Re: European countries say no to human cloning

Technotranscendence (
Tue, 13 Jan 1998 20:19:52 -0500 (EST)

At 09:36 PM 1/13/98 +0100, Arjen Kamphuis <> wrote:
> >To an Extropian, this news is scary stuff. Note what Chirac says: he's not
> >just working on an international ban on human cloning, but on any genetic
> >alterations to human beings. Goodbye one path to posthumanity!
>Chirac has a big mouth but has made a great mess of his country and has
>lost the support of many French people, strikes, demonstrations and a
>capital that looks like an city under martial law (so much police). France
>is on a downhill slide both economicallly and politically. And Chirac is
>quicky losing the support of PM's like Bliar (UK) and Kok (Netherlands).
>There is hope ;-)

There is hope, but I find this argument unsatisfying. Even if Chirac is about
to fall from grace, are the contenders for his office/power likely to be any
more sympathetic to our cause?

Also, whatever happens, we can do the research underground. I'd rather
not, but if forced, we should go underground or war on our enemies.


Daniel Ust