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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby mnstrviola » May 23rd, 2013, 8:59 pm

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...

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Cedavis6 » May 24th, 2013, 4:19 am

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...
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Postby Luo » May 24th, 2013, 2:42 pm

I just changed my division from C to Grad... I can't believe it's over.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby iwonder » May 24th, 2013, 3:50 pm

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 :(
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Cedavis6 » May 24th, 2013, 3:59 pm

Just got the entire collection of FL Baum's Oz books on my Nook for less than $1!

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Postby Kokonilly » May 24th, 2013, 4:20 pm

the year is ending it's so sad

oh wait we still have nearly three weeks

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Postby Cedavis6 » May 24th, 2013, 5:10 pm

LOL, Dr. Doofenshmirtz synced up to Taylor Swift's "Trouble".

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby ThePrudentGuava » May 24th, 2013, 5:51 pm

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.

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby frogzorz » May 24th, 2013, 8:26 pm

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.

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Cedavis6 » May 25th, 2013, 4:49 pm

Ugh. Wisdom teeth out AND a cold.


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