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RE: <nettime> Religious Sect Announces First Cloned Baby
Jon Lebkowsky on Sat, 28 Dec 2002 19:29:59 +0100 (CET)


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RE: <nettime> Religious Sect Announces First Cloned Baby


> These folks are definitely not as dumb as the Heavens Gate Cult (they
> still have balls, and probably build better websites....) but hey...  a
> cult founded by a race car driver who was visited by "voluptious female
> robots on the edge of a volcano in 1973..."  all I can say is:  Welcome to
> the 21st century... read on: I guarantee - it's no joke. I wonder how
> Dolly feels about all of this?

Ha! Dolly's sheepish about media, so she probably missed the story
altogether.

The Raelians are gaming the media, but I personally can't see that cloning's
such a big deal. It seems coarse, compared to the potential for geneticists
to remap gene structures, and produce new species variants, so that you
order custom-grown kids over the web, selecting options as you would select
options for a Dell computer today. Eugenics, Inc.?

jon lebkowsky
http://www.weblogsky.com
jonl {AT} weblogsky.com

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