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Posted by Luis Hamburgh on October 1, 2001 23:01:47 UTC

Harv,

Exactly how is cloning research endangering the biosphere? You cite one possible (but imaginary) conclusion of a field of study as justification for the cessation of the field of study itself! This field is so new that there are no reliable conclusions just yet. How would we know the large-scale effects of a phenomenon if we never examine its effects within controlled environments?

Once a technology is discovered, the 'cat is out of the bag,' so to speak. Sadly, despite the consequences of our research there *will* be misuse and abuse of cloning technology. However, this is not reason to hide and pretend the technology doesn't exist; quite the contrary!

It is much better to examine a phenomenon within a controlled laboratory than it would be to ignore it altogether simply because it offends the ethical temperament of certain folks.

>>>"From what I can tell the Christian communities have come together and have taken a negative stand on significantly altering the world's biosphere."

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