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Genetically Engineered Babies? Experts Debate Idea Of 'Designer Baby' Ban -WHAT!!!


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Julie
- 2208 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"Mother Nature is a metaphor," he continued. "And it is a bad metaphor, because in reality inheritance is a game of craps ... It won't have to be that way in the future."



   

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Varcolac Veroscarius (93)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:43 am
Complex of god!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 11:29 am
Excellent, thought-provoking article. While it is true that there are numerous, horrible genetic disorders that I can only suspect most of us would approve of any treatment to alleviate them, this technology is dangerous precisely because it is a step toward eugenics. Who decides what constitutes a "defect?" Then, who decides how to "eliminate the defect?" Who determines "the defectives?" And who will decide how to "eliminate" them?

Will the neurotypical majority decide to exterminate everything that it determines is atypical? Will the hearing majority decide to silence Deaf people and Deaf culture? Will skin be made white, hair be made blond, and eyes be made blue? Who decides? Who even has the right?

We have gone down this road before and it took a world war to put Hitler and the other "purists" down. We must not be seduced by the health claims of technological fascists.
 

Roger G (148)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 1:15 pm
noted, thanks !
 

cecily w (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 1:56 pm
Please ask me again when our Total Fertility Rate declines to 1.5 :)
 

Vicky P (476)
Friday March 1, 2013, 3:24 pm
I don't really the idea of designer human beings :/ it's not natural, like GMOs
 

Animae C (507)
Monday March 4, 2013, 7:14 pm
The sad pathetic human beings who want to control the weather, womens bodies, the whole planet & beyond, etc. etc.....
 

. (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:17 pm
wrong, wrong, wrong
 
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