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xilman 2004-02-13 09:57

Oh give me a clone
 
Following on from the recent announcement of successful human cloning to the ~100 cell stage, I ask the question:

Who would you clone, and why?


Paul

rogue 2004-02-13 13:43

I think cloning is rather pointless as the clone will not have the memories/experiences of the original.

Having said that, assuming that intelligence is driven more by genetics than environment, I would want to clone:
Paul Erdos, a great mathematician whose theories touched many areas of mathematics and spawned new branches in mathematics
Ramanajan, another greater mathematician who died too young
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who also died too young
Albert Einstein

I'm sure there are others, but I wanted to avoid people whom I consider to have been a product of their environment.

cheesehead 2004-02-13 17:50

(Sung to the tune of "Home on the Range")

Oh, give me a clone,
So I won't be alone,
...
(Fill in the next lines.)

ET_ 2004-02-13 23:20

Why not Marin Mersenne? :w00t:

I guess he'd join our group... even if he had to admit he made faults in pointing out his primes.

Luigi

P.S. and off-topic: What would Gauss, Fermat, Euler and Sophie-Germain do if they learnt about computer power?

Pablo the Duck 2004-02-14 09:15

[QUOTE=xilman]
Who would you clone, and why?
[/QUOTE]

Claudia Schiffer and don't ask stupid questions! :love:

only_human 2004-02-15 00:38

[QUOTE=cheesehead](Sung to the tune of "Home on the Range")

Oh, give me a clone,
So I won't be alone,
...
(Fill in the next lines.)[/QUOTE]
Clone on the Range
by Issac Asimov

Oh, give me a clone,
of my own flesh and bone
with the Y chromosone changed to X,
then when I'm alone,
my very own clone
will be of the opposite sex.


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