But there you go - they're not normal because of the modifications made to their physiology. Prior to that, however early, they're normal human life-forms. The real-world advances in genetic engineering have prompted a number of ethical debates - is it right to choose the gender of a child or potentially enhance its normal development? They're muddy areas, but I doubt anyone would disagree that it would be wrong to take things to such an extreme as creating armies of near-mindless drones with no freedom of choice - and then sell them. And no, I'm not one of those people who completely oppose real-world cloning, stem-cell research or the like on principle (or abortion, for that matter, but let's leave that one alone), just that certain applications of such technology could be considered wrong if not approached in an ethical manner. The Kaminoans are clearly in it for profit in AOTC, even if their involvement in TCW changes this angle somewhat. I'm not sure if anything ever came of it, but a few years ago, Australian scientists toyed with the idea of resurrecting the now-extinct Tasmanian Tiger through using cloning technology on a seventy-year-old preserved foetus. Given that the Tasmanian Tiger was wiped out through human involvement, such an idea didn't sound unethical or careless - until a few bright sparks suggested that they could enhance these clones to be stronger, with bigger claws, better this, better that etc so as to increase their chances of survival. What would the implications be for the rest of the wildlife being hunted for food by these super-creatures? Probably a few more extinct species, that's what. I'm not trying to start a debate about the ethics of real-world cloning, just pointing out that there are ethics involved with such practices, & the creation of clone armies in the SW Saga presents one of the most extreme scenarios, yet the ethics are never addressed.