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Scott, you had your chance, OK? I already had someone created in my image – who is evil, who wants to take over the world, and he fits easily into most overhead storage bins. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 starring Mike Myers & Heather Graham & Michael York & Robert Wagner & Rob Lowe & Mindy Sterling & Seth Green & Verne Troyer & Elizabeth Hurley & Will Ferrell et al, director Jay Roach
Number Two: Dr Evil, while you were frozen we began a program to clone you: he is exactly like you in every way. Except one-eighth your size.
Dr Evil: I shall call him – Mini Me. ibid.
There is safety in numbers. And science. Clone your way to being safe. Nobody can protect you like you. And you and you and you. Jarod Kintz, $3.33
Send in the clones. Star Trek: The Next Generation s2e18: Up the Long Ladder, Irish bloke
The Vorta are experts at cloning. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s5e19: Ties of Blood and Water, Gul Dukat to Sisko, with Weymoun
‘Now, everybody clones.’ Imagine … Woody Allen: A Documentary I, Woody re Sleeper 1973, BBC 2013
Woody: What does it feel like to be dead for two hundred years?
Keaton: It’s like doing a weekend in Beverly Hills. ibid.
We ought not to permit a cottage industry in the God business. John Marchi, American Republican politician, cited Guardian 28th February 1997
These two scientists claim they are about to do something that many believe is both dangerous and wrong. Something so extraordinary that it could alter the very evolution of our species. They say that next month in a secret laboratory they will try to clone a human being. Horizon: Cloning the First Human, BBC 2001
Cloning will create a baby from a single cell from a single person. The clone will be an identical genetic copy. ibid.
So far cloning has been successful in sheep, cattle, pigs, goats and mice. ibid.
On Sunday 23th February 1997 the world woke up to events in the sleep Scottish village of Roslyn, near Edinburgh. Overnight it became the epicentre of one of the 20th century’s most stunning scientific breakthroughs. Horizon: Dolly: The Sheep that Changed the World, BBC 2023
The scientists needed a Plan B [Thatcher’s cutbacks]. They had to follow the money. The path led to the most lucrative and unsettling science on the planet – genetic engineering. ibid.
Bruce’s [Professor Whitelaw] plan was to put a human gene into a fertilised sheep’s egg. The egg was then place back into the surrogate ewe. ibid.
Everybody needs to understand that we are responsible individuals understanding the needs of people. Dr Panayiotis Zavos v Professor Robert Winston, debate Oxford University
What you are doing is incredibly disreputable. What you are doing is utterly appalling. Professor Robert Winston v Dr Panayiotis Zavos
The reason why you should not be cloning is because it’s dangerous, because it’s unnecessary, and because actually it is damaging our respect for human life, and the dignity of human beings, and you should be ashamed at what you are doing. ibid.
Scientists Clone Adult Sheep. The Observer headline
FSA investigation into meat from offspring of cloned cow: Food Standards Agency launches investigation into how the offspring of a cloned cow entered the food chain, it has been confirmed. Daily Telegraph online article 4th August 2010
DNA ... as individual as a fingerprint – until now. Humans on demand, custom-copied from any original. People made in the lab and not in the womb. Are rogue doctors in secret labs cloning human beings? Conspiracy Files Unsealed: Cloning, 2012
We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins. Robin Williams
I would kill the clone. That would be my first response. Elizabeth Perkins
During this period, I became interested in how the new techniques of cloning and sequencing DNA could influence the study of genetics and I was an early and active proponent of the Human Genome Sequencing Project. Sydney Brenner
Mike: Vyvyan, you ever heard of cloning?
Mike: Oh that’s good. Would you swear to that?
Vyvyan: Certainly, if that’s what you want. Big jobs! The Young Ones: Boring, BBC 1982
The (US) Food and Drug Administration is expected to give approval for the sale of cloned animal food – without labelling – in the next few weeks. Daily Mail article 22nd November 2007, ‘EU May Be Asked to Ban Clone Farms’
Cloned Meat Betrayal: Unlabelled diary and beef products to go on sale here after OUR minister sabotages Europe’s call for a ban. Daily Mail headline 30th March 2011
Biologists have patched together the genes of sex mice to produce this single offspring. More astonishing is the mouse created from only one parent. One day it may become possible to make exact replicas of human beings. In Search of s3e3 … Cloning, 1978
I strongly oppose cloning, as do most Americans. We recoil at the idea of growing human beings for spare body parts or creating life for our convenience. And while we must devote enormous energy to conquering disease, it is equally important that we pay attention to the moral concerns raised by the new frontier of human embryo stem-cell research. Even the most noble ends do not justify any means. George W Bush, 9th August 2001