Re: Count sheep, anyone?

Rodney Dunning (
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 17:44:13 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 25 Feb 1997, Gene Dunbar Godbold wrote:

Rodney Dunning wrote:
> > But my biggest fear is for those of us on the "producing" end of cloned
> > humans. Will we as an entire planet have to learn the painful lesson
> > many individual parents must one day face, that we cannot force our
> > "children" to realize our shattered dreams on our behalf?
> Maybe they don't have shattered dreams...Seriously, though, the people who
> do the cloning aren't going to do the my experience most male
> Ob/Gyns don't deliver their own children.

I think you misunderstood me. I was thinking about the goals (dreams) of
society at large, and the possibility that we may expect our cloned friends
to either realize, or help bring about, the kind of society we ourselves
couldn't produce.

Nearly every parent comes to the somewhat painful conclusion that s/he
cannot live out his dreams through his children. In the sense that cloned
individuals will be the "children" of our technology, will we as a
society try to live our dreams through them? How fair would it be to do

On another point, with the population problems we currently face, do we
really need another way to produce people?

These are concerns, not predictions. Thank you for the chance to clarify my

Rodney Dunning
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