Facts about Leon Kass

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Leon Kass is a famous Educator from USA, he/she is 80 years old and still alive, born February 12, 1939.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 41 quotes who is written / told by Leon.

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Famous quotes by Leon Kass (41)


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"There's an ancient tension between wanting to savor the world as it is and wanting to improve on the world as given"
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"If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness"
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"One could look over the past century and ask oneself, has the increased longevity been good, bad or indifferent?"
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"Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children"
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"We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing"
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"The technical is not just the machinery. The technical is a disposition to life"
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"Our only responsibility is to live our own life and take care of our own children"
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"In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman"
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"In cloning, in contrast, reproduction is asexual - the cloned child is the product not of two but of one"
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"Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit"
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"What does it mean to be an individual? What does it mean to flourish?"
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"We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn't have a choice"
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"It's very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters"
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"Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion"
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"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"
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"We are somehow natured, not just to reproduce, but for sociality and even for culture"
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"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"
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"Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be, by and large, safe"
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"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"
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"Many people recognize that technology often comes with unintended and undesirable side effects"
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"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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"I have nothing against respecting people who lived before, but we have no responsibility toward them"
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"An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems"
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"If one is seriously interested in preventing reproductive cloning, one must stop the process before it starts"
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"I don't like being forced to reduce my thoughts to sound bites"
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"We know next to nothing of what we're going to know in 20 or 50 years"
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"There were certain questions about the foundations of morals that advances in science all threaten to make more complicated"
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"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"
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"Once you put human life in human hands, you have started on a slippery slope that knows no boundaries"
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"Limits have to be set on how far one can simply use the... cleverness that we have to make changes"
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"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"
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"Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows"
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"Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture"
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"We should never rush into folly just because other nations are practicing it"
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"We are enmeshed in a lineage that came from somewhere and is going to make way for the next generation"
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"The so-called right to reproduce is not an unlimited right"
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"Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal"
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"It seems to me that a kind of thinking which is not technocratic has an opportunity for a renaissance in this country"
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"I've been opposed to human cloning from the very beginning"
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"I don't believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called reproductive cloning can be successful"
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"Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering"


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