Re: Scary Reaction to Cloning

Chris Hind (
Fri, 07 Mar 1997 18:50:38 -0800

>I am amazed and frightened by the strength of the reaction against
>cloning. No concrete scenarios of anyone being harmed by cloning are
>being put forward! All I've seen are complaints that people wanting
>cloned kids must be selfish and/or weird. Everyone agrees on this and
>disagrees how concerns for this should weigh against the potential for
>medical research. I fear for the future of self-modification, at
>least for a few decades.

Look to generation X (even though i hate being labeled like that). The
topic was brought up in my psychology class at El Camino College and people
thought the idea of banning it was pointless. They said, we all know the US
military wants to clone solders in secrecy and such and that people outside
the country will do it anyways so it's inevitable. Putting that aside with
acceptance they began to see the positive aspects of it such as cloning
organs and such. When we get around to uploading to clones people may
embrace the technology as a whole.

>P.S. Yes, this sort of thing is predicted as we approach a "Fourth Turning."

Grrrrrrrrrr! I hate that book!

"Risk: You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore."

Chris Hind ( Upward, Outward, ACTION!
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