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[NECRO] Should the Cloning of Humans be allowed?

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Posted Sep 18, '12 at 10:45pm

Minotaur55

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Wait, what?

They would simply be genetic twins, not artificial humans that aren't on equal footing. Short of evil Umbrella Corporation from a dystopian world the idea is that the clones would be raised and treated like normal children, as far as I'm concerned, there wouldn't be a distinction between clone and original. It's also worth noting that if a clone did become insane it would only be as a result of the genetic mutation they experienced as a result of their environment, since you know, apparently they original turned out fine. Although it is probable that if doctors are actually able to clone humans perfectly, they will be able to remove the triggers for various mental and physical diseases that plague humans.


Hmm, I still don't like the concept. Your fabricating a human being, it doesn't seem right to me. I guess Im just weird then, it is like growing a plant in a room full of lights, I don't like it because technically they never saw the sun. Im just odd I guess. And yes it is a artificial human being, just because it came from a real human beings DNA doesn't mean that that clone is natural. If it came from another human being (birthing wise) then it is natural, if you took DNA and did some type of mumbo jumbo that grow a human then that is unnatural. In my opinion..
 

Posted Sep 18, '12 at 11:34pm

Ernie15

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I would need to know if the cloned people were still able to reproduce because sometimes cloned things can't reproduce then what is the point?


If a clone is genetically identical to its original organism, the only reason why a clone would not be able to reproduce is if the original organism did not have the ability to reproduce.
 

Posted Sep 19, '12 at 12:01pm

ellock

ellock

395 posts

If a clone is genetically identical to its original organism, the only reason why a clone would not be able to reproduce is if the original organism did not have the ability to reproduce.



You are assuming they can perfectly make a perfect copy of a human being. I guess the term "clone" would imply that. I see what you are saying. I still am unsure, I am assuming this would be happening in the vary distant future based on how little we actually know about human genetics. So I guess you are right. Touche One point for you.
 

Posted Sep 19, '12 at 12:59pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,238 posts

based on how little we actually know about human genetics.

whit a bit of google you sure will get more info then you like to go through =P
 

Posted Jan 3, '13 at 11:42am

MrDayCee

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Again... this thread has been necro'd (post has been deleted), but if someone wants to properly continue the discussion in a normal way, please let me know and the thread will be unlocked again. Thank you! =)