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    Designer Babies on the Way?

    Hello everyone.

    When I was looking throughout the internet here this morning, I found a interested article about China's attempt to unravel human intelligence.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/designer...-intelligence/

    Discuss?
    Last edited by GEIxBattleRifle; 03-10-14 at 07:06 PM. Reason: I had to fix the link.
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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 GEIxBattleRifle View Post
    Hello everyone.

    When I was looking throughout the internet here this morning, I found a interested article about China's attempt to unravel human intelligence.

    Here is the article and has a video in it as well. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/designer...-intelligence/

    Discuss?
    I think you'll have to fix your link....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    I think you'll have to fix your link....
    Sorry about that. I am fixing it right now
    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by prometeus View Post
    What is "alive" and how does it apply to the fetus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEIxBattleRifle View Post
    Sorry about that. I am fixing it right now
    Groovy...

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by blarg View Post
    Yes I known I had to fix the link. Now discussion about it can begin.
    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    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?

    Broken link.

    I'm going to assume that the article has to do with babies that were genetically modified before birth. I have no problem with this as long as it is state-funded, I don't want a GATTACA-like society to spring to life.
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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    It is inevitable. It is also inevitable that we will make mistakes along the way.

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    engineering people would be good and it would be a shame to not ever do so

    but I guess it could be misused to

    the chinease don't seem to be attempting that yet looks like the most they might come up with this is screening embryos that result from random combinations of the parents dna

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It is inevitable. It is also inevitable that we will make mistakes along the way.
    I agree. But one thing the article brings up...and I'd have to think is the fundamental obstacle to overcome:

    "This leap to that we're going to find an IQ gene, or we're going to find the human cognition gene is naive,"
    If there's been no luck in finding a sexual orientation gene, I'd image finding the gene that controls intellect and cognitive processes is going to be quite the task and I don't think any of us will be around to know if and when such a discovery takes place.

    It is, however, pretty amazing at the gene slicing and dicing now done to supposedly improve foods, which nobody wants to eat.

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