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Would it matter if you were swapped with a clone?

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´╗┐Would it matter if you were swapped with a clone? What makes the human race so interesting and unique is the fact that we all have different personalities; different thought processes, ideas and views. This is what separates us from other species and animals, and what makes us so extraordinary. However, what 20 years ago just seemed a far fetched concept that was destined to remain in Science Fiction novels has manifested itself into a science that can potentially cure illnesses and save endangered species. This science is of course cloning. It is a widely held prediction that in the near future, as technology develops, that there will be a robot in every household. ...read more.

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The scientific consensus is that a large proportion of what makes us up is actually determined in our genes. But I would like to think that my personality and persona is down to me and my actions. My likes and dislikes, opinions and morals are all unique to me and I think paramount in my makeup, just as important as my physical appearance. I think that if I was cloned, although it would look identical to me would only really be half of me, for all my thoughts and feelings would not be copied across. A large part of what I am now is due to my past, and most of all my memories. ...read more.

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Also, in Genesis 11 is the story of the Tower of Babel. Humans, with the help of a common language, were on the verge of building a tower all the way to Heaven. But God did not approve. However there are some arguments for cloning. Cloning is already occurring naturally in nature. Examples of this are strawberry plants, potatoes, grass, onions and bacteria. Cloning could enable people to raise an identical child after an unfortunate death, and also save endangered species. Although the concept of cloning could potentially prove vital in modern science, I think at this stage of its development, it would matter if I were swapped for a clone because despite the physical similarities, all my personal information stored in my brain that defines who I am would be wiped out, making me only half human. ...read more.

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