Cloning Technology: With Respect to Faith and Reason

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Cloning Technology: With Respect to Faith and Reason

Church VS Science

The idea of sitting in an airport and seeing someone walk past that looks identical to you may seem absurd, but due to new scientific development it may not stay that way for long. In 1953 two scientists by the names of James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA.1 DNA can be defined as the makeup of chromosomes, which carry genetic information.

DNA is present in nearly every living organism and can be found in a living organisms body tissue, hair, and blood.2 The discovery of DNA has led to amazing advances in the medical field. When the structure was first discovered society did not fully understand some of the possible outcomes of DNA. Since its discovery, scientists have worked very hard at understanding the complexity of DNA. Today it is obvious that if it were legal for scientists to clone a human being they would have both the technology as well as the willingness to do it. Scientists have already successfully cloned a sheep in Scotland. However, there is a part of society that opposes cloning technology because they feel it goes against the ways of nature designed by God. The debate about human cloning as right or wrong strongly deals with the Humanity Based Theme of Faith and Reason. Due to the way cloning technology violates many religious beliefs it must be stopped before corrupting all of human existence.

In the past, the majority of society has accepted the concept of Darwinism, which is the idea that humans are created and are able to survive due to natural selection. Creation has generally been viewed as something that God is responsible for. In the eyes of many it is absurd and wrong to tamp...

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