Cloning or Clowning Around?
Just like in the fictional book Jurassic Park they cloned dinosaurs for the purpose of entertainment. They thought they could control them like zoo animals, but they were wrong. They also only made female dinosaurs so that they couldn’t reproduce, but in the end nature found a way. A big draw back and reason that cloning should not ever occur is the accelerated aging process. Dolly, the first cloned mammal seems to be aging faster than normal. The faster aging of a human may have some great impacts on the mind. The mind could be at a sixth grade level of education, but the body could appear to be older than the parent’s body. If we start to clone humans we are basically saying that Hitler had the right idea. Hitler was looking to rid the world of imperfect people. Human cloning is only an advanced way of doing what Hitler tried to do.
We all come with something wrong. We’re too tall, too thin, and too fat, we have something genetically imperfect with us, but that’s what makes us who we are. There is no such thing as the perfect human being. We are not all alike nor should we be. Human cloning in general threatens the idea of individuality. With cloning Dolly, there was 277 failed attempts, which means 277 dead sheep to get a perfect one and Dolly still is not perfect. It seems to be aging too fast.
Who is to say that the person who is in charge couldn’t make the world one sex or even one race? Frogs have been known to change sex if they are in a single sex environment. Bringing in the laws of nature, if one ruler made a single sex world, nature would eventually find a way to continue. Forcing these clones to change their sex to justify the laws of nature. The child would wonder why he doesn’t look a thing like his parents. Also all life on the plant couldn’t be called nature any more because everything would be man made. If human cloning is done I am sure that science wouldn’t stop there. Scientists would find better ways of producing farm foods and animals.
Cloning can be used for infertile couples to finally have a baby they always wanted. Even if couples are infertile, there are still options other than cloning. Why not adopt? With cloned children, it means that there will be other children exactly like the one you have scattered throughout the world. With adoption, the child they would have is still unique.