Cute (very), but…

Cloned monkeys sit with a toy in an undated photo provided by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep was used to create two healthy monkeys for the first time.

Cloned monkeys sit with a toy in a photo provided by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep was used to create two healthy monkeys for the first time.


Source: Sun Qiang and Poo Muming, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Photos of the Day: Jan. 24.)

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  1. They look sad and scared – Not a reason to celebrate, me thinks…. (sorry to rain on your parade – this just popped up now)

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  2. I’m not so sure on this one….

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  3. Not to put too fine a point on it, but cloning seems an outrage against Creator and creation.

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  4. Even the scientist in me doesn’t know what to feel about this. And it is very very unlikely it took them this long to clone a monkey since Dolly. I think they cloned everything, even some humans.

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  5. Jeanne Esposito says:

    baby monkeys need mama monkeys, remember that experiment that broke our hearts?

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  6. I find this disturbing on many levels….

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  7. Oh. Now that’s disturbing and erases the essence of ‘cuteness’.

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  8. Sad. Next will be a checklist. Blue eyes, brown eyes, blond hair, black hair…

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  9. Nope…😔

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  10. I was just talking about cloning with colleagues this week and we all agreed that this is nightmare for the sake of science. Beware humans.

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  11. A little too close to playing God, methinks D: So often scientists’ justification for messing with Nature is in seeking a cure for incurable human diseases, but there’s no guarantee any new advance will stop there and not fall into less well-meaning hands.

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  12. I’m with Sarah and pretty much all your readers. Nope, nope, nope. Messing with life for the sake of supposed searches for cures feels so insincere. Life has a way of turning out the way it should – sometimes it’s hard for those of us left behind but in the long run, it is delaying the inevitable.

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  13. OMG! I can see it now – a whole continent populated with a gazillion people or monkeys who all look the same.

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  14. Nope. Not the future we want…

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  15. christinesat says:

    Besides that all this cloning really give me the creeps.. If you think about all the money that they spend for this. These billons of dollars. How many hospitals they could build, how many fountains for drinkable water. What a waste of money and brain and technology – just to satisfy the ego of some Dr. Frankensteins. Mary Shelley wasn’t that wrong, wasn’t she.

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  16. Okay so I’m not alone on the freaked out end of things. Ran into some old grey ponytailed guy the other day in town. When it became known that he was from my area of the island, I asked his name. He said, ‘Oh, well, I’m so famous, I don’t like giving out my name.’ I said, ‘Whatever dude, just thought you might know my husband, he’s a contractor and home inspector and you two might have crossed paths.’ And intro’d myself, which brought him right out of his (very, very, exceedingly thin) shell where, after hugely admiring Chris, launched into how scary it is to be turning 69 this year. I said whatever, I’m 65 this year, what are we going to do? And oh. Wish I hadn’t asked that! He then began spouting off about how he’s been watching documentaries “I” might be interested in about Panama and how he’s going there to get stem cells injected to make him young again and my skin was crawling and it showed – I said, wow, well, I think good living, good food and exercise was keeping me fit and optimistic about aging, and we’re not going to live forever anyhow, and NObody is going to shoot any substance of dubious origin into my body but he wouldn’t stop going on and on about how great it was – of course, he said, you’ve got to find the right doctor … and I said, yeah, well, good luck and all that. And slunk out and away from that encounter as smoothly as I could(!) Yikes.

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  17. Just because we can do something does not mean we need to do it. The watch is best left to the watch-maker for repair. Prudence tells us that some things are best left alone.
    -Alan

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  18. this ‘but’ is huge

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  19. I feel for everyone who Is fearful. However … If we could elimate cancer and all genetic diseases of the modern age – especially those that have been triggered by the toxic environments we live in and the genetically engineered and chemical foods and substances we bring into our bodies… Then this may be a light for our future, rather than our doom.
    Just saying. We don’t know what we don’t know until it becomes known 💛
    The bigger question is … can we trust mankind to make the right decision for the greater good, rather than personal gain and power? How can we contribute to the right decision in the future?

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    • christinesat says:

      This is what I really like here. That all these different opinions come together, that we all have this place to share our thoughts and different point of vievs.
      Okay, let’s go on.
      Of course, the hope and the will to eliminate all these horrible diseases surely is ONE reason for many scientists to search and to do things that many of us find hard to understand or refuse at first. And it might be easy to refuse this if you are not ill, if you don’t know or love someone who suffers and you know that there’s nothing you can do to help him. And of course we wouldn’t have these progresses in medicine or technology or even in every day live if there wouldn’t have been men and women who didn’t care for social or religious taboos. These were and are brave people (In mediaeval times you simply were accused of witchcraft and burnt).
      But sometimes I wonder if one other reason for all this is the fact that we cant accept our mortality. That we can’t stand the contradiction to have all these endless dreams, hopes and plans in this mortal body. We are like children in a mall before Christmas. There’s so much to look at, so much to explore, so many possibilities. And we all only have this one only live. We have to decide. And the older we get the more we feel that time is running through our fingers like water, that we can’t “stop this train” for even one second. And who woudn’t like to do this

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  20. HUGE “IF” Val. Huge…

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  21. I really don’t like the direction this looks like its headed towards. But it would be great, if, we could trust mankind. To do the right thing for the good of all. Not self.
    I’m not so sure I have that amount of trust in man and his motives.

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