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I saw this picture in this week’s Time magazine. A photographer named Gregory Heisler sent the picture to Time. The boys in the picture are all wearing different clothes, but they all share the same face. They do not just look like each other. In fact, they are the same person. Heisler ‘madethis funny picture on the computer. But in the future, with the science ofcloning’ (copying living things), a picture like this one may not just be a computer trick.

The idea of cloning began a long time ago. It became real when some animals like frogs were successfully cloned. At first, I didn’t care much about these studies. However, when some studies showed that evenpeoplecould be cloned, I felt the studies had gone too far.

I don’t know much about science, but I do know I would hate to live on a planet full of copies of me. I found myself scared by the smiles of the copied boys when I looked at the picture again. To me, a world of cloned people is a world where the rules of nature are broken, which may bring a lot of problems we’ve never thought of.

magazine 雜誌
photographer 攝影師
1.
What is the writer trying to say?
Science and art can both help us look better.
Good simple things bring us the same joy.
People will share the same health problems some day.
A world of people with the same face is terrible.
2.
Which is said about cloning?
It will make our living space smaller.
Most people do not think it is a good idea.
It has been talked about for a long time.
Many rules have been made for its use.
3.
Which is said about the picture?
It was taken of Gregory Heisler’s family.
It first appeared in Gregory Heisler’s picture book.
The parents in it are in fact worried about their children.
It is an example of computer tricks.