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anjali.nair

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Posted: 01 November 2005 at 10:45am | IP Logged
what is your opinion about cloning? the possibility of human cloning raised after we had clone sheep 'dolly'. but the most important question is should humans be cloned? please express your views.

i am still uncertain about it but here are my pros & cons for it.

pros:

if successful cloning of organs will help in transplants and matching organ donor types. it will be a major step to combat many diseases. the common myth about cloning is that we will have a replica of ourself. No!! cloning doesn't mean i have a duplicate 'me'. my clone will be different in many ways but important thing is we will have similar blood types and Rh factors, basically similar genetics. so we will always have a potential donor in our lifeSmile. it also helps many women to become mothers. we have been doing plant cloning for so long. growing another plant from the cut of another plant isa type of plant cloning.

cons:

but is it ethical? should we tamper with god's creation? wouldn't it be misused? how many would be comfortable with the idea of someone very similar to us. will the donation of cord blood (for stem cell research) be used in a good way? what if our clone is genetic mutant? is asexual reproduction ethical?


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Posted: 01 November 2005 at 11:02am | IP Logged
No opinion till now coz i never actually gave it a thought but i think its not that good.i think to have new life biological way...is the best way.instead of making what is already there the time and energy plus money put to it can be used in some other new development. Tongue
Human cloning will be another human.but if u spend that worth in finding or inventing like new technologies ...will help a lot Tongue

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Posted: 01 November 2005 at 9:29pm | IP Logged
Although i don't know much about cloning except that stem cell research is helping in curing Alzhemiers disease and certain other medical purposes .Therefore i dont have strong views on it !!
I have read little news reports on how its a ethical issue , where its used by fertility specialists to reproduce a person who is genetically very similar . Although i am a VERY VERY STRONG advocate for Infertility treatment , i don't know how reproducing a baby that is similar to a parent will help a infertile couple . If you are dealing with infertilty all you want is a normal , healthy baby ....with his own personality and characterstics ....not someone just like you .So maybe there should be restrictions on this reserach and use !!

Also i don't care about arguments that use religon or god as its basis . Thats nonsense to me . I'm a beleiver that god gave us a free hand to help ourselves ...........so if it helps mankind .....medically .......Definately !!


Edited by indygirl - 01 November 2005 at 9:32pm

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Posted: 03 November 2005 at 6:39am | IP Logged
i cna't rly make my mind up. i mena it had both advantages and disadvatages. and i think it's kind of cruel on the clones.

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Posted: 03 November 2005 at 12:53pm | IP Logged
I personally think that it's unethical!!!! ONly God can save us and give us what we want so I don't think it should be done!

But that's really religious view others might disagree!

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Posted: 03 November 2005 at 3:21pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by naina_manam

I personally think that it's unethical!!!! ONly God can save us and give us what we want so I don't think it should be done!

But that's really religious view others might disagree!


Naina if the whole world had these views , we'd never have found cure for even tuberculousis , hepatitis , cholera ,pneumonia etc etc ......forget Cancer , AIDS ,Alzhemiers etc as we are still figuring those out . Theres a saying "God helps those who help themselves !!!" I think it holds true ............meaning God expects you to do your karam ............work for him ..............have we discovered what does he want us to do and not to do ????

I respect your religous thoughts but i feel medically they should never be made an issue ...........ETHICALLY ....YES ....Thats a different angle of the debate ............!!

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Posted: 03 November 2005 at 3:54pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by sweet samra 1

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if you don't have anything to add to the discussion then refrain from posting.


Edited by sai14 - 04 November 2005 at 10:20am

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Posted: 03 November 2005 at 5:47pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by sweet samra 1

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Hello Samra, Debate section is only for constructive discussions and NOT personal attacks. Any personal attacks are not allowed!


Please don't attack members personally. We are individual and bound to have different opinions but we should also learn to respect others as well even if it'sdifferent than ours....


So please post something related to the topic and don't attack members personally! Thanks!



Edited by sai14 - 04 November 2005 at 10:20am

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