Cloning


Cloning has been a subject of science fiction for many, many years. Though scientists began to experiment with the idea of cloning decades ago, the public was not fully brought to attention on the subject until the declaration that Scottish scientists had successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly in 1997. Controversy soon flew as the morality of cloning was discussed in all religions and societies


In the Dolly experiment there were 277 cell fusions, resulting in 29 that began to grow and were implanted, 13 sheep became pregnant, but finally only 1 lamb.


Cloning is an issue in life today because sciences are going one step further in breaking out new things in the world we live in today. Science is trying to bring the world to another level but there are numerous people who are against this matter, plenty of Catholic people are against this issue because it is messing the way of life and it’s not a real method of producing human life forms. The people who will be affected by the decision will be the public and also other powers including the Church.


There are many possible choices in cloning and there would be different outcomes. If scientist decides to start cloning people and different animals there are going to be many different problems during this process because it will destroy the natural environment. The consequences for this action are that people will be that people won’t be human anymore and there would be no point for sexual intercourse. If people wanted children that will grow up as the same as their parents they would just be able to get their DNA and get that clone rather than having the baby like normal people. There are many different reasons why cloning is also good because people are able to clone dead people, love ones, animals and other human beings.


Genesis 11:1-9 records the sad story of the building of the tower of Babel. That project stands out as the first chapter in a story that continues to this day, and includes much similar kind of undertakings. As technology and ability increase so does man\'s ability to do things that are ultimately not in his best interest. The first objection is that cloning is not wise. Wisdom knows the end of a matter from the beginning. Proverbs 14:15 tells us "The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps." It is careful to think carefully about the path we are walking, and where it will lead us. Proverbs 22:3 reminds us "A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished." We want to be the kind of people who are actively looking out for evil before we are involved in it so deeply that escaping it is hard and painful. In Luke 14:28 Jesus urges this same kind of thinking we He talks about counting costs. In that context He is urging us to count the cost of serving Him, but the principle applies to all of life: we should count the cost before we do something, before we board on a project. We are at the place where wisdom says we need to stop for several reasons. First, no one really knows how it worked, if it will work again, or exactly why it worked. For certain, we know what they did, we know the procedure. But "Roslin scientists have said the cloning was the result of much hit-and-miss experimentation and needs to be refined through further research." Second, no one knows if the procedure is safe. To top it all off, we have no idea where this will lead. The possibilities and problems that could come from human cloning have not been thoroughly mapped out by any means.


Psalms 127:3-5 says "Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD; The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one\'s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them . . . ." Children are a gift from the Lord, not something to be broken for our or another\'s benefit. Let\'s be content to know that God made us, and that we did not make ourselves (Psalm