Dana Carroll fears Chinese experiments could alter worldwide progress of research
The dangers of this genetic meddling were foretold in groundbreaking TV fiction
over 50 years ago:"Improve a mechanical device and you may
double productivity, but improve man and you gain a thousand fold. I am such a
man."-Khan Noonien Singh, 2267
How about creating a race of quasi-humans that are very compliant, easy-going,
hard-working and never complain. They just do whatever the Dear Leader
The first to successfully pull this off, it could be worth billions, possibly
trillions. That’s why this guy, He, threw caution to the wind and is
testing on human babies, apparently allowed on China. Gene splicing could
definitely help mankind combat diseases and congenital conditions. But
unharnessed, creation of superhumans is not beyond the realm of possibility.
If, from a scientific point of view, you can, then you can be certain that some
will - regardless of any ethical considerations. Science, to most scientists,
is an end in itself; human considerations are not of much, if any, value to
them.I spent over a decade as a management consultant primarily
trying to change behavior of engineers and others with strictly scientific
backgrounds, to enable them to factor in human responses to situations. All
were highly flawed when dealing with people they tried to work with.
Fundamentally, all these folks saw, was a set of scientific criteria with zero
variables involving the humans around them impacted by the situation. This is precisely the 'scientific mindset' and is something to be
very concerned about if you are interested in human well-being.
@vkswm - Rochester, NY"Science should not be feared, rather
embraced, this new technology might lead to the eradication of genetic illness
and some psychological malaise."Oh, and using human babies as
"guinea pigs" is ok?
The movie is called Gattaca (1997). I was not sure I would live to see the day
that this movie came true. Yikes!
To quote Dr Malcolm in Jurassic Park, Just because you can, doesn't mean
“Kahn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”-Captain James Tiberus Kirk
Mice will not eat GMO food. Now human beings GMO -ed. As in the days of Noah.
Science should not be feared, rather embraced, this new technology might lead to
the eradication of genetic illness and some psychological malaise. Science lead
humanity of of the dark age and has given us greater longevity and technology
that makes life better.
"The alarmists who claimed that scientists won't behave responsibly in
the development of the next generation of gene editing now have ammunition,"
said Kyle Orwig, a reproductive specialist at the University of
Pittsburgh."That's why we can't have nice things.
Irresponsible researchers ruin it for everyone!But if there are
going to be violations, of course China will lead the way!
In our opinion: Colleges would benefit from a little less outrage and a little
more critical thinking, By In Our Opinion, For the Deseret NewsThe
DESNEWs needs to do the above also.Why is anyone shocked? The
Chinese have been selectively aborting female babies for the last 30+ years.If they are willing to abort a baby for its gender, why would they, like
1930-40 Germany, not experiment and see if they can make a master race?
Brave New World is here too soon.
First you abhor, then you tolerate, then you accept, then you embrace. What is
it going to take for society to accept this, the idea of reducing deformities
and/or diseases? I don't know. It took awhile to accept vaccines. And
blood transfusions. Invitro reproduction. And heart transplants, I mean the
heart is where the soul lies, some thought. And sheep carrying babies to term
(they haven't perfected that one yet). If it can be done people are
working on it as we discuss the situation. Are we ready for a super race?
Why is anyone shocked.. the human race has a dismal track record when it comes
to restraining itselfThis will happen again and again and again....