47 Clone Quotes Before Creating Your Evil Doppelganger
Over the years, technological advancements have brought tremendous comfort to our lives. New technology can often be daunting, it's in our best interest to look for innovative ways to solve our problems while remaining aware of the threats that may come with it.
Cloning can be a contentious topic. The ethics of replicating a genetically identical being has been contemplated and discussed for ages, and with the advancement of technology, it has come closer to being a reality.
On the one hand, who wouldn't love to be in two places at once? What if you could finish a work project while your clone ran the errands? It would certainly make the washing up a breeze. But how would we iron out the legalities behind having two identical people walking around?
Many notable minds have considered these exact questions, but few, if any, have any solid answers for what this technology might entail. Here are some thought-provoking clone quotes.
Clone Quotes with a Positive Attitude
"Cloning is great. If God made the original, then making copies should be fine." ― Douglas Coupland
"Sometimes I wish I could clone myself, you know, be in two places at once." ― Peter Kay
"Cloning creates ordinary children. They will be unique individuals, not photocopies of individuals." ― Severino Antinori
"I would love to fight my clone." ― Anderson Silva
"Cloning may be good and it may be bad. Probably it's a bit of both. The question must not be greeted with reflex hysteria but decided quietly, soberly, and on its own merits. We need less emotion and more thought." ― Richard Dawkins
"I wish, mainly, that I could have a job and work all the time and also not have to leave my kids. If there was a way to clone myself and be at every parent-teacher meeting and be there to put my kids to bed every single night and also star on Broadway, that's what I would do" ― Renee Elise Goldsberry
"I need a clone. I would like to be everywhere all the time." ― Kathy Szeliga
"We've had cloning in the South for years. It's called cousins." ― Robin Williams
"Having a clone would make it so much easier - it would be great to send a clone to a TV station when I have to get up at 4 a.m." ― Rachel Stevens
"Cloning will enable mankind to reach eternal life." ― Claude Vorilhon
"There are a lot of people highly motivated to be the first to clone a human." ― Gregory Stock
Clone Quotes with Negative Attitude
"I'm not a clone, and I'm not a minion." ― Ivanka Trump
"I'm a daughter, not a clone. So, of course, daughters often disagree with things their fathers say. But I share my viewpoints with him privately, not publicly." ― Ivanka Trump
"I am in favor of stem-cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning." ― Mitt Romney
"The federal and state governments should ban the use of taxpayer funds to support cloning and embryonic stem cell research." ― Sandy Adams
"I don't want to clone anyone, not even myself." ― Franka Potente
"We have to wake up. We have to refuse to be a clone." ― Alice Walker
" Banning human cloning reflects our humanity. It is the right thing to do. Creating a child through this new method calls into question our most fundamental beliefs. It has the potential to threaten the sacred family bonds at the very core of our ideals and our society. At its worst, it could lead to misguided and malevolent attempts to select certain traits, even to create certain kind of children -- to make our children objects rather than cherished individuals." ― William J. Clinton
"You could clone Elvis Presley and, while the clone would look identical, it would not have the utterly unique life experiences that made The King who he was. After all that time, effort and expense, the clone might choose to be a gardener instead of a singer! There's also the ethical dilemma of recreating all the genetic problems Elvis had due to his maternal grandparents being first cousins." ― Stewart Stafford
"We are not interested in cloning the Michael Jordans and the Michael Jacksons of this world. The rich and the famous don't participate in this." ― Panayiotis Zavos
"I am not the clone of anyone" ― Andre Villas-Boas
" Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture." ― Leon Kass
"Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children." ― Leon Kass
"I've been opposed to human cloning from the very beginning." ― Leon Kass
"Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal." ― Leon Kass
"It's better to be individual than a clone of someone else." ― Fennel Hudson
"I always wanted to be me and not a Lahm clone or Lahm the second." ― Joshua Kimmich
"I strongly oppose cloning, as do most Americans. We recoil at the idea of growing human beings for spare body parts or creating life for our convenience. And while we must devote enormous energy to conquering disease, it is equally important that we pay attention to the moral concerns raised by the new frontier of human embryo stem cell research. Even the most noble ends do not justify any means." ― George W. Bush
"I'm not a clone of anybody. I'm Rakesh Jhunjhunwala" ― Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Clone Quotes Filled with Balanced Opinions
"There should be a list of people who can and cannot clone themselves." ― Ted Danson
"A clone of Einstein wouldn't be stupid, but he wouldn't necessarily be any genius, either" ― James D. Watson
"Human cloning is coming." ― Mike Pence
"The first point to remember is that attempts to clone mice have actually been very unsuccessful for at least a decade. Sheep have been successful. So one asks, 'Where do humans lie?' Most people think they are somewhere between the two, but at least there's a reasonable chance they might be clone-able." ― John Gurdon
"We're beginning to play God and get into cloning. We give up quickly. Divorce is an easy option. So why not just create your own mate? Synthesize a human being. You get tired of it, turn it off and put it in the closet like the vacuum cleaner." ― Lenny Kravitz
"Simon Cowell is trying to get everyone to clone their dogs, and we've had our dogs 'done' so they can't have puppies anymore. Cloning is like modern-day reproducing - reproducing the bits you want." ― Ayda Field
"I do not know of any credible evidence that suggests Dr. Zavos can clone a human being. This seems to be yet another one of his claims to get publicity." ― Robert Winston
"A clone is not a child, not a twin, not a narcissistic reflection; rather, it is the materialization of a double by genetic means - in other words, the abolition of all otherness and of the entire imaginary sphere." ― Jean Baudrillard
"I always wondered if you clone your wife and have the cloned wife on the moon and the real wife down here, would that be considered cheating?" ― Luis Guzman
"The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers." ― Lewis Thomas
"The first thing you have to do is to sequence the Neanderthal genome, and that has actually been done. The next step would be to chop this genome up into, say, 10,000 chunks and then ... assemble all the chunks in a human stem cell, which would enable you to finally create a Neanderthal clone." ― George M. Church
"Suppose that 'Unsolved Mysteries' called you with news of a long-lost identical twin. Would that suddenly make you less of a person, less of an individual? It is hard to see how. So, why would a clone be different? Your clone would be raised in a different era by different people - like the lost identical twin, only younger than you." ― Nathan Myhrvold
"There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing. How are they trying to find their place in the world and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they transcend their fate? As time starts to run out, what are the things that really matter?" ― Kazuo Ishiguro
"We're all ultimately incompatible. If I were to meet my exact clone, it would just be a matter of time before I and me would go our separate ways." ― Brant Hansen
"If you look at how much information you put out, even just on your phone, on Facebook, on Google, whatever, you essentially create a clone of yourself online. And that's at the disposal of these large American tech companies." ― Christopher Wylie
"Royalty is either going to do very well with cloning, or it's going to disappear completely." ― Douglas Coupland
"In Massachusetts, scientists have created the first human clone. The bad thing is that in thirty years, the clone will still be depressed because the Boston Red Sox will still have not won a World Series." ― Craig Kilborn
"I did a show called 'Lois & Clark' - it was about Superman - years ago. They wanted someone to play the president of the United States. The plot was the president got kidnapped by a group, and they made a clone of him, who was very irresponsible and silly." ― Fred Willard
From beloved celebrities such as Robin Williams to esteemed academics like Jean Baudrillard, it seems the concept of cloning has tickled the interest of many minds throughout the years.
Their quotes can help us analyze the situation and avoid hypocrisy. With increasing technological advancements, it's imperative to analyze the risks it could pose.
Still, it's essential to consider the good the divisive field of cloning can do by looking at both sides of the argument. After all, new technology is always daunting, but if it's used correctly, it could enhance countless lives.