Origin in Death Themes

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Cloning vs Natural Selection

Origin in Death explores the possibility of a mad scientist of a different kind. Like Frankenstein, this scientist and his partners created monsters, but that's where the similarities end. In this novel, cloning is taken to an extreme limit where young girls have their DNA taken, adjusted to remove any imperfections or flaws and recreated. The clones, if perfect, are educated with an eye to their future. Cloning could provide us with the childhood we never had, allowing us to raise ourselves. It enables a person to recreate themselves so that they can be in multiple places at the same time, work and raise a family without outside help, and maintain a level of competence overall that could only be accomplished if one could clone themselves.

Of course, cloning would reduce and alter who we are as a species forever. By cloning, we could increase...

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