Bone of my bone flesh of my flesh! No not your spouse your DNA.

United States
February 28, 2011 5:17am CST
We are quickly reaching the point (or passed it depending on who you ask) that we could use our own DNA to clone or create copies of ourselves. Even if you believe that there is no God do you think this is right considering it is still your flesh? If you are someone who believes that all we are is in our DNA and that everything we choose is predetermined by our genes would you consider cloning as a way to extend your life? What about the legal aspects of cloning. If you were sentenced to death and you had a clone does this mean the clone should be executed also? Who has the rights over your DNA? Does the government have the right to clone you if you have ever submitted for a blood test? Would organ harvest of clones be legal considering they weren't "born"? You can see that this quickly becomes more than just a question of religion and opens up thousands of questions to be answered and fought over. Luckily for now human cloning is illegal and as far as we know it has never been done, of course there is one pseudo-cult that says they have already cloned a living human being but who knows. My personal beliefs and feelings are this is one of those doors that is better left closed and lets leave our bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh within ourselves and not outside.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
2 Mar 11
Religion aside here...I just took a biology class that was very intersting. We took DNA and accessed it..seperated it and determined thing was that the twin DNA..was identical. if you have ever known know how different they can be where their personalities are night and day sometimes. Identical twins have identical DNA. Not even paternity can be established.