On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 07:12:20PM -0400, GBurch1@aol.com wrote:
> Very well worth reading, Leon Kass continues as one of the most eloquent of
> the leading luddites:
"But sometimes we come to
a clear fork in the road where decision is possible, and where we know
that our decision will make a world of difference--indeed, it will
make a permanently different world. Fortunately, we stand now at the
point of such a momentous decision. Events have conspired to provide
us with a perfect opportunity to seize the initiative and to gain some
control of the biotechnical project. I refer to the prospect of human
cloning, a practice absolutely central to Huxley's fictional world."
Ya gotta laugh. Cloning is actually pretty amazingly low on the extropian
shopping list. I mean, I get excited about attempts to ban it, but only
because it's so dumb. It's hardly central to the extropian view, and if he
thinks it is...
"No friend of humanity cheers for a post-human future."
Mmm, tautology. Or begging the question, I'm not sure which.
-xx- Damien X-)
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