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Human Cloning

Today in my english class, we talked about Human Cloning. It has its pros and cons like everything we know. Its a way to cure diseases, but I don't see another advantage. The cons are more than the pros.
People usually put in first place the religious issues that cloning brings, but I think that are other issues that cloning brings and are more important than the religious. For example, there will be less biodiversity, its too expensive,..
But the worst for me is a thing my teacher brought up to discussion as being a pro of human cloning. She said a pro was we could choose the traits of our sons and daughters. I think its really wrong, no one should choose their future baby characteristics. And what if the baby isn't what you "ordered" then what people would do ? Would they say " sorry I didn't ask for this one, have it back".
So what do you smart people that understand more about think?

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  • Nov 22 2013: I think if we allow human cloning we will run into the situation of Brave New World. Here is a brief summary of how this fiction book describe what human cloning could become.
    The novel opens in the Central London Hatching and Conditioning Centre, where the Director of the Hatchery and one of his assistants, Henry Foster, are giving a tour to a group of boys. The boys learn about the Bokanovsky and Podsnap Processes that allow the Hatchery to produce thousands of nearly identical human embryos. During the gestation period the embryos travel in bottles along a conveyor belt through a factorylike building, and are conditioned to belong to one of five castes: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, or Epsilon. The Alpha embryos are destined to become the leaders and thinkers of the World State. Each of the succeeding castes is conditioned to be slightly less physically and intellectually impressive. The Epsilons, stunted and stupefied by oxygen deprivation and chemical treatments, are destined to perform menial labor.
    • Dec 8 2013: not false
      practically that s called eugenic world . some named themselves transhumnists leaders of transhumanism ideology
      practically as I know in France : on the 11th of february 1913 ( french and world celebrate a that date ND de Lourdes , whre the Holy lady said I'am Imaculated Conception !!!) a law decret legally to developp human embryo's ( conception no defined : could be cloning or by ovocyt fecondation ) and one chromosome X inhibited ... That s to say in 50% of case the baby won't have sexuals organs ( a -sexual human), and in 100% no sexual impulse ( they could be in future be enroled for inhuman missions because without affect ..and lightnessed consciousness)
      Look also at others of my post in last hour

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