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

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 11:32:09 MST

Harvey Newstrom <> Wrote:

> Synthetic organs need to be kept in a sterile, temperature-controlled
> environment.

Or a living body, and that's what we were talking about.

> More people get high than replace organs. A person can smoke
> multiple joints per day, but will not replace multiple organs per day.

And how much would you be willing to pay for one of those synthetic organs
if you would die without it? I imagine you'd pay every last cent you had if needed.

>It takes a higher caliber intellect to grow organs.

So they'd be less likely to get caught.

> Highly skilled people in this field could probably get rich with less risky
> jobs in bioengineering.

Only if they're selling something consumers value more than their lives.
And even if they did find such a thing government would probably make that
illegal too.

            John K Clark

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