What makes us human, is there truly such a thing as individuality? This project explored the controversial issue of cloning, a subject riddled with logical contradictions and moral difficulties. To genetically clone an individual is to cheapen both the original and the clone’s identity — and violates universal human rights. However, to completely eliminate cloning would violate scientists’ right to scientific freedom and could limit our understanding of our world. As a result, cloning can neither be morally allowed or scientifically denied. It is up to us as a society to define the limits of cloning and to create an agreeable universal truth. When discussing the issue of cloning, philosopher Richard Dawkins stressed the importance of protecting both viewpoints and aptly summarized that “Rights trump utility”.
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