In many controversial topics around the world, such as abortion, gun
control, legalized drugs, the death penalty, and (to name a few), we can
find differing positions, and opinions. Many of these arguments, can be narrowed
down to two different views, or constructs: individualistic and communitarian
(an image of collectivism). An individualistic viewpoint "stresses the rights of
the individual as a unique being" (class review). A communitarian viewpoint is
more concerned with the good for the greatest number, "even if an individual
must suffer or sacrifice" (class review). These different elements do not
necessarily label the people as opposed to, or in favor of the topic here. They
just ...

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many new questions of its own. None were as
controversial as: Will they apply this to humans as well? According to Dr.
Wilmut, the answer was "there is no reason in principle why you couldn't do
it"(clone humans), but he added, "All of us would find that offensive."(Wilmut
as quoted by NYTimes, Daniel Callahan, 02/26/97).
From an individualistic viewpoint, those in favor of cloning human
beings, do not see it as morally, or ethically wrong. Many see it as an
opportunity to have children, or possibly to "re-create" a child who is dying
from a terminal illness. Using a deterministic argument, many infertile couples
are worried that any "government restrictions on human cloning might hurt their
chances some day for bearing children through new medical technology" ( Newsday,
Thomas Maier, 03/14/1997). In a form of expressive individualism, Tom Buckowski,
from Studio City, California said, "It's my body, my choice, right? But what if
I want my body cloned and warehoused ...

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K. Glassman, a writer for the Washington post has more of a "republican" voice
when discussing his favorable views on cloning. A republican voice, or second
language is one that sees the benefits for society as a whole, over the
consideration of the individual, though not exclusively. He points out
"treatments to cure human diseases," and the ability to produce organs for
transplanting as benefits for all of society. Also, with a deterministic voice,
he points out that while cloning people is against the law in other countries,
it is not in the United States. He said "I don't think it should be --certainly
not at this stage . . . Trying to stop intellectual progress, in any ...

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