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Americans and the Clone-and-Kill Mentality ^ | November 13, 2013 | Daniel Kuebler

Posted on 11/17/2013 9:40:51 PM PST by NKP_Vet

Because of recent advances in stem-cell research, possibilities that were once relegated to the status of science fiction have moved closer to reality.

Populations of stem cells can be induced into forming small structures similar to human brain tissue right in a dish. If perfected, such tissue could be used to repopulate damaged areas of the brain.

Adult cells can be genetically manipulated in live organisms such that the cells revert back to an embryonic state and begin producing complex yet disorganized tissues know as teratomas.

If harnessed, this technology could be used to help regenerate limbs and organs within the body.

Cloned human embryos can be generated from adult cells, and stem cells can be successfully extracted and grown from these cloned embryos. If refined, such cells could be used to treat a whole host of diseases.

These biological breakthroughs are occurring at such a breakneck pace that it is difficult to keep up with the complex ethical issues they raise. Yet it is critical that we wrestle with the ethical implications, because what we do with these advances will determine the type of society we become.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the later scenario, in which a cloned human embryo is killed in the stem-cell extraction process. Unfortunately, though, there seem to be fewer and fewer Americans who have a problem with this.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Politics; Theology
" a society in which abortion remains legal, it is hard for the public to make a coherent case for outlawing research on aborted tissue or embryos, cloned or otherwise. Legalized abortion is the lynchpin to this entire edifice"
1 posted on 11/17/2013 9:40:51 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Since cloning is a scientifically feasible possibility, would the clone of an adult human being have a soul?

In other words, would it be ethical to use parts of your own body (from your clone) for your medical benefit?

2 posted on 11/17/2013 9:57:03 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

wouldn’t it just make more ethical and logical and logistical sense to close the part you need when you need it? Just what you need without all the other stuff and you won’t need to keep “it” around to feed it either.

3 posted on 11/17/2013 10:04:49 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: NKP_Vet

It’s horrible that they would kill babies for scientific research. Those scientists will do anything for money.

4 posted on 11/17/2013 10:06:00 PM PST by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: NKP_Vet

The only question is how far will they get before the end of this earth.

2 peter 3:7
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

2 peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

5 posted on 11/18/2013 2:07:22 AM PST by ravenwolf
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