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Cloning and evolution

Written By : Ravind C Naidu Labasa. There have been many animals brought into life through the process of cloning. Dolly the sheep is one of the most famous one.
09 Jun 2008 12:00

Written By : Ravind C Naidu Labasa. There have been many animals brought into life through the process of cloning.
Dolly the sheep is one of the most famous one. Now looking at this scenario with religious perceptive; did the bio-tech scientists steal god’s formula on procreation and go up another level?
Why did God allow this to happen?
Major religions believe that humans have a soul in them.
Hinduism says all living creatures have souls in them.
I’m not sure about the micro-organisms.
If this religious dogma or concept is true, then all creatures (plants and animals) cloned will not have souls in them because they are not created through the natural process established by God.
Since they are not part of God’s creation they presumably will not have souls in them.
Hence that cannot survive.
But the fact is that all cloned animals are surviving.
I guess we can draw many conclusions from this case according to our own interpretations.
Some of them would be:
God is responsible for procreation no matter what the circumstances are: God provides soul in all cases irrespective whether it is conceived through natural or artificial means: God gave scientists brain to carry on from where he left.
Or – there is no such thing as soul: We came into existence through evolution: perhaps a greater mind can shed more light on this issue.




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