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Delayed identical twin

April 23rd, 2009

“The birth of a delayed identical twin is not going shake western civilization.”

Gregory Stock, in a 2003 TED Talk [ted.org]

The quote is from about the nine minute mark. Talk about a brilliant turn or phrase. By replacing “clone” with “delayed identical twin” the whole argument is re-framed. Identical twins are not identical; different fingerprints, different hair swirls, different people. Thinking of clones that way make a lot of sense. The whole talk is good, refreshing, a positive view of a subject normally dominated by dystopian sci-fi scenarios.

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