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Human Cloning is Beyond Us

Véronique Schlumberger from France feels human cloning is unacceptable.

Véronique Schlumberger
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I hope the authorities of our countries will convince scientists to keep their discoveries in the drawer.

 

Cloning should be a funny game for a bored scientist on a rainy Sunday. However, I think cloning is unacceptable in any case. Saving one life by cloning while thousands of children are dying of starvation every day makes no sense. We should give the money allotted to cloning to the developing countries. Many lovable children would live, grow, and become individuals with their own qualities. They would not be a simple copy.

A man who wants to be cloned had better have children himself and rear them remembering hemself and what he did. Then his children would tell their own children his story, which would become a fairy tale for generations.

Genius is waiting in some children's minds for some parents or teachers to discover. They just need to be helped along a bit to express themselves. Giving money to schools instead of cloning laboratories will benefit many different kinds of intelligence. Variety is the future, not uniformity as in the case of cloning one talented person.

Cloning a dictator? Simply saying these words shows the nonsense of the idea. This case shows the limits not to be exceeded.

In conclusion, cloning humans is beyond us. I guess that experiments have already been done. I hope the authorities of our countries will convince scientists to keep their discoveries in the drawer, unlike scientists did with Einstein's discovery. 

 
More on cloning: Why Not Clone People? | Stop Human Cloning!
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