The Clone Experiment: On the Advancement of the Human Race by Greg Zumbrook

“Damn it!” he muttered to himself.  The final results of his 25 year long experiment were finally in, and they were not as good as he had hoped.  The subject of his experiment, a clone of himself, had graduated near the top of his class and been hired on at one of the top research universities in the country as lead researcher.  But that is not the failed part of the experiment… all of the personality tests, including this most recent and final one, showed that raising the clone in his new environment had had no noticeable effect on the clone’s personality or interests!

“This is bad.  We were supposed to be able to make him more personable, outgoing, confident!  No artistic talents either, like we had hoped for.”

He had already gone through it in his mind, the logical conclusions of the different outcomes of the experiment, years before the final yearly status report was due to come back.  This was not the outcome he wanted to see, for the implications of this result were not as pleasant or as promising as the others.

Had the experiment ended up differently and shown that the clone’s environment had been able to nurture the flaws out of him, then advances in psychology and sociology would have paved the long, hard road to the betterment of the human race.  Teachers and parents could be taught the skills, techniques, methods, etc. that would make their children advance far beyond what previous generations were capable of.  Any child would, through the right mental and environmental conditioning, be able to be molded into great leaders, scientists, athletes, etc.  This was the more pleasant outcome.

But no… that is not what this results of this experiment told.  Psychology and sociology were definitely still important, but they no longer were the key… the scientifically conclusive way to slowly better the human race generation by generation.  The cold, hard truth was that genetic testing and forced selection of humans was the only surefire way to improve the human race.

Could this really be true?  Did England have the right idea in the 1700s and 1800s, sending all of their criminals away to faraway lands like North America and Australia to slowly better their own populace?

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