Re: SCC/BIO Re: George Will Joins The Bioludites

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 00:17:35 MST

Brian D Williams wrote:

> No, But a clone is an individual, and therefore has rights
> independant of the "wishs" of the person who created it.

Yes. Unless the clone has been especially made so it has no working
higher brain for instance, as an organ replacement bank.

> As previously stated I have no problem with the use of cloning
> technology to create new body parts or organs.
> However cloning a whole individual is not merely making a copy of
> oneself but the creation of an entirely new individual who merely
> has most of the genetic material of the original. A clone of an
> individual is a seperate individual, not merely a copy.

I agree.

> As I stated, a clone of an individual is a new individual, not
> merely a copy of the original. All individuals have independant
> rights.


> >Who would decide who should be cloned or not? Why not simply let
> >the market decide?
> There is a great deal more to life and society than the market.
> This is not simply an economic question.

So who/what is it a question for? If it is not a question for
individual consciences then what group or state is to decide it and on
what basis? The market, in the sense I mean, is not just economics. It
is the gestalt of individual free decision making.

- samantha

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