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67 Responses to I-A-B Poll o` the Day: Human Cloning

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2008 at 8:36 am
    Link: I-A-B Poll o` the Day: Human Cloning - In an earlier post, some lady cloned 5 pups from her dead dog`s DNA. If you could, would you do the same with a human?
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:23 am
    Bringing useless people back to life? No thank you.

    People need to learn to let go of things, and even if we did clone it would eventually end up with Social Darwinists taking over the world.

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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:38 am
    well thats not very fair, i dont believe in any god, but i believe no.. so i cant vote now can i.
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    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:40 am
    *looks at current stats that indicate cloning was a-ok*

    Alright, guys. Have you ever read any books? Do you not realize what crazy crap would go on with clones? It`s more trouble than it could possibly be worth.

    Not to mention, how would the clones feel about all this? Being expected to be someone, instead of themselves. They`re not going to be clones of that person`s personality or memories or feelings. They just look alike.

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    xsmalltalkx Female 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:43 am
    I think it`d be cool to clone someone.
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    Adoras Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:43 am
    why would you clone a boy/girlfriend or a family member, since the clone would be a baby and need the same time to develope as a baby. also a clone does not have the memories of the original anyway,so this poll was dumb.
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:43 am
    the thing is, you could clone them, but they won`t be the same person. they will grow up a different way in a different society with different values. you`d be bringing back the body of someone, not the personality. I`m more for stem cell research. clone/create parts of a person to help their quality of life.
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    MagicPotion Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:44 am
    I wouldn`t. Maybe the cloned person would look the same but personality and everything else? NO! Also if I died I wouldn`t want to be cloned just so my friends and family had some one else that looks like me but isnt me, only to comfort them in some disturbing way. Put up with it, people die, even loved ones. That`s how life works.
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    ClassOf10 Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:45 am
    I pick no, but not because it`s `assuming the form of a supreme diety,` but because it`s just impractical.

    Major questions is, "Why?"

    Dunno about you, but I don`t need more idiots in this world. Our gene pool is tainted enough as it is.

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    Mandikins Female 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:48 am
    I agree with marencolleen. I think cloning to help people "cope" would just add to the emotional retardation in this country.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:48 am
    Yeah I didn`t much prefer the options. My "no" choice wasn`t because of morals but because I see absolutely no reason to. The clone isn`t the same age, and if it was a baby, there are much cheaper ways to have another one of those.
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    Bucky Katt Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:50 am
    See I was going to say`s difficult losing loved ones..

    But then I`m reading the comments of some of the other memebers and completely see their points.

    What would be the point if it`s not the same person with the same memories or same personality?? That is why you loved that person to begin with.

    Magic Potion summed it up right here for me: "If I died I wouldn`t want to be cloned just so my friends and family had some one else that looks like me but isn`t me, only to comfort them in some disturbing way."

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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:50 am
    fk yeah! i´d be makin myself 2, hehe...
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    isa_ragnor Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:50 am
    the clone wouldnt have any memories of anything
    anything you may have shared with the real person would be lost on the clone so what would be the point of cloning for that reason
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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:55 am
    I voted no, but it`s not because it`s "playing God" or whatever.
    What would be the point? They might look similar, but they`re not the same person, and they never will be.
    Who would raise them, anyway?
    You`d probably be really old by the time they reached the age at which you once knew them, too.
    Don`t re-hash something that`s already been created, make your own! XP
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:57 am
    the only way cloning makes sense is on the movie 6th day, except the bad guys were morons there
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    ayull Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:58 am
    If I could get 5 cute puppies for every family member that died... well, have you seen the prices that breeders are charging for dogs lately? Besides my mother`s side of the family is annoying.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 9:59 am
    I`d rather not clone the dead. That speaking for only myself.
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    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:01 am
    ok think of it from the clones view, 99/100 clones are disfigured and its a bad for them. it took 100`s of attempts to make a sheep clone, so are you willing to kill 100`s of babies?
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:01 am
    No, you may be able to re encarnate somebody but they will not have the same personality. animals, its a different story, they dont talk and interact with people like we do, it just wouldnt be the same with a cloned family member.

    And if a family member was cloned would they die (again)? Or would they be a clone forever?

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:02 am
    I`d have a clone all the way man. Then when I`m 45 I can have his liver, and continue with the hard drinking but from square one...
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:03 am
    Let`s just clone all the cute, smart, altruistic people. Let the fat stupid ugly self-important self-centered arrogant serial rapists and murderers just die the #%@! off. (especially the fat ones)
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    shortsagitar Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:14 am
    i think cloning people is just fine, but sorta pointless. Because yes the person will be genetically identical to whomever its a clone of but his or her personality could be totally different. Our personalitys are based partly on what our DNA says yes, but also it`s what happens in our life. Yes, you may clone someone whos 82 or whatever but the clone will be 82 (or more) years younger than the original therefore, not seeing the same things that the original person has. So while the 82 year old saw a war come and go, the newborn clone hasnt. And what if this new clone gets raped or something. Dont you think that would change his or her personality? Basically im saying while no i have no problem cloning someone, i find it pointless because the personality would be different
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:17 am
    Maybe not for bringing back a person, but make a clone for replacement parts would be fine.
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    laMigra77 Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:18 am
    I`d like to make 100 clones of FANCYLAD, then I`ll have the minions to do my bidding and I`ll soon take over the village.
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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:30 am
    Yea, replacement parts are fine.

    But cloning humans would
    1)Be playing god, but humans have been doing that forever anyways so I don`t really care about that
    2) Reduce genetic diversity (so when Avian Flu finally comes along, we`d have a higher chance of being wiped out)
    3) Refer to any science fiction book or movie with a clone in it. Never turns out well does it? (except for House of the Scorpion, but in there we already have a country named after a drug, so we were already screwed)

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    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:32 am
    How can ANYBODY justify cloning humans?
    Seriously, you think you can make an exact replica of someone?
    We`re all subject to outside influence. Me growing up in the 1970s wouldnt be me. Me growing up in the 2020`s wouldnt be me.

    Come on people, have a bit of logic here.

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    REBELComx Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:39 am
    So many Venture Bros. references just waiting to be made...
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    currybandit Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:48 am
    bring back all of the dictators and all heroes and have a superfight
    hitler vs lincoln
    churchill vs saddam
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    August 5, 2008 at 10:52 am
    it MIGHT look similar to the person but it would be starting off as a newborn, therefore going through entirely different experiences, and would have an entirely different personality. i wasn`t able to answer this with the choices given. i would be fine with it, but it wouldn`t be a replacement person, it would be the same as having a child of my own, which to me, rules out the `playing god` because it`s just having a baby without the need of a spouse.
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 10:53 am
    and i don`t think it`s right to use clones for just replacement parts. CLONES ARE PEOPLE TOO
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    August 5, 2008 at 10:59 am
    Moral values aside why would we need an excuse to further over populate the planet. I know the argument has been made a thousand times but I think it is acceptable for cloning indangered and recently extinct species (NO not dinosaurs)
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 11:03 am
    i agree with alice_x, narrow choices but w/e...i would love to have a clone of me hanging around my house, it`d be crazy fun! theres good and bad to clones, on the good side we could clone geniuses n what not. on the bad side if cloning got out of hand we could lose our good mutations and never advance further...but i still want a clone of me. oh and also, a clone or its counterpart could commit any crime and get away with it, fingerprints, DNA, video footage, would all count for nothing in the court cause `I SWEAR IT WAS MY CLONE!`
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    August 5, 2008 at 11:13 am
    we could always just clone a lung
    over and over again
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    evilben Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 11:21 am
    i don`t really mind the idea of cloning, it`s just rather stupid cloning someone as they wont be the same as the person in any way other than appearance, and even they they wont look exactly the same. also if i cloned someone who was important to me and died, it would take years to get things back to the way they where and the clone would probably just kill themselves.

    TL;DR? cloning only good in theory

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    evilben Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 11:23 am
    quick question: if i cloned myself and then had sex with it, what would that be classed as?(i mean, other than freakin` awesome)
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    nephatitusZ Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 11:24 am
    id kill my clone

    and any other cloned member of my family

    they have no souls

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    blackbum4me Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 11:35 am
    cloining is not about bringin dead people back to life, they would be totally different persons due to different experiences and memories.

    Its about cloning organs and stuff to heal the living.

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    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
    780 posts
    August 5, 2008 at 11:44 am
    Cloning doesn`t really bother me. If you die and someone clones you.. it is not YOU who comes back. It is simply another person who will look like you. They will not have your thoughts, feelings, memories, and so on. We`ve done it to animals, why not us? Because we`re playing god? He/She/It hasn`t stopped us with Dolly so far, and since he hasn`t said anything it doesn`t mean you get to carry God`s word.
    But I agree with BlackBum.
    That is the bonus to cloning. If they clone you and say.. clones die early due to a defect or something.. you could theoretically harvest the organs. So 10 years down the road when your heart and kidney fails from your heavy drinking.. your clone who you hated can now save your life as his/her organs are identical to yours and therefore genetically acceptable by your body. No meds, no complications.
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 11:50 am
    1: You have to be mature to be able to clone sucessfuly. We`d have to be like 20 years old to have a clone, and that would be just a baby.
    2:The clone has the same age as you when you take the DNA from you, but younger. So it will die atleast 20 years earlier than a regular person under the same situations.
    3: The person would have a different personality, don`t think you can go "Dude, I want a clone to play video games with lol!11!!1!!!" and the clone could be a raving maniac that will end up killing you...

    Eh, yeah, I`m back.

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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 11:56 am
    All it all, it don`t matter that all you evangelical non-nice individuals want to stop the wonders that can come from cloning. America isn`t the only country in the world ya know. Cloning and stem cell research is in full swing in other places in the world.

    Just because America is too backwards and ignorant to give a poo about all the people it could help\save doesn`t mean the rest of the world is.

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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 11:58 am
    Ya cloning would be awesome imagine 1,000 superscientists from just one guy we would have so many advances.
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    And collecting the organs might not be so practical, what if your clone is ALSO a drinker, what if it`s fat and lazy?

    We could put the clones into staysis(sp?)..but then all the human rights groups would get pissy...

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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 12:01 pm
    Also i want my own jesica alba that wpuld be awesome
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    Have luck with the baby sitting job then patt. And the the extreme debt your parents would have to pay off.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    Is not about God, it`s about ethics.

    If you clone someone the clone wont be the same person just the same appearance and the same genes. The clone will act differently, probably in a similar way but not identical.

    He or she will be a new individual.

    Cloning is only good for remplacement parts or, if you clone animals, for food. We can reproduce ourselves just fine.

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    whetstone Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    Everyone should watch this.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    Mind you... if there would be a way to transfer all the memory from one individual to another it would be a different story.

    We`re not that far from there according to some neurologists studies.

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    LoveMexicola Female 13-17
    140 posts
    August 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    I would NEVER clone myself. I can hardly stand me now. I wouldn`t be able to handle both of me.

    Plus it would creep me out and my boyfriend would make us have a threesome.

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    WRNKLDTITFUZ Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    wouldn`t it just be a baby version?
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    3R1N Female 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    We spent all year in biology discussing human cloning, and there are so many flaws with it, that now i think it is wrong.
    and while scientists are perfecting cloning loads of humans would suffer.
    Also they wouldnt be the same person because their life wouldnt be the same, so they would have a completely different personality and behaviour etc.
    Also they would have genetic problems, because their dna would be much older than the clone is.

    in conclusion...i wouldnt.

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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    i say no. only because people would clone other humans with the mindset that the clone would be an EXACT copy. and then be disappointed when they find out they`re not. they might look the same, but it is not the same person. or dog for that matter. that lady is nuts, and has way too much money. $50-100,000 to clone a dog...

    it may look like the same dog, but it is not the same dog, crazy lady.

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    lytesend Female 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    Why bother cloning them? Their soul`s already been re-incarnated (Or that`s what I believe, anyway). They`d have a different personality than the original, anyway. Go hire a good Necromancer. -___-
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    thedobkins Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm
    I definitely wouldn`t clone a parent child or loved one cause they DIED!!!! That is sicko stuff, there! But I am not totally against human cloning, either. I think maybe we should try it once and see, huh? Maybe.
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    Deepeyes Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    Hmm.... how strange to have little you`s running around... I guess you could put them to work somehow right? Oh wait... that`s slavery isn`t it?
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    August 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm
    Gotta say nah, ya can replicate someones DNA but not the personality, that comes from their life experiences and the ppl around them. Anyway, whats the point of cloning ya ex boyf/gf? ya gonna wait til they grow up? and ya think they gonna date ya a second time?
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    August 5, 2008 at 4:30 pm
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    Trigod Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    What Adoras said.

    If making a same-age clone were possible, I`d self-clone, and f*ck it up the ass. Because I`m g*ddamn awesome and I love myself.

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    willem199 Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 5:45 pm
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    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    This further re-enforces my belief that people are stupid. Cloning somebody dead is not like getting them back, human or dog. There will always be quite a few genetic mutations to keep from being genetically identical. Theoretically, if enough mutations took place in the right spots, the clone might not even have the same hair color as the original. Also, it is experiences and memories working in tandem with genetic predispositions that shape somebody, not something as clean cut and simple as their genetic makeup.
    Frankly, you`d be better off just buying a new dog/adopting a kid, because the clone isn`t going to be anything like the original. I could only really understand cloning if you have really good genes and don`t want them contaminated by another person`s, or if you`re cloning in animals/plants, in order to have a particular trait.
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    orchydork Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    Okay, it`s not that I have a problem with "playing God." I just think it`s ridiculous because just because the cloned person LOOKS like the original person doesn`t necessarily mean it will ever be anything like the original person... personality wise.

    And like Kaizer said, the person might not even look exactly like the other person :p

    I believe in souls? It makes no sense?

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    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    The world does not work like the movie multiplicity...but it`d be cool if it did.
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    Rauron Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    Not wanting to have human cloning become common, even that of lost loved ones, doesn`t need to have anything to do with a belief in God or not wanting to "play" Him.
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    August 6, 2008 at 2:58 am
    I voted yes because I dont care enough to disagree
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    MattG Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    i wouldnt clone a whole person, thats stupid. it would eventually look the same as a loved one but it wouldnt be that person. i think cloning should be allowed for organs though. it would save millions of people if you didnt have to wait on a donor`s list
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    milkshakes Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 3:51 am
    i would feel really poo if i cloned my boyfriend and he dumped me... its not like i can say since i cloned you, you have to stay with me forever or until I`m done with you..
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    Facehooker Female 30-39
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    February 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    I would clone my dog, but not my husband or family.

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