Clones. They were once known only in sci-fi stories and movies from Ursula LeGuin to Star Wars. But today cloning is very real. Not with humans as of yet but with animals.
It started in 1997 with Dolly the sheep. By taking a cell from an adult sheep, extracting the DNA within it’s nucleus, then inserting this nucleus into an egg cell. Ian Wilmut accomplished the first clone.
Soon groups around the world began their own cloning experiments with a variety of animals, mice, goats, pigs, and cattle just to name a few. I won’t mention the others. But the real question is can we clone humans?
Just the other day I heard on the radio science is trying to clone the Neanderthal to bring it back to life. Mmmm. Have they’ve seen Jurassic Park. But according to Dr. Micho Kaku, cloning humans would be difficult feat to do. Take the "6th day" the movie for example. The bad guys have mastered cloning, but they’ve also figured out how to copy a person’s entire memory and inserting it into the clone. And so far we can’t do that yet, they would probably clone a primate before considering to clone a human.
I can already see the negative and positive benefits of cloning humans. The clones would be in military while the original won’t be near the front lines at all, or other dangerous work like defusing bombs or using it for medical purposes. One of the negatives would be that we be replaced by working clones in the workforce. Then what would we do?
So what do you think of cloning the Neanderthal? Good idea? Or Jurassic park bad idea?
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