Re: SOC/BIO Re: George Will joins the Bioluddites

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 13:14:12 MST

Brian D Williams wrote:
> From: "John Clark" <>
> >>Brian D Williams <> Wrote:
> >> Well, since everyone of us lives in a nation/state it is
> >>obviously these entities that will decide.
> >In the most powerful nation/state on earth the use of marijuana is
> >forbidden, so obviously nobody in that nation/state uses
> >marijuana.
> Okay, I'll play. Obviously I think raising and harvesting
> engineered disencephalatic clones is going to be a slightly more
> difficult proposition than planting weed seeds in dirt.

Do you think that it is actually desirable or preferable that the
nation/state will decide which technologies you can and can't use in
your attempts to continue to live and advance? Or merely inevitable?
If you think that it is not preferable then by what means or what do you
propose to escape being limited by the votes of the majority or the
edict of this or that politician in these matters?

Ethics involving clones and associated technology is an interesting
topic. It short circuits it to say that the nation/state will decide and
simply stop there.

- samantha

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