Delayed identical twin

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

Gregory Stock, in a 2003 TED Talk []

The quote is from at 8:35. Talk about a brilliant turn of 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.