Re: Replicant EThics and the Free Market

Gregory Houston (
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 19:13:31 -0600

The Low Golden Willow wrote:

but people would probably be happier if the
brain was obviously gone. Actually people won't be happy at all,
convincing them would be easier with physical removal or

I'm no neurophysiologist, but isn't the brain required to sustain
autonomous activity such as respiration, digestion, etcettera. If you
remove the brain, then you
have to have something in its place to take care of these activities.
Also, the muscles will atrophy if they are not used, again, something
which requires a brain, though a specialized TENS unit might suffice to
stimulate activity in the muscles. I don't imagine we will be creating
clones without brains anytime soon.

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