Not sure if this subject has been discussed in this forum, but I figure I’d try.
As for my opinion, hmmmmmmmm it depends, say for instance…how far in advance they would like to clone a person…(sort of like the abortion thing and full term of a fetus).
Say if they wanted to clone a person just to where they can get a matching heart harvested and not have any other eternal organs come to full term, I think it would be ok…but to clone a human to full term with all its body organs/parts and to only take the heart would be cruel.
Or how about just harvesting just a body part else where on a person instead of using human clones…like if doctors notice a child with a heart defect at birth, wouldn’t it be kewl to like also grow an extra heart somewhere within the child…I know its sounds far fetched and all…but heck I’m bored and have been up for 12 hours…my mind comes up with these stupid ideas when I don’t get any sleep.
No, he’ll be able to make 15 babies. Being a “scientist” isn’t just genetics; it takes years of education and formative experiences. The 15 children won’t grow up to be like the scientist, unless the scientist is somehow able to exactly replicate his own childhood experiences, eliminating all random elements.
Even then, I’m sure a few of the 15 will end more interested in sports than in science.
I’m looking forward to body-part replacement, myself, though cloning is just a grossly more complicated way to get babies, with no improvement and many drawbacks over the conventional method.