Re: Stem Cell Debate --Banned in the USA

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Wed Aug 01 2001 - 13:46:13 MDT

On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Anders Sandberg wrote:

> And a good example of why we need to counteract the real source of the
> anti-cloning/anti-stemcell (note how they cleverly mixed up the
> concepts) ideas: the essentially romantic conception of nature as
> being perfect, the moral standard and unlawful to tamper with.

What's Asia's position on the matter? I don't recall hearing anything
negativistic from there. It would be a nice illustration that legal
barriers are just an exercise in futility, pushing R&D to other places,
who then profit from it.

I'm really bemused: people are generating so much pointless ado about
cloning/stem cells? Either the emotion is vented because people feel very
flesh and bone is being usurped by Evil Science, or they really have no
clue about what is in the pipeline.

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