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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Ah, well... I'm really bored

The Cloning of a Man

In 1978 David Rorvik made the startling claim that the world's first
human clone had been born. Rorvik was not just a random eccentric whose
claim could be dismissed. He was a respected writer who had worked as a
medical reporter for both Time and the New York Times, and therefore he spoke with some credibility. He laid out the full story of the clone in a book titled In His Image: The Cloning of a Man, published by J.B. Lippincott Company, itself a well-regarded publisher of medical books.


This linguistics professor was lecturing the class. "In English," he explained, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative."

"However," the professor continued, "there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

Immediately, a voice from the back of the room piped up: "Yeah..... right...."

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