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Originally posted by wlord
creepy stuff if you ask me. we are headed in that direction though..a race of clones and genetic engineering.
Originally posted by autowrench
I think it's great, and I'll tell you why. Disease, genetic and otherwise, would be a thing of the past. No more disabled people, no more mental illness, or retardation, or ADHD, or any other childhood problems.
Yes who cares if these children end up completely screwed up, as long as that desperate couple manipulates their way into having them huh
Originally posted by Serraphina
I couldn't imagine my life without kids. In fact, thinking about it make me sad. I'll be thankful for my grandchildren when the time comes! I just couldn't fault someone for using artificial means to conceive. It is not my place to fault them or judge them. If they are operating within the parameters of law and ethical behavior - go for it.
As to the risks - pish posh. We have bigger worries and fish to fry - such as pollution, waste, disease. These things present more of a risk to mutation in humans, than splicing genes that WE KNOW go together in a certain way to create a viable human that will thrive.
I swear, if people started thinking critically for once, they would fall over in shock at their own stupidity.
Next time an artificial anything created by our horrible technology and science - oh I don't know - like a pacemaker is needed - may the authorities who spy, note everyone of you, and DENY you the technology you so despise. For that is what you propose doing to those who would use technology to conceive.
Originally posted by Maslo
It is very important to ensure that any genetic modifications are reasonably safe for the children. But beyond that, I dont see any ethical or moral issues. Nature my arse, genetic engineering is the future. It is only a matter of time.
Originally posted by sugarcookie1
I think this is wonderful news it might open the door to cureing my Cystic fibrosis that is genetic if not me others with this horrible disease i have no problems with this at all in-fact I'm excited..peace,sugarcookie1
Originally posted by Shadowflux
Maybe one day we can engineer children who are born immune to such close minded, torch and pitchfork, idiocy. Every scientific advancement is being labeled as "ungodly" and "against nature", it's really starting to get old. Of course, these people change their tunes when these advancements somehow benefit them. It's like the people who don't believe in science but rush to the hospital whenever something goes wrong.