Re: here we go and then some ....

Abraham Moses Genen (
Fri, 9 Jan 1998 20:15:59 -0500

Abraham Moses Genen
Being dedicated to the future progress of humankind
should be the prime concern of all civilized beings.

Rick Rossi asked:

"What would be the legal argument for making the cloning of humans illegal
in the United States"?

Dear Rick and other fellow Extropians:

There is no valid legal argument for banning cloning in the United States.

The issue is entirely political and primarily influenced by the quasi-moral
fantasies of the so-called "religious right", and promoted by the mass

As usual the popular media has latched on to this as a headline grabber
designed to attract a scientifically ignorant mass audience. Regrettably,
most of the editors in the mass media seem to be as scientifically ignorant
as their readers and viewers. As to the general morality of most of the
editors of the media, I somehow doubt that many of them even know the
meaning of the word.