„A little bench of heedless bishops here,
And there a chancellor in embryo.“

Stanza 28
The Schoolmistress (1737-48)

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William Shenstone4
1714 - 1763

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„Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

As quoted in The Enlightened Mind (1991), edited by Stephen Mitchell
Contexto: Little by little, wean yourself. This is the gist of what I have to say. From an embryo, whose nourishment comes in the blood, move to an infant drinking milk, to a child on solid food, to a searcher after wisdom, to a hunter of more invisible game.
Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo. You might say, "The world outside is vast and intricate. There are wheatfields and mountain passes, and orchards in bloom. At night there are millions of galaxies, and in sunlight the beauty of friends dancing at a wedding."
You ask the embryo why he, or she, stays cooped up in the dark with eyes closed. Listen to the answer.
There is no "other world." I only know what I've experienced. You must be hallucinating.

„Any kind of manipulation with human embryos should be prohibited.“

—  Ian Wilmut embryologist 1944

As quoted in "Dr. Frankenstein, I Presume?" by Andrew Ross in Salon (February 1997).

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„I am in favor of stem cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning.“

—  Mitt Romney American businessman and politician 1947

Press conference, May 2005 http://www.heartland.org/publications/health%20care/article/16862/Massachusetts_Governor_Battles_Harvard_and_Legislature_on_Stem_Cell_Research.html
2003–2007 Governor of Massachusetts

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„The Old School Tie can still be seen on the Government benches.“

—  Clement Attlee Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1883 - 1967

Address to the United States Congress (13 November 1945), quoted in The Times (14 November 1945), p. 8

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„We can, in fact, relive the history of taste in our own lives, the way embryos are supposed to go through the history of the evolution of a species.“

—  Charles Rosen American pianist and writer on music 1927 - 2012

Fonte: The Frontiers of Meaning: Three Informal Lectures on Music (1994), Ch. 1 : The Frontiers of Nonsense

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„My feeling is that we will not be able to take all the decisions which will be necessary from now until 1995 unless there is the embryo of a European government in one form or another.“

—  Jacques Delors French economist and politician 1925

Speech to the European Parliament (6 July 1988), quoted in The Times (7 July 1988), p. 1
President of the European Commission

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