is cloning good or bad?in my opinion cloning in case of human beings is not so good............but in case of endangered species it is very useful  

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M.P. Ossa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If cloning is done by the right persons, and with the right purpose, I do not see a moral problem with the act in itself. However, like the previous poster indicates, it is hard to imagine humans without an agenda that would benefit a group of selected few. Too much power in the hands of people can be a very dangerous thing not much different than what happened to Victor in Frankenstein.

I, however, as a person with a history of glaucoma in my family pray for the day when they can find whatever my eyes need to never lose my eyesight. Also, if I could clone my body parts I certainly would clone my organs in case my son, or someone who needs them (after I am dead), can continue enjoying their lives.

wannam eNotes educator| Certified Educator
I think there are many good uses for cloning but probably just as many that are not so good. We like to think of ourselves as unique individuals. If everyone had a clone, this would no longer be the case. Of course, human cloning is a long way from being truly feasible. There are still many problems with cloning animals. However, I think one of the most interesting uses for cloning is in a smaller scale. If we could clone human organs, think of the wonderful benefits to medicine. There would be no need for lengthy organ transplant lists. People wouldn't have to die of kidney or liver failure. There would be no more anti rejection medications. When I think of good things about cloning, this is what I think of.
ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Cloning in and of itself is not bad. Like any scientific advancement, what we as a human race do with the knowledge, determines whether it is good or bad. Look at nuclear science. Nuclear bombs aren't good use of the science and technology, but nuclear powerplants have proved beneficial. (At least until earthquakes, meltdowns, and such.) Cloning of animals creates stronger and more effective member of the species. Cloning of cells can lead to medical advancements and cures for diseases. Cloning by itself is not harmful, but in the hands of humans with personal agendas it could be.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I see nothing wrong with cloning animals.  It could be useful (as you say) for endangered species.  It could be useful for farm animals.  However, in both cases, we have to be sure that we continue to have enough distinct individuals so we have enough genetic diversity.

For people, though, I see no possible good in cloning.  First of all, there's no good reason for it.  It's not as if we are having trouble keeping the human population up through natural means.  Second, I think that human beings are unique individuals and we should not try to replicate any particular human.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Cloning is very dangerous.  I always wonder what would happen to the clones if we cloned humans.  Would they be considered lesser beings?  They would still be biologically human.  Even when people clone their pets, I don’t think it’s right.  The poor clone would always be compared to the original.

lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I have to agree that the actual scientific process of cloning is not a bad thing. It is what we do with the knowledge we have and this ability that could go awry and cause problems.

fally | Student

i think cloning is bad because we are not god to create life

shizza123 | Student

BAD, because it is not natural.

it is like messing with nature.

what if something really evil and destructive gets created by mistake....

the idea is kinds scary....... :/



charlottejanine | Student

i think it could be good for animals that are in danger and they can clone certain parts of the species put it in the other species so it has better characteristics and can adapt better to its habitat but the down side of clowning is they dont always live as long because they catch diseases because they havt got the specific hormone/characteristic/gene.

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