Doctor says cloning a human’s possible Posted bydatingjesus April 22, 2009April 22, 2009 6 Comments on Doctor says cloning a human’s possible But would you want to? Here’s one discussion about the ethics of this. Yes, that’s Dolly the Cloned Sheep pictured there. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Published by datingjesus Just another one of God's children. View more posts
This is an interesting topic. Human cloning seems like Frankenstein science, but I’m not sure I’ll always be completely opposed to it. It would certainly answer nature vs nurture questions. I’m ok with cloning organs, but I’m not quite there with being ok with cloning whole people.
O.K., Jac. You’re bringing a far more scientific mind to this than I am, and I agree on organs, but why am I not OK with cloning whole people? We agree on that, but I can’t put my finger on why.
As a person who is not cloned, but psychologically cloned in a way, I’d say it’s not fair to the second person. There is the comparison and expectation that comes out of producing a second somebody. I’d be concerned about that aspect. Flesh (as with an organ) is one thing, but a somebody has more than flesh.
O.K. “Psychologically cloned?” What does that mean? It’s a great phrase but I want to make sure I know what you mean.
I know…I just made that term up. :) It seemed kind of fitting though. Let’s say that child #1 dies prematurely and a child #2 is created to take #1’s place in some sense. When the family tries to fill the void with child #2, maybe that could be psychological cloning. ?? Like I said, I made that one up.
Yeah, well, it works. I get it.
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