Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Quote of the day II

Allen Buchanan:
so far human reproduction has been sexual, that is, has involved the uniting of a sperm and an egg. That statement, though true (virgin births aside) would by itself give us no reason whatsoever to oppose asexual reproduction, including cloning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Um, every identical twin/triplet you see is a clone.

The general conservative idea, that if things are working, don't mess with them, is a general wet blanket on innovation, and seems to me a good screen against damaging novelty. Maybe deliberate cloning will be okay, maybe there will be problems. Proceed with caution, that's my view. dave.s.

 
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