Re: BIO/ETHICS: Human Brain Cells in Mice

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Mar 03 2001 - 02:18:11 MST

"Barbara Lamar" <> writes:

> This bothers me too, for the reason Greg stated, and also because it implies
> that "official ethicists" are the only people capable of figuring out the
> difference between right and wrong. Speaking for myself, I'm not ready to
> turn that task over to an elite group of experts.

Overall, this is a far too common tendency: people think that since
lawyers are better than law than them and doctors are better at
medicine than them, in analogy they should leave ethics to the
ethicists. They miss the fundamental difference in function, and as a
result become complacent that "they" will fix things.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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