IJMC - What Will They Think Of Next
I was reading about the cloning of the lamb and I found it interesting
how naive the scientist was. He seemed to think that no one would want to
clone humans with the technology. Yet as an example of how to use this
form of cloning he mentioned engineered lifestock. I'm sure no one in the
military read that and thought, "In twenty years we could have
battallions of genetically engineered supersoldiers bred for war..."
Nope, no one else thought of that or any other reason to clone humans.
Marilyn Monroe, anyone? -dave
Mary Cloned A Little Lamb...
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was slightly grey.
It didn't have a father, just some borrowed DNA.
It sort of had a mother, though the ovum was on loan.
It was not so much a lambkin as a little lamby clone.
And soon it had a fellow clone, and soon it had some more.
They followed her to school one day, all cramming through the door
It made the children laugh and sing, the teachers found it droll.
There were too many lamby clones for Mary to control.
No other could control the sheep, since their programs did not vary.
So the scientists resolved it all by simply cloning Mary.
But now they feel quite sheepish, those scientists unwary.
One problem solved, but what to do with Mary, Mary, Mary...