Full Year – Level H: Incoming freshman and sophomore students must apply for admission to this program in January of the prior academic year. Acceptance into the program will be based on a science teacher recommendation, a written essay, and excellent academic grades.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
On Human Cloning
The birth of Dolly, the first mammal cloned from the cell of an adult animal, sent intellectual and emotional shockwaves around the world when it was reported in early 1997. What's next? commentators asked. Could human beings now begin making carbon copies of themselves? If so, will those with the means use cloning to essentially cheat mortality? Could a form of the eugenics espoused by the Nazis now become reality if, say, a rogue government so chose? The cloning of human beings, many concluded, would be biologically wrong, socially misguided, and morally and ethically repugnant.
Your task: Write a persuasive letter discussing whether or not the idea of human cloning would be something beneficial to society. Support your arguments with facts from the source articles provided (at least 3 references).