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It's never OK
2 6%
It's ok if used to fix abnormalities, but not for aesthetic manipulation
13 38%
No opinion
4 12%
It's ok for most things except that one thing that's not ok
4 12%
It's ok for w/e
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#1
Is choosing your mate a kind of softcore eugenics? If so, should eugenics permissible? Where is the line drawn between influencing your potential child's genes and 'playing god'?


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#2
people who produce ugly offspring should be exterminated
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#3
Man, I can't wait for that game to come out. ****ing bitches be all over dem kitty cats and competitions and shit, randomized gameplay with 10^28 different kinds of cats? Sign me up!
#4
Yes, it is.

Yes, it should.

If god didn't want us to play god he wouldn't have let us exploit glitches in his coding that allows us to alter genetic sequences.
#5
I guess it could be if you're considering the deep genetic outcomes, like that one episode of Big Bang Theory when Sheldon is considering the ultimate mate to create a genius child.

But otherwise I don't see how.
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#6
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people who produce ugly offspring should be exterminated

I'm pretty sure that is the purpose of the pit; to create an extensive database of whom should be emitted from the gene pool when such people are to exterminated.

(Which is cool with me, btw, as long as ugly people include fatties )
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#7
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(Which is cool with me, btw, as long as ugly people include fatties )

Of course
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#8
In some ways it is, but a subconscious decision. Most people don't decide to start a relationship with the intention of having children purely on the genetic traits displayed by the other person. Although it is a factor when it comes to just sperm/egg donors.

I think that it should be allowed to prevent genetic diseases/abnormalities, but I worry that society will express varying levels of hate towards those who decide not to alter their potential offspring's genes in order to prevent abnormalities.
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#9
Honestly, although I think the actual question as presented is grasping at straws and very hyperbolic, it has an interesting flair to it. With that being said, I think that the difference between selective mating (and lets be honest, the very non-scientific phenomenon of love) are entirely different from modifying genetic sequences and whatnot.
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#10
we should make a clone of kurt cobain so he can kill himself twice
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#11
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people who produce ugly offspring should be exterminated

Don't talk about your parents that way.


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Don't talk about your parents that way.




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#14
To be purely objective, as if I would be some alien looking down from my McSwagga BMW-UFO, I would say; "yeah of course, why not? It can only help I suppose?"

Just like people breed dogs to be skinny little ugly f*cks and sittin' all day in dem purse of an naturally ugly looking lady who appears "hot" because of a basecoat of greasepaint, we can "breed" people.

Just like people perform aesthetical surgery. Do dat sh*t with dem genes and yo' kids won't have to suffer dem damn hospital visits!

#15
What's a eugenic?
Is that some sort of mixed drink?
I'll have two.
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#17
i will have every single one of my future mates dna tested for proper genes
its my duty for the world to only pass along my perfect genes in a perfect vessel


dem dna tests gonna run me ragged
#18
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#19
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What's a eugenic?
Is that some sort of mixed drink?
I'll have two.


It's a drink that makes you unable to fill out the paperwork that I mentioned in my story about where babies come from. The drink is generally given to people that hand out the forms incorrectly (meaning the babies come out poorly) so that they can't mess up the paperwork again (thus preventing another baby to come out poorly).
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#21
Even if you did choose someone for their physical characteristics only, there's no guarantee that those same genes and those same characteristics will be passed onto your child.
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#22
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It's a drink that makes you unable to fill out the paperwork that I mentioned in my story about where babies come from. The drink is generally given to people that hand out the forms incorrectly (meaning the babies come out poorly) so that they can't mess up the paperwork again (thus preventing another baby to come out poorly).

So is it the equivalent of a 'You just got fired' drink, or is it more of a slap on the wrist kind of drink?
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#23
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So is it the equivalent of a 'You just got fired' drink, or is it more of a slap on the wrist kind of drink?


More along the line of a "we don't want you to ever mess up that badly again so we won't even give you another chance" type of drink.
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#24
Ah. I gotcha. Thank you for sharing this helpful information, wise one.
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#25
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Even if you did choose someone for their physical characteristics only, there's no guarantee that those same genes and those same characteristics will be passed onto your child.



Not for every trait, but I guarantee that if you have kids with a black girl, 99% of the time, your kid will be dark skinned. Also, if you fuck a gay dude, 100% the kid won't exist.
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#26
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Not for every trait, but I guarantee that if you have kids with a black girl, 99% of the time, your kid will be dark skinned. Also, if you fuck a gay dude, 100% the kid won't exist.


Lol, that's not true. One of my uncles had two kids with his black wife and both kids are pretty white. What you said isn't wrong, but it's not a guarantee.

It obviously depends on what genes we're talking about - for some it's a game of chance, for most you'll have the dominant genes winning out over the recessive and in some cases you can have genes mix.

But I don't know...my knowledge of genetics is limited. It was always one of my least favorite aspects of biology
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#27
I don't see a problem with using it to make sure the child isn't born with some genetic disease.
#28
Quote by Waterboy799
Even if you did choose someone for their physical characteristics only, there's no guarantee that those same genes and those same characteristics will be passed onto your child.


No guarantee but any characteristic you can think to name will be heritable to some extent. Attractiveness, intelligence, height, health, political views are just a few of the significant factors we know to be so.

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It obviously depends on what genes we're talking about - for some it's a game of chance, for most you'll have the dominant genes winning out over the recessive and in some cases you can have genes mix.


Most genetic effects we'd care to/be able to focus on are additive, lots and lots of genes all doing tiny little things. Because of this even with mutation, drift, interactions and all the stuff that makes it so complicated coming into play people tend towards their parents on these traits.
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#29
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Also, if you fuck a gay dude, 100% the kid won't exist.


What if you're a girl and you fuck a gay dude, or what if you're a boy and the gay dude has a vagina? So much for that 100% chance.
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#30
I don't see why there should be any problem with "playing god." The primary purpose of mating has always been to pass on DNA and create offspring. Are you going to accuse animals of playing god as well?
#31
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I don't see why there should be any problem with "playing god." The primary purpose of mating has always been to pass on DNA and create offspring. Are you going to accuse animals of playing god as well?


Well then all the animals are going to go to hell.
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#32
Eugenics is a bad idea because we can't possibly predict what genes will be the strongest in the future.