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LETTER

Laws Can Stop Sheep...

As insightful and newsworthy as the recent photograph of a construction sign with the phrase “We Are Not Sheep!” and the ensuing article “Fences Can Stop Sheep, But Not Humans” [Dec. 7] are, I feel obligated to offer an alternative interpretation of the statement that is conspicuously absent from both the article and the caption. At least some of The Tech’s staff members must be aware that Advanced Cell Technologies, a company in nearby Worcester, MA, recently announced that it had created the first cloned human embryos. Some of them might also remember Dolly, the first sheep that was cloned in 1997. I don’t mean to underestimate the monumental importance of the construction on Amherst Alley and its progress, but it seems that it’s at least possible, and certainly worth mentioning, that whoever wrote the message was expressing his or her disapproval of human cloning.


Dan Riordan ’02