Author Topic: Genetically modified .... humans  (Read 1153 times)

Offline SGOS

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2017, 07:11:01 AM »
A long, slow process of evolution brought our species to this point, and dinking with a code that's evolved to fit its environment should not be done lightly.
We shouldn't do anything that defies God's plan.

Offline Baruch

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2017, 07:52:55 AM »
But ... but ... technology is a god.  We are merely arbitrary genetic transcriptions, copywrited by Google.  Yes ... your modded DNA will be owned by a corporation, not by you.  Any idea that we are going toward a democratic free market is ... hashish.
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Offline Munch

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2017, 08:00:54 AM »
if I could be genetically modified overnight, i'd like to be more like Beast from x-men.



because being big, blue, furry and incredibly agile would be a step up from a typical boring human. #mutantlove.

Offline SGOS

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2017, 08:09:38 AM »
But ... but ... technology is a god.  We are merely arbitrary genetic transcriptions, copywrited by Google.  Yes ... your modded DNA will be owned by a corporation, not by you.  Any idea that we are going toward a democratic free market is ... hashish.
This is the beginning of a movie script.  Genetically engineered children end up with corporations retaining specific rights over the children.  As an interesting twist in the story line, let's say these specific rights have come to be called "Mineral Rights."  The children belong to the parents, but corporations own the Mineral Rights, and can help themselves to ownership of the children's achievements later in life.  Personal achievements such as wealth and power then become corporate property.  Power being the most useful, but rights to wealth perhaps more glamorous.   The wealth is divided up among upper management, while the power is reserved for the corporation to gain further influence over society.

I'm not sure where the story goes after this, but it's a beginning.

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2017, 10:11:54 AM »
I've taken the first steps toward being a cyborg. Useful.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Baruch

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2017, 10:53:47 AM »
I've taken the first steps toward being a cyborg. Useful.

After two cataract surgeries, my eye lenses are artificial.  I am already a cyborg ... and a demi-god.  All you technology worshippers, bow down and worship my cyborgness.

People building a master race ... where have I heard that before?
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Offline pr126

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2017, 11:02:14 AM »
Baruch wrote:
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After two cataract surgeries, my eye lenses are artificial.
I had the same surgery. Still need glasses though. :(
“True Ignorance is not the absence of knowledge but the refusal to acquire it.” - Karl Popper

Offline Baruch

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2017, 11:59:28 AM »
Baruch wrote:I had the same surgery. Still need glasses though. :(

Yes, my vision was much improved the first 8 years, but aging continues.
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Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2017, 12:09:53 PM »
Baruch wrote:I had the same surgery. Still need glasses though. :(
Baruch wrote:I had the same surgery. Still need glasses though. :(
Yeah, but I'm not going blind. I had an orange haze over everything. Now I'm just seeing double.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2017, 01:31:50 PM »
We shouldn't do anything that defies God's plan.
Jesus H. Christ!  Somebody finally stated the obvious!!
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2017, 01:37:57 PM »
Baruch wrote:I had the same surgery. Still need glasses though. :(
Yeah, me too.  But at least the fog has lifted--the most startling effect was that the computer graphics looked so good I thought somebody had come in in the dead of night and installed a new graphics card in my computer. :)) And my prescription was much weaker.  Actually, the Dr. told me that with my eyesight, I was legal to drive.  I tried it--came back to the Dr. and told him that I'd much rather have glasses--thank you.  I do think eyesight is a little important when driving. :)
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline pr126

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2017, 02:02:47 PM »
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I do think eyesight is a little important when driving. :)
It doesn't seem to be any trouble for Mr. Magoo.



“True Ignorance is not the absence of knowledge but the refusal to acquire it.” - Karl Popper

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2017, 02:11:37 PM »
It doesn't seem to be any trouble for Mr. Magoo.


It has been AGES since I thought of him! Jim Backus was great!
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2017, 02:14:16 PM »
It seems to me, in a general sense, genes are not and never have been, static.  They are constantly changing.  But the changes that take hold and are handed down in any great number take a long, long time--especially in human terms.  So, are we really arguing and agonizing over the speed of change rather than change itself?   
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: Genetically modified .... humans
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2017, 03:33:28 PM »
It seems to me, in a general sense, genes are not and never have been, static.   
Considering that we have 98% genes in common with chimpanzees, implying that they've been the same since the split, I can't agree with you.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers