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Should Babies Be Genetically Engineered?


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#46    freetoroam

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

View Postbmk1245, on 20 February 2013 - 09:33 PM, said:

Every single thing can be used in wrong way (take toothpick - excellent weapon to pick the eye, with the credit card you can slice someones throat, etc, etc, etc).

You are having it up my back!!


What is healthy? Any of us have hundreds of "faulty/bad" genes. In the long turn it may give bad results. And how we will know couple will have an unhealthy child until that child is born? Screening.

Screening once the child has been conceived, And even then it can not tell everything. Screening will not tell if your child will be autistic!


Computers were very expensive few decades ago. Nowadays you can have pretty good PC of $1000 (and 10 year old PC you won't buy for $100). New technologies are always expensive, with time it will become cheap.

They will not be using an ipad or a Dell laptop!! Surgery is not cheap and the surgeons wages are not getting lower. The money required to conduct the research and experiments will cost an arm and a leg, someone will want their money back as well as the surgeons being well paid for doing it too.


Edited by freetoroam, 20 February 2013 - 09:46 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

View PostAsteroidX, on 20 February 2013 - 09:42 PM, said:

My child is perfect and non GM.

Same here,now only if i could have his mother genetically engineered to not be such a ***** we might still be together lmao :lol:

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

View Postgreen_dude777, on 20 February 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

I'm more focused on the degenerative diseases being eliminated from the gene pool, enhancing our bodies to fight off infectious diseases, increasing our regenerative abilities, maxing out our intellectual capabilities, and so forth.


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have to say I agree with this. I can't see how preventing children from suffering can be considered a bad thing?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

View PostAsteroidX, on 20 February 2013 - 09:42 PM, said:

My child is perfect and non GM.

Well, your subjective opinion of your child deems him or her perfect.  Their genetic code will say otherwise.

Also, when we get really good at this gene modification and therapy stuff, we (in theory) will be able to correct a bunch of things that aren't 'perfect' to begin with.

One major example, we may be able to fix the fact that we share a windpipe and feeding tube.  Increase the number and type of rods and cones in our eyes.  Get rid of the vestigal organs (so you aren't risking death from appendicitis).  Fix the fact we only have 2 sets of teeth in our lifetime, and get rid of the extras.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

View Postgreen_dude777, on 20 February 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

Is it a concern to humanity how many people have what color of hair?


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ginger people are the work of satan!
:-)

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

View Postshrooma, on 20 February 2013 - 09:54 PM, said:

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yes.
ginger people are the work of satan!
:-)

LMAO :lol:

"If it is not advantageous,do not move.If objectives can not be attained,do not employ the army.Unless endangered do not engage in warfare.The ruler cannot mobilize the army out of personal anger.The general can not engage in battle because of personal frustration.When it is advantageous,move;when not advantageous,stop.Anger can revert to happiness,annoyance can revert to joy,but a vanquished state cannot be revived,the dead cannot be brought back to life." Sun-Tzu

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 20 February 2013 - 09:38 PM, said:



I would not be surprised at all if it is going on right now behind closed doors as we type.
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me neither!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

View Postshrooma, on 20 February 2013 - 09:54 PM, said:

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ginger people are the work of satan!
:-)

WHAT??
I am telling my daddy!
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 20 February 2013 - 09:59 PM, said:

WHAT??
I am telling my daddy!
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Look at that diabolical face,no telling what evil lurks behind those red brows lol

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

my ex-wife was ginger.
and a solicitor.
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(says the penniless, broken shell of a man.)

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

View Postshrooma, on 20 February 2013 - 10:14 PM, said:

my ex-wife was ginger.
and a solicitor.
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(says the penniless, broken shell of a man.)
Oh dear, you do like to live dangerously.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 20 February 2013 - 10:21 PM, said:


Oh dear, you do like to live dangerously.


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the next time I contemplate marriage, i'm just going to buy a house, and give it away to someone I really, really hate, as it will be cheaper, and less painful in the long run.....

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:36 AM

View Postbmk1245, on 20 February 2013 - 01:47 PM, said:

Apparently, possibility to eradicate hereditary illnesses is unspeakable evil...

Eerie dark ages... Potatoes will cause all imaginable diseases.

No, I don't think that way. This field is like fire. It depends on how you use it. I support its use to "heat" objects and "warm" people, but I don't support its use to "burn" humanity.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:42 AM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 20 February 2013 - 09:46 PM, said:

Same here,now only if i could have his mother genetically engineered to not be such a ***** we might still be together lmao :lol:

LOL Let's hope that she doesn't lurk here. Don't reveal too much personal information, just to be on the safe side. :whistle:

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:49 AM

View PostDetective Mystery 2013, on 21 February 2013 - 03:42 AM, said:

LOL Let's hope that she doesn't lurk here. Don't reveal too much personal information, just to be on the safe side. :whistle:

:lol:  Yeah was going to put a pic of myself in as my avatar,then decided would be best not to lol

"If it is not advantageous,do not move.If objectives can not be attained,do not employ the army.Unless endangered do not engage in warfare.The ruler cannot mobilize the army out of personal anger.The general can not engage in battle because of personal frustration.When it is advantageous,move;when not advantageous,stop.Anger can revert to happiness,annoyance can revert to joy,but a vanquished state cannot be revived,the dead cannot be brought back to life." Sun-Tzu




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