Beatles fan aims to clone John Lennon

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THINGS THAT MAKE YOU MUTTER ‘HMM”

A Beatles fan wants to create a clone of John Lennon by using one of the star’s teeth.

Michael Zuk, a dentist from Canada, bought one of Lennon’s molars for nearly £20,000 two years ago and now wants to extract its DNA, The Sun reports.

Lennon, who was shot dead in 1980, gave the tooth to his housekeeper after he had it pulled out in the 1960s. Zuk bought it from her son.

He said: “If scientists think they can clone mammoths, then John Lennon could be next.

“To say I had a small part in bringing back one of rock’s greatest stars would be mind blowing.

“Many Beatles fans remember where they were when they heard John Lennon was shot. I hope they also live to hear the day he got another chance.”

MEANWHILE

John Lennon ‘auditions’ for ‘The Voice’ . Well, no not really. But this is a video lampooning talent shows. It has gone viral.

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19 thoughts on “Beatles fan aims to clone John Lennon

    • That’s right, Kathleen!

      Because I believe, like some of the early church fathers, in reincarnation, I have a theory. If we are given a new life in a body suited to the lessons we still need to learn, I feel God is capable of matching such a soul to such a body.

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      • yes Dreamweaver,

        a truly acceptable and reasonable approach. More like the kind of deity that I could have trust in. An infinite cyclical approach to all the life in the Cosmos, rather than a linear view which has an original start at one end and then a final conclusion at the other. (and all too often envisaged as providing a very brief spell in between.)

        Rian.

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      • What if you came back as cockroaches, Rian and Dreamweaver?

        What’s so noble or even plausible about reincarnation? And have you ever seen proof of what you believe in?

        No, I could never believe in reincarnation.

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      • Maybe I have stepped on John Lennon ? STAY OUT OF MY CUPBOARDS ALL YOU REINCARNATED COCKROACHES.

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      • Hi Mon,
        As a general rule of thumb, these days we make a distinction between Transmigration and Reincarnation. There are apparently some (almost exclusively in the far East) who suggest that ‘we’ might come back as cockroaches or crabs, horses, dogs cats and whatever. Few ‘believers’ in our occidental world would ever agree to that. (mind you I just mightn’t be too upset if I came back as a Cat in a good household!!! Only joking!)

        Such a concept we term as Transmigration – or some sort of universal swapping of ‘souls’ between any and all sorts of bodies, which is basically what the word means. Reincarnation on the other hand, tends to be applied to the principle that we re-incarnate (that is, to take on new bodies) essentially in human form. But I must qualify that statement by the possibility that in the whole vastness of the Cosmos, there are other sorts of life forms that may match our own in the Spirit as it were, and thus this earth would not be the sole environment for being reborn. There is no need to assume that the human form and body that we inhabit is the sole medium or ‘construction’ that allows such rebirth, or that enables the learning of lessons.

        What might be seen as ‘plausible’ about Reincarnation? Well essentially there is the attractive rationale about it, in that it allows humanity many many opportunities to experience and to learn a great number of lessons. Thus is done away with the opposing thesis of one little brief inadequate lifetime for each human being, during and through which he has to be fitted for a whole eternity in Heaven or Hell. Reincarnation is the great leveler it might be said. No one is superior to anyone else through fame and learning. Been there and done that, and maybe in future too.

        What might be described as ‘noble’ about it? Well, perhaps the soul being directed back into incarnation over and over again, stresses the possibility of the lessons of responsibility being learned, that we might ultimately manifest the high characteristics that go with having the breath of Life given to us, that each might become more completely the Living Soul which is our original essence, as the Book of Genesis suggests in our creation.

        It is interesting to learn that although Jewish teaching does not currently include the principle of Reincarnation, there happens to be no reason why a good and godly Jewish person should reject the ‘doctrine’. if he considers it I might add thankfully that forgetfulness accompanies each one of us when we enter this world through birth. Wordsworth says that ‘trailing clouds of glory to we come’. That is indeed the Noblest of heritages. But It is absolutely of no importance for us to speculate or concentrate on what our ‘past lives’ might have been like, or where and when.

        Finally, I must say that there is absolutely no more evidence for Reincarnation than there is for the soul of man, or for the existence of Heaven and Hell. Personally, I am not finally committed to the concept. But I respect it deeply and I find it both attractive and credible. I must add that my own ‘faith’ in The God does not depend on the doctrine of Reincarnation. And I remain agnostic about any details of the after-life (or of the inbetween life). That is all in the ‘hands’ of The God.

        Rian.

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      • Hi Dom,

        In regard to all those ‘reincarnated cockroaches’ – ah well. Did you ever hear the comment about the great actor from Silent Films called Lon Chaney?

        Around Holywood they were so used to having him disguising his person, – both body and face into horrible guises, that it became something of an in-joke. The used to say “Dont step on a spider around here, it might be Lon Chaney!”

        Rian.

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      • Many Hollywood actors believe in re-incarnation.
        Apparently they were once Kings and Queens and people of historical significance.
        No cockroaches in their history 😉

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      • Thank you so much Rian,

        For your wonderful response, especially the explanation of the meaning of transmigration as opposed to reincarnation.

        I wholeheartedly agree with you that one lifetime is simply not enough. In fact, I think it’s so unfair that according to the Bible, we die once and then judgment. So I can definitely see how the concept of reincarnation would sound attractive to people. But I have also witnessed what I believe is the negative side to this belief system, although I would not discount that I may have jumped to the wrong conclusions.

        I watched a documentary about a group of blind young adults being taken on a mountain climbing expedition in the Himalayas. One of the young men was accosted by a local, an old woman, who spat on him and cursed him because according to her, he must have been cursed and is being punished for a previous life, because he was born blind. I’ve never seen such hatred being displayed by that ignorant old woman, but, if she was a Buddhist, wouldn’t that explain her biased thinking?

        Also, if ever there was a valid case for reincarnation, I know a person who was born on the anniversary of the death of a close family relative. This person not only inherited the family member’s looks and to a great extent, their personality, but also their sinful addiction and the very same life-threatening tumour, which are not hereditary. When I enquired of the Lord, I felt directed to Numbers 14:18 “The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. Is this much more the spiritual reality than reincarnation? I think so.

        Cheers, Mon

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    • I don’t personally believe in re-incarnation. I pondered it for a while, chewed it around a bit, but ended up spitting it out. If I believed that I would have endless possibilities to get things right, I wouldn’t try in this lifetime.

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  1. Actually this kind of reminds me of a book I read as a teenager, Pet Semetary. If I remember it correctly, a young boy buries his pet cat and somehow brings it back to life, but it is not quite the same if you know what I mean. Then this young child is also killed in a road accident and the father attempts to do the same, bring his child back to life, except he couldn’t resurrect the child’s soul and he is basically a zombie.

    All physical, no spiritual. Kind of like how atheists see life lol

    I was a big Stephen King fan. I loved his wild imagination.

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