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quote:Originally posted by MissMontanaPlaying devils advocate here but isn't there a danger that cloning will become just a nicer name for eugenics?
quote:Originally posted by cannabinoidExodus: That's just wrong, man. As far as human cloning goes, I have mixed feelings. Genetic diversity and mutations are the cornerstone of evolution. If you take away the randomness of gamete formation and eliminate mutations, you're essentially halting the progress of evolution. To advance as a race (or into a new race) you're then going to need to take it upon yourself to decide which traits are advantageous and which are not. You then find yourself in a dystopian scenario like in Brave New World or Gattaca. However, certain cloning-related technologies such as being able to replicate genetically identical organs for transplant has great potential for use in healthcare. Cloning as a manner of reproduction opens a can of worms that I don't think we're socially mature enough as a race to handle. This message brought to you by The Council of People Who Are Sick of Seeing More People
quote:Originally posted by MissMontanaPeeing my pants or laughing quite intenselyMontana because my name is Toni, Miss because I'm not a bloke
quote:Originally posted by bezoarBut if we clone, and what with apoptosis, won't the clone die sooner? And let me open up a real can of worms -- will it have a soul?
quote:Originally posted by bezoarI like the Bill Hicks line. I can think of a few people I'll use it on soon. Thanks.And as far as eggs carrying memory, ya think that's why women have better memories than men?