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 The Ethics of Human Cloning

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Nov 27, 2001
Just two days ago, Advanced Cell Technology of Worcester, Mass., announced that it had cloned human embryos by transplanting the nucleus of an adult cell into a human egg with its nucleus already removed. Hardly revolutionary (as New York Times medslut Gina Kolata observes), this latest experiment demonstrates how simple the process of human cloning is likely to be, even for a small company like Advanced Cell Technology.

Successful human cloning--and consequently, transgenic humans--is simply a matter of time. And the technology will be here sooner rather than later--perhaps a lot sooner than anyone expects.

While allowing the development of promising new therapies, the advent of human cloning also has deeply troubling moral implications.


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Specifically, those bioethicist pansies are going to be pretty fucking "troubled" when my merciless clone armies sweep across the globe, crushing all opposition and raising me as Emperor of Earth. With the U.S. Congress no longer standing in my path, I cannot be stopped. Yeah!


Religious Wars II: Attack of the Clones (1.00 / 1) (#1)
by SpaceGhoti on Tue Nov 27th, 2001 at 05:57:08 PM PST
Yes, but do you think the American government (that bastion of conspiracy and closed doors) is going to allow such a development to progress without making their Guaranteed before you can haul out the test tube for your first soldier clone, the US will have their clone army of superhuman killers at your door to destroy you and your work in the name of morality.

It's already in progress. Really. Just ask anybody on this site. There doesn't need to be any proof. Any intelligent individual knows it's true.

A troll's true colors.

I find your lack of faith disturbing (none / 0) (#3)
by moriveth on Tue Nov 27th, 2001 at 08:47:07 PM PST
And you actually think the U.S. government is capable of performing good science, much less keeping the existance of vast clone armies secret?

Conspiracy theorists like you nauseate me.

The Insidious Dealings of the US Government (1.00 / 3) (#4)
by SpaceGhoti on Tue Nov 27th, 2001 at 09:48:19 PM PST
As this thread points out (and, to a lesser extent, this one), you don't need to have proof to validate your claims about such things. Clearly, the readers of are true cognoscenti with complete understanding into matters which utterly escape the notice of lesser mortals. Therefore, in the eyes of, you are an unwashed heathen incapable of higher thinking.

The neat thing about conspiracies is that you can't prove they're there. Proof is a "liberalist fallacy" designed to confuse the issue with facts. True knowledge can't be proven, you see. The conspiracy behind the US government can't be proven, and is therefore absolutely true. Guaranteed.

A troll's true colors.

well (none / 0) (#2)
by alprazolam on Tue Nov 27th, 2001 at 06:06:16 PM PST
it didn't work for the soviet union.


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