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  • 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.
    (Leon Kass)

  • We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn't have a choice.
    (Leon Kass)

  • An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems.
    (Leon Kass)

  • Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
    (Leon Kass)

  • Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be, by and large, safe.
    (Leon Kass)


  • Many people recognize that technology often comes with unintended and undesirable side effects.
    (Leon Kass)

  • The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good.
    (Leon Kass)

  • We are on the threshold and may have already crossed the threshold of a large crisis of long-term care.
    (Leon Kass)

  • Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal.
    (Leon Kass)

  • 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.
    (Leon Kass)

  • The neuroscience area - which is absolutely in its infancy - is much more important than genetics.
    (Leon Kass)

  • The technical is not just the machinery. The technical is a disposition to life.
    (Leon Kass)

  • If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.
    (Leon Kass)

  • Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows.
    (Leon Kass)

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


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