You will not hear this in the mainstream media, because it’s socially unacceptable. That’s at an even more basic level of human taboo that political correctness. It offends people who have no politics, because it offends their conception of themselves as “in control.”
You have a choice for human future:
You can have eugenics and natural selection, but with genetic engineering, the other two go out the window.
I’m not talking about trivial stuff like aborting babies with bad genes. I’m talking about these same scientists who cannot cure cancer starting to throw together genetic combinations, thinking it’ll make everything better.
I don’t trust them because I don’t trust us because our conception of reality is rooted in having ourselves be “in control,” and the tail wags the dog for everything else.
The same genetic testing, called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), has been used to test for inherited disorders such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease, life-shortening diseases known to be certainly acquired by those carrying a single gene.
The events might presage other screenings designed to create designer babies based on gender, IQ or athletic ability, some ethicists fear.
“There are many complex issues to take into account and the decision will finally come down to an individual’s personal ethics,” said Kath McLachlan, a clinical nurse specialist at the charity Breast Cancer Care.
Some fear the worst if laws are not crafted to corral the burgeoning field of “reprogenetics,” as it is called â€” combining reproductive technologies with genetic screening.
Aborting a cancer-bound baby is a good thing, if you ask me. Trying to play God with genetics we barely understand is not.
Big economic interests and subtle changes in terminology are helping spread a wider acceptance of eugenics, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
“The term ‘eugenics’ seems something of the past and just mentioning the word elicits horror,” he said during a Vatican press conference Feb. 17.
But, he said, scientific progress must be accompanied by greater ethical awareness that respects the full dignity of every human person.
The introduction to the congress program said excesses in the field of genetics can “lead to so-called eugenics which, in its various forms, seeks to obtain the perfect human being,” which includes unethical means that violate respect of all forms and conditions of human life.
I think you monkeys are in denial about just how much trouble we’re in. Not surprising; you want to be “in control,” and you’ll bend everything else you think to fit that paradigm.
As we run out of supplies, the population burgeons, water becomes scarce and fuel becomes scare, some kind of bottleneck will occur.
If you’re luckily, it’ll be a combination between natural selection and eugenics. Kill off the criminals; set the smart people up to breed more, and then let nature sort the rest out.
If you’re not, our arrogant and often imbecilic scientists will start trying to create the new multicultural master race — and they’ll partially succeed. They will give a being some enhanced abilities, and none of the wisdom to use them.
Think about what a disaster a rifle is in the hands of someone without judgment, or compassion. Now imagine someone very, very smart and strong with that same lack of judgment and compassion.
We don’t understand enough about genes to play with this technology yet.