On Mon, 14 Sep 1998 13:54:02 -0500, you wrote:
>> My friend told me that a scientist made a patent on genetically combining a
>> monkey with a human. He made the patent so no one would do it. Does that
>> mean no one can? Is it right to own a process of nature so no one can use it?
>> I see it more as the ability to do electronics or something, electronics is
>> open territory, if its possible and you want to play with a certain aspect you
>> should be able to.
>Ralph Nader (not by any stretch of the imagination a scientist) applied for a
>patent on human/animal "chimeras" for the purpose of "stimulating public
>debate". The Patent Office refused on the grounds that you can't patent
Huh! Now would that be immoral?