Essay on The Ethics Of Human Cloning

838 Words Sep 6th, 2016 4 Pages
Human Cloning Morals and ethics are important in society and culture and are used to determine if something is usually good or bad. Not everyone has the same opinions on what is ethical or morally right because it’s subjective. Therefore, when reading ethical arguments, it is difficult to decipher if something is valid or not. Personal opinions can sneak in and then the work is now biased, they leave out important information or there is no research to their claims. In an article published in New Scientist by Hugh McLachlan, is a good example of how the criteria for a good ethical argument is not met. In the article “Let’s Legalize Cloning” written by McLachlan, a bioethicist specializing in reproductive issues, he is in favor of human cloning and gives his examples why. The idea of human cloning has been in debate for a long time because of moral and ethical issues. However, McLachlan starts out asking why people are so afraid of human cloning. Starting out with a question like this might make the reader feel hostile because of the morals they have about the topic. Such a direct question like that should not be used when addressing such a sensitive topic. He then states that he believes that people are more afraid of cloning than any other logical reason. By assuming that’s how people really feel and giving his opinion already creates a weak argument. Most people will probably not take him seriously and they may already have a negative opinion towards Mclachlan and…

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