Human Exceptionalism

Nothing Matters but the Cloning

Hwang is a fraud and a charlatan. Yet, he apparently was able to create cloned human embryos, although after using more than 2000 eggs, he was not able to derive one cloned ES cell line. He lied. He exploited women on his own research team for their eggs. He blamed others for his fraud. He sure seems to have taken money for cloning research under false pretenses. He caused not one, but two, fraudulent papers to be published in Science, not only causing great damage to that journal but calling into question the adequacy of peer review as currently practiced.

But, apparently none of that matters. According to a UK cloning research, Hwang should be given a “second chance.” Nothing should get in the way of human cloning.

Ethics? For some it has little meaning at all.


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