The Economics of Cloning

Any normal species would be delighted at the prospect of cloning. No more nasty surprises like sickle cell or Down syndrome-just batch after batch of high-grade and, genetically speaking, immortal offspring! But representatives of the human species are responding as if someone had proposed adding Satanism to the grade-school curriculum. Suddenly, perfectly secular folks are throwing around words like sanctity and dredging up medieval-era arguments against the hubris of science. No one has proposed burning him at the stake, but the poor fellow who induced a human embryo to double itself has virtually recanted -- proclaiming his reverence for human life...

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