A clone of Dr. Ron PaulSubmitted by Philomath on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 01:13
I am interested to hear what the hardcore libertarians in the room say, as well as anyone else, about the topics covered in this talk.
As shown in the talk clones of many creatures have been done successfully already, synthetic life has been built and creatures are being grown that are able to be controlled by a human or a machine.
So I think it worth considering who would own a cloned human? If I grew a human in my lab, do I own that human? How about if I grow a chimp with a human brain that can reason just as well as the rest of us does that chimp then have the rights of a human? How about I grow a human that has a remote control implanted like the mouse in the video and I control that humans thoughts or a machine does, does that human have rights? Its not controlling its body and making the decision I am.
Again, to some this may sound like crazy talk, but as the talk addresses and as I have seen in the work that I do, we are very much in time where such questions are relevant ones to ask.