Poll: Genetic Engineering vs Ethics
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Genetic engineering
17 94%
Ethics
1 6%
Voters: 18.
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#1
Genetic engineering can cure deadly diseases.
It can make fruit trees grow a bigger amount of fruits.
It can evolve animals so they are more suitable to their enviroment after climate change.
It can create entirely new species for special uses.

However people believe that is not correct to change the world this way.

What's your opinion on the matter ?
#2
I think that equating natural with inherent goodness is stupid. That creating a baby in the womb is ethical, but in a lab it is not.
It was my privilege
#3
We've been doing primitive versions of it for thousands of years i.e. cross-breeding. All I see it as is matching methods to an advancing modern society.
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#4
I think that the most ethical thing in regards to preserving nature would be to wipe out our species. Since we're not going to do that willingly, lets go all out and make 10ft monster fruit and flying vegetarian tigers.
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#5
A fear of genetic engineering will hold us back as a species

Looking at you, religious people
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.
#7
Most would probably consider it potentially a positive thing, but I think where people draw the line is something like picking and choosing innocuous characteristics for their children-to-be.
#8
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What are the arguments against genetic engineering?
If genetic engineering can be used to cure diseases and provide food, is it unethical to hinder its development?
Most arguments are along the lines of "I read in the Daily Mail...." and the always popular "science makes baby Jesus cry".
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#10
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What's your opinion on the matter ?

yes
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#11
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Most would probably consider it potentially a positive thing, but I think where people draw the line is something like picking and choosing innocuous characteristics for their children-to-be.
yeah i think it would have to be something purely for health and safety reasons. otherwise you've got a gene editor that would inevitably be available only to the rich and then societal divides become more extreme
#12
Genetic engineer? I hardly knew her!

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#13
For reasons of health and curing of disease it seems ethical enough to me what is wrong with ending pain and suffering?, although these treatments/cures will most assuredly be available to the wealthy not the commoner at least for a while.

Of course it woudn't be long before the leaders of not so ethical countries (or even those that profess to be ethical) would be secretly trying to engineer some super humans to be used as soldiers in the military and nothing could possibly go wrong there amirite?

Not to mention sports teams in the U.S. trying to create genetically superior athletes!

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#14
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For reasons of health and curing of disease it seems ethical enough to me what is wrong with ending pain and suffering?, although these treatments/cures will most assuredly be available to the wealthy not the commoner at least for a while.

Of course it woudn't be long before the leaders of not so ethical countries (or even those that profess to be ethical) would be secretly trying to engineer some super humans to be used as soldiers in the military and nothing could possibly go wrong there amirite?

Not to mention sports teams in the U.S. trying to create genetically superior athletes!

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The same thing was once true of running water, indoor toilets and sex tapes.
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#15
Just because the world is a certain way doesn't mean is should be that way.

Just because the world isn't a certain way doesn't mean it shouldn't be that way.

platitude I know but one that bears mention
#16
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The same thing was once true of running water, indoor toilets and sex tapes.


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#17
I don't see an ethical issue at all, at least from a "oh noes you're altering the natural order" perspective, that's a bit ridiculous (because essentially it's about enhancement of X for the benefit of everybody)

but there is an ethical issue when it comes to the business practices (eg patents) associated with geneticly engineered seeds and so on though. "Let's slowly hand over complete control of the world's grain supply to a single corporation" that's a really good fucking idea
#18
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Most would probably consider it potentially a positive thing, but I think where people draw the line is something like picking and choosing innocuous characteristics for their children-to-be.



why?
It was my privilege
#19
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platitude I know but one that bears mention




wat else do they say
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#20
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why?

I can't tell you for sure, but I'd guess people take issue with the idea that parents are gonna change their kids' hair color or something 'cause they're gonna love them more.
#21
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I can't tell you for sure, but I'd guess people take issue with the idea that parents are gonna change their kids' hair color or something 'cause they're gonna love them more.


What's wrong with that?
It was my privilege
#22
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What's wrong with that?

I don't know, why are you asking me? I don't represent the people who believe this.
#23
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A fear of genetic engineering will hold us back as a species

Looking at you, religious people
You mean "greenies" and leftists? Cuz they're the biggest opponents in the US.

Genetic modification is the ethical choice.


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#24
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I don't know, why are you asking me? I don't represent the people who believe this.


Because you brought it up I guess
It was my privilege
#25
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You mean "greenies" and leftists? Cuz they're the biggest opponents in the US.

Genetic modification is the ethical choice.


Yeah sure whomever
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#26
i just want a doc to shorten my calf muscles to theoretically improve my jumping ability.
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#27
I want a doc to prescribe me Anabol so my calves can grow because calf raises aren't doing shit.
#28
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What's wrong with that?
Well, it's likely to be a procedure carried out in vitro, and so carries all the additional inherent risks of IVF.
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#29
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#30
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Well, it's likely to be a procedure carried out in vitro, and so carries all the additional inherent risks of IVF.



your body your choice
It was my privilege
#31
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your body your choice
True, but that doesn't mean your healthcare provider should be obliged to pay for your aryan baby.
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#32
We should go for it - nature is dead and its corpse is at our disposal.

With that being said, it's a fine line to walk. It should be handled by the EU and organized by the right institutions. Capital should be kept as far away from it as possible.


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#34
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i hope i live to see the age where children can be created with some sort of dork souls character creator
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#35
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i hope i live to see the age where children can be created with some sort of dark souls character creator


OK that is at the very least mildly disturbing.

Sounds like Zager and Evans were on the right track!
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#36
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I want a doc to prescribe me Anabol so my calves can grow because calf raises aren't doing shit.


you're supposed to feed calves, not lift them!

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#37
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I want a doc to prescribe me Anabol so my calves can grow because calf raises aren't doing shit.


Don't blame the lack of gains on the exercise.


Blame it on your shit technique.
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#39
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GMO weed. Just imagine.
In what way would it be better than the current huge number of varieties?
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#40
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GMO weed. Just imagine.


Paying an extra 3 bucks a G for GMO chin?


No thanks.
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