Saturday, February 15, 2003

Dolly dies

Dolly, the cloned sheep, has been euthanized, after aging prematurely. What got me, though, is the detail that she will be stuffed and put on display in a museum. If Dolly is important it is only because she was a true clone and looked just like other sheep. So she is important as an individual because she is not an individual? Or does our gut belief in Dolly's individuality (to the point where people might want to see her at a museum) support the argument that cloning isn't that weird, clones are just delayed identical twins? Is this a case for Overcoming Yuk?

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