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View Poll Results: Human Cloning
Im for it 13 24.07%
Im against it 31 57.41%
Dunno yet 10 18.52%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-13-2007, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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We are getting closer and closer to it every day.

are you for it or against it?
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Many cultures have practiced selectively breeding humans for thousands of years. The programs have had mixed results. If somebody wants to recreate him or herself they could use cells from their parents to create a fertilized egg and implant it into a uterus to be born as a regular child. Cloning an organism as complex as a human would be interesting but what would you do if the result were a viable human being? Raising the child as a scientific curiosity instead of a normal child would be decidedly immoral.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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What purpose is there to create a clone other than organ farming (which I'd oppose)?
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Sitting on a bar stool. Guinness in hand.
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Default something like that

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What purpose is there to create a clone other than organ farming (which I'd oppose)?
Actually you don't have to clone the whole human for organs. You could just take the stem cells and clone a liver or something like that.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:41 AM
 
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I make clones of me to take over the world (mwhahahahah!) If one fails, I am sure one of the other millions will succeed!
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I make clones of me to take over the world (mwhahahahah!) If one fails, I am sure one of the other millions will succeed!
Yeah, I guess if we can make enough of the "right" clones. Very funny post!
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Timely question. Here's a piece in today's BBC news about cloning of M. mulatta (macque) monkeys:

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Breakthrough in primate cloning

Having worked with rhesus monkeys, their common name, I'd say this could lead to human primate cloning. Rhesus are not considered highly intelligent, but in the 10-odd years I worked with them, I found them extremely responsive, engaging and very likeable. They enjoy living in family groups; express some of the same feelings one attributes to human primates; bond strongly with their young; are destructive when isolated and can form strong attachments.

One of my favourite rhesus, Katie, almost seemed to want to have a chat when I feed her. And she often took the rings off my fingers and seemed to be teasing me.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Well, whatever we do, let's not clone Nothing12.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Timely question. Here's a piece in today's BBC news about cloning of M. mulatta (macque) monkeys:

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Breakthrough in primate cloning

Having worked with rhesus monkeys, their common name, I'd say this could lead to human primate cloning. Rhesus are not considered highly intelligent, but in the 10-odd years I worked with them, I found them extremely responsive, engaging and very likeable. They enjoy living in family groups; express some of the same feelings one attributes to human primates; bond strongly with their young; are destructive when isolated and can form strong attachments.

One of my favourite rhesus, Katie, almost seemed to want to have a chat when I feed her. And she often took the rings off my fingers and seemed to be teasing me.
thats what brought it to mind.


and it will be VERY interesting if you can take in some DNA and have a custom clone made. Now, where can i get some Bratney hair b4 she went crazy???
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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Human cloning has many different definitions. Asking the question like there is only one shows a lack of understanding on the subject. For instance, I am against the cloning of whole people, but stem cell reseacrch is a form of cloning which I wholeheartedly support.
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