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If Albert Einstein was cloned today would he have the same level of genius aptitude toward Theoretical Physics?

I’m curious if he was cloned today, would this clone (if educated in theoretical physics for many years) have the same genius aptitude as the original Albert?

Chances of it happening? Really high if you consider all the cloning happening around the world in the animal kingdom…

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He might very well grow and turn out better than the first Albert, since todays scientific advancements are making leaps and bounds almost over night.

I am confident that the US Government has already cloned alot of geniuses, not necessarily Einstein, but Governments have to do a lot of secret experiments to stay ahead of other Governements.

It could very well be the next step in human evolution…having some cloned Einstein neurons injected into our brains….I like it!

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He would have the same aptitude and a lot of the same proclivities. But would he have the same work ethic from upbringing, opportunities, and luck? Who knows? I agree that we’ll probably be learning a lot more on this subject when the inevitable happens and they start cloning people. Ivan–while special relativity and some of the other early discoveries may have been inevitable, I don’t think that you can say the same of general relativity. It took years of work and learning math that few physicists knew at the time to put together the pieces to build a theory… Read more »

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Probably not, he would have been a chump like others. Einstein, by the way, is severely overrated. There are many scientists and experimental observations and theory upon which Einstein based his theories (The Michelson-Morley experiment, Planks black-body radiation, and the Lorentz’ transformations)… It was only a matter of time until someone would have come up with the theory of relativity… If it wasn’t Einstein, it’d been somebody else. Edit: Bekki, oh yeah! I forgot! we would still be in the stone age without Einstein; if not him, somebody else would have done it. There are thousands and thousands of people… Read more »

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If you think genetics is 100% responsible for someone turning out the way they do then yes. I know of many experiences where cousins, even siblings seem to have the same “stock” turn out very different and have very different levels of accomplishment even though they seemed have had the same genetic make up. I personally think that his clone could just as easily end up as a musician, assembly line worker, pro baseball player or drug dealer. I think its like the weather and smoke rising from a cigarette in a still room. It starts out orderly, but in… Read more »