Human Cloning and Ethics

Yes, I'll allow that the title is a bit grandiose, and philosophers of science have been wrangling about the subject for decades.  However, there are serious considerations raised by Christians regarding the controversial subject of human cloning — and secularists will give these scant attention. Especially on matters of morality and ethics.

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I'd be obliged if you'd ride with me on this little side trail a spell. Although there is no definitive proof that Sasquatch (Bigfoot) exists, several areas have made it illegal to shoot one. It may seem silly on the outset, but if you study on it, you'll see that there are actually good reasons to protect the beastie. One of these is the possibility is that some drunken jasper might shoot another person, maybe even another drunken jasper in a costume.

Back to the main trail now, cloning itself has been advancing, especially with progress that has been made regarding genetics. Animals have been cloned, there's speculation about dinosaur cloning, and human tissues have been cloned. Unlike taking arms against Sasquatch, human cloning is a much more realistic possibility — and is illegal in many countries. A big problem is the morality involved. Secular scientists do not have a healthy worldview, and some seem to want to play Creator. Christians (especially biblical creationists) know that we were uniquely created by God — we have dominion over animals, but not over other people. In addition, serious problems arise when experimenting on human embryos. Other serious questions also come to mind.
We have written several articles about animal cloning over the years in this magazine. Several more have appeared on the pages of This is a difficult issue, with spiritual, moral, legal, and technological twists at every turn. Yet, from the first successful clone of Dolly the sheep (1996), cloning technology has improved at a rapid rate. Today, it is routine to clone pets, farm animals, and even race horses. This comes as a shock to many people who have not realized how fast this field has changed in the past 20 years.

The technology is here to stay, but that brings up a perplexing issue: is it possible to clone people? And, if someone eventually does clone a person, how should we react?
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