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#1    Hobo

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Posted 16 March 2003 - 05:47 AM

                                                  "Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked?"
- Ecclesiastes 7:13

"I not only think we will tamper with Mother Nature. I think Mother wants us to."
- Willard Gaylin


is the movie gattaca prophetic? with our understanding of dna many genitic 'disorders', and the ability to single out a person with near 100% accuracy does the movie gattaca send a chill down your spine?

amtrak tries to deny claims based on dna
http://www.utu.org/News/NewsDgst/2001/Febr...230001.htm#case
they were stoped but this did not stop companies in the movie.

i dont even have to link to anything about dna's role in our judicial system, just watch the news there will be at least one story pertaining to it.


do we even want to know what our genetic future has in store for us, and if we decide we do once that information is on file whos hands are it going to end up in?
http://www.pbs.org/fredfriendly/ourgenes/w.../who_index.html

should we search and filter out devistating genetic disorders? if so should we go ahead and screen for lesser inherited diseases? and if so should we screen out other 'undesirable' genes such as obesity, alcohalism, violent tendencies, depression?
http://www.pbs.org/fredfriendly/ourgenes/m...king_index.html

transcripts related to above links
http://www.pbs.org/fredfriendly/ourgenes/t...ranscripts.html


another scary thought is when gattaca first came out there was an advertisement to geneticaly engineer your child, suposedly thosands of people called.

do you think we should take control of our evolution, do we know better than natural selection? should we design gregor's for the our benifit? can we build a society where everyone has their place because they were born for it?                                                  


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Posted 16 March 2003 - 06:11 AM

                                                  no x 8  tongue.gif                                                  

if there was a meteor,
adrift amongst space,
set about on a collision course
not with Earth, but my face...
i wonder if id even know,
at what time i might,
be passed off like an old style
and by the meteor be smite?

- me, 1997

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Posted 17 March 2003 - 06:18 PM

                                                  
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do you think we should take control of our evolution, do we know better than natural selection? should we design gregor's for the our benifit? can we build a society where everyone has their place because they were born for it?


I think.. Yes! I believe we are at the stage to evolve ourselves. I think we should be able to add and take away good and bad genes to make a perfect child. One who doesn't have any disseases. Take Stephen Hawkings for example. If he had a child it would have a good chance to be smart, yet it would have a good chance to have the horrible dissease that Hawkings has. Now, if we could take that gene away that causes the dissease, he would have a smart, normal child. With great potental. Plus, why stop there. Why not add a third arm. Hell, I could use 2 heads. 2 heads are always better than 1, eh?

About Gattaca, I believe that it will not only be based on how long you live, but how smart you are, too.

BTW, good links. smile.gif                                                  





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