Essay on Cloning, The Island, Frankenstein, And Brave New World

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Imagine living in a society where performing a certain process, a perfect genetically identical copy of a biological entity could be produced. This process is called cloning, and essentially it takes from one’s own genetic makeup to produce an exact replica (Cloning Fact Sheet). These exact replicas, known as clones, can benefit our society in some ways, but could also deteriorate society into something people would not recognize. Elements of cloning suggest the fallacy of a slippery slope. One change and it could spiral into something else. Cloning may seem cool, but it is one of the worlds over glamorized fantasies. In many books and movies such as Gattaca, The Island, Frankenstein, and Brave New World have set the scene on different perspectives of cloning. Each of these start out as a great idea and the creators have overcome a new idea in science. The people in charge believe that cloning can create a stable and equal society, but in the end cloning is proven to have a flaw in the system. In 1997 Dr. Ian Wilmut, a British scientist successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly (The History of Cloning). This advancement helped change the scientific world upside-down. The success of the experiment is considered by all as an amazing achievement in science. However, ethics and morals behind this advancement began to surface, especially with the thought of using a human speciesism. Since the beginning of our nation, the Constitution has given individual rights among the public…

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