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It’s all about super-soldiers. This is what the holy grail is going to be: getting that better military creature. Nothing is more efficient than biological structure—no silicon, no metal. A soldier who’s much harder to bleed to death, or a soldier that doesn’t need to drink as much water, or doesn’t need to eat for five or six days, or doesn’t need to sleep—any one of these things would be an enormous advantage in warfare. [With CRISPR/Cas 9] you can put a new gene into an organism, or you can tweak a gene and turn it on where it had been turned off, or turn it off where it had been turned on. The most important genes are regulatory genes—they’re like generals that control hundreds of other genes, and so just by messing with one of them you could change entire swaths of what an organism looks like or how it behaves.
At the same time it turns out that there is a means of causing change that is not Darwinian. Lamarck is always ridiculed in evolution classes—he’s the guy that said that the reason giraffes have long necks is that giraffes would stretch their necks every day,...
originally posted by: Nikola014
a reply to: Kali74
You have nerves comparing what the Holocaust victims went trough, going trough actual hell and back, with what pathetic, spoiled libtards brats are going trough, just because their candidate lost?
That's just poor taste