A Mind That Suits What doesn't kill me, makes me laugh... usually.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004 :::
A quick check of the Washington Post website before leaving the office brings the news that South Korean scientists claim, plausibly, to have cloned a human and allowed the young life to grow past the point where a normal testtube baby would be implanted in a mother. There can be no doubt that, whatever international sanctions are put in place, future Saddams and a whole host of creepy rich people are going to try and have themselves cloned. Dolly the Sheep was not much of a success: she turned out to be genetically as old as her mother by the time she matured fully, and even the world's most megalomaniacal businessman is going to think twice about having a teenage son who looks like a fifty-five-year-old venture capitalist. But we have now entered the world where using other human beings as "raw material" for the benefit of others, rather then respecting them in and of themselves, will pervade every aspect of life. Aldous Huxley foresaw it, and so did a host of others. I am sad to have lived to see that day.

::: posted by A Mind That Suits at 9:57 PM



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