Re: Human Cloning: The Trade-In Strategy

Max More (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 18:04:18 -0800

At 04:42 PM 2/23/97 -0800, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
>I don't see anything of the sort. In fact, I'm rather dismayed that
>the press is treating this cloning success as something interesting,
>when it's really nothing special or useful at all.

It will make rapid production of new drugs by transgenic means easier. I'd
count that as useful. Sorry, I don't have the URL, but on today's Nando
Times science and health pages there's a report on the cloning news with a
link to this application.

>nd a clone of yourself, while it might
>be nice to have a child with 100% of your genes instead of 50%, would
>probably die young after being infected with germs from you that have
>had 100s of generations to adapt to your--and therefore his--immune

Good point. But couldn't you get around that by infusing the "experienced"
blood into the fresh clone?


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute, Editor, Extropy,
(310) 398-0375