Thursday, 25 January 2018

Who would you like to see cloned?


Two monkey clones have been created in China. They are about 8 weeks old and appear to be thriving.

We've come a long way since the days of Dolly the Sheep.

Next logical step can only be a human being.

Is there anyone famous, or even not so famous, that you'd wish to see cloned?








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    1. It's going to happen. There's a place in California with dead bodies packed in liquid nitrogen just waiting for the moment. One day they will rise from the dead, or at least their clones will.

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  2. No. Frightening.
    Regarding Focus, I don't think the app you mentioned is the one I was talking about. This is the one. www.focus.it
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Thanks for the website Maria.

      Pavarotti? Callas? Leonardo?

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    2. I was able to get on and read my first story this morning. It's a good way of learning. Grazie mille.

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    3. Prego. I knew you'd like it. Easy reading too.
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    1. All we want is radio gaga. Good choice.

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  4. The very thought fills me with horror.

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    1. Only nice people should cloned. I vaguely remember a film in which a mad scientist in a laboratory in the Amazon jungle or somewhere like that cloned Hitler.

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  5. A failure.
    __ The more "technologically intellectual" humans become, the less "intellectually humane" they are. A needed thaw.

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    1. Carl Sagan would be on my list. I remember his series Cosmos. I think I watched every episode. A wonderful and inspiring human being.

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  6. Yes, me. Imagine both my horror and delight of being faced with another me; the fun and games I and I would have together. As long as my clone acknowledges that I was here first and therefore am top dog!

    Great question, Gwil. The stuff nightmares are made of.

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  7. Yes, me. Imagine both my horror and delight of being faced with another me; the fun and games I and I would have together. As long as my clone acknowledges that I was here first and therefore am top dog!

    Great question, Gwil. The stuff nightmares are made of.

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  8. Sorry about that: I see I am already duplicating myself. Doppelt genaeht haelt besser.

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    1. Here's an idea. We could our bodies for medical research with the request that they keep a small piece in storage for cloning at some future date. Your grandchildren or in my case great children would be delighted to meet our clones I'm sure.
      Doppelt genaeht haelt besser!! Das ist cool. Danke zweimal!

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    2. . . . donate our bodies . . .

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    3. . . . great grandchildren would be . . .

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    4. In the days of the old Gestetner duplicator many years ago I was secretary to Malcolm Bradbury. I left a note on his office door "Rachel is duplicating" so that he would know where I was (in the duplicator room). When I returned he had been and gone and left a reply "oh, no! I don't think I could cope with another Rachel".

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    5. A boss with a sense of humour, an important quality sadly in short supply. I think it's a wonderful story. Had me smiling anyway!

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    6. Malcolm Bradbury was a lovely man and he wrote some very good books.

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    7. There's a photo of his grave on Wikipedia. It must be quite near you.

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  9. Nooooo! I hope it never happens.

    Re the hill runs well done and finishing on a faster one too 👏👏. I see a future of intervals lying ahead.... first race back is this Sunday, assuming the sore throat I’ve had all week allows it.

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    1. Thanks CT and good luck for Sunday. I'm looking towards a race in March. It's 11km I think. Trails anyway. This morning I had another session on the hill.
      Cloning will happen. It's only a matter of when and where. Have to make sure we only nice people. Another Emil Zatopek would be a good one. "All runners are beautiful."

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  10. Ronaldo or George Best would be my football clone. Best was called best and he was the best.

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    1. I saw Best in his early years at Old Trafford running circles around defences. It looked as if the ball was tied to his boot. Never seen close control like it.

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