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I Need 3CCs of Kittens–Stat!

Posted by Ryan on December 15, 2006

CC or Copy Cat, the first cloned cat, has recently given birth to three healthy kittens.  Of course, the dad, Smokey, was a more “natural” member of the species.  Two of the kittens look like CC, the other looks like the father.

The A&M scientists are hoping that this does not stir up any controversy.  I find that it’s kind of a neat story, but the specter of human clones creeps in everytime the subject is brought up.  When does science go too far? Let’s say: if scientists can “clone” a few stem cells to mend a torn ear or cleft lip something, then I think that’s OK, but I don’t think I’m ready for ethical ramifications of this:

Link via Drudge.

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Kofi Limps off into the Sunset as Ki-moon Takes Oath

Posted by Mike on December 15, 2006

It’s always difficult to follow in the footsteps of a giant. Luckily that won’t be a problem for Ban Ki-moon, who was sworn in yesterday as the 8th Secretary General of the world’s most famous debating society. He takes office on January 1, 2007. Although Ki-moon paid tribute to his despicable predecessor, his comments could be interpreted as nothing more than the boilerplate niceties reserved for those leaving the spotlight. I’ll give Ki-moon the benefit of the doubt for now.

Although the U.N. has no real power, it can nevertheless use its influence to foster some good in the world. Of course that requires a Secretary General who doesn’t abuse his position to apologize for tyrants, thugs and terrorists while funneling the bribe money from an oil-for-food scandal to his cronies.  Kofi Annan certainly set a pretty low bar for the position.  Ki-moon can’t possibly be worse than his predecessor.  I hope.

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