posted on Dec, 5 2007 @ 01:14 AM
I disagree with the idea. For one we can't be sure that "talent" lies in DNA. I'm pretty sure there are a whole lot of factors that contribute to
"talent", other than just plain "smarts" (i.e. musical genius, mathematical genius, etc.). Your surroundings and situations have a strong
influence as well. Say for instance Beethoven was born in a small village in Central Africa - then no one would have known of his existence never mind
his name. Say Einstein was born Japanese... Say he helped to build an H-Bomb for the Japanese to drop on the US and not the other way round... So, I
would say that "talent" and circumstances both play a role...
Secondly - there are thousands of struggling musicians, businessmen, mathematical geniuses, etc. etc. out there. We've got the same sort of talent -
in some cases even better - as Mozart and Einstein. They just don't get the same opportunities the "historical talent" may have had. (Or perhaps
they don't know they have the potential, and need to be discovered?) For instance can you name one modern day composer? My guess is you can't. And
we've got some pretty darn good modern day composers! The reason why you know about Einstein, Beethoven, Mozart, Shakespeare, Da Vinci, etc. etc. is
because they were pioneers. They did groundbreaking work. We've got talent that can do the same stuff, perhaps better, but no one cares, because
it's old news. Been there, done that. Rather give the modern day talent the opportunity than bringing old farts back from the dead.
Thirdly. Do you really expect Einstein (or 1 000 000 Einsteins) to solve the problems of the world? Einstein couldn't solve the problems of his own
time - in fact he had a hand in making it worse...
And finally, cloning people (i.e. adding more people to the planet) isn't going to do anything for the already big problem of over-population,
famine, unemployment rate, etc.
[edit on 12/5/07 by Gaspode]