Leon Kass Quotes

49 Leon Kass quotes:

"We are on the threshold and may have already crossed the threshold of a large crisis of long-term care."
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"Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture."
"Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows."
"Our only responsibility is to live our own life and take care of our own children."
"Sexuality itself means mortality - equally for both man and woman."
"The neuroscience area - which is absolutely in its infancy - is much more important than genetics."
"We are somehow natured, not just to reproduce, but for sociality and even for culture."
"In cloning, in contrast, reproduction is asexual - the cloned child is the product not of two but of one."
"Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It's a long argument."
"My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration, so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes."
"The so-called right to reproduce is not an unlimited right."
"There's an ancient tension between wanting to savor the world as it is and wanting to improve on the world as given."
"We are enmeshed in a lineage that came from somewhere and is going to make way for the next generation."
"We should never rush into folly just because other nations are practicing it."
"What does it mean to be an individual? What does it mean to flourish?"
"Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children."
"An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems."
"I don't believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called reproductive cloning can be successful."
"I've been opposed to human cloning from the very beginning."
"It's a short step from the belief that every child should be wanted to the belief that a child exists to satisfy our wants."

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