The Engineer

The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons

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Was walking along Bloor and saw a poster promoting the Raelians, consisting of a picture of a baby and saying (more or less) that human cloning opens a door to a better tomorrow. Although someone had put a Hitler mustache on the baby.

Since their big announcement, the Raelians haven't allowed any independent testing to confirm that the baby is a clone or not, not that it's likely in any case, considering the very high failure rate, and presence of long-term problems even in cases that go full term (see the recent putting-down of Dolly the sheep).

However, a cult does have one big advantage in the cloning game. Human eggs are tough to come by in the large quantities you'd need for cloning experiments. A cult would have a much easier time obtaining them than any legitimate researcher, they just order their female members to ante up for the cause.


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