The Dignity Behind Human Cloning

1668 Words Oct 20th, 2014 7 Pages
Raj Patel
Professor James Gorham
English Composition 101S
15 October 2014 The Dignity Behind Human Cloning Angela Merkel once said, “When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises. ” Human dignity, is a controversial topic that is examined in both the Dalai Lamas excerpt “Ethics and the New Genetics,” a chapter from The Universe in a Single Atom, as well as Francis Fukuyama’s piece, “Human Dignity,” a chapter from Our PostHuman Future. Both the Dalai Lama and Fukuyama have similar beliefs on the idea of human dignity. For instance, both authors perceive human beings as a whole, thus, creating some moral ground for human dignity. The two authors also express how our ability to make moral choices ultimately supplements the concept of human dignity. And lastly, the Dalai Lama and Fukuyama both believe we should defend human dignity. The Dalai Lama and Fukuyama 's views on human dignity are supported when put alongside with the ethical discussions of human cloning. In the article, “Human Cloning is Unethical,” author Richard M. Doerflinger’s argument on why he believes human cloning is wrong, strengthens the Dalai Lama and Fukuyama’s thoughts on human dignity. We then learn that there are various views on human cloning. However, in the end, human cloning will ultimately have negative impacts on the concept of human dignity by questioning how the role of God is implemented in society when the cloning of human beings is allowed. Firstly, to create a basis for human…

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