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A major step down the road to the Brave New World... the public is, by and large, against it.
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Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering.
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An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems.
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As bad as it might be to destroy a creature made in God's image, it might be very much worse to be creating them after images of one's own.
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At the University of Chicago, I realized there were real questions, whereas previously I only had answers.
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Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion.
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Biotechnologies may undermine the likelihood that I will find my path to a full and rich life.
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Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
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Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture.
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Especially when our children were born, I realized that one shouldn't live as a parasite on a tradition that one knew nothing about.
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Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit.
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Fancy medical technology wasn't going to benefit a lot of people. It would lead to a trade in human spare parts.
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Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows.
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Get into the discussion of the relation between personal longevity, the relation among the generations, and the character of culture.
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How many divisions does the pope have? In this discussion, not very many.
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How one looks upon nascent human life is part of what it means to stand reverently or irreverently before our humanity.
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I believe the majority of the public is aware that there are large ethical issues here and is interested in having them explored.
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I don't believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called reproductive cloning can be successful.
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I don't like being forced to reduce my thoughts to sound bites.
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I don't regard myself as a good enough Jew by a long shot, either in terms of learning or practice.
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I have nothing against respecting people who lived before, but we have no responsibility toward them.
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I would be slow to predict the disappearance of the regard for the things that make us human.
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I'm not making an argument for a static world, and I'm certainly not making an argument that an old world is better than this one.
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I've been opposed to human cloning from the very beginning.
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If one is seriously interested in preventing reproductive cloning, one must stop the process before it starts.
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If the child doesn't measure up to our wants, we go to genetic engineering to improve him - to get the features we want, the product.
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If we now decided that father-daughter incest would be permitted, if it were entered into by mutual consent, not many people would practice it.
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If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.
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In cloning, a blueprint of a life that has already lived is somehow being reenacted once again.
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In cloning, in contrast, reproduction is asexual - the cloned child is the product not of two but of one.
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In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.
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Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It's a long argument.
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It fits with restrictions we place on people's freedom to do things to their children and to experimental subjects.
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It is perfectly appropriate for the community to act in order to protect the well-being of the next generation.
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It seems to me that a kind of thinking which is not technocratic has an opportunity for a renaissance in this country.
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It would be unsafe biologically in being made a design of somebody else.
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It's a short step from the belief that every child should be wanted to the belief that a child exists to satisfy our wants.
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It's very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters.
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Limits have to be set on how far one can simply use the... cleverness that we have to make changes.
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Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal.
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Many people recognize that technology often comes with unintended and undesirable side effects.
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Mostly religious people worry about usurping God's powers.
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My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration, so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes.
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My parents were both immigrants, neither of them schooled.
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Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be, by and large, safe.
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Once you put human life in human hands, you have started on a slippery slope that knows no boundaries.
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One could look over the past century and ask oneself, has the increased longevity been good, bad or indifferent?
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One should proceed with caution. We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.
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Our only responsibility is to live our own life and take care of our own children.
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Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to replace a dead child with a copy, or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity.
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Sexuality itself means mortality - equally for both man and woman.
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Technological innovation is indeed important to economic growth and the enhancement of human possibilities.
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That might be the way we go, but let's work on it.
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That parents can determine in advance the precise genetic makeup of their children is scientifically unfeasible and unfeasible for the future.
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The abortion controversy is important for what it says about our stance toward procreation and children altogether.
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The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious, clear, and powerful. The hazards are much less well appreciated.
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The culture might be said to be debased, and certain cultural forms have lost their roots.
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The human animal has evolved as a preeminently social animal.
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The human infant is born from the point of view of the mammalian world.
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The interest in religious questions and religious studies among the younger generation is palpable.
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The neuroscience area - which is absolutely in its infancy - is much more important than genetics.
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The problem is something like the Midas problem: Is what we asked for what we wanted?
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The so-called right to reproduce is not an unlimited right.
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The technical is not just the machinery. The technical is a disposition to life.
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The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good.
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There are certain cowboys out there who threaten to do this for the sheer pleasure of being the first to do it.
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There have been times when I've sort of pulled out because bioethics questions were going to be largely influenced by cultural questions.
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There is a lot of hype and fear about this much-talked-about prospect of designer babies.
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There is a renewed interest in religion. The interest in religious questions and religious studies among the younger generation is palpable.
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There were certain questions about the foundations of morals that advances in science all threaten to make more complicated.
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There's an ancient tension between wanting to savor the world as it is and wanting to improve on the world as given.
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This is a council on bioethics, rather than a council of bioethicists.
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We are enmeshed in a lineage that came from somewhere and is going to make way for the next generation.
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We are not inclined to build cathedrals or write the B Minor Mass, or write Shakespeare's sonnets and things of that sort.
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We are somehow natured, not just to reproduce, but for sociality and even for culture.
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We do restrict so-called reproductive freedom. We do not allow polygamy, we do not allow incest, we do not allow the buying and selling of babies.
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We know next to nothing of what we're going to know in 20 or 50 years.
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We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.
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We need thoughtful reflection about the riches and goodness of human life.
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We need to explore ways for fruitful international collaboration around some of these matters.
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We often intervene to protect the powerless against those who would impose their will upon them.
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We often intervene to protect the powerless against those who would impose their will upon them. Cloning would do just that.
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We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn't have a choice.
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We pursue richer pursuits as a result of the things that we are missing.
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We shall seek to delineate the ethical and social issues that particular advances may raise, and serve as a national forum for discussion.
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We should never rush into folly just because other nations are practicing it.
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We spend our first year of life in which learning to walk, learning to speak, are acquired in the social situation.
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We will be monitoring embryonic and adult stem cell research, as the president has requested.
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We will, however, be monitoring embryonic and adult stem cell research, as the president has requested.
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What are the social arrangements that are most conducive for rearing the kind of animal the human being has been natured to be?
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What can be done will be done - or we will try to shape the direction in which these new technologies will go.
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What does it mean to be an individual? What does it mean to flourish?
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What we're really arguing about is whether human beings will be midgets, humanly speaking.
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