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NORTH KOREA AND HUMAN CLONES REPRESENT THE SAME PROBLEM | 2003-01-04

North Korea is going ahead with its program to develop nuclear weapons. A group that believes alien scientists invented humans says it has produced a human clone.

It doesn't really matter whether or not that cloning actually took place,. What matters is that there is no good reason it couldn't be done.

Human cloning and North Korea's atomic weapons are part of a fundamental problem we will have to face in the new millennium

Technology is getting more and more powerful and more and more widespread. If we don't deal with this reality, the freaks are going to.

Trying to control nuclear and cloning technology is a lot like trying to deal with drugs

1) All we ever talk about is how to clamp down on these things and ban them;

and

2) We all know we won't be able to stop proliferation, cloning or drugs.

While the desperate problems of the new century are growing, we just moralize about them. Meanwhile we drift ever farther away from reality.