posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 09:30 AM
The human species will end, one day, whether or not we research and implement genetic research into action. Viruses will mutate. Man will build
bigger, faster ways to destroy themselves....
I think you're drawing false analogies from your films...
Planet of the Apes - Not due to genetic research...remember the end of the film...the Statue of Liberty... "Oh my God... I'm back. I'm home. All
the time it was... we finally really did it. [screaming] YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! OH, DAMN YOU! GODDAMN YOU ALL TO HELL! (camera pans to reveal
the half-destroyed Statue of Liberty sticking out of the sand)"
Time Machine - again, Nuclear war, if my memory serves me correctly.
Idiocracy - the idiots of society reproduce faster than the intelligent of the species, till the point where the entire genepool is...well...shallower
than a bathtub...they SHUN science and education and progress, in favor of reality tv, monster trucks, and convenience.
Horror movies - are we to imply that pedophiles killed in housefires can come back to haunt and kill people in their dreams? Or how about half
deformed, silent mongoloids drowning at summer camp and returning from the grave as an unstoppable killing machine to exact their revenge on society?
End of the day, you're confusing entertainment with reality.
Could unexpected and detrimental things happen? Yes. But they will happen with or without man's dabbling...better to understand the nature of the
problem than to remain ignorant.
Besides, the line of reasoning is irrational. If we research and finally understand genetics, it wouldn't matter how much any virus or genetic code
mutated, because in understanding the science of genetics, we'd be able to understand why, and fix it. It is only because, at this point and time,
we don't understand it, because certain people, such as yourself, fear what could happen...by some freak chance.
We understand what we understand for a reason...if we weren't meant to, we wouldn't.
[edit on 19/4/09 by madhatr137]