Re: Hawking on Cloning

Thom Quinn (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 11:47:12 -0600

What about altering just a few of the Hawkings clone's genes so he does
not develop the disease that has crippled his body?
> In response to John K. Clark's comment on cloning Stephen Hawking, giving the
> clone an average type education, and seeing how the clone would possibly
> still be great at physics, to answer the genetic question of genius, I'd like
> to extend the thought. Imaging making ten clones on Hawking, sort of a grand
> test, and raising each one with different educations, environments, etc.
> Let's see how each turns out. If all goes well, we may even make a few
> technological advances along the way, having ten more Hawkings around.
> Shawn Johnson