a: clone ~
b: xerox copy


"The author feels that people"s fears of cloning are irrational and mainly consist of three myths. The Identical Person-hood Myth is the idea that a human clone is like a xerox copy of someone. This is simply not true, because environmental factors matter as much as genetic ones."

Scientific American, v.228 issue 4, April 2003.

Writer: Shermer, Michael
Date: Dec 25 2016 10:50 AM

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