Cloning: An Analysis of Current Debates and Anthropological Issues

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Cloning: An Analysis
of Current Debates and 
Anthropological Issues 
Introduction
     Cloning has emerged in recent years from the realm of science fiction to become a controversial real-world issue.  The cloning of animals demonstrates that human cloning may soon be possible, and reminds us all that technology stops for no one, it races ahead, providing humanity with the ability to use its technological capabilities for the good of human society.  But technological developments also present risks, for they confront us with the challenge of making reasoned ethical and moral judgments regarding how new technological capabilities such as cloning should be used.       
Current Debates over Cloning
     Debates about cloning have been...
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