"Human cloning would have to raise deep concerns, given our most cherished concepts of faith and humanity. Each human life is unique, born of a miracle that reaches beyond laboratory science. I believe we must respect this profound gift and resist the temptation to replicate ourselves... Science often moves faster than our ability to understand its implications. Any discovery that touches upon human creation is not simply a matter of scientific inquiry. It is a matter of morality and spirituality as well." -- President Clinton
"I don't see any reason why we would want to copy a person. I personally have still not heard of a potential use of this technique to produce a new person that I would find ethical or acceptable.... We would welcome any efforts that could be made on an international basis [to ban human cloning]." -- Dr. Ian Wilmut, during hearings before the U.S. Senate
"There are aspects to life that should be off limits to science. We must draw a clear line. Humans are not God and they should not be allowed to play God. It is morally repugnant." -- U.S. Senator Christopher S. Bond, R-Missouri
"I think to attempt to limit human knowledge is demeaning to human nature. What nonsense. What utter, utter nonsense to think that somehow we are going to hold up our hands and say stop." -- U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
"It's a wise idea to call a time out. This has happened a bit sooner than people expected." -- Carl Feldbaum, president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization
"You're probably heading down the path to criminal arrest, not the Nobel Prize, if you try this in people." -- Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania
"Human cloning will take place and it will take place within my lifetime. I think it is right and proper.... It holds untold benefits for humankind in the future." Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Harkin might not be pleased to hear it, but ET-inspired spiritual leader Rael totally agrees with him, and has taken the step of announcing the first company dedicated to human cloning. See following story.
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