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Today I read a strange article about China successfully genetically modifying a human fetus. Westerns scientist want to set an international law against genetically modifying humans, but China states it refuses to obey the law.

Here's the article:

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/56379/20150703/chinese-genetics-research-gone-far-west-china-crossed-ethical-boundaries.htm


So what happens when genetically modified humans become a major population? What about health risks? Shouldn't people just be allowed to be natural ? Isn't this what Adolf Hitler wanted to do?

I for one am against this 10000% and more.

What do you think?
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Chances are, most countries will try and set a law around this type of thing. They'll likely limit what you can actually do with this.
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I would want to see the outcome ..
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QTAC wrote:

Chances are, most countries will try and set a law around this type of thing. They'll likely limit what you can actually do with this.


All that will do is give the countries with no such law an advantage. China will create a race of genetically superior humans and take over the world.
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Well...there was lobotomy's >_>

But I guess if your not messing with their heads its fine
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But what about the health effects?

Will they have severe mental or emotional problems?

Will they lack a sense of humanity?

Will they be uncaring and overwhelmingly hateful?

Will they not have the ability to repent of wrong doing or know when they are doing wrong?


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brookline wrote:

But what about the health effects?

Will they have severe mental or emotional problems?

Will they lack a sense of humanity?

Will they be uncaring and overwhelmingly hateful?

Will they not have the ability to repent of wrong doing or know when they are doing wrong?




They will likely be brainwashed by whatever government creates them and use there superior abilities for that governments aims.
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brookline wrote:

But what about the health effects?

Will they have severe mental or emotional problems?

Will they lack a sense of humanity?

Will they be uncaring and overwhelmingly hateful?

Will they not have the ability to repent of wrong doing or know when they are doing wrong?




They must learn equality early on in life, like REALLY early on, that's the only option I could think of
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You should watch Gattaca
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What happened to the cat girl thread?
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I'm going to address this from two standpoints: The scientific atheist's standpoint, which will actually be acknowledged and a Christian standpoint, because this the personal belief I hold.

Scientifically speaking, humans stopped organically evolving at the point that technological, political, and social advancement made natural selection obsolete. We've actually probably been going backwards, if you want to know the truth. So, it stands to reason our next step in evolution will be deliberate, and made using science. This is something I call Homo Deliberate... but it has taken other names, such as Homo Evolutis. Simply put, this is when mankind takes control of its own evolution.

Once this happens, our advancement will speed up exponentially. As we produce more intelligent generations, these intelligent generations will be capable of making even greater strides... In a matter of generations, we will have become something that we cannot even fathom at the present. From an evolutionary standpoint, what would take billions of years, and technologically, what seems 1000s of years away at present will be achieved much faster than we can imagine, once we start deliberately improving mankind. The key, unfortunately, is improving mankind.

At present, we may know a few little things we can tinker with to improve health, ect., but much of genetic coding is still a mystery, and doing any drastic improvements in overall performance is really not within our reach.... not without screwing something up terribly.

Inevitably, there will be Homo Sapiens and Homo Deliberate at some point. There will be those who refuse genetic modifications. All I can really say is I hope Homo Deliberate have mercy. My gut tells me that mercy will mean quick extermination. Why do I say this? Because, look at the way Homo Sapiens run the world. Homo Deliberate letting us run the world would be like a grown man letting a 5 year-old drive the car on the freeway.... actually, that really doesn't put it into perspective.... it would be more like letting our pet monkey drive. I know you are all thinking that is an exaggeration, because a monkey would wreck the car almost immediately.... but in the grand scheme of things, it has not taken mankind very long at all to wreck this planet. The problem is that most Homo Sapiens who refuse genetic modifications will also be extremely hostile and completely against Homo Deliberate rule. Homo Deliberate will really have no other choice than a quick extermination of the remaining Homo Sapiens.

Then, all will be well, and mankind will finally be as one.

Now, according to my religious beliefs... I know Christians are extremely against genetic modification... but I honestly do not have an opinion. I do think it is a matter of principle rather than scripture, but I admit my knowledge is lacking in the area. I will say, I would not accept modification myself, as a matter of principle.

Either way, I guess we will just have to wait and see what develops.
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Sounds like the makings of a nurture vs nature discussion.If it can be done it will be done.
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