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Re: Is Cloning Morally Ethical?

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Posted by phil.o.sofir on January 19, 1999 14:31:21 UTC

: : : It take two too make a child, a family to raise one. Your cloned child will have to live their lives with different sets of conditions that will not at all resemble yours. Their reality will definetly be distinctly their own. The child could look like you, but in the end, they won't be you. Is it vanity?

: : : Ethical? Personally, I think it's nuts. I have two daughters from natural processes. I accept them the way they came out of my wife's womb, flaws and all.

: : : Tn

: : : : Yes, that is what I am saying, the new person would be unique in experiance, and if it is vanity, then it is natures vanity to want to reproduce, twins comes closest to this as genetic exact copies, of course, if cloned, I would have to raise the child and be the parent. : : To me it would be an issue of mutiplying what nature does itself, and is in my opinion, morally ethical in itself, but the uses humankind puts to this ability could be immoral or unethical.

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: Reproduction is instinct and not vanity. Vanity is arrogance. The key word to reproduction is evolution. Does cloning evolve? As a a specie, we have gone thru the process of adapting to enviromental conditions that constantly changes. How does cloning react to that? Do we create the conditions? Do we have control of those conditions?

: Nature has great foresight to what has to evolve genetically. Mentally, we don't have the capacity to make that decision clearly...too arrogant. Let nature work it's way. It's done very well so far.

: Morally and ethically?? Let H and nte answer those :-).

: Tn

Yes, and we are a product of nature, this is why we developed ethics and morallity theory, because we have evolved to the point where we can alter conditions and environment, what we do is not seperate from nature, but a part of it. Cloning, when perfected, will be another example of our growing control over environmental effects, nature uses trial and error in the passing on of the most favorable traits for current conditions, but we will eventually be able to use our skills at prediction to better the odds so to speak in our favor. We are doing no more than attempting to reproduce more efficiently than nature does as applied to our own survival and dominance.

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