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Genetic engineering & genetically modified organisms
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If it would actually improve the world in a positive way. Unfortunately, there are those who would use it for the wrong reasons (to us anyway).
Posted 1/20/08
Yes, of course a cow that has been genetically manipulated tastes better. Also the bigger tomatoes, yummy, even if they sometimes are too watery, I still like them...=P

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who cares they aren't even to that point yet and if they do taht oh well it'll probly be for the better scientists could fix black people so they'd be white then the whole world would be happier
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I'm for it, in order to advance to a higher level, we need to modify and ulitize such things as genetics, I mean genes and DNA are teh structure for all living creature, if we can control it then we can have a better understanding
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bodro wrote:

when you are modifying a baby you are totally changing his genes means you are making a new creature with new and maybe strange qualities but when you are modifying food you'll improve abilities and qualities in a person you'll get his approvement in advance..


I get what you mean. It's about the code of ethic. If the baby didn't give consent to us, then we shouldn't tamper with their genes. It's wrong to treat another human's soul like it's an object.

But with that price also comes massive benefits from it. G.E could potentially create a race of new humans that'll be less aggressive, more intelligent, resistant to diseases, etc etc. This would realize our dream closer to achieve a utopean world! This could be our next step of evolution!

Plus.. if we did temper with that baby's genes, then all that results would be a good looking baby with higher intelligence than average anyway. If I was the baby, I wouldn't feel too bad about it.

So yeah, I still see absolutely no good reason why G.E shouldn't be a more widely and big funded scientific experiment from the government. I'd say what's wrong is banning it. It's counter-productive and selfish. G.E should be supported more by the masses.
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Posted 1/20/08
make people live longer and the world population will increase...its already big enough
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Posted 1/20/08
Stem cell research can save lives. Especially embryonic stem cell research.
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34 / M / O CANADA!
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Posted 1/20/08

wolzen wrote:

who cares they aren't even to that point yet and if they do taht oh well it'll probly be for the better scientists could fix black people so they'd be white then the whole world would be happier


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. oh man, black people aernt whats wrong with the world.
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It can be helpful. You may not personally believe that it's ethical or moral, but genetic engineering could turn out to be very benefitual to a lot of people. In example, if someone has a skin disease, or had some skin burned off, or perhaps even a damaged organ, if scientists and doctors could take some tissue and grow healthier modified tissue, that person could be healthy again. It doesn't matter if some of the stuff people can do and will do in the future with genetic engineering and modification creep you out, it doesn't matter how you feel. It could save lives.
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This sounds familiar, specially after reading the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

I don't have much of an opinion on it (yet) but from that book, which I like, suggests that with a certain peak of technology, complete domination and control of the human race is quite possible, with humans not knowing it (so not everyones a slave bound under ball and chain or whatever). Everyone is blissfully ignorant of anything slightly related to morals and ethics, whilst the society prospers from science, drug-induced happiness and lack of creativity, in a sense.
So, I guess the book suggests that we can certainly be happy, but because of that we can lose sight of many things that may define us as humans.

I'd think about this topic but I'm busy with homework.
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Posted 2/2/08
I'm for it because it's taking us huge steps forward in medicine,

It may not be long now until we can finally treat or atleast know what causes alzeimas and also dementia. My grandmother has dementia and it is horrible and if this is going to help then so be it, i'm for it.
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I support G.E. if it is being used in the fields of agriculture and medicine. With G.E. we could make vegetables that are stronger than normal ones (maybe even create larger vegetables), we could create domesticated animals that are meatier and are more resistant to diseases. This would definitely benefit us.
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Posted 2/7/08

Gabcom wrote:

This sounds familiar, specially after reading the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

I don't have much of an opinion on it (yet) but from that book, which I like, suggests that with a certain peak of technology, complete domination and control of the human race is quite possible, with humans not knowing it (so not everyones a slave bound under ball and chain or whatever). Everyone is blissfully ignorant of anything slightly related to morals and ethics, whilst the society prospers from science, drug-induced happiness and lack of creativity, in a sense.
So, I guess the book suggests that we can certainly be happy, but because of that we can lose sight of many things that may define us as humans.

I'd think about this topic but I'm busy with homework.


Brave New World is a great book that is ahead for its time.

very harsh fact of life but cannot be ignored.

human will continue to play with nature and fire is expected to burn the fingers

wish i can see how the fingers were burnt. in the meantime, i can only visualise what's in Brave New World
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I think thats basically wrong, no I'm not being jealous, just think about the whole world being like this in future.... -,-
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Posted 2/7/08

dkcy209 wrote:

Brave New World is a great book that is ahead for its time.

very harsh fact of life but cannot be ignored.

human will continue to play with nature and fire is expected to burn the fingers

wish i can see how the fingers were burnt. in the meantime, i can only visualise what's in Brave New World


Yeah it's a great book, Huxley is definitely a great thinker. It's also really interesting how he wrote it during the 1930's or so, and the themes in his book relate to us, the year 2000ers. Then again, the world described by Huxley in BNW cannot be "bad". To us, who are unfamiliar to that world, basically aliens, it may be unattractive, whereas if we were born into that world, we would seem to be really happy.
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