Eugene C. Newman's Argument Against Human Cloning

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Cloning is an idea that is often portrayed in science fiction as a way to essentially duplicate another living being. It has been making an appearance in the real world as something that could be useful in the medical and scientific fields as a way to bring back animals or to save peoples’ lives. Due to how unique cloning is, it was portrayed in famous parts of the media such as Jurassic Park. Although cloning does sound promising, it does possess a darker side to it, which does raise both moral and ethical issues. There are articles that do discuss cloning in which they either list the benefits of it or tell us about what moral and ethical issues that do come out of cloning. The differences between the articles allow the reader to make their own decisions on how they perceive the notion of cloning. In the article named Biblical Reasoning against Human Cloning (Part I), written by Eugene C. Newman, the author establishes the argument that “Cloning is considered “play-ing God” is because “man has devised a way to imitate what God has done to create or re-produce human life” (Newman). However, Smith who wrote The Benefits of Human Clon-ing states that “people will release their fears and let the benefits begin” as Smith believes that cloning has immense potential in saving lives. Despite Newman’s claim that cloning is considered playing God, he …show more content…

Savulescu believes “the medical and scientific benefits of research into therapeutic cloning are so great that this research is morally required” (Savulescu) in order to avoid “genetic malformation, malignancy and reduced longevity” (Savulescu). From what is gathered in the article, there is an overwhelming argument against cloning in the present due to how risky it is due to “genetic malformation, malignancy and reduced longevity”

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