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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Instead of importing new voters, Democrats will just breed them.
    Not fond of Democrats, but I think we should agree that breeding them is better than importing them.

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Desmond Morris noted once in a lecture of his I attended back in the late 70s that man's increasing ability to develop technologically outpaces our ability to adapt to these changes socially by a large and increasing margin. He predicted much of the social turmoil and degradation we're seeing today and believed that would ultimately level us to an evolutionary foote (standard extinction).

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good idea? Until such time as self-centered humans get the idea that breeding genetically perfect children for spare parts sounds good.
    Yeah. I'm pretty sure that a guy named Mengele was working on stuff like this a few years back.

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    The potential for enhancing the lives of individuals who would otherwise be born with serious health issues is enormous, and quite exciting. These are baby steps toward a future when no child will ever have to face a life of pain and crippling disease if inter-utero genetic modification can eliminate the genetic cause. This is a good thing. I'm not understanding the fear and negativity. This is truly an amazing and awesome scientific breakthrough!

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Gee, when I first read the subject line I thought it was about General Motors,
    I clicked on it because I wasn't sure what General Motors had to do with babies.


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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The potential for enhancing the lives of individuals who would otherwise be born with serious health issues is enormous, and quite exciting. These are baby steps toward a future when no child will ever have to face a life of pain and crippling disease if inter-utero genetic modification can eliminate the genetic cause. This is a good thing. I'm not understanding the fear and negativity. This is truly an amazing and awesome scientific breakthrough!
    With every tool it's capacity for harmful use mirrors it's capacity for beneficial use. As many humans who will choose to use the tech for benefit will choose to use the tech for harm (intentional or not). What good does it do to prevent a few diseases if you eventually tank the species?

    This falls under the old wisdom - just because you can doesn't mean you should.

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    With every tool it's capacity for harmful use mirrors it's capacity for beneficial use. As many humans who will choose to use the tech for benefit will choose to use the tech for harm (intentional or not). What good does it do to prevent a few diseases if you eventually tank the species?

    This falls under the old wisdom - just because you can doesn't mean you should.
    The same fear-mongering could be used to describe every scientific breakthrough in the medical field, from vaccines and antibiotics to organ transplants, X-rays, CT scans and MRI's. All have had immense beneficial effects on humankind... and if misused, all could do irreparable harm. I stand by my opinion that this is an amazing and awesome discovery, with tremendous potential benefits.

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Great, they're modifying human babies to make them better human beings. I'll be obsolete by the time I'm 30 years old.
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good idea? Until such time as self-centered humans get the idea that breeding genetically perfect children for spare parts sounds good.
    Just think of what the Nazis could have accomplished had they known how.
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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    The issue is the slippery slope of eugenics. Designer babies. So many dangers here, we're messing with the gene pool, and that's going to bite us in the butt species-wise. Remember entropy.
    Admittedly, I'm pretty much a naturalist and purist, so I have great reservations about this. In nature, what is physically unfit for breeding, can't breed. The idea of having two "mothers" genetically, and one father, is an idea I find a bit repulsive. We have no idea what the long-term implications will be, nor how the method will be used for the unethical and/or perverted purposes of whomever can make the ultimate decisions in matters like this. Pandora's Box, anyone?
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