Human cloning is immoral

January 4, 2019, 12:13 am

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The debate "Human cloning is immoral" was started by Vvvvvvv on January 4, 2019, 12:13 am. 42 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 24 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

DollarStoreDildo posted 1 argument, mtbtheboss posted 1 argument, Allirix posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

Vvvvvvv, ranwarrior, Nanjinga_90, WiseWords, MatthewTurner03, TJefferson, Debate_Master1011, mzidanr, Jane, itzmeboi and 32 visitors agree.
DollarStoreDildo, lucais_fitz, goodlo, Argument_fightme, HelloWorLd, mtbtheboss, Allirix, codyray16 and 16 visitors disagree.

The act of cloning is amoral at worst. It is the treatment of the clone once cloned and the purpose for cloning that is subject to moral judgment. If we clone a person, but treat the clone as an individual with all the same rights and considerations as any other human being, then what is immoral about it?

1 year ago

I guess an argument would be that currently cloning treats human life as a commodity, a means to get embryonic stem sells, instead of an end in itself.

1 year ago

if they consent, absolutely not. if they don't, then absolutely.

1 year ago

Morality is a personal determination. Two people can look at the same action and disagree about whether it is moral. As no one has posted any argument for why it is immoral it is hard to really have a debate about it.

But I would say that morality itself is a fantasy. It shifts over time and across cultures. Trying to stop scientific progress (I am guessing that is the underlying point of saying it is immoral) based on a moral argument is pointless. Science will advance either way.

It's a bit like saying killing is wrong we should never do it. That is obviously not going to work. We need rules for how and when we should do it (IE self defense, war etc), not a blanket ban. Rules about who can clone, when they can clone and under what circumstances, will be much more effective at making cloning "moral".

1 year, 7 months ago

consent! consent! consent! if there is consent, why would it be immoral?

1 year, 7 months ago

In what way would it be considered immoral?

1 year, 7 months ago
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