Skip to comments.Americans and the Clone-and-Kill Mentality
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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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?
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.
It’s horrible that they would kill babies for scientific research. Those scientists will do anything for money.
The only question is how far will they get before the end of this earth.
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.