a reply to: demongoat
Actually I did major in Biology with a strong focus on genetics at one of the top liberal arts schools in the country and have a MS in Environmental
Science so I do know a thing or two about it
I would be willing to put money on it you have never even ran an electroforesis.
Let me guess your are a computer science major perhaps? Engineer? Or just a skeptic not willing to think outside of the box?
That was just a thought provoking question that maybe if a race was advanced enough and got rid of all the "junk" DNA in a sequence through genetic
manipulation than perhaps your could accomplish some pretty wild stuff.
The point I was trying to make is we are not that advanced, in building machines or genetics or physics or anything and to say we are is really just
kidding ourselves. Let go of the ego a little and you will see this is true. Speculating about the motives of an advanced race is just that,
I was just giving some reasons why genetic engineering might be a better alternative for an advanced race. You can't think in the small minded terms
of our race and "civilization."
Think about dogs, we have created a myriad of shapes, sizes and dispositions in a very short amount of time with the extremely archaic method of
selective breeding. Think if you threw ethics out the window (which an advanced race that genetically altered sentient beings for their own purposes
would have done a long time ago) think of the things they could do with their advanced knowledge.
They definitely would not be worried about killing them and as far a feeding them you do realize that those machines you are so fond of do require
electricity, oil, gas, raw materials that need to be mined etc. etc. etc. You do realize the pyramids were most likely built by slave labor and it
would be an extremely impressive feat today even given the advanced technology we posses now.
Not to mention you can definitely beat a car to death, I did that with my old Honda
I'm not talking about human slave at all and that is what you are not getting. I am talking about genetics and what an advanced race could
accomplish if they have mastered the art especially if they have no regard for ethics. It truly is terrifying stuff so I can understand if you can't
wrap your head around it.
You give my effort a C huh. I would just say I blew you out of the water.......just saying