Leon Kass

Leon Kass


Author Profession: US Educator
Born: February 12, 1939
Age: 77 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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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.

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

Technological innovation is indeed important to economic growth and the enhancement of human possibilities.

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

The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good.

The neuroscience area - which is absolutely in its infancy - is much more important than genetics.

There's an ancient tension between wanting to savor the world as it is and wanting to improve on the world as given.

The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious, clear, and powerful. The hazards are much less well appreciated.

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

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

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

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

Once you put human life in human hands, you have started on a slippery slope that knows no boundaries.

The abortion controversy is important for what it says about our stance toward procreation and children altogether.

The so-called right to reproduce is not an unlimited right.

We know next to nothing of what we're going to know in 20 or 50 years.

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

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

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

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