Cloning has so many benefits, more than negative ones, and also stronger ones. The only reasons that a properly cloned human would be discriminated against are because a large group of people prefer to only accept and take in what's normal to them. What's normal is only a point of view. In Nazi Germany, anti-semetism was normal, because most people were anti-semetic, but that doesn't make it right. The belief that God created everything, and that he created man in his image, surely that means that he made us to be like him? Life is full of hints, and it just takes a lttle common sense to see them. Before the Noah's Ark, Adam's direct descendents didn't see the hints that they were to be good to everyone and that it brings everyone happiness. If they had accepted eachother in the first place, they wouldn't have all died. Back to the 'man in God's image' point, it basically means that humanity will inevitably endeavour to create things, and make them work well, and to seek betterment for everyone. For this last point to happen, people need ambition. However, the 'normal' people constantly attack ideas that could change things. Christianity is one of the oldest religions, yet science is even older. All the miracles I can think of that have been performed can be re-enacted by science. I don't mean anything nasty toward religion now, I am simply finding loopholes which any open minded person would consider looking through and then see the real light, not this edited version of what Jesus might have spoken that most the anti-cloning people happen to believe. The truth is, cloning doesn't contradict religion, and it is beneficial toward everyone so long as it is kept within boundaries, such as producing super armies, and so long as it's used for good. Remember, it was christianity that kept us in the dark ages. If they didn't happen, because everything science like was considered witchcraft, the world would technologicaly 800 years ahead of where we are now. Space. Most likely intergalactic travel. Cloning without any hitches, surgery to go with it that could repair any damage done, much longer lives due to genetic engineering, and we would have enough space to sustain ourselves and be brave and explorers again. Back to this mundane level of cloning where people are saying ' NOOOO lets NOT clone because we'll be racist to what comes out' and 'od doesn't want people to be the same.' Natural selection clearly points out that the creatures with the best genes will survive in the end, and that life tries to turn out an animal with the best genes. Human evolution is destined to create a race where we are all interbreeding, and the best of what is made survives, so humanity is destined to all end up clones of eachother. And there are no problems anywhere to do with therapeutic cloning (cloning tissues, organs) that can't be solved by simply comparing the very large side of benefits, long and short term, with the superficial side that it's 'just wrong.' Science is right, and so long as people that have been subdued by the illusion of normality don't become leaders in it, it won't collapse. Besides, most the bad hype about cloning comes froms films where film-makers have created holes in it, twisting the ideals to create problems that would only exist in a twisted world, to entice people into watching it. Stem cells aren't people, foetuses don't have enough synapses to even come close to being conscious or having a personality, (besides the genes which will negate their natural dispositions) and abortion is wrong only unless all morally positive options have been exhausted, and that the abortion will benefit everyone in the long term. A baby born to a 14 year old would certainly not receive the correct up bringing to turn out as one of the best of humanity. I would like to see any argument I couldn't win that isn't against some blind fanatic who believes only the religion that they've been fed from a child.