A lil controversy: Cloning

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    food shortage! Yeaaah!
    That's exactly why I think cloning isn't such a bad thing. You guys are just thinking of 'copy and pasting organisms' I'm talking about the potential knowledge we could gain from learning about genetics, i.e I don't know if making replicas of organisms will ever be useful, but we may be able to find ways to change DNA so diseases do not occur and plants can live in harsher conditions (food in the desert or on other planets perhaps). The potential good lies outside of the box, in my humble !@#$ing opinion.

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    Whos to say thats even good for you too eat? Thats like eating...i dunno a three-eyed fish or something...

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    What is the definition of a clone? An exact duplicate of another creature, right?

    Well, if it's safe to eat the original one, it's safe to eat the cloned one too

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    > i dunno a three-eyed fish or something...

    Mutant != clone

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    Originally posted by TravisS
    What is the definition of a clone? An exact duplicate of another creature, right?
    Well, I don't think a creature is EVER exactly the same as a
    cloned one, But let's say a creates that looks exactly the same
    is a clone.

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    Whos to say thats even good for you too eat? Thats like eating...i dunno a three-eyed fish or something...
    who is to say the mechanical vehicles you use won't spontaneously explode on you, who is to say the buildings you step in won't collapse on your head, who is to say the next time you go to turn your computer on a circuit won't fry out...genetic engineering will take the course of every other complex science, a $$$$load of engineering will turn it into a college major instead of the new frontier.

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    But then it might look the same on the outside, but a cloned sheep might have a pigs insides.... ewww

    I'm just thinking for when cloning is "perfected". When it truly is an exact copy of the original. I probably wouldn't eat pre-perfected clones either

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    Maybe it will be bad to eat, maybe it wont. But you can't say we shouldn't do something simply because of a "what if?" EVERYTHING in science has a what if!

    And as far as aging cloned babies for armies (an EXTREME unlikelyhood) what is the real crime? The cloning to create new life, or the premature aging of this new life? To me its the second one, and you can't fault cloning for that.

    [edit] jeez, 5 posts made it before I finished mine! [/edit]

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    Not to upset anybody... legend has it that the
    "Giants of reknown" (The evil spirits) were created
    by the union of angles and the daughters of man.

    This entertaining text is highly questionable.
    http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/enoch/

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    Originally posted by Nick
    Not to upset anybody... legend has it that the
    "Giants of reknown" (The evil spirits) were created
    by the union of angles and the daughters of man.
    Tjeez, That's some bull.

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    I'm for clonging 100%, but can u all honestly tell me your not a little worried where it could go?

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    Tjeez, That's some bull.
    But it's why most world religions condemm clonning.
    Is it unfair not to give their views?

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    Originally posted by Nick
    Is it unfair not to give their views?
    Yep, But i think we supassed the middle ages with their evil
    demons and magic by now....

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    Yep, But i think we supassed the middle ages with their evil
    demons and magic by now....
    Well we know that this book is older than 2000BC
    but its origin is highly questionable. You should
    read them like you would read gilgamesh or any other
    old book. Mainly see how people back then acted
    on the world around them. Accuracy in Gilgamesh is even
    worse. Gilgamesh is 2/3 god which means there was alot of
    love making

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