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    Re: Would Gene-Engineering Humans be contrary to "God's Plan" or "Evolution?"

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Would Gene-Engineering Humans be contrary to "God's Plan" or "Evolution?"

    By this I mean, if we humans develop the ability to manipulate our own Genes/DNA to the point that we can make changes (for good or bad), would this be contrary to any given arbitrary "Devine Entity Plan" or "Natural Evolutionary Process?"

    It seems to me that it could be, in the first case, simply part of said plan, or in the second case, part of the "Evolutionary Process."

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    I gotta ask, what do you mean by natural evolutionary processes?
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    Re: Would Gene-Engineering Humans be contrary to "God's Plan" or "Evolution?"

    Nothing is ever "contrary to" evolution. That's not how it works.

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    Re: Would Gene-Engineering Humans be contrary to "God's Plan" or "Evolution?"

    First of all, let's prove god's existence before we play hopscotch on each other.

    The fact that humans are smart enough to come up with this technology is a clear example of evolution.


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    Re: Would Gene-Engineering Humans be contrary to "God's Plan" or "Evolution?"

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I gotta ask, what do you mean by natural evolutionary processes?
    Well, whatever process evolution takes. I suppose some persons might try to say gene-engineering humans might be "unnatural evolution", or something. Such was my thought.

    Although this thread was more directed at persons with religious beliefs, who might be against gene-engineering humans because they considered it to be against some "god's plan". I was attempting to say that, basically, how the hell do they know?
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    Re: Would Gene-Engineering Humans be contrary to "God's Plan" or "Evolution?"

    As long as we stick to genes that appear naturally in the human genome, and are otherwise very very careful, I don't have a problem with it.

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    Re: Would Gene-Engineering Humans be contrary to "God's Plan" or "Evolution?"

    False teeth and glasses are contrary to "god's plan", if you're discussing genetics.

    Strictly speaking, clothes are a violation, too.

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    Re: Would Gene-Engineering Humans be contrary to "God's Plan" or "Evolution?"

    It would be contrary to the natural evolutionary process but that really doesn't mean much. Evolution happens, that doesn't mean it's intrinsically good.

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    Re: Would Gene-Engineering Humans be contrary to "God's Plan" or "Evolution?"

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Would Gene-Engineering Humans be contrary to "God's Plan" or "Evolution?"

    By this I mean, if we humans develop the ability to manipulate our own Genes/DNA to the point that we can make changes (for good or bad), would this be contrary to any given arbitrary "Devine Entity Plan" or "Natural Evolutionary Process?"

    It seems to me that it could be, in the first case, simply part of said plan, or in the second case, part of the "Evolutionary Process."

    Thoughts?
    Conclusion. No. Thoughts yes..

    We have to manipulate our genes and DNA in order to compete with machines in the future. If not humans will become irrelevant and machines will be the next step of evolution and humans just be remembered as a pre-phase of machines.
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