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 OJPP  Vol.3 No.3 , August 2013
Questioning Cloning with Genealogy
Abstract: I evaluate a hypothetical society of human clones. Cloning implies the production of exact copies of an organism from a replication of one of the organism’s cells without any recourse to the genealogical protocol of male and female reproduction. I thus pose the question: Can we regard a cloned copy of Mr. James as a son of Mr. James or Mr. James once again? I consider certain implications of human cloning to the concepts of individual uniqueness, and thus of genealogical family tree and the future of the naming and identification of humanity?
Cite this paper: Ani, E. (2013). Questioning Cloning with Genealogy. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 376-379. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.33057.
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