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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I'm okay with frankenfoods, as long as they are thoroughly tested... and I'm okay with human genetic engineering, as long as it is well-tested and we're careful and don't try to create an 'uber-race'... though I suspect someone WILL try that at some point. Interesting times no doubt.
    I hope you don't mind if I bring science fiction into this. We could create life forms like this some day as well. Watch at 1:00 to 2:20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNxGn8v-dmA
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    Hanging your hat entirely on the CURRENT legality of something you want to be legal and others want to make illegal does not constitute a salient argument. At all.
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    What is "alive" and how does it apply to the fetus?

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Actually that is probably single most argued point against advances made in genetic alterations...well, by the gay community. And they could be right.
    We could go all kinds of directions - don't want left handed babies, gone - don't want redheads, gone - imagine all the people not allowed to live if the genes related to alzheimers ever becomes known - and on and on.
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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by GEIxBattleRifle View Post
    I hope you don't mind if I bring science fiction into this. We could create life forms like this some day as well. Watch at 1:00 to 2:20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNxGn8v-dmA

    I suspect we will dabble in 'creating' (more like, heavily modifying) lifeforms at some point... ever read "Uplift", or "the Reality Dysfunction"? Interesting speculation on biotech and genetic sciences in the future.

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by GEIxBattleRifle View Post
    I hope you don't mind if I bring science fiction into this. We could create life forms like this some day as well. Watch at 1:00 to 2:20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNxGn8v-dmA
    I think somebody already did. That looks similar to a girl I use to date in high school...

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    I question whether human kind has the wisdom yet to engineer themselves. I kinda doubt it, so I think there are things that we shouldn't be doing.
    This is one of them.

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by GEIxBattleRifle View Post
    I hope you don't mind if I bring science fiction into this. We could create life forms like this some day as well. Watch at 1:00 to 2:20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNxGn8v-dmA
    I don't know If im ready to have a Pikachu let alone a Mewto or how ever its spelled

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    We could go all kinds of directions - don't want left handed babies, gone - don't want redheads, gone - imagine all the people not allowed to live if the genes related to alzheimers ever becomes known - and on and on.
    Yeah, true. But like I said in #10...I'd rather see genetic move in the direction of ending disease and birth defects, but obviously the moral question about the definition of "birth defects" would be important.

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    I think payday will be associated with creating artificial intelligence that resembles and functions like humans.
    Yes I'm quite sure we will be able to create strong AI's like shown in this science fiction. Care to watch the trailer? Go to 0:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ0RIkpDIys

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    Hanging your hat entirely on the CURRENT legality of something you want to be legal and others want to make illegal does not constitute a salient argument. At all.
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    What is "alive" and how does it apply to the fetus?

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I suspect we will dabble in 'creating' (more like, heavily modifying) lifeforms at some point... ever read "Uplift", or "the Reality Dysfunction"? Interesting speculation on biotech and genetic sciences in the future.
    When I see this kind of topic...always makes me think of "Bladerunner"....

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by GEIxBattleRifle View Post
    Yes I'm quite sure we will be able to create strong AI's like shown in this science fiction. Care to watch the trailer? Go to 0:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ0RIkpDIys

    I love video games.
    Well, there ya have it. Might end problems with finding a date on Saturday night.

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