Monday, June 05, 2006

A moral delima....


I'm about a third of the way through my June TBR challenge book (which is fantastic so far btw) and I just didn't want to wait 'til the book was done to comment on it.

I'm reading Cast of Shadows by Kevin Guilfoile
. It isn't an easy read (even though it's an extremely interesting book). I've been surprised that I'm reading as slowly as I have been with it. (normally I'd be finished this book by now) It's a thinker though so I've been taking my time.

My question is this .... Imagine that your child was raped and murdered and the person who did this is out there somewhere .... but no one knows who it is. Imagine now that you are a doctor who deals with cutting edge genetic reproductive techniques and you have the capabilities to clone humans.... you can create a clone of the person who did this to your child....

So what would you do?

4 comments:

Jaynie R said...

What would be the point? Not like the clone did it. I'd just concentrate on finding the real dude.

...and then I'd kill him.

Erin the Innocent said...

but that is exactly the point. You'd be creating a mirror image of the guy who did it.

They have no idea who did it. Even the way the father got the DNA sample is a commentary on how evidence can get buggered up sometimes. He SHOULDN'T have been able to get this evidence but it got mixed up with something else. It shouldn't have even been an option but in this particular story it is.

Dakota Cassidy said...

I don't get it. But God save the person who even considered hurting one of my Demon spawn.

I'd go to the electric chair with a smile on my face and murder on my life list, but I'd go with the bastard deader than a doornail.

DC :)

Vikky said...

Oh, yeah, I'd clone the guy!!! Then using him I'd hunt down the real person and KILL him. The clone? Well hopefully the clone wouldn't have the screwed up phsyche of the real one so I wouldn't have to kill him too.

But that's just me, a mother of two.