Cloning human beings?

Colin A. B. Davidson c.davidson at biotech.cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 7 11:28:53 EST 2001


"Janu" <janubas at yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3A815446.9EA1462 at yahoo.com...
> It is certainly true, that imprecisely defined statements may cause
hysteria and
> polariasation between uninformed people. I know there are different kinds
of
> application concerning human cloning. However this technique still works
with
> living "organisms" (cells as primitive life-forms) and this is an
important
> point. We, humans, are very sentimental and religious when we talk about
our
> life, or our being. Theoretically every cell of our body could be used to
clone
> another human being. When we clone someone (it doesn't matter how) we play
God.
> We create what we want, we decide what should come out: skin, special
drugs or
> an entire person and so on...
>
> When we do it with animals, noboy cares because in our religion (western
world)
> animals don't have a spirit. One philosopher said one day: "animals are
just
> living automats". Aren't we not the same?

So, would you care to rephrase your question to ;
Do you think human cloning, including that of human embryos for research
into the treatment of fatal diseases, should be allowed?







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