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

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 22:33:32 MST

Harvey Newstrom <> Wrote:

> Maintaining live organs is more difficult than storing nonliving materials.

It's far from obvious to me that hiding 100 pounds of various living organs
inside a brainless body is more difficult than hiding thousands of tons of illegal drugs.

>There are simply more drug users than organ users.

There are few organ user now because the procedure doesn't work all
that well, immunity problems, but we were postulating a time when that difficulty
has been overcome, through cloning.

> You seem to assume that medical doctors should be richer than
> entertainment providers. The market does not work this way.

It does work that way, the average doctor is far richer than the average
entertainment provider because for every superstar there are thousands
of actors, singers, comedians, and writers who make peanuts. And health
care is one of the few industries larger than entertainment.

      John K Clark

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