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Should humans be cloned?

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“I don’t see a problem with it because it can help medical science.”

“Absolutely not. Everybody’s an individual and we need to be different.”

“No, because we’re meant to be individuals.”

“I think there are circumstances where it could be appropriate, but it is a highly ethical issue.”

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denak 4 years, 1 month ago

No, because even though you might get the same genetic makeup, you won't get the same person.

You might be able to replicate the 'nature' part but you won't be able to replicate the 'nurture' part no matter how much one tries to control circumstances and thus, you will have another person, with his or her own soul, intelligence, views, etc.

You could try and clone Hitler but he could turn out to be a Rabbi.

Dena:)

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Liberty275 4 years, 1 month ago

I want a clone girl about 20 (that won't get old), that knows how to cook and that will speak when spoken to. I will pay good money for it and I might even let my wife boss it around a little when I'm not home. Feel free to use Hilary Duff's DNA.

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blue73harley 4 years, 1 month ago

There could never be too many Jennifer Annistons.

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tubs_of_love 4 years, 1 month ago

Don't we have enough people already?

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paulette2 4 years, 1 month ago

well just take a hard look at Sam Brownback!

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gccs14r 4 years, 1 month ago

I wouldn't mind cloning some replacement parts, but a whole me? Only if it were mentally blank and my entire existence could be beamed over, leaving the old me mentally blank. It'd have to be the young hot me, too, not the pot-bellied graying me I see in the mirror every morning. Bleah.

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autie 4 years, 1 month ago

speakin of which, can I go down to the WalGreens and get me one of them clones? I got Oklahoma cousins on their way right now as we speak...I needs me a clone for escape reasons. They will be here right about half way through the first half..far as I can figure...and I'm fresh out of claymores.....

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autie 4 years, 1 month ago

I reckon this is just another example of why headdoctor told a bunch of us that we was nothing but a bunch a pre-pubscent twits... OK. He just oughter go read that stuff on that Y2kXXXX WHATever blog bout them boys licking boobs...Now that ther could be some hormonal something or other. and no worries TOB...I'd reckon them girls never forget the real deal...that's why they love our ribs.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 1 month ago

I agree with somedude. Saffron was my favorite.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 1 month ago

Ceallach (anonymous) says…

The rumors of my demise were greatly exaggerated :)

This (among so many reasons) is why she is a goddess!

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Bob Kraxner 4 years, 1 month ago

Who the fvck started this idiotic blog? Sure let's play God!

Fvckin a$$holes.....

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somedude20 4 years, 1 month ago

I would like to clone Christina Hendricks and have her sleep over. She is soooooooooooo beautifully hot!

FYI: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=active&q=christina%20hendricks&aql=&oq=CHRISTINA&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

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Chris Golledge 4 years, 1 month ago

Vertigo, funny thing, we had the same questions about a couple of twins when I was in college.

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kenny_powers 4 years, 1 month ago

There would be a lot of pressure for me since the fans would want a superstar like me cloned for every team. I know all that babes would demand it as well.

I don't know if it would be fair for the other players though. I'd be cheering on my clones and yellin' at the other players, "Hey, is that all you got...you just got beat by a clone." "You're ...... out!"

On a related story...You know, the KKK might just go for this idea. I'll ask some of my team mates; they don't admit to being members, I have my suspicion.

Peace out!

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Roland Gunslinger 4 years, 1 month ago

So if I have sex with my clone would that be considered cheating? or homosexual? or would it be another form of "pleasing ones self"?

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 1 month ago

"Either way you'd lose."

That was mean, Jesse. I'm going to take my ball and go home.

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Chris Golledge 4 years, 1 month ago

I don't know.

Should twins be allowed? Because a clone of a person would be about the same as if that person had an identical twin, except of different ages.

I guess the tissue donor would be the parent. It'd be a bit odd, but not really that different from, say, a woman having a child from an anonymous sperm donor, or a single man adopting a child. I wouldn't do it, but I could see that some might.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 1 month ago

T_O_B, Quantumly speaking, if you subscribe to the "many worlds interpretation", well...

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Ceallach 4 years, 1 month ago

Hey Pop! For better or worse, I'm back!! Leaving for the day, I'm tired of fighting PhotoShop and Acrobat!!

All y'all have a great weekend. Rock Chalk!!

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Stuart Evans 4 years, 1 month ago

we're possibly the worst animal on the face of the planet. Why in the world would anyone want to clone one of us.

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Ceallach 4 years, 1 month ago

I get along fine with myself -- most of the time. I'm not sure how it would work out having another me around. Although, it would be worth a lot to see the looks on the faces of my children when we both walked into the room :)

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Roland Gunslinger 4 years, 1 month ago

The_Original_Bob (anonymous) says… I don't know if I'd want to compete against myself for the affections of my wife.


Either way you'd lose.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 1 month ago

I don't know if I'd want to compete against myself for the affections of my wife.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 1 month ago

GSW, that movie had a great half hour but for the rest of it, for being one long chase scene it was pretty boring.

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K_Verses_The_World 4 years, 1 month ago

Well, anybody can be just like me, obviously But then, now again, not too many can be like you, fortunately

Bob Dylan - Absolutely Sweet Marie

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RoeDapple 4 years, 1 month ago

Would that make 2 Sarah Palins twice as HOT???

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GSWtotheheart 4 years, 1 month ago

has anybody seen a movie with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansen called The Island? Awesome movie...where anybody can commission a clone of themselves. Examples from the movie include a pregnant clone who delivers a baby for the original person, after which the clone is killed. And a pro football player who needs organs. Ewan McGregor's character is a rich playboy who commissions a clone so he can have a new liver when his abused liver gives out. Once the clones have served their purpose, they are killed. interesting...and no, I'm not advocating for clones or that they be used for organ harvesting then killed...

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Ceallach 4 years, 1 month ago

The rumors of my demise were greatly exaggerated :)

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Ceallach 4 years, 1 month ago

We seem to have learn nothing from "Multiplicity."

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Paul R Getto 4 years, 1 month ago

The question is not 'should' but when. I'm not sure it's a great idea, but it will happen. Scientists in other countries are working on this without the government intervention we see in America due to 'moral' issues. Frankly, I'd rather have a personal android to send out on various missions. In a generation or two, it will be hard to tell if the person taking your coffee order at the window is 'real' or manufactured. For a crude sample, check this link from Japan. Remember, if you laugh; what did cell phones, let alone computers look like in, say, 1990?

http://samaw.com/japanese-robot-teacher-makes-debut-video/1233

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autie 4 years, 1 month ago

the biggest problem I see with that...if there be two of me, the govebernuinut would want to tax both of us. Who would get the deduction, me or me?

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jonas_opines 4 years, 1 month ago

I've always wanted to come in a six-pack. It's a dearly held dream of mine.

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Roland Gunslinger 4 years, 1 month ago

I need at least 2 clones. One to do all the housework the wife wants me to do. Another to take my PT tests for me. One of em will have to suffer through romantic comedies. The other will be responsible for buying flowers/gifts/remembering important dates and such.

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Shane Garrett 4 years, 1 month ago

Sure as we don't have enough people on this planet already. We could treat clones like cattle and harvest their organs, or make them slaves.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 1 month ago

Oh wait..JK too..he needs a break now and then.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 1 month ago

Only R_I, there should be more trophy husbands.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 1 month ago

But only one clone should be the rule.

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