Re: Replicant EThics and the Free Market
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 14:40:28 -0600

In a message dated 97-02-24 02:21:44 EST, you write:

<< >And how about the brain cells? Don't they age, with toxic byproducts
>building up, DNA damage, etc.? I don't have the impression that brain
>tissue is particularly immortal. If not, then even if transplanting
>worked it may not help much for extending maximum life span because the
>brain will die in a few years anyway.

At least we can use these clones as a human chop-shop so that we have spare
parts available in the event of an organ failure.

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 from?

You going to be able to watch an exact replica of yourself sold into slavery
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 of
would balk at that

One would think.
There's a good sci-fi story waiting to get out, about the clone waiting to
get chopped-up, for the benefit of his old, wheezing, near-dead master. No
doubt there's a "free market solution" to these ethical cloning problems.
How about it John?