CAN SOULS BE XEROXED?

YOUR CLONE MIGHT BE EERILY LIKE YOU. OR PERHAPS EERILY LIKE SOMEONE ELSE

The world has had a week to conjure up nightmare scenarios, yet no one has articulated the most frightening peril posed by human cloning: rampant self-satisfaction. Just consider. If cloning becomes an option, what kind of people will use it? Exactly--people who think the world could use more of them; people so chipper that they have no qualms about bestowing their inner life on a dozen members of the next generation; people, in short, with high self-esteem. The rest of us will sit there racked with doubt, worried about inflicting our tortured psyches on the innocent unborn, while all around us...

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