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March 22nd, 2004

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12:48 pm
OK, here's another question for you to ponder. Given an ideal living situation (i.e., you're able to provide support, etc.) would you rather

A) raise, single-parent, a natural child of your own, bred with someone else


B) raise, single-parent, an exact clone of yourself?

I expect this one to go about 95% in one direction and 5% in the other, but I'm very interested to see who's in that 5%...with me. The way I look at it, it's another chance to get me right, and I sure as hell think I'd benefit from one.

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Date:March 22nd, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)

I would rather not be a single parent, frankly. It's just really hard. But I'd rather be raising someone new than a clone. I think there'd be some weird sense of puppeteering going on or something. You'd actively be trying to present experiences opposite to the ones you had...and the results would be fascinating (I once thought it'd be a good idea for a movie), but ultimately, I think it'd be bizarre and creepy. Also, I don't think I'd really look at the kid as a person, but as a clone...so not really "human"...which sort of ups the, "What can I do to fuck with you?" factor (sort of like when I bought a Furbee). And I just get this sense that people would either begin to snuff out their clones as they got older or the clones would kill them--remember that Governator movie?

So I guess I'll opt for single parenting of an actual offspring.

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