Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A poem about cloning and global warming

(a science poem about the first cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep clone, and the nature of the culture wars between religion and science)

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An Ode to Dolly
Re: Global Warming

Dolly had a little lamb.
It came the natural way.
Now everything that Mary’s can
A clone can do today.

“To clone,” you say, ”is playing God.
‘Tis sacrilegious. Nay.
We’ll lose our Faith, you know we will,
If we use tech that way.”

But “He helps him who helps himself”
Encourages men to plan
The use of nature in wondrous ways
To accomplish all we can.

What matters most in this age
Of stress from hotter days,
Is saving genes that work for us
No matter what the ways.

By Valerie Coskrey © 2006

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This posting was modified 31Dec08. Originally posted in 2006.


  1. That's amusing. Cloning is a big issues these days, not as much as Global warming though. In both cases, we can keep on playing god, but it won't do us any good :)

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