Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Clone Humans? Let "Science Run Its Course", Says Scientific American Op-Ed

"It's a horrendous crime to make a Xerox of someone. You're putting a human into a genetic straitjacket." says environmentalist Jeremy Rifkin (apparently forgetting about the environment in human development).

"The very attempt to clone a human being is evil. The assumption that we must do what we can do is fueled by the Promethean desire to be our own creators," claims Duke theological ethicist Stanley M. Hauerwas (apparently preferring--like the vultures--to keep Prometheus shackled).

Says Michael Shermer in this Scientific American op-ed: "[A]llow science to run its course. The soul of science is found in courageous thought and creative experiment, not in restrictive fear and prohibitions."

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