Re: Hawking on cloning

Anders Sandberg (
Sun, 23 Mar 1997 20:23:54 +0100 (MET)

On Sun, 23 Mar 1997, Michael Lorrey wrote:

> Stephen Hawking just stated in an interview with an AP reporter:
> "The fuss about cloning is rather silly," he said. "I can't see any
> essential distinction between cloning and producing brothers and sisters
> in the time-honored way."

He has also supported bionics (quite naturally) and I would consider him
at least a supporter of the transhuman cause.

It's too bad I don't believe genius is genetic, otherwise it might be
interesting to clone him... (raises some fun ethical problems too).

> He also identified his favorite website:
> which is a physics and mathematics papers archive. Note the "xxx" rather
> than "www" in the address.

You mean Yes, this is a great site for us Hawking-wannabees :-)

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