[extropy-chat] Attack of the Clones? Q-A with Attack of the Clones?

Giu1i0 Pri5c0 pgptag at gmail.com
Tue May 24 13:30:12 UTC 2005

National Review
: With the news out of South Korea last week, are we all one step closer to 
"designer babies"?
Wesley J. Smith: Absolutely. Apparently the South Korean researcher Wu Suk 
Hwang has learned how to reliably create human cloned embryos. Human cloning 
is the essential step toward biotechnologists learning how to genetically 
engineer progeny, a new eugenics project that enjoys great support among 
futurists, bioethicists, and some within the science establishment. For 
example, James Watson, the co-discoverer of the DNA double helix, is a big 
booster of creating designer babies who have been enhanced for intelligence, 
health, looks, etc. There is even a nascent social movement that has formed 
around creating a "post human species" known as "transhumanism."
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