Not Clone People?
Vera Sirotkina from Russia thinks cloning
can have benefits, but she says we need to be
is inevitable. Nowadays, cloning, the latest
ultramodern subject in genetic research, is
becoming a controversial issue. Some people are
ready to eat cloned fruits and vegetables, but many
people express negative attitudes about cloning
animals. They think it is morally unacceptable.
I cannot answer all of these questions
for others, but I have my own answers, and
personally, I totally disagree with
scientists, however, say cloning animals can have a
lot of benefits for humans. Certainly, we don't
have to look far to see this. Recently, a young
bull was cloned in Texas, the state that produces
the best steaks. Cloning could be very important in
cloning is controversial.
The question of human cloning is even more
controversial. Perhaps a few people--the
adventurous types!--would clone themselves. To me,
this seems very exciting. Sometimes I wish I could
have a twin sister with whom I could share my
interests. Why not a clone? But, I am not as
excited about cloning as my husband is. He said
that he would be very happy to have two or three
girls like me!
need to be careful.
Of course, this is a crazy idea because we do not
know about the consequences of cloning experiments.
I believe that cloning might have benefits for our
society, and attempts to clone humans may help us
to survive. But, who knows? Maybe new cloning
techniques will create more problems than they will
solve. Stability is the most important thing for
most human beings, and many people want to ban
cloning because they think it could be dangerous.
The results could be unpredictable. We need to be
careful. We don't want to do it the wrong way and
have to admit we made a mistake. There is no
question that cloning experiments must be
you really think that he would be a man?"
would be responsible for him?"
you think he should have the same rights as we
don't think that we can answer these questions
we don't know exactly what the meaning of life is.
In my opinion, creating life is the duty of nature,
and we must not interfere with that task because we
can not understand the extremely sophisticated
relationships among lives that are defined by
nature. Usually these relationships are extremely
complex. Sometimes, they seem to be untouchable,
and absolutely, they cannot be changed.
my point of view, we have to look at the natural
environment around us. We will see that an
ecosystem is composed of a lot of kinds of lives,
and each life has its own function within the
system. If we interfere with that, I think it could
lead to our extinction.
cannot answer all of these questions for others,
but I have my own answers, and personally, I
totally disagree with cloning. Even though cloning
may have a lot of benefits for humans, I think we
should stop cloning because we do not understand it
and can not control all of its effects. Maybe in
the future, we will be ready to do it, but that
time has not arrived.
on cloning: Stop
Cloning is Beyond
would you like to be cloned?
Clone or Not to
and Thomas Peters