much they miss their loved ones, and wish that they can see them again. However, it is through cloning that this is possible, but frowned upon. Simply, according to some of the religious sects, playing God is illegal and man wasn’t meant to be a creator but a follower of the creator’s works.
Now, some religions don’t mind cloning as long as it’s done for the right reason, and in the right way. In the jewish faith, cloning isn’t look down upon, and its even supported. Since cloning in the jewish religion doesn’t violate any laws, then there’s no reason to look at it as devil worship, blasphemy or playing God. Cloning is capable of making a perfect human being that’s completely pure in every way, but religion believes that a clone devalues human life and God’s gift of life.
Some religions believe that cloning a person practically promotes them to godlike status. So this seems that they’ve become gods themselves, which goes against what the bible teaches. Plus, a lot of religions are ignorant to scientific works so its not surprising there’s some opposition.
In conclusion, cloning can solve a lot of problems with the inefficiencies in human beings, but it can also lead to short term problems and a lot of experiments to solve those problems. Cloning should be studied, and funded as well as perfected. Mainly because its one of the most revolutionary procedures in human existence that’s capable of helping all mankind.
Let me know how you feel about cloning. Do you feel it’s sacrilegious or do you feel it’s important to medical science?