Re: Musings Re: [Fwd: Re: Bush's decision]

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Tue Aug 14 2001 - 17:00:00 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 12:32 AM 8/14/01 -0700, various dithyrambos chorused:
> >"don't care what color you are, don't
> >let the sun set on your ass in _our_ town, 'Dolly'!"
> Admirable and instantly inevitable sf signifier for clones in a hostile
> world, nicely imbued as well with bestial and female/homosexual disdain
> markers. Might steal it.

Yup. Just be sure to put it in a novel where you can mention me in the "thanks to". :)
It also has the plaything and Barbie/Cabbage Patch/china doll (too perfect) axes at work.
Pretty dense semiotics, even for me.

> >> Would the cloned have rights, or would they be suspended? (same
> >> fingerprint and much else from the DNA donor
> Oh dear. Clones obviously would *not* have identical fingerprints, which
> are developmentally stochastic (as are facial features to some extent).
> Check yr friendly neighborhood twins. *They're not coming out of a
> transporter beam*! (But then I asserted in THE JUDAS MANDALA that people
> coming out of teleportation might well have stochastic reassemblage issues
> as well, characterized by the irritating purple flash you perceive as your
> senses recalibrate.)

And clones would have different neural elaborations, and different life experiences,
which various things such as ERPs (event related potentials) and fine-grain
tomography (coming Real Soon Now(tm)) might detect.

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