Cloning Right Or Wrong? Essay

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Cloning Right or Wrong?
Have you ever heard of cloning before? Well it has a lot of ups and its downs, many people are against it and many are for it? In my paper you will hear and of the good things and the bad things that happen in cloning and you can decide if you think it is right or wrong.
When I looked up the definition for cloning on www.m-w .com it stated that cloning is to propagate a clone from or to make a copy of. A book on cloning that I read stated that cloning is genetically identical cells. Cloning’s history is as early as 1952 and the first cell transferring was in 1970. The cell process was not 100 percent accurate every time. Back in the 1970’s many scientists ...view middle of the document...

Religion now a day has just decided to pretty much ignore the topic and forget about it. If humans were cloned they say that there would be a huge inbreeding problem and the world will start having even more population than what is necessary. Cloning is pretty much just a huge issue without an end; it’s something that you can argue on and on about.
I looked up a chart and found one on about people’s thoughts and what they think about cloning. The poll was taken on 1997 and consisted of 1,005 American Adults. These are the results
93% of people felt that the cloning of humans was a bad idea
66% thought that the cloning of animals, such as sheep was a bad idea
69% are scared of possibility of human cloning
74% believed that it is against God’s will to clone things; while only 19% say that it is not.
A later poll was then take in 2001 by CNN and these are the results for that poll
90% of people still thought that cloning was a bad idea
67% of people that that cloning of animal was a bad idea
Only 45% of people thought that it was possible to have human cloning within the next 10 years or so.
69% of people think that it is against God’s will and should not be done; 23% say that it is not.
Laws on Cloning
Only fifteen states have their own law on cloning even South Dakota. This is South Dakota’s law: Prohibits reproductive and therapeutic cloning; transfer or receipt of the product of human cloning; transfer or receipt, in whole or in part, any acolyte, human embryo, human fetus, or human somatic cell, for the purpose of human cloning; cloning or attempt to clone is punishable as a felony and a civil penalty of two thousand dollars or twice the amount of gross gain, or any intermediate. In 1997 Bill Clinton banned the idea of human cloning and passed a law so that no funds would go towards the research for cloning.
So far since the 1970’s when the cloning of animals started many animals such as cattle, horses, pigs, mice, rabbits, cats, dogs, frogs, mountain goats, monkeys, sheep and more have all been cloned. The first thing to ever be cloned was a tad pole in the year of 1952 is was the experiment that made many heads wonder. Probably the most famous animal that is herd of the most is a sheep by the name of Dolly. Dolly was the first cloned sheep born on July 5th, 1996 by the scientists at Roslin. The scientists waited a while before publicly announcing Dolly just so they could make sure that it was safe to announce. They first announced their accomplishment in the February issue of Nature in 1997. Many people wondered how long that Dolly would actually live since no one has ever cloned a sheep before. The average sheep life is around 6-9 years back in 1996. It turned out that Dolly lived a little over 6 years and has 3 babies. The next animal that was cloned after Dolly was a monkey by the name of Tetra. They used the same cloning process as they did on Dolly for...

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