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Leon Kass Quotes

Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering.

An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems.

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.

Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion.

Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children.

Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture.

Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit.

Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows.

I don't believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called reproductive cloning can be successful.

I don't like being forced to reduce my thoughts to sound bites.

I have nothing against respecting people who lived before, but we have no responsibility toward them.

I've been opposed to human cloning from the very beginning.

If one is seriously interested in preventing reproductive cloning, one must stop the process before it starts.

If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.

In cloning, in contrast, reproduction is asexual - the cloned child is the product not of two but of one.

In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.

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.

It seems to me that a kind of thinking which is not technocratic has an opportunity for a renaissance in this country.

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.

It's very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters.