Is Cloning Humans Really "Unethical"?
Scientists succeed in cloning monkeys. No doubt, the ability to clone humans is basically here. Would such an action truly be unethical?
Thinking about it, I think it is not unethical. If the person or persons being cloned give their consent, it seems nothing more philosophically than a technological form of "reproduction".
Why is it "unethical"? Is it because of the slipper slope argument. (I don't buy that as cloning humans seems pretty much already down the black diamond slope anyway.) Is it because we are playing "God"? If God doesn't exist, then why is it not ethical to play that we are?
I believe humans will be cloned soon despite the dogmatic cries of ethical outrage. It will be done secretly and illegally at first. Who knows where it will eventually lead.
Is it unethical to clone humans? I would make it a poll but our site doesn't seem to have that option yet.