A science fiction question involving clones, education theory, ethics and the future of humanity.
Would it be justifiable on the larger scheme of human evolution to clone humans in order to perform non-physical educational experiments?
- Ethically, I believe, we would have to tell the clones the entirety of their situation; that they are clones, that they are being used for studies that could prove revolutionary for man. But what else should/would we have to tell and/or give them?
+ How would we have to treat these clones in order to be ethically sound?
+ What do we do after the experiments with them; let them become citizens?
- The education theories would vary time to time; democratic education theory is, personally, one of the best existing today, but even that suggest too much about how we learn, know and think overall. However, how long should an education theory be practiced before proved faulty?
+ What type of education theories should be considered in these experiments?
+ Are we looking for rate of learning, the amount of learning or a complex system that is today not yet measured?
- Granted that we would learn the most from children's education experimentation, but where does the ethics lay here with cloning?
+ Are a two dozen lives worth enhancing the betterment of an entire race? Why, why not?
The major question comes from two places (more questions!): 1. I enjoy science fiction therefore it does question actions that do occur, will occur and could occur in reality. 2. Education is a interest to me; what exactly do most of us mean when we say "education?" How do we get a "good" one?
Overall, it would take us longer to make a computer program that can think like us than it would to clone a human... We would advance hundreds of years knowing how to properly educate human beings... But prior to ALL of this, what is education exactly?
*Answer what you feel like (the ethics, education or future), I over loaded this conversation on purpose, there are many angles to look at the main question and sub-questions.
*Also any books like this, please post!