To Clone or Not to Clone?

There are many things I sit on the fence about such as the death penalty or a rally to get Christmas presents for prison inmates but one of the ones I still haven’t quite picked a side about is Human Cloning.

Fine, stand there in your little white lab coat and your freakishly powered rubber gloves and clone bacteria and all that other biological stuff but do we really REALLY have to clone humans?

The meaning of Human Cloning supplied by Wikipedia:

Human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of a human. It does not usually refer to monozygotic multiple births, human cell or tissue reproduction. The ethics of cloning is an extremely controversial issue. The term is generally used to refer to artificial human cloning; human clones in the form of identical twins are commonplace, with their cloning occurring during the natural process of reproduction.

‘The ethics of cloning is an extremely controversial issue’… you don’t say?!

I can already see the topic of cloning joining the list of ‘What not to talk about on your first date’ but I feel strongly about the fact that it needs to be discussed and not only left up to the man in the white lab coat. Its fast becoming a hard reality of our existence and is inevitable.

Instead of going on and on about this I have compiled a list of personal pro’s and con’s that I will update regularly.

Cons:

1. Gross on so many levels
2. No! I don’t want another Lady Gaga in the world
3. Who the hell made you god? {whatever god it is you personally refer to}
4. I don’t think we should mess with stuff like this … regardless of how we are ‘moving up in the world’
5. Why would you WANT to clone a human {other than for medical reasons}

more cons to follow…

Pro’s

1. Gross on so many levels … I have mixed feelings for gross things that’s why it is on the pro list
2. There could be another Jared Leto in the world
3. Could help with fighting diseases and help with stem cell research
4. One of me could spend time with Phoenix or sleep while the other one goes to work

more pros to follow…

So there it is in a nutshell – To Clone or Not to Clone – that is the million dollar question.

Question: If you were stuck in an elevator with someone who would it be?
Answer: The guy who woke up one morning and said: ‘hey, wouldn’t it be cool if there were 2 of me?’

xoxo

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