Dr Zavos `admits' he plans to clone a human

From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Wed Aug 08 2001 - 21:32:18 MDT

The poisoned rhetoric keeps tumbling from journalists when cloning news is
reported. Last night on the Aussie ABC news I learned that the Italian
reproductive physician Dr Zavos had `admitted' that he plans to go ahead
soon with his attempt to clone a human being. The default assumption of
wickedness or even crime is breathtaking, but only if you notice it.
Strangely, though, I don't expect to hear soon that Don DeLillo `admitted'
that he plans to release a new novel, or even that surgeons at the local
cardiac or cancer wards `admitted' to preparing for heart transplants or

Damien Broderick

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