Re: baby making machines?

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Tue Jul 18 2000 - 16:11:49 MDT

On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Bill Douglass wrote:

> I wrote:
> >The gap between our perspective of making copies of ourselves
> > and intermingling them and the individuals in China who are
> > buying baby making machines is rather stunning.
> Robert- (or anyone else who cares to respond)
> What are you referring to here, when you mention "baby making machines"?
Sorry, Bill, sometimes my humor/rhetoric gets a bit obtuse. I was
refering to the practice of kidnapping women so you could get them
to grow children (presumably more males). Aparently when the
article was written the M:F ratio in China was about 120:100,
so some men have to resort to paying kidnappers to obtain the
future mothers of their children.

Though I have heard that the Japanese are working on an artificial
womb, so that option may be developing as well.


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