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mattrodstrom
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5/20/2010 6:50:15 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I don't see why people think this is troubling.
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
Puck
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5/20/2010 6:51:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/20/2010 6:50:15 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
I don't see why people think this is troubling.

I haven't seen anyone who is...
mattrodstrom
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5/20/2010 6:55:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/20/2010 6:51:12 PM, Puck wrote:
At 5/20/2010 6:50:15 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
I don't see why people think this is troubling.

I haven't seen anyone who is...

In the first paragraph the article said some people think it's troubling.
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
Puck
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5/20/2010 7:02:09 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/20/2010 6:51:38 PM, FREEDO wrote:
I guess creationism is real now. :P

Not exactly. The genome sequence was a copy of a pre existing genome with a few watermark changes (his team did build it from scratch though) and implanted into a hollowed out already existing bacteria cell.
Puck
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5/20/2010 7:03:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/20/2010 6:55:38 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 5/20/2010 6:51:12 PM, Puck wrote:
At 5/20/2010 6:50:15 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
I don't see why people think this is troubling.

I haven't seen anyone who is...

In the first paragraph the article said some people think it's troubling.

Ah, missed that. Haven't seen concerns noted in sci journals or press though.
studentathletechristian8
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5/20/2010 7:03:55 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/20/2010 7:01:31 PM, Nags wrote:
At 5/20/2010 6:48:42 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
Omg; this is huge!

That's what she said.

Thank you?
belle
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5/20/2010 9:59:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
that is so f*cking cool. venter may be a douche sometimes but he does amaaaaaazing things :-D
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
brian_eggleston
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5/21/2010 9:08:46 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/20/2010 6:51:12 PM, Puck wrote:
At 5/20/2010 6:50:15 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
I don't see why people think this is troubling.

I haven't seen anyone who is...

Extract from the BBC News website:

Dr Helen Wallace from Genewatch UK, an organisation that monitors developments in genetic technologies, told BBC News that synthetic bacteria could be dangerous.

"If you release new organisms into the environment, you can do more harm than good," she screeched.

"We don't know how these organisms will behave in the environment."

Dr Wallace accused Dr Venter of playing down the potential drawbacks.

"He isn't God," she shrieked, "he's actually being very human; trying to get money invested in his technology and avoid regulation that would restrict its use."


http://news.bbc.co.uk...
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Puck
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5/22/2010 3:30:00 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/21/2010 9:08:46 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 5/20/2010 6:51:12 PM, Puck wrote:
At 5/20/2010 6:50:15 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
I don't see why people think this is troubling.

I haven't seen anyone who is...

Extract from the BBC News website:

Dr Helen Wallace from Genewatch UK, an organisation that monitors developments in genetic technologies, told BBC News that synthetic bacteria could be dangerous.

"If you release new organisms into the environment, you can do more harm than good," she screeched.

"We don't know how these organisms will behave in the environment."

Dr Wallace accused Dr Venter of playing down the potential drawbacks.

"He isn't God," she shrieked, "he's actually being very human; trying to get money invested in his technology and avoid regulation that would restrict its use."


http://news.bbc.co.uk...

Haha, yeah. I read that later on. I have this image of people releasing petri dishes into the wild now. >.<
Ragnar_Rahl
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5/22/2010 9:01:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
The Economist today wrote about the best solution to viruses from homebrew biohackers being released being--

openness, so other homebrew biohackers can cook up quick solutions :P.
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