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Elizabeth Clarke
4/19 Discussion
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:19pm
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I think that my biggest concern for the issue paper is finding enough believable evidence to support both sides. With my topic of cloning, there is the side that is for it which is mostly for scientific reasons and the side that is against it mostly for moral reasons. For the in favor side it easy to find valid sources because they rely on fact and experiments/scientific studies to make their case. The opposed side is harder though due to the fact that you cannot really back up morals and beliefs with expert testimonies and research. I have found a few journals about why cloning is wrong and I hope to be able to find more so that the sides do not appear unbalanced. I believe one of the most interesting points I have come across so far is that many people believe that the issue of human cloning should not even be being debated at this point in time. Human cloning is not even possible yet but still people argue about it like it happens every day. At this point in time the extent of human cloning is the cloning of organs, which is still not a technique that has been perfected and is being implored in medicine. Another interesting point I found is that the FDA has approved the consumption of cloned cattle for humans. They claim it is exactly the same as eating a natural born animal and the company does not have to list on their product that the meat came from a clone. Even though many companies are not utilizing cloning technology yet it is still possible that we have been consuming cloned meat. For many people this is not an issue but some believe people should have the right to choose and that it should be on the label if the meat came from a cloned animal. I do not really have any questions about this assignment; I believe it is pretty straight forward. I believe that this discussion board has plenty of questions already all though I am fairly certain you could fit a lot more in if you really wanted to; however, it is unnecessary.

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