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Old 07-06-2018, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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Just read that a dog has been cloned 49 times:

World's most cloned dog 'Miracle Milly' has been copied 49 times | Daily Mail Online

Seems the technology is there. How come no scientist has attempted to clone himself or herself? Is it the moral prohibition?
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Just read that a dog has been cloned 49 times:

World's most cloned dog 'Miracle Milly' has been copied 49 times | Daily Mail Online

Seems the technology is there. How come no scientist has attempted to clone himself or herself? Is it the moral prohibition?
It’s illegal in 70 countries.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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A clone is akin to an identical twin. An identical twin does not share the memories, thoughts, values, and experiences of the other twin. Neither would a clone. I suspect a scientist might be more interested in cloning Marilyn Monroe or Einstein.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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Every law has been broken.

This is just such a ground breaking event, I'd think many want to try it. If I had the ability I would.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:51 AM
 
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How do we know someone hasn't? It is a big planet.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Reportedly, monkeys have been cloned in China. https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/24/healt...udy/index.html

In principle, I don't see any reason why not. In practice, it's not too hard to imagine a lot of legal issues that could arise, even if there were no laws prohibiting it. For instance, who is the parent of a cloned human baby?

It's conceivable that a very rich and amoral person might want a clone as a source for spare parts. Should that be legal? I'd say no, but how would you prevent it?
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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Sidetrack a bit: would a cloned Einstein be as smart as Einstein?
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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It wasn’t me, it was me doppelgänger!

https://ru-clip.com/video/E4Qo9ffOQD...pleganger.html

You should watch Westworld if you’re interested in the subject of cloning as eternal life.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:14 AM
 
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How do we know someone hasn't? It is a big planet.
Exactly, no one knows for a fact it has NOT been done, just because there is a law against it, means absolutely nothing.

Its a safe bet there is probably some illegal R&D going on somewhere in relation to cloning. There is just too much potential for HUGE profits if this could be done successfully.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I’m not sure why anyone would want to do so, scientist or not. The idea has zero appeal to me.
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