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

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 09:30:38 MST

Brian D Williams <> Wrote:

>this is not about how valuable these organs would be

No, that's the exact question. History has shown that if the demand and hence the
price of something becomes high enough a source of supply will always be found
regardless of the law. Since there organs make the difference between life and death,
perhaps even your life and death, I would think the demand would be very high indeed,
in fact about as high as it's possible to get.

>the question is where would they come from?

>From people wanting to become rich.

>a bunch of illiterates hanging out in the jungle, or trailer parks in backwater
>U.S can be in the drug trade.

In other words stupid people can nevertheless be very successful in the illegal drug trade
but other people would fail in the organ trade because they would be smart. Huh?

> What nation would permit this?

A nation that wasn't stupid, ok, you got me, that means no nation would
permit it. It'll happen anyway.

          John K Clark

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