Why is cloning banned?

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  1. Jay Fiske profile image60
    Jay Fiskeposted 22 months ago

    Why is cloning banned?

  2. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 22 months ago

    Don't you think that a world population of over seven billion people is doing OK procreating without cloning?

    1. Jay Fiske profile image60
      Jay Fiskeposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      But by  cloning we  can make more Stephen Hawking

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Jay
      Like any invention, It can be used for the good and the bad. Just like fire  can be used as a weapon or to cook your food.

  3. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image60
    Dont Taze Me Broposted 22 months ago

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    There are currently no federal laws in the United States which ban cloning completely, and any such laws would raise difficult constitutional questions similar to the issues raised by abortion.There is also no federal law prohibiting reproductive cloning.

    Fifteen American states (Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Dakota, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Florida, Georgia, and Virginia) ban reproductive cloning and three states (Arizona, Maryland, and Missouri) prohibit use of public funds for such activities.

    Clones already exist. About one in every 1,000 births results in a pair of babies with the same DNA. We know them as identical twins. Scientific studies on such twins--reared together or apart--show that they share many characteristics. Just how many they share is a contentious topic in human biology. But genetic determinism is largely irrelevant to the cloning issue. Despite how many or how few individual characteristics twins--or other clones--have in common, they are different people in the most fundamental sense. They have their own identities, their own thoughts, and their own rights. Should you be confused on this point, just ask a twin.

    Where it is banned the reasons are multiple and quite obvious. Basically it boils down to fear of the known and unknown possibilities of having such a capability to be used at the whim of any human being who can afford it and possibly use it without respect for a clone's innate individuality.

    I think rather than ban cloning the responsible thing to do is to regulate it just like we regulate abortion, guns and any other perceived rights afforded by, sadly not the actual constitution, but the Supreme court which has Justices with political agendas who create law despite what the constitution which they are sworn to uphold says.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Identical Twins is not really cloning, as cloning is more like a photo copy. Id Twins don't share the same fingerprints. What about clone fingerprints?
      Regulation is not the strong suit for the US congress.

    2. Jay Fiske profile image60
      Jay Fiskeposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Yes bradmasterOCcal has a point I was asking about cloning of a human after he has fully grown

  4. Anjili profile image81
    Anjiliposted 22 months ago

    You are fearfully and wonderfully made such that your thumb print is like no other. Scientists are very choosy when cloning. How would you like to be discriminated upon as being second rate hence discarded while attention goes to those who are deemed better than you?
    Believe me, you have many defects.

    Cloning is only allowed among animals to preserve the best species.
    This should not be extended to man. If allowed, whites would tend to eliminate blacks and vise versa.

    You don't want to be cloned. Moreover, how would you distinguish one from another? Twins cause enough confusion with regard to identification on earth.

 
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