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Gene Technology Is Racism
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Posted 4/22/09

Gene technology is racism?


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090422/sc_nm/us_racism_un_vatican;_ylt=Am_175L_rqaUQFnsGSR_5J6s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTJtbzczMmt0BGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMDkwNDIyL3VzX3JhY2lzbV91bl92YXRpY2FuBGNwb3MDOARwb3MDMTYEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDZ2VuZXRlY2hub2xv


GENEVA (Reuters) – Technology allowing parents to choose the genetic characteristics of their babies threatens to breed new forms of racism, the Vatican told a United Nations race conference on Wednesday.

Pope Benedict earlier this week said the heated U.N. forum, which several Western powers are boycotting to avoid giving legitimacy to criticism of Israel, was an important initiative to confront all forms of modern discrimination.

"The Holy See is also alarmed by the still latent temptation of eugenics that can be fueled by techniques of artificial procreation and the use of 'superfluous embryos'," Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Vatican observer to the U.N. in Geneva said.

"The possibility of choosing the color of the eyes or other physical characteristic of a child could lead to the creation of a 'subcategory of human beings' or the elimination of human beings that do not fulfill the characteristics predetermined by a given society."

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has cast a long shadow over the Geneva meeting that formally wraps up on Friday.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made international headlines on its opening day on Monday when he denounced Israel as a racist state, prompting dozens of delegates to stream out.

Pro-Israeli and Jewish groups had urged the Vatican to boycott the meeting alongside Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Canada, and Israel.

But Tomasi said it was important for religious voices to be heard at such forums.

"In the fight against racism, faith communities play a major part," he said.

He also cited concerns that "an increased fragmentation of social relations in our multicultural societies" and the world's economic crisis has made vulnerable people even more so.

Posted 4/22/09 , edited 4/22/09
*scratches head* something like this exists?

& no one is posting in your thread lol :P

edit: maybe this topic will work in the extended discussion or sumthing =T
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Now it's racist to have a preference? According to this kind of logic, you are racist if you prefer one body type/skin tone and eye color over the other.

Isn't it human nature to have a preference?

Anyway, I wont get into how ethical it is to do this, but it certainly is NOT racist.
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Posted 4/22/09
boring =_=
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Posted 4/22/09
who gives a shit!?
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Don't hate on me just because I want white children.
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Posted 4/22/09
this will eventualy be a problem but not for a while at least. No one is going to worry about designer babys with a war going on...but then again this is America (or other places *cough cough*)
Posted 4/22/09
And later on, we'll be hearing some saying that ice cream is racist!
Fabulous!
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GintokiSakata wrote:

And later on, we'll be hearing some saying that ice cream is racist!
Fabulous!


Lol, Chocolate ice cream will no longer be made, because it's color is racist
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Posted 4/22/09
weird? - yes

racist? - no
Posted 4/22/09
funny, in my computer your thread can scroll sideways

OT:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBzv6JSm-No&feature=related
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just another thing us humans do to play God!
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~weird
Posted 4/22/09 , edited 4/22/09
So are you saying that it's racist because people want their babies to be a certain color?
I know a few black people who want to sleep with Spanish men so their babies will be pretty with long hair and light skin.
I think it's the most retarded thing I've ever herd.
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Posted 4/22/09

GintokiSakata wrote:

And later on, we'll be hearing some saying that ice cream is racist!
Fabulous!


Well the game Pool is racist. Basically the game is about you hitting the "white" ball and trying to hit all the other "colored" balls into the hole..
lol that is SO wrong..
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