Posted on June 9, 2012

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Have you ever had those moments when you’re standing beside yourself?  So far for me, it’s been figurative, not literal.  But how long will that last?

It’s been the subject of books, comic books, movies, television shows, and those occasional nightmares featuring killer gerbils armed with lightsabers attacking out of Mordor (or is that just me?).  Now the technology has emerged to actually create clones.  But is it really such a good idea?  And is it as easy as some might believe?  And would it make an Alec Baldwin credit card commercial easier to shoot?

First of all, let’s define exactly what a clone is.  To most of the English-speaking world, a clone is an exact genetic copy of another biological organism produced through artificial means.  Although identical twins have identical genetics, they don’t necessarily qualify as clones.  But in the Constitution of the State of Missouri, as of 2006…

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