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I-A-B Poll o' the Day: Human Cloning

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Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 68 Posts
Saturday, February 12, 2011 2:21:15 PM
I would clone my dog, but not my husband or family.

Female, 18-29, Australia
 44 Posts
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 3:51:17 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..

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 7 Posts
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:51:54 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

Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1267 Posts
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 2:58:30 AM
I voted yes because I dont care enough to disagree

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 594 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:51:03 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 597 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:37:54 PM
The world does not work like the movie multiplicity...but it'd be cool if it did.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 406 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:30:03 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?

Male, 18-29, Western US
 779 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 6:07:14 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.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 268 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 5:45:51 PM

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 281 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 5:40:59 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.

Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:30:53 PM
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Male, 40-49, Europe
 2613 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:03:57 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?

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 141 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 3:31:04 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?

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 243 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 2:49:24 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.

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 197 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 2:33:40 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. -___-

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 892 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 2:04:23 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.

Female, 13-17, Europe
 141 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 1:37:32 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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 316 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 1:19:32 PM
wouldn't it just be a baby version?

Female, 13-17, Europe
 142 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:51:02 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.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 2180 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:16:28 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.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 16 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:16:04 PM
Everyone should watch this.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 2180 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:15:09 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.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1548 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:12:39 PM
Have luck with the baby sitting job then patt. And the the extreme debt your parents would have to pay off.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1850 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:01:24 PM
Also i want my own jesica alba that wpuld be awesome

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1548 Posts
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:00:54 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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