Science Clones Humans - Gov't Controls Science?

Stephen A. Frye safrye at CONCENTRIC.NET
Wed Aug 8 06:48:33 MDT 2001


At 09:08 PM 8/7/01 -0500, you wrote:
>One group of scientist want to clone a human embryo by the end of the
>year.  Another group says it's playing God, that it's unethical.  Our
>government wants to make it illegal to clone a human embryo.  Should the
>government control what direction science should take? I say "No," they
>don't need to stick their head in what is not their territory.  Government
>screws the citizens enough as it is.  They may not want to fund cloning,
>but I do not believe they have the right to control what advancements are
>made by the scientific community.  If our government wishes to be a
>socialist or communistic state, then they should declare such, instead of
>acting as if this was a true democracy.  Science should be allowed to
>evolve, and not be stifled by ignorance.
>
>What are your thoughts on the matter?
>
>Regards,
>Richard W


Are your beliefs the same regarding stem cell research?



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