What does it mean to be human? Is Matt just a clone, or animal? Can a clone truly experience feelings?

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What does it mean to be human?

This is a question that has preoccupied scholars, philosophers, and scientists for an incredibly long time. Some people define humanity...

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I can offer you some interesting background information that might help inform your decision and provide you with some reasons for your decision. 

What does it mean to be human?

This is a question that has preoccupied scholars, philosophers, and scientists for an incredibly long time. Some people define humanity as a biological genetic sequence; some as an ability to reason; some through means of communication; others by still more reasons. I've attached a link to a TED talk debate that contains many different opinions that you could peruse. Try and see which one you agree with best. 

Is Matt just a clone, or an animal? 

Again, this depends on your definition of humanity. It goes without saying that Matt's genesis was through cloning, but then the question becomes whether or not he should be considered human despite this fact. For the past century or so, the ethics of cloning - and whether or not clones would be considered humans - has entered the scientific and religious worlds. I've attached a link that presents you with the debate on human cloning; as you can see, people have many different reasons that justify their opinions. 

Can a clone truly experience feelings? 

A clone is, by definition, an exact genetic replica. The question is: do humans experience feelings because of our biology, or because of something more ethereal, like a soul? I've attached more information on clones in general to help you formulate an opinion. 

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