Cloning has been a subject of science fiction for many, many years. Though scientists began to experiment with the idea of cloning decades ago,the public was not fully brought to attention on the subject until thedeclaration that Scottish scientists had successfully cloned a sheep namedDolly in 1997. Controversy soon flew as the morality of cloning wasdiscussed in all religions and societiesIn the Dolly experiment there were 277 cell fusions, resulting in 29that began to grow and were implanted, 13 sheep became pregnant, butfinally only 1 lamb.
Cloning is an issue in life today because sciences are going one stepfurther in breaking out new things in the world we live in today. Scienceis trying to bring the world to another level but there are numerous peoplewho are against this matter, plenty of Catholic people are against thisissue because it is messing the way of life and it’s not a real method ofproducing human life forms. The people who will be affected by the decisionwill be the public and also other powers including the Church. There are many possible choices in cloning and there would bedifferent outcomes. If scientist decides to start cloning people anddifferent animals there are going to be many different problems during thisprocess because it will destroy the natural environment. The consequencesfor this action are that people will be that people won’t be human anymoreand there would be no point for sexual intercourse.
If people wantedchildren that will grow up as the same as their parents they would just beable to get their DNA and get that clone rather than having the baby likenormal people. There are many different reasons why cloning is also goodbecause people are able to clone dead people, love ones, animals and otherhuman beings. Genesis 11:1-9 records the sad story of the building of the tower ofBabel. That project stands out as the first chapter in a story thatcontinues to this day, and includes much similar kind of undertakings. Astechnology and ability increase so does man’s ability to do things that areultimately not in his best interest. The first objection is that cloning isnot wise.
Wisdom knows the end of a matter from the beginning. Proverbs14:15 tells us “The naive believes everything, But the sensible manconsiders his steps. ” It is careful to think carefully about the path weare walking, and where it will lead us. Proverbs 22:3 reminds us “A prudentman foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and arepunished. ” We want to be the kind of people who are actively looking outfor evil before we are involved in it so deeply that escaping it is hardand painful.
In Luke 14:28 Jesus urges this same kind of thinking we Hetalks about counting costs. In that context He is urging us to count thecost of serving Him, but the principle applies to all of life: we shouldcount the cost before we do something, before we board on a project. We areat the place where wisdom says we need to stop for several reasons. First,no one really knows how it worked, if it will work again, or exactly why itworked.
For certain, we know what they did, we know the procedure. But”Roslin scientists have said the cloning was the result of much hit-and-miss experimentation and needs to be refined through further research. “Second, no one knows if the procedure is safe. To top it all off, we haveno idea where this will lead. The possibilities and problems that couldcome from human cloning have not been thoroughly mapped out by any means. Psalms 127:3-5 says “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD;The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, soare the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver fullof them . . . . ” Children are a gift from the Lord, not something to bebroken for our or another’s benefit.
Let’s be content to know that God madeus, and that we did not make ourselves (Psalm 100:3). May we use our mindsand technology to draw closer to him rather than building gravestones tohuman pride that will only harm and hurt us all. My own view on this issue is that cloning is destroying the naturalhabitat of human being. Technology shouldn’t be used for advancing cloningbut technology should be used for other ways of enhancing the human lifeform. Life should be created normally not artificial.
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