Leon Kass Quotes

An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems... view

By: Leon Kass

I don't believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called reproductive cloning can be successful... view

By: Leon Kass

We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn't have a choice... view

By: Leon Kass

We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing... view

By: Leon Kass

What does it mean to be an individual? What does it mean to flourish?.. view

By: Leon Kass

We know next to nothing of what we're going to know in 20 or 50 years... view

By: Leon Kass

We are somehow natured, not just to reproduce, but for sociality and even for culture... view

By: Leon Kass

Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows... view

By: Leon Kass

Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit... view

By: Leon Kass

Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture... view

By: Leon Kass

Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children... view

By: Leon Kass

As bad as it might be to destroy a creature made in God's image, it might be very much worse to be creating them after images of one's own... view

By: Leon Kass

Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering... view

By: Leon Kass

We should never rush into folly just because other nations are practicing it... view

By: Leon Kass

Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion... view

By: Leon Kass

The neuroscience area - which is absolutely in its infancy - is much more important than genetics... view

By: Leon Kass

One should proceed with caution. We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing... view

By: Leon Kass

Our only responsibility is to live our own life and take care of our own children... view

By: Leon Kass

Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to replace a dead child with a copy, or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity... view

By: Leon Kass

Sexuality itself means mortality - equally for both man and woman... view

By: Leon Kass

Technological innovation is indeed important to economic growth and the enhancement of human possibilities... view

By: Leon Kass

The abortion controversy is important for what it says about our stance toward procreation and children altogether... view

By: Leon Kass

One could look over the past century and ask oneself, has the increased longevity been good, bad or indifferent?.. view

By: Leon Kass

The human animal has evolved as a preeminently social animal... view

By: Leon Kass

There is a lot of hype and fear about this much-talked-about prospect of designer babies... view

By: Leon Kass

The so-called right to reproduce is not an unlimited right... view

By: Leon Kass

The technical is not just the machinery. The technical is a disposition to life... view

By: Leon Kass

The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good... view

By: Leon Kass

There were certain questions about the foundations of morals that advances in science all threaten to make more complicated... view

By: Leon Kass

There's an ancient tension between wanting to savor the world as it is and wanting to improve on the world as given... view

By: Leon Kass

I don't like being forced to reduce my thoughts to sound bites... view

By: Leon Kass

The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious, clear, and powerful. The hazards are much less well appreciated... view

By: Leon Kass

In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman... view

By: Leon Kass

We are enmeshed in a lineage that came from somewhere and is going to make way for the next generation... view

By: Leon Kass

I've been opposed to human cloning from the very beginning... view

By: Leon Kass

I have nothing against respecting people who lived before, but we have no responsibility toward them... view

By: Leon Kass

If one is seriously interested in preventing reproductive cloning, one must stop the process before it starts... view

By: Leon Kass

Once you put human life in human hands, you have started on a slippery slope that knows no boundaries... view

By: Leon Kass

In cloning, in contrast, reproduction is asexual - the cloned child is the product not of two but of one... view

By: Leon Kass

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... view

By: Leon Kass

It seems to me that a kind of thinking which is not technocratic has an opportunity for a renaissance in this country... view

By: Leon Kass

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... view

By: Leon Kass