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#1 Morgenstern

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:39 AM

L'kovod Rabbi Shapiro shlit''a,

Say scientists discovered how to create a human being from human DNA (such as hair)...would the clone be considered a real human according to Torah? Or does he have the spiritual essence of a rock?

 

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#2 Rabbi Shapiro

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:18 PM

I don't know.



#3 Menorah

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

If it were truly from scratch, perhaps it would have the same status as a golem.



#4 JewishAttorney

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:04 PM

Not a single Godol examined the cloning issue yet???? At all?

#5 Rabbi Shapiro

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:08 PM

Not that I know of. And without it being a reality, it's not likely to be. Both because it's irrelevant now, as well as the fact that the knotty details of the science may turn out to be different than what the theory currently assumes.