Re: Replicant Ethics (was Human Chop-shop was Trade in Strategy)
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 12:42:36 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-02-24 12:32:24 EST, writes:

> Cloning parts of humans, or organs, is one thing, but to grow to maturity a
> human being, and then chop it up - eeeegads, man where's that coming
> You going to be able to watch an exact replica of yourself sold into
> or parceled out for body parts? Even if it is YOUR slave , or your donor..

> it
> is still YOU. ( well not YOu, but close...) even the LEAST compassionate
> humans
> would balk at that

In case it hasn't been previously, let me make it perfectly clear that my
musings on this subject suppose use of cloned parts and whole bodies WITHOUT
functioning brains and associated consciousness and personalities. A human
clone that has been allowed to develop naturally from birth is, without
question, a full human being entitled to all the respect and expectations of
reciprocity inherent in that status.

Greg Burch <> <> or
"Justice: A commodity which in a more or less adulterated condition
the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes
and personal service." -- Ambrose Bierce