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Thread: A moral question

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    Re: A moral question

    I have a moral dilema for you - if you could, would you take the $2 million or whatever part necessary and use DNA from your dead child to clone your child? It's not as far fetched as you may think.

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    Re: A moral question

    No. Even if cloning were possible, all this would produce would be a biological replica of your child. This would be an entirely different child with a spirit and personality all his or her own. Children aren't replaceable.

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    Re: A moral question

    First of all I wouldnt decide what to do with the money in the first few years since I would be likely to make a bad decision because of the emotional state that I would be in.

    My wife and I are not rich so the money would actually be a good thing for us to receive. Of course money can never replace a human life and it would be disrespectful to waste the money on non useful things. So after my wife and I were able to decide on what to do with the money we would spend it on something useful. I have nothing against legit charities but I see no reason that I should be forced to donate money to a charity in order to be considered moral.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I've no idea at all what you're asking.
    Well if you didn't want to spend it, you'd hold on to it, so you'd be an economic savings glut probably.
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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I understand that you believe yourself to have been witty in this thread, but the fact is that I guarantee you that there are people on this forum who have indeed suffered the agonizing loss of a child. Please have the dignity to utilize your rapier wit in other threads, where the comments won't twist a knife in the memory of the worst day of their lives. Thanks.
    Yeah, well, I am one of those people.

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    Karma is an awesome equalizer.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Well if you didn't want to spend it, you'd hold on to it, so you'd be an economic savings glut probably.
    I wouldn't want any part of blood money.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I wouldn't want any part of blood money.
    Could I have it then?
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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I have a moral dilema for you - if you could, would you take the $2 million or whatever part necessary and use DNA from your dead child to clone your child? It's not as far fetched as you may think.
    I don't think I would, unless they have advanced in their knowledge of how cell aging works. The reason I mention this is because I recall the case of Dolly, the sheep that was cloned, and the scientists' discovery that the cloned ewe did not live any longer than the "donor" would have, had it lived. Maybe the cloning of a child would be different, depending on how the child died, but is it worth it?

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Yeah, well, I am one of those people.

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    Ignorant douchebags like him don't bother me at all.
    Nor I. But karma does. I wouldn't wish the death of one's child on the worst person in the world, not even a Pol Pot. I hope that the guy who thought he was being so witty never has a reason to think more deeply about this topic than he did when he posted.

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    Re: A moral question

    Since I have never been in that situation, then I cannot possibly know what I would do if I were.

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