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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: May 23rd, 2013, 8:59 pm
by mnstrviola
Wow. Science scares me. In our generation, things like genetic engineering on animals and even people are bound to become a thing... and probably one of the most controversial topics in our history. Manipulating DNA... do you guys think it's ethical? I mean, curing diseases would be great, but it's a slippery slope... what if someone wanted their baby to have blue eyes instead of brown? What if they wanted their baby to be faster... stronger?

I've always viewed myself and well, our generation as being very progressive, but this is one thing I'd be really hesitant and old-fashioned about...

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: May 24th, 2013, 4:19 am
by Cedavis6
Wow. Science scares me. In our generation, things like genetic engineering on animals and even people are bound to become a thing... and probably one of the most controversial topics in our history. Manipulating DNA... do you guys think it's ethical? I mean, curing diseases would be great, but it's a slippery slope... what if someone wanted their baby to have blue eyes instead of brown? What if they wanted their baby to be faster... stronger?

I've always viewed myself and well, our generation as being very progressive, but this is one thing I'd be really hesitant and old-fashioned about...
Them darn kids and their air-breathing fishes! In my day they all breathed water like they should!
EDIT: Typo.

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: May 24th, 2013, 2:42 pm
by Luo
I just changed my division from C to Grad... I can't believe it's over.
them feelz T_T man oh man what a journey it's been.

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: May 24th, 2013, 3:50 pm
by iwonder
We just had our end of the year gathering for SciOly, it was a lot of fun but it's soooo sad to see all these people go :(

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: May 24th, 2013, 3:59 pm
by Cedavis6
Just got the entire collection of FL Baum's Oz books on my Nook for less than $1!

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: May 24th, 2013, 4:20 pm
by Kokonilly
the year is ending it's so sad

oh wait we still have nearly three weeks

:|

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: May 24th, 2013, 5:10 pm
by Cedavis6
LOL, Dr. Doofenshmirtz synced up to Taylor Swift's "Trouble".

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: May 24th, 2013, 5:51 pm
by ThePrudentGuava
Wow. Science scares me. In our generation, things like genetic engineering on animals and even people are bound to become a thing... and probably one of the most controversial topics in our history. Manipulating DNA... do you guys think it's ethical? I mean, curing diseases would be great, but it's a slippery slope... what if someone wanted their baby to have blue eyes instead of brown? What if they wanted their baby to be faster... stronger?

I've always viewed myself and well, our generation as being very progressive, but this is one thing I'd be really hesitant and old-fashioned about...
I think that people are being slow about genetic experimentation mostly because of the inherent ethical qualms with it. I was watching Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on Science Channel and they were talking about this. It goes farther in depth than I ever could. You should watch it. Bioethics is a fascinating field of study.

What do you think?

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: May 24th, 2013, 8:26 pm
by frogzorz
Yeah, there's a ton of controversy about the ethics of germ-line (sperm, egg) gene therapy. I really don't think it's such a great idea because once everyone becomes stronger, the perception of greatness is set to such a high standard that a feat that we would consider amazing would be pretty much average. If everyone becomes healthier, the world becomes too populated and we have to either find an alternative way to have ground to live on or die off due to overpopulation. Just my two cents.

On another note, I finished my last AP test today...now it's just the SAT subject test and waiting for my scores to come out in July :cry:

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: May 25th, 2013, 4:49 pm
by Cedavis6
Ugh. Wisdom teeth out AND a cold.