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Human cloning (replacement theory) « on: August 03, 2010, 09:10 AM »
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I honestly don't see the point in it if animals, including humans (which are animals lol ) are still capable of breeding naturally.  What is the use?  I was watching My Sisters Keeper and the girl in that was meant to be a designer baby so her organs would be compatible with her ill sister which is .... useful?  But as the story suggests, is it also morally wrong?
If you can clone humans then you can extend your lifespan significantly.

What's the reason for death? The body giving up on us after the wear and tear of life. So you clone your body when it is at a healthy state and once your body starts failing, you have a brain transplant to your new body. Brain transplants are not something that is unrealistic for humans in the near future based on what I've read.

So human cloning is not an exciting prospect because we might be able to have two of our personalities roaming the world, it's so we can make a backup of our body in a healthy state.


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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 09:17 AM »
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That sounds very sci-fi!!!  Not sure I like it.  Jeez what happened to just getting old and passing away.  But hey, if I had two bodies then I can redesign the new one with new tattoos w00t  Awwwwwwwwwwwesome!
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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 09:18 AM »
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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 01:08 AM »
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That sounds very sci-fi!!!  Not sure I like it.  Jeez what happened to just getting old and passing away.  But hey, if I had two bodies then I can redesign the new one with new tattoos w00t  Awwwwwwwwwwwesome!
I'm quite comfortable with the idea of getting old, because I'm already more than half-way there, and I truly see no virtue in prolonging life any more than is necessary.

The brutal truth about all these ideas to stave off the ageing process or produce children who are free of disease, is that people are already living longer, thanks to medical discoveries, but the world is seriously over-populated.  If this situation is allowed to continue, life on Earth will eventually be totally unsustainable because we would run out of food, and probably drinking water, and, as a result, die from starvation anyway.

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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010, 08:18 AM »
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I'm quite content with the aging process. I don't see the need to prolong your life. But then you could get into whats the point of life and I ain't going down that road lol
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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010, 11:57 AM »
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Life is an amazing thing, I'm all for prolonging it.
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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010, 12:01 PM »
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Wouldn't that breach Malthus' theory? We'd die of extinction from overpopulating the world since more people would be living longer and procreating also and therefore taking up even more space and we would not be able to meet the needs of more humans.
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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #7 on: August 04, 2010, 12:09 PM »
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Yes but one would hope that by the time of such advancement, we would be spreading our population into space.
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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #8 on: August 04, 2010, 12:13 PM »
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Wouldn't that breach Malthus' theory? We'd die of extinction from overpopulating the world since more people would be living longer and procreating also and therefore taking up even more space and we would not be able to meet the needs of more humans.

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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #9 on: August 04, 2010, 12:17 PM »
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Yes but one would hope that by the time of such advancement, we would be spreading our population into space.

And still be making crops there? We already have so many people malnourished and living in horrible conditions here. The more people we put on this planet (or others), the more problems we will get, I would think. In my opinion, it's better to try to fix what we have than to create even bigger of a problem.

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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #10 on: August 04, 2010, 12:18 PM »
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And still be making crops there? We already have so many people malnourished and living in horrible conditions here. The more people we put on this planet (or others), the more problems we will get, I would think. In my opinion, it's better to try to fix what we have than to create even bigger of a problem.

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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #11 on: August 04, 2010, 12:18 PM »
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It would be good if you were given a choice by law,

1. Do not have children and therefore keep extending your life with whatever technologies are on offer.

2. Have children but cease extending your life allowing you to die naturally.

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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #12 on: August 04, 2010, 12:21 PM »
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Well then that would probably preach the purpose of the government (as I see it anyway). I do not believe they are supposed to tell you what to do with your body. It would fall under the category, just like abortion.
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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #13 on: August 04, 2010, 12:22 PM »
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If over population gets to such a critical stage then I feel such principles should be put aside.
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Human cloning (replacement theory) « Reply #14 on: August 04, 2010, 12:26 PM »
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With the idea of cloning, overpopulation would be a definite in the future. Not to mention, who would get to clone? Only the rich, I would assume. So the poor people would keep procreating because apparently, that's their only option to extend their families, and continue to raise children in horrible conditions.

There's too many regulations for me to see this being set in place and working out well. What's wrong with giving birth and dying? It's a natural progression. Not to mention, if we continue to clone, wouldn't we stop evolution since there would be considerably less people procreating and mixing alleles? Someone can clarify me on this, since I wasn't the best person in biology.
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