Considerably more data is needed to assemble a soul than the data in the
human genome. Remember that wolf boy in France? If you raise a child with
no access to outside data (no books, no human companionship), then the
result will, I bet, not have much of a soul. Of course, this must remain a
Gedankenexperiment for ethical reasons, and in this case I do not find the
ethical constraints chafing, but rather, quite reasonable.
-- Eric Watt Forste ++ firstname.lastname@example.org ++ http://www.pobox.com/~arkuat/