Talk to others about cloning using one of the six topics below. Please submit your response, for the one selected topic, for credit for this assignment. Your submission should include the following: 1) The opinions of the person you talked to; 2) your opinions before learning about the topic; 3) your educated (meaning after learning about cloning) response to the problems posed in the selected topic.
1.Medical advances save lives, but does technology go too far? Discuss whether anything and everything should be done to save a person's life.
2.By studying twins, scientists are analyzing which has more influence on a person's behavior and personality: their genes or the environment in which they are raised. What conclusions can you make about this argument?
3.Debate the ethics of cloning only the best and brightest of the human race. If you were in charge of undertaking such a project, which qualities would you look for when selecting your cloning subjects? Would you be doing a disservice to the human race by undertaking this project? Why or why not?
4.Medical procedures that were once considered unethical, such as transplanting hearts and fertilizing human eggs in laboratories, are now relatively common. On the other hand, some scientific projects that appeared clear-cut at first (the development of the nuclear bomb) are subject to ethical debate now. Compare the ethics of cloning with the ethics of earlier scientific developments.
5.Politicians around the world have begun to ban human cloning experiments. Do you think it is a good or bad idea for politicians to decide what scientists can and cannot do? How about religious authorities, many of whom are also opposed to human cloning? Who should make such decisions and why?
6.describe some of the commonly held misconceptions about cloning. Why do you think people have these kinds of misconceptions?