David Walsh examines why deep inside we know that cloning is wrong despite the promises made by cloning advocates. He argues that the wisdom of the ages instead of the promises the biotech industry should be the moral ground on which our policies are decided.
The current debate over embryonic-stem-cell research has had one remarkable effect. It has confirmed the primal shudder evoked by the prospect of human cloning. Even supporters of embryo development for research felt compelled to draw the line at cloning. They could not stomach the prospect of endless cloned embryos, however much the logic of science might suggest such a course. In other words, even when human embryos are destined only for research purposes and their destruction is a certainty we still cannot shake their connection with humanity. We cannot conceive of ourselves extending in an infinite series of clones.
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