On Cloning: Moral Dilemmas, and Greater Societies Conscience
My paper will be done using prompt A, and I will take an in depth look at how the clones in the film The Island are treated. Using this film as my main source allows me to delve into the topic of cloning ethics. This gives me the ability to discuss and examine many different fields and areas that would be affected if cloning ever became a practical science in our lifetime or any other lifetime. The key issues I wish to analyze and discuss in my paper are the moral dilemmas and inherent problems that would arise in a society where human cloning is a practical science. The key topics of discussion will of course be ethics, bioethics, morality, civil liberties and psychological issues a clone would face in a post human society. The paper will look at this topic through a lens in which a society has already produced a human clone, and as an effect of this occurring, my paper will almost sort of put the entire issue of human cloning on trial. What I mean by this is the deliberation as well as the contemplation that would take place in an ethically sound and morally conscience society, basically their reaction to human cloning becoming a reality. So when I say trial I mean trial. I want to put the practice of human cloning on trial, weigh its pros and cons and see what potentially could happen in a society where they either choose to make human cloning illegal, or legal. This will allow me to look at this issue through the lens of a post humanist and try and understand the reasoning behind one who is potentially for human cloning and one who is against it, due to moral, religious, scientific, or cosmetic purposes. I also wish to really examine the identity issues and other psychological issues a clone may face in a world where it would not be entirely unique. This different perspective would also delve into the realm of legal and civil rights issues clones might face in a post human world. What rights would they have? Who would decide this? How would they exist? For what reason would they exist? This paper more than anything is an existential question concerning the post human clone and their potential civil liberties in a society.