To Clone or Not To Clone... This is a essay against cloning and includes some references to genetic engineering.. It's loosely based on the persona of a political leader

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Cloning and genetic engineering is a topic of much controversy in today's society. There are many religions that believe that cloning and/or genetic engineering should simply not be done because of the fact that it's not "God's (or whomever else they believe in) way". However, this is not the only cause of the controversy in regards to cloning and genetic engineering. Many others believe it is against human ethics and could be dangerous to society. This is clearly a worthy claim, which many people may believe is more valuable than the concern that it is against God's way of how humanity should work. Not only should cloning not be made illegal, but the methods and knowledge of cloning currently available should be halted and not spread amongst the public.

First off, the biggest problem in today's standards is the fact that several people in society wish to make cloning legal in the current state it is now.

This is definitely a major concern. When the facts of the matter are looked at it should be come clear to the average person that the outcomes of cloning at this time are not good enough to legalize it. For example, many of the animals cloned have had problems with mutated genes causing disfigurement, accelerated aging, and premature death. If we cloned a human before all these problems are solved, what makes us think that the same thing will not happen to a cloned human? How horrible would it be to clone say, a hundred humans, only to have one third of them coming out disfigured? What would happen then? Would they become rejects of society? That is a very likely possibility given the racism and sexism that exists in our world today because of overly judgmental and closed-minded people.

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