If all your looking for is a better vegetable or cow thats one thing, but if you are looking for another Einstein or DiVinci that is quite another. The odds on reproducing an exact duplicate of any famous person are astronomical. They would have to have the same experiences and socialization and learning as the original. They would have to for lack of a better term be able to exactly duplicate the life of the original. that is almost impossible.
Some people also after watching to much TV that a clone starts out as a grown human. No it starts out as a baby like everyone else.
So the likely hood of this becoming a driving force in society is imho remote.
"Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".
"There are those who will debate the necessity of wilderness, I will not, either you know it in your bones or you are very very old". Aldo Leopold - Sand County Almanac
However I also don't think human cloning would necessarily mean an apocalypse either. Probably won't be too different from making a twin. Would be rather cool if we can clone famous people like Albert Einstein.
Mixed feelings, but if you read my leaning it's progressive. Anything is open to debate for me so long there's good reasoning.
One potential problem I do see is people might want to seek sudo "immortality" and instead wind up hindering advancing generations.
On a similar note I've thought of genetic engineering of humans, to make people smarter, stronger, better looking ect. Kind of like how we engineer our food these days. The bigger idea is we can design smarter people and they in turn are smarter so will be able to design even smarter people. Then again how smart and powerful do humans need to be and is that a good thing?
I think the zombie movies are a little blown out of proportion. We haven't exactly made zombie plants and we've genetically engineered a lot of things.
Another interesting and controversial topic.
Last edited by shiang; 10-05-12 at 12:59 PM.
One learns more by listening than talking.
You always make statements that arent about the topic to enable you to talk to yourself you obviously like that....and you can disagree thats fine thats what these threads are for....they arent for putting your words in someone elses mouth to enable you to be noticed....make your fonts bigger and brighter pink... that might work...Oh and my wife just said to tell you that you need to go find your own dear if you can...