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Man wants to send his DNA to the Moon so that aliens can clone him

By T.K. Randall
December 19, 2023 · Comment icon 10 comments

Would you want your ashes sent to the Moon ? Image Credit: Pixabay / Ponciano
Physicist Prof Kenneth Ohm is one of a growing number of people hoping to have their remains sent to the Moon when they die.
How would you like to be remembered after you are gone ? Chances are, being cloned by an alien race and then put on display in a cosmic zoo wasn't the answer you were going for.

Enter Professor Ken Ohm, a physicist who has signed up to be the latest person whose ashes will be flown to the Moon by Celestis - a company that specializes in flying human ashes into space.

The Texas-based firm's previous clients included Star Trek actor James Doohan, planetary geologist Eugene Shoemaker and astronaut Gordon Cooper.

82-year-old Ohm, who always wanted to be an astronaut but was denied the opportunity because he was too tall, has signed up to have some of his DNA flown to the lunar south pole.

The reasons for this are twofold.
For one, he envisages in the future that his family will be able to gaze up at the Moon and think about the fact that he's up there.

The second reason, is that he wants either advanced future humans or an alien race to eventually use his DNA to create clones of him that could be put on display in zoos all across the cosmos.

"[I've] considered the prospect of an intergalactic zoo with a Ken Ohm in a cage, or - much more frightening - a swarm of thousands of reconstituted Ken Ohms spreading across the universe," he told the New York Times.

While his comments are most likely tongue-in-cheek, it does raise the question - what would an alien race do if they happened to find a cache of human DNA on the Moon ?

The idea that they might try to create a clone is perhaps not as far-fetched as it seems.

Source: Bro Bible | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Nicolette 4 months ago
The story says ashes though. You can't clone ashes...
Comment icon #2 Posted by Saru 4 months ago
I think the spacecraft will be carrying both ashes and DNA samples. Also, who knows what might be possible hundreds or even thousands of years in the future.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Cho Jinn 4 months ago
“Did you take my ashes and/or DNA to the moon?” ”Uh…yeah!”
Comment icon #4 Posted by Berwen 4 months ago
The aliens would  probably reject his DNA. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by josellama2000 4 months ago
Extraterrestrial beings, capable of traversing vast spans of tens or even hundreds of light years, would likely make a deliberate stop at our moon to collect his genetic material. Because for them, Earth, which has the great diversity, may be too far. The logic of some people is amazing.
Comment icon #6 Posted by iAlrakis 4 months ago
People with the wish to be cloned should have their DNA destroyed imo. If cloning was a good way of reproducing we would see it more often in nature.
Comment icon #7 Posted by parafish 4 months ago
They are more interested in mining for Helium than worry about that joker!
Comment icon #8 Posted by MissJatti 4 months ago
The very first stormtrooper was Kenneth Ohms clone
Comment icon #9 Posted by quiXilver 4 months ago
Moon's worth is in Helium3...
Comment icon #10 Posted by openozy 4 months ago
Aliens will come to get rid of us not create more egotistic examples such as this guy.

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