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Cloning the First Human documentary 48min

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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 05:09 PM
Wanted to share this documentary about cloning to ATS, because I predict that its going to be the new black soon enough. Cloning humans for organ havesting ? or perhaps cloning the perfect soldier to do wars, or useing some sort of automatic cloning population machine to send to other planets.. cloning is exciting, just as nuclear power.. it can do good, but im sure it can do some damage to

Doctors Panayiotis Zavos and Severino Antinori claim they are ready to embark on the greatest human experiment of our age. They say they will attempt to clone a human being. Most people think the objections to this are ethical – human cloning would create many moral dilemmas.

There is another question that few ever ask: is the science actually ready yet for cloning healthy humans? Horizon follows the latest research, which has led many scientists to believe that Zavos and Antinori’s plans to clone the first human could end in tragedy. The program also meets couples who think cloning offers them the only way to raise a child who is truly their own.

For decades, cloning remained within the realms of science fiction. The idea that instead of combining a sperm and an egg, a new human could be made from a single cell taken from an adult, seemed completely absurd. But that all changed in February 1997 when Dolly the sheep became the first animal cloned from an adult. Ever since Dolly, scientists have been continuing to experiment with cloning animals. So far, they have succeeded with a lot of side effects in cloning sheep, cattle, pigs, goats and mice, fueling the belief that humans could be next. You might also want to watch Human Cloning here at TDF.

posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 06:56 PM
Just watched the video. Interesting stuff, thanks for posting it.

As for my personal thoughts, well...I need time to really consider the issue but I'll take a stab at some first impressions.

The scientist in me says that many issues are very hotly debated and considered radical or wrong until tangible benefits start appearing in everyday life. Such as creating a "test tube baby", 25-30 years ago.

The ethical/moral side of my mind says that cloning is a bad idea.

However, if it isn't the doctors in this video moving this science forward, somebody else will.

Progress will progress


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