Jurassic Park

Multiplicity (1996)

Concept featured in clip: Cloning Ethics
Location of clip: 0:14:50-0:17:29 (DVD)

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Summary of clip: Michael Keaton's character in this scene has gone to a counselor. He is very stretched for time and is having trouble juggling work and his family. Come to find out, the counselor he is talking to is actually a geneticist who offers to clone Michael Keaton so he can literally be in two places at once.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This clip would be a great way to introduce the ethical issues involved in cloning. While currently cloning is being studied to help cure diseases and for organ regeneration this clip could be used to demonstrate the slippery slope of cloning and the potential for it to become a tool of efficiency and convenience.
Suggestions to teachers:

1. The teacher could start by talking about the possible benefits to cloning and why it's being studied.

a. Organ regeneration and transplants

b. Curing diseases

2. Could use this clip to spark a discussion about the pros and cons of cloning

3. Could be used to spark a debate about cloning whether or not it is ethical.