Uh oh. It's my week at the Bell. The week before Query Con.
But your query is done, right? Polished? Ready to submit to us? You don't need any extra time...
Well, I do, so this week I'm going to ask some open ended questions in the hopes that they might generate story ideas for you.
This one has to do with cloning. What if scientists were able to clone a human being? Would we want to?
Sure, there are people out there who will try anything just to see if it's possible. From that perspective, cloning is an interesting problem. But I want to take this out of the technical to ponder a couple things.
Let's say that we could clone anyone. We could go back through history and clone the greatest minds that ever lived. (Just for argument's sake, say we could get our hands on the DNA of any of these figures.)
Would we want to? Would it be worth the trouble?
Would creating a person with the same DNA as a figure from history really replicate that person? We can't clone a soul. Their lives would be different. Even if we could implant memories from the original person's life, would it be the same person?