Why would anyone seriously want to clone a person? That is pretty useless. Or as a biology professor put it in a debate about the very topic:„the natural method is cheaper, easier and way more fun“

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Curiosity would play a large part. I know that my clone and I would be alike in certain ways and different in others, but the way I'd like to find out which is which is by cloning myself. Having a clone would illuminate what particular environmental effects make you unique.

0timtyler9yPerhaps see my Celebrity cloning video [http://vspy.org/?v=mL4fnjBLeIU].
2knb9yBryan Caplan has expressed interest in cloning himself. A big part of his reason why is that identical twins are usually grateful for their special bond. From Caplan's Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Ask LW: Why no reproductive human cloning?

by Will_Newsome 1 min read5th Jun 201122 comments


From what I can tell human cloning for the purpose of, ya know, actually cloning a person in the Dolly sense, is legal in many parts of the United States. It looks hard to pull off but without conceptual problems. Seems likely that after the first few clones are born there'll be a huge backlash and it will get banned forever. My impression is that whoever does it first would get a lot of money and tons of media attention that would be useful for getting funding for some other biotech venture. They'd get extra publicity if they put a eugenics spin on it too, which I haven't seen anyone talking about from my few Google searches. I also haven't seen anything about a combination of cloning and genome design/tweaking of various kinds, for research or for creating less-misoptimized humans; I'm not at all familiar with the science/tech there, is there a reason no one thinks it's promising? I can't find a decent blog that covers any of the related topics.

Who's familiar with this dormant technology and its social situation? Are there good blogs that cover it? What parts of the picture am I missing?