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Old 03-21-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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hi my son is to do assingment on invention,is write about what you would do if there were two of you for a second grade. so he is to invention on to clone yourself. so please help with some feed back on this matter for my 7 yrs old son for his school work thank lizzie from ny city.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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So... guess your son should be doing some research - get thee to the library!
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I would wish that my name was Markief Morris.

Actually, I don't see how it could possibly matter to me if there were a clone of me somewhere, or even a hundred of them, and knowing about it would be something of curiosity. Having a cone is the same as having an identical twin, which could not possibly affect my life.

It wouldn't even be of any use to me for medical transplants. Through defective DNA, my retinas are genetically pre-programmed to self-destruct, and I presume if I had a clone, his would be, too, so transplanting them into my body would not gain anything at all.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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I doubt you get much help here. Most of us frown on doing homework for students of any age. It's their responsibility to do it. It's also their responsibility to learn how to do research, even at the age of 7. If he needs help, then it's your responsibility to give it to him, not ours.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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If I did that I would be beside myself.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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That would make two of us!
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I would let one of me wear my wedding ring and one be ringless.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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If your wife found out, you might be a dead ringer...
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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he would be my source of replacement parts like if I need a new liver or heart later on fact is the clone would never be me since it would have a diffrent life experience and thats what makes you...you is your life experience. I grew up in the early 80-90's and my clone would be "born" in 2011 and I would always be older and would hate to have to teach my clone to walk and talk unless somehow the could transfer my lifes memeories and experience into the clone it would just look like me nothing more
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:54 PM
 
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he would be my source of replacement parts like if I need a new liver or heart later on fact is the clone would never be me since it would have a diffrent life experience and thats what makes you...you is your life experience. I grew up in the early 80-90's and my clone would be "born" in 2011 and I would always be older and would hate to have to teach my clone to walk and talk unless somehow the could transfer my lifes memeories and experience into the clone it would just look like me nothing more
Good point. Having a clone for replacement parts could mean waiting for years for the clone to age adequately to provide a spare liver, heart, or whatever is needed. That said, how would the clone feel about giving up its heart at a moment's notice, knowing it would mean an early end of the clone's life.

One way around that problem would be to grow clones that have no functioning brain, apart from basic functions of blood circulation, breathing, etc. However, that leads to another problem. If such cloning became commonplace, where would all these clones for spare parts be kept, and at what cost to maintain them until needed? It would be more practical to grow the individual parts in a lab as needed, or just continue producing and refining the development of artificial parts.
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