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The ambivalence that these technologies trigger in us makes us especially bad at coming to a proper view of their merits and dangers. For this reason, I will suggest, we ought to avoid triggering this ambivalence rather than (as Parens suggests) embracing it. The profound ambivalence to which Parens points is a reflexive response to the new and the unfamiliar. Once a technology comes to be widely used, in fact, both reflexively generated attitudes fade. The familiar, with its all too accustomed powers and limitations, no longer holds out the promise of a novel transformation and no longer triggers optimistic fascination.

In brief, the fraud version of this concern makes praise reduction dependent on the presence of blame for intentional cheating, but yet intentional cheating is not the only way for athletes to get in trouble. And the unfair advantage version is not completely convincing because it focuses on the ethical implications of the violation of a rule of fairness, which opens it up to the counterobjection 32 L ess P raise that absent the ban, absent the cheating. If an unlevel playing field is the only ground for concern, then why not level the playing field by allowing everyone to enhance?

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