Should Human Chimera Be Allowed

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Picture a scenario where a loved one was on the verge of death. Their organs were failing and they were too far down on the waiting list to get the organs they need in time. There was no other option that could save their life other than a human chimera transplant, but the use of chimeras shouldn’t be allowed. It is unethical to use them. Human chimera opposes many religions, has many scientific problems, and the stem cells used can transform into unwanted cells. Should one use a human chimera even if it opposed many global issues?

Human chimera opposes many religious beliefs. In one study, explaining how chimera affects different religious groups, it stated, “Hindus disdain chimeric research involving cows...many lower animals, especially pigs, disagree with the beliefs of Judaism, Islam, and sects of Christianity..a common Christian objection arises from the idea that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God. You are not your own.” (Rethinking Humanity: The Chimera Debate) Human chimera upsets many religious groups because of the inhumane treatment of animals. This also questions our human dignity.

Another reason is because chimeras raise scientific problems. One article says, “A chimera provides the perfect
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One source said, “...human cells could end up in the brains of the animals. That raises the prospect that “this will somehow give the animal a human consciousness, human mental capabilities”...In addition, some scientists and bioethicists fear the stem cells could create human eggs and sperm in the animals.” The stem cells used in chimera could make the animals partly human, reason being their human mental capabilities. Also, theses cells could become part of the reproductive system and, for example, could lead to a human being born from a pair of mice. This is not ethical and raises many
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