Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Cloned


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if scientists started cloning the long dead? What if you discovered you were a product of this research? 

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  1. I'd be a little freaked. And wonder if my original was better.

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  2. I guess I'd start looking for my other selves. Imagine a club made up of only me!

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  3. It would be cool if they could clone Da Vinci or Lincoln but you are playing with fire because it depends on the environment as well. As for me..I would be a bit ...sad because i consider myself an individual and that would be taken away.

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    1. You'd still be an individual. Identical twins, who share the same DNA, tend to be their own people.

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  4. I would say that if they cloned me, they suck at their jobs.

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  5. Interesting thought. Like Alex, I would wonder. But I would try to find the original, just like Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his "classic" movies..

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  6. I just read a story (in Wired magazine) where people could pay to have a famous or infamous person cloned and then take their revenge out on that person. The story centered around a young man who turned out to be a clone of Hitler and the person who paid for this was a Holocaust survivor. So I would be spooked beyond belief. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. That sounds like a creepy story.

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  7. Haha...if only they did! I would get all of me together to help me now!

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    1. I doubt the other yous would be all that interested, although they might try to recruit you to be them ;)

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  8. I'd want to know why! Surely there was someone better to clone...lol

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  9. Must it only be the long dead? Can't we clone ourselves nowwww so that I can do the million and one things I want to do at the same time? :p

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    1. If you were to clone yourself, you'd have to raise yourself. It would take years for that person to reach your age...

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  10. These comments are great! Thank you for firing up our imaginations.

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    1. Glad you liked this one. The "what ifs" are the hardest for me to write in April.

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  11. SO I had a total perspective change on this when I gained a little insight into what being "cloned" actually entails. They were taking genetic material from an animal and replanting it in the womb of the same animal. Definitely a far cry from the sci-fi cloning we all speculate about, eh?

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    1. You don't think it would be cool?

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