Re: [isml] Germany, France Work to Ban Cloning (fwd)

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri Aug 10 2001 - 10:49:37 MDT

On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 09:30:58AM -0700, Spike Jones wrote:
> Eugene Leitl wrote:
> > UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Germany and France have launched a campaign for a U.N.
> > treaty to ban human cloning, which they say is unacceptable and incompatible
> > with human dignity....
> The human dignity thing again. The solution is to clone a thoroughly
> undignified human. I volunteer. spike

Well, Rael wants to clone Hitler. So you might have to compete with him in
the undignified department :-)

It is interesting to note that so many governments are painting themselves
into a corner by making human dignity something based on genes (UNESCO's
genetic rights) or way of birth. They will likely regret that sooner or
later. Unfortunately we might regret it even more.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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