HH, What he's saying is that we don't know how life originated.
Will clones that cannot survive on their own be suitable as food. Will they bring about minor changes in DNA such that we may have among us "monsters" or "defects" with excessive hair, toes, blue skin, etc.? It does not take much to alter the genes or to have them expressed in unusual ways. Just 2% difference in DNA separate man from beast.
No, but it was in response to Ralph 2's post. Can't help it if you wish to ignore it. Just try'n to be helpful.
Our DNA is quite delicate and using stuff of unknown qualities may damage our DNA. I think using cloned creatures as food is dangerous as they will affect us in unkown ways just as bovine hormones. Look at kids reaching puberty at 8 or 9 years of age and obesity. These hormones are growth so they accelerate grwoth in maturity and bulk.
Their have been cases of girls developing breasts and pubic har at 8 or 9 years. In China toddlers were developing breasts. Guys are not so sensitive or couldn't care less but for girls it shows.
Both the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) and the Consumer's Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, have warned of the potential hazards to human health caused by consuming products derived from rBGH-treated cows.
data from the last few decades have shown a dramatic decline in the onset age for both breast budding and pubarche and these rates are continuing to decline significantly (unlike menarche onset which has appeared to plateau).
Whenever cows are forced to produce more milk, they become more susceptible to udder infections called mastitis. Mastitis is a condition which can increase the amount of cow’s pus which ends up in the milk.
In America's endless drive to increase productivity and make more for less, not even the sacred cow is left alone. Milk, the nectar we all drank as children so that we may "Grow up big and strong," is now genetically engineered with the recombinant bovine growth hormone, somatotropin (BST). The emergent industry of biotechnology is booming, inventing new products for agriculture and thus changing the means by which we obtain our food and what exactly that food contains. The bovine growth hormone is a prime example of this new wave of technology. Is this new technology a good thing? Is it really necessary? What impact will it have on the cows and their owners? These are the questions that need to be asked and answered before we decide to open our grocer's freezer and pull out the gallon of our favorite white beverage.
Today, the United States is already in a state of mass overproduction of milk and milk products, particularly in the form of butter. "From 1980 to 1985, total US milk production increased 11.5 percent (15 billion pounds) despite a 2.3 decline in average farm price."3 The government currently buys this surplus of milk with public dollars in order to sustain the price of milk and to keep farmers in business. An increase in milk production exacerbates the existing milk surplus, driving down prices, and making it more difficult for the small or middle-sized dairy farmers to stay in business. "According to the governments own study, it will cost taxpayers over $500 million in increased milk support prices because the drug will flood the already drowning milk market, where the government supports prices."1
Genetic distance from chimpanzee: N.European: 36.7