RE: US bill to ban all forms of human cloning

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 18:05:52 MDT

> It is also a sign that we need to make more inroads in mainstream
> thinking. It is not enough for people to have heard of nanotechnology or
> even know what it is, they better be able to integrate it with an
> ethical discourse.
> The way to fight this is to deal with the underlying memes that make
> people make this kind of silly decision. We need to show why our pet
> projects are not just beneficial but ethical, and why banning them would
> be both impractical and immoral.
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> Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!

I agree, of course... my previous comments were mainly ironic ;O

Battling these underlying memes is tough, but I suppose it's happening
slowly and implicitly already.

The best way to battle these silly memes, really, would be to somehow inject
more rationality into childrens' education. But that seems fairly
difficult, perhaps more so than getting to adults...


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