Cloning has created the possibility of man-made life. This is where the question of morals and ethics come in. Should humans tamper with the work of God? Should they experiment with a sacred living being in their effort to make it better? The following are just a few arguments both for and against reproductive cloning:
Everyone can have their own stand on the topic of cloning. Some find it morally unacceptable while some think of it as science's favor to humanity.
Lester Thurow, professor of Economics and Management at the University of Massachussets says:
Cloning will artificialize the environment. Plants and vegetation that grow naturally will also be grown through cloning. Anything in nature that we run short of, we will be able to clone it. As mentioned earlier, this could save endangered species and improve our natural resources, but the fact remains that the world will not remain as God intended. The whole earth is running on a very delicate balance of natural resources and living beings that consume them. Cloning living beings will require more natural resources and could upset the whole balance of the planet.
Not only does cloning affect the environment, it also affects the world's economy. Cloning equipment is very expensive. Instead of draining the economy by investing in cloning research, the money can go to people that are hungry and dying. This valuable money can be invested in research for deadly diseases like cancer. Cloning is not a necessity for survival, eliminating hunger and disease is.
In our own opinion, cloning is ethically wrong. Human beings are a creation of God, not man. If man were to tamper with the work of God, it would surely result in chaos. God is perfect, science isn't and never will be. Even though cloning promises many uses, just imagine if cloning were widely accepted today. What kind of a world would we be living in? Genetically modified people being manufactured in a factory; A dead child brought back to life by cloning his DNA. Sounds almost like a sci-fi movie doesn't it?