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Genetic engineering & genetically modified organisms
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Posted 2/7/08
Every day you probably eat a Gmo. The most common eating ingredients are g.m.o's. (not all but most) corn/soybean/canola/rice/ (assuming rice) / cotton seed oil and wheat. One could also say livestock (for 100's of years man has been breading them to meet ideal standers)

Being a farmer I support Gmo's to an existent. If I were not to use any gmo's this year I'd probably lose the farm so I don't have much of a chose.
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It's more or less the only way we can evolve, at least beneficially, in this age. If it's for survival or improving life for everyone, I see no problem with it. Unfortunately, it would most likely not be available for everyone (others have already noted that this will create a greater division among classes) and could easily be used as a tool to obtain and misuse power.

Texhnolyze dealt with this in some interesting ways.
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Posted 2/7/08

pakeha wrote:

had a look through index couldnt find anything if there is already a thread please lock

ok so do you agree with g.e and g.m.o? (genetic enganering and genetically modified organisims) do you think that scientists should mess with our food or even with unborn children?

me personally i think its ok to modify food slightly to benifit health but i dont agree with modifying children unless they have some kind of terrible deformation or sickness and it will save their life.

for me so long as they dont go to far i think g.e and g.m.o is ok


NO! They should NOT screw around with the food. All our food right now is GM food. God only knows what these foods are doing to us. I guess we will find out in 50 years from now!

But, I think its a great science and should continue with its research. I just don't like to buy GM food! And organic IS SO EXPENSIVE!!!
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Posted 2/7/08
Food: yes
Babies: no
Food you can decide whether to eat, but the baby has no say in things.
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34 / F / Canada
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Posted 2/7/08
both things have good AND bad effects. and/or possible out comes =)

Personally, I'm for it; long as nothing evil can be done (but, it can't be helped)

with all the research and progress we're having on this, one day, we will be able to change people and create /thee/ "Perfect". Though so far, we're able to read genes =) which is good, because we now know a few sickness that is caused by genes and CAN be fixed; which saves a lot of lives.

but there are so many evil can be done with this, we can start cloning, we can do all sords of crazy things...is it worth it? I don't know.

but i'm for it~ I want to know what will/can happen =) even if it may fire back.
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Posted 2/7/08
well i like to stay natural.. it just seams more right and cleaner.. not fake, so im not reli for these genetically modified things
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Posted 2/10/08
I'm ok with it.

I believe that if humans want to move on technologically, that this research must be done. I mean, look at how much progress we made in technology by doing what people say "Isn't right". Morals shouldn't stop advancement that might one day benefit mankind, with this type of research we might be able to cure a lot of diseases.
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Posted 2/10/08
we can't escape it....Siberian wolf have been bred to be domestic pets and tools.....that's in a sense genetic engineering.....forget arguing about it ....it's going to happened. T-rex....Hitler, Einstein blah blah....

i think i am more scared about a Terminator T800 terminating all human race
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23 / M / Australia
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Posted 2/18/08
GMO- if we're talking about cloning plants & animals in name of food then it is that bad, but i find it immoral.
G.E- this is something that i'm completely against. I agree wit other saying it is against nature & we should just let natural evolution do it thing
Posted 2/18/08
if it's beneficial,
why not?










i really hate the "god"
arguments.
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Posted 5/17/08
if it makes humans stronger, smarter and resistant to diseases and the methods are ok and not bad then it's ok.
and i think the government should provide people with it and not make people pay for it and let people have a choice on if they want to have a genetically enhanced child or not.

my only concerns are that the experiments could make a bad side effect and that normal and genetically enhanced people will fight like Gundam Seed.
Posted 5/17/08 , edited 5/17/08
The thing about it is, we really don't know the effects of it, yet we're putting it into just about everything we eat. If it was definitely certain it was safe, I would have less problems, but that's not the case.
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I don't believe it's bad. If people genetically enhance/change an unborn child it could benefit them. sure it wouldn't be fair to other people, and yeah i don't think it's good to do to people since things should be natural. Though if you've watched Gundam Seed you'd see that genetically enhanced people are just as nice as normal people. yeah, i'm referring to an anime XD what i meant is that people are all the same whether we know it or not, everyone just has a different way of thinking.
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Posted 11/10/08
I believe that Genetic engineering will help the world in fighting off diseases, but at the same time we're going to be facing moral issues.

My argument is that having Aspergers Syndrome, people treat it as a condition.. an illness. When I do not and don't want to be cured of it, however my say won't change the say of others and it makes me feel as though my rights are taken away.
Nobody wants their personality cured if its not harming anybody - Unless of course they willingly ask.

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Genetically modified organisms. People fear Eugenics.
I admit science sounds scary in those terms, but wouldn't we be afraid back in the days when science seemed like magic.

The technology for creating biological bombs and diseases already exists so I think we're through the worst of it except morals laid down by people in fear.
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