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the morality of frankeistein and genetic engineering

sushi

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My understanding of frankeinstein is that do not play god and conduct experiments on human life and biology. Yet today, biotechnology and genetics, is moving more and more towards this direction. what consequences and benefits do you forsee in this trend, do you think it is ethical or not?

how bad or how good can it get?

 

Pyropyro

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We can't play god. Playing god is establishing the rules of nature. What geneticists are doing are simply making things more efficient within said rules.

Like my prof once said, we are developing tech so fast that ethics can't keep up with them. I really would appreciate it if humanities people upgrade their stuff once in a while.

How good? Well how about the banishment of bad genes (sickle cell anemia, color blindness etc.)

How bad? I really don't care about that.
 

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We can't play god. Playing god is establishing the rules of nature. What geneticists are doing are simply making things more efficient within said rules.

Like my prof once said, we are developing tech so fast that ethics can't keep up with them. I really would appreciate it if humanities people upgrade their stuff once in a while.

How good? Well how about the banishment of bad genes (sickle cell anemia, color blindness etc.)

How bad? I really don't care about that.
genetic technology is different from others in sense it could be abused.
do you watch biotech movies like resident evil?
 

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We can't play god. Playing god is establishing the rules of nature. What geneticists are doing are simply making things more efficient within said rules.

Like my prof once said, we are developing tech so fast that ethics can't keep up with them. I really would appreciate it if humanities people upgrade their stuff once in a while.

How good? Well how about the banishment of bad genes (sickle cell anemia, color blindness etc.)

How bad? I really don't care about that.
genetic technology is different from others in sense it could be abused.
do you watch biotech movies like resident evil?
Lolz. I'll wager that my college level bio and chem knowledge is much more dangerous than my biotech knowledge.

Yup, funny thing is, they're fiction.
 

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Bioweapons exist, they're not the fun kind of bioweapons like zombies and monsters but rather highly infectious/debilitating diseases transmitted by difficult-to-contain vectors like fleas and mosquitoes.

Imagine you get bitten by a mosquito and just like that you've got Ebola, or AIDS, or Ebola and AIDS, or Ebola, AIDS and this really bad itch that won't go away.

You feel itchy now don't you?
 

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Bioweapons exist, they're not the fun kind of bioweapons like zombies and monsters but rather highly infectious/debilitating diseases transmitted by difficult-to-contain vectors like fleas and mosquitoes.

Imagine you get bitten by a mosquito and just like that you've got Ebola, or AIDS, or Ebola and AIDS, or Ebola, AIDS and this really bad itch that won't go away.

You feel itchy now don't you?
Now that's basic microbiology and/or chemistry. You just need large amount of culture media/cells to breed bacteria and viruses for your warfare needs.

As for insect warfare, it's kinda less dramatic but still debilitating. See the 1989 medfly attack.
 

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Bioweapons exist, they're not the fun kind of bioweapons like zombies and monsters but rather highly infectious/debilitating diseases transmitted by difficult-to-contain vectors like fleas and mosquitoes.

Imagine you get bitten by a mosquito and just like that you've got Ebola, or AIDS, or Ebola and AIDS, or Ebola, AIDS and this really bad itch that won't go away.

You feel itchy now don't you?
its not that simple when you can control and manipulate the entire genetic code.
 
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