Are We Playing God?
Science has already proven that cloning animals of different species is not too much to ask for. Cloning of humans is next on the agenda. Countries all over
the world are in what seems to be a race to have the first human clone. Even
though some side effects of cloning include malformations, rapid aging and sudden death, scientists are still pushing forward
with eagerness. With the population already skyrocketing, human clones would
add to the population rise. For criminals, human clones could be the ticket needed
to escape imprisonment for a crime committed. Cloning of human beings is immoral
and should not be advanced because we are not the creators of man, God is.
of the animals that have already been cloned have experienced a number of side effects.
Some have experienced anything from rapid aging to sudden death. Knowing
that these and other malformations are possible when cloning is a scary thought. Cloning
humans that have disabilities, retardation, severe medical issues, rapid aging or any other side effect would be outrageous. Think of all the infants that are born these days with disabilities and birth defects. Some parents who give birth to these children give them away because dealing with
the issue is too much to handle. Since science is unable to guarantee that every
human cloned would be a healthy, viable clone, cloning of humans should not happen.
The world is over populated now with the ever
rising increase in births. There are so many children born each year who are
unwanted and have to be placed in orphanages and foster homes. Homeless people line the streets in many cities and towns with
no place to live, no job, no money and no food. Schools are bursting with children
and not enough classrooms to hold them. Having human clones live among us would
add to the over population, the national debt, the health care crisis and many more issues.
Taking care of the world issues that are presently at risk should take priority over cloning humans. If cloning humans became an every day thing, think of all the evil those clones could be used for. Criminals could have a clone made to take their punishment for a crime committed.
There would be clones in the classrooms and at offices while the natural humans
are on the beaches and golf courses.
Millions of years ago man was created by God,
not man created by man. God created Adam from the clay of the earth and Eve from
clay and a rib from Adam. He gave man the capability to produce offspring. Ultimately, cloning humans is playing God. Taking “making man” into the
hands of science is not the way God intended man to reproduce.
God has given
many individuals on earth today great minds. These minds need to focus on curing
AIDS, ending world hunger, finding a home for all the abandoned and orphaned children, and many other issues before worrying
about cloning another human being.
Human cloning is not far from being achieved
in the world of science. Thinking through all the things that can go wrong and
who will care for that sick clone when there are so many ill people now with no care.
Scientist should remember that once a clone is made it is a living human being and deserves the same care as the rest
of the human race. Considering if it is really worth cloning a horde of malformed, aging clones just to obtain one perfect
clone is really the only way to see that cloning humans is immoral.