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Tsa'räni:

--- Quote from: Mithcoriel on March 18, 2010, 05:29:31 am ---Why are people constantly assuming that cloning is like bringing someone back from the dead?...snip...Unless you transfer the memory and personality of the original.
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That's easy to answer.  People assume that because it's usually what is done in science fiction.  And Avatar is not only science fiction, but science fiction that deals with transferring active minds from one body to another.  It's a perfectly reasonable assumption.

Mithcoriel:

--- Quote from: Tsa'räni on March 18, 2010, 06:55:04 pm ---
--- Quote from: Mithcoriel on March 18, 2010, 05:29:31 am ---Why are people constantly assuming that cloning is like bringing someone back from the dead?...snip...Unless you transfer the memory and personality of the original.
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That's easy to answer.  People assume that because it's usually what is done in science fiction.  And Avatar is not only science fiction, but science fiction that deals with transferring active minds from one body to another.  It's a perfectly reasonable assumption.

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Yes, I know, but then you need to also mention the bit about transferring the mind. As I said, cloning by itself is just making a baby.
And I explained in the other paragraphs why the RDA most likely don't have the ability to transfer minds to clones like that.

Tsa'räni:
Actually, considering the complexity of the brain, it's entirely possible that unless you act within a very short time of a person's death, you wouldn't be able to transfer memories and the like.  This wouldn't be any bigger than some of the leaps Avatar has already made.  So the fact that his brother wasn't cloned and his memories transferred after his death doesn't necessarily prove anything.

Nifty:
Ehem, not to be picky or such but what about now in real life? Scientists have started clonning dogs and their memories etc. were all there.

*Got this from Channel 9 News*

Mithcoriel:

--- Quote from: Nìftxavangutan on March 19, 2010, 03:10:46 am ---Ehem, not to be picky or such but what about now in real life? Scientists have started clonning dogs and their memories etc. were all there.

*Got this from Channel 9 News*

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That is indeed interesting, and would be most revolutionary. Do you have a source? Was it really the actual memories, not just a genetic predisposition to learn the same things well, that was cloned?
What equipment did they use to measure the complex ways the neurons were connected in the original dog's brain, and how did they transfer that structure to the clone to rewire him in the same way?

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