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He doesn’t defend his original contention, that the inaccuracy of the Fox ad against Talent is no big deal. Instead, he criticizes me for insisting on using the word “cloning”–even though he admits that it is accurate–because it conjures up images that, while mostly irrelevant to the debate over cloning and killing human embryos, hurt his side of the argument. Well, hey, that’s not my problem: The term is accurate. And I’m not sure that the word “cloning” has the magical powers he implies. Polls that ask people whether human embryos should be created for research purposes generally find public opposition, too.


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