Cloning: The Mirror The human has always been intrigued by its own reflection. Whether through the Greek tale of Narcissus, or the English Romantic focus on the double (a mysterious figure presented as a physically similar version of the protagonist – but always maintaining a decidedly darker character), there has been an equal amount of attraction and repulsion that is directed against the figure that is us, and yet, not us. Modernity, however, has removed any distance that art may have given; instead, science has promised, and delivered, what art merely mused upon: the possibility of creating an identical human being, one that may co-exist at the same time as another. Such a realization has, in turn, brought forward many arguments both...The end:
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