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2015考研英语阅读题源:同源外刊时文精析汇总

Dolly on the dinner table?

Don’t worry about it

  The Food and Drug Administration has declared that meat and milk from cloned animals is safe to eat, paving the way for cloned products to show up in grocery stores across the land, likely without any special labels or warnings.

  This makes sense because there is absolutely no evidence to show that there is anything unsafe about milk or meat from cloned cows, goats or pigs. (Actually, the FDA is holding off on deciding whether cloned sheep are a safe source of chops, saying not enough information is available yet.) But many of us hear the words “meat from cloned animals” and get queasy. Dolly, fairly or not, is to blame.

  Dolly, whose remains are on display at the Royal Museum of Scotland, spent her six years on earth as the object of scorn, fear, derision and slander. The media had a field day upon her birth telling us that Dolly was the key to resurrecting the dead, creating vicious clone armies and a world in which everyone would be trailed by a hapless clone whose internal organs would be available on demand to prolong lives threatened by disease or old age.

  But worse was to follow. Soon wacky cults like the Raelians and nutty scientists were hollering about cloning rich people, cult leaders, and generally unsavory types to the rapt and stupefied attention of a media unable to discern the fact that dressing in a Star Trek uniform and displaying a very bad hair dye job did not prove your bona fides as the cloner most to be feared.

  All of this nonsense took a toll. It made Americans forget that cloning is nothing more than artificially creating twins. It made us forget that every drop of wine we drink comes from cloned grapes.

  Dolly got a bad rap. And it has stuck. But the FDA is right to follow the evidence and let products from clones enter the marketplace.

  If people want these products labeled so they can choose not to buy them, that’s their right.

  But, before you decide, remember the only thing you really have to fear from cloned animals is what human beings have done to ruin their reputations!

  考研词汇:

  pave[peiv]

  v.铺砌,铺(路)

  [真题例句]53. What can be inferred from the passage?[2000年阅读1]

  [D] A long history of success may pave the way for further development.

  [例句精译] 53. 从本文我们可推知什么?

  [D] 长期经济成功的历史可能为进一步的发展铺平道路。

  scorn[skɔ:n]

  v./n. 轻蔑,藐视

  [真题例句]Few would dispute that the term applies to the Unabomber, whose manifesto, published in 1995, scorns(v.) science and longs for return to a pretechnological utopia.[1998年阅读3]

  [例句精译] 将该词(反科学)用在仇视现代文明的恐怖主义者身上,也不会引起多大争议,它在1995年公开发表蔑视科学、渴望回到前技术时代理想社会的声明。

  vicious[ˈviʃəs]

  a.恶毒的,凶残的,邪恶的

  [真题例句]47. Misled people tend to think that using an animal in research is.[2003年阅读2]

  [C] inevitable but vicious

  [例句精译] 47被误导的人们往往认为:在研究中使用动物。

  [C] 不可避免但邪恶

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