sixth day The Sixth Day (2000)
Concept featured in clip: Cloning
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Summary of clip: This flickclip begins with Arnold in a shopping mall. He walks into a store called "RePets" and passes by protestors admonishing the cloning of peoples' pets. The clip continues with Arnold talking to a salesperson about getting his daughter's recently deceased dog replaced with a RePet (cloned dog). The salesperson brings up issues about cloning.

Connection of flickclip to the concept:This flickclip provides a very ‘breezy’ air to the controversy surrounding cloning. The salesperson provides a convincing pitch on the ease at which a pet can be cloned and provides no drawbacks for the procedure.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What does the salesperson state about cloning? Do you think that this type of cloning would be harmless?

b. Given the opportunity, would you want to have a beloved pet cloned? Why? Why not?

c. What impact might cloned pets have on the evolution of those particular species?

d. What impact would cloning have on the multi-million dollar cat and dog breeding industry? Would dog and cat shows become a thing of the past?

2. If you were using this clip as an introduction to cloning, you might have teams of students brainstorm questions they want to research about the cloning process.

3. If you show this clip after exploring the concept of cloning, have students explain the fallacies in the salesperson's sales pitch. Be sure they provide evidence for their arguments.