Re: Amusing anti-cloning arguments

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 12:05:17 -0800

Max More writes:
>If smart people like Pizulli and the other intellectuals who have written
>in opposition to cloning become so irrational when dealing with an issue
>like human cloning, we'd better watch out for their response when we're
>talking about altering human nature and making technological changes far
>more interesting and far-reaching that copying a person's genes.

Something about this sort of topic seems to trigger cognitive reactions which bypass mental modules capable of more abstract critical analysis. I think it is very important for us to understand this cognitive process in more detail.

Robin Hanson RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884 140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614