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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    In terms of consciousness and spirituality, we might already be immortal.
    Uh...let's see. People who subscribe to an after life...might say that. But which one of "WE" are you talking about? The mortal vessel "We" or the supernatural being that was implanted in our mortal vessels by the supreme supernatural being?
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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Tralfamadore View Post
    Sure, but science offers the possibility of curing Reeves. Religion doesn't.
    Oh, the possibility, but now you out of the context of the image being discussed.
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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Not everything is curable yet.

    But, NOTHING is curable via prayer.
    It's great that you can be SO certain about things.
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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Oh, the possibility, but now you out of the context of the image being discussed.
    No. Just because science has not found the cure to ALL diseases or illnesses doesn't make the image any less true. There is a rather long list of illnesses and diseases that we could insert as a caption into the image being discussed.

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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Uh...let's see. People who subscribe to an after life...might say that. But which one of "WE" are you talking about? The mortal vessel "We" or the supernatural being that was implanted in our mortal vessels by the supreme supernatural being?
    By 'we' I mean the species.

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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    By 'we' I mean the species.
    Ah...them.

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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

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    It's great that you can be SO certain about things.
    Some people will blindly believe anything.

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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's great that you can be SO certain about things.
    Great, show me a case where prayer alone cured a disease.

    Show proof.
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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Already explained in other threads how I am mainly Liberal yet have other views compared to Liberals.

    Yes, in terms of handling cruel criminals, I do give a "child-like" faith in the govt. It's bad enough these murderers get fed and housed for life, may as well put them to use.
    That's a very conservative attitude. I hesitated and then decided to tell you that your relationship with the government is where your liberalism starts. If you want to put power of life and death and power to perform human genetic experiments on prisoners into the hands of the state -or allow the state to take those powers- I'm saying you're the polar opposite of liberal and would have a stellar career in North Korea.
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    Re: Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Someone is probably going to bash me for this but why not experiment this on criminals convicted for things like mass murder and mass rape? Not like we need them anymore, perfect beings to test this on, think of it as hell for what they did in case hell doesn't exist
    Instead of doing something so grotesque we could just alter experimental consent laws to allow volunteers to take on more hazardous experiments. I don't doubt that there are plenty of people, convicts included, who would take it on. That assumes that this is a serious impediment for scientists to begin with. Which I don't think it is.

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