Is it ok to modify humans

Posted by: ithinkyourallcool

Do you believe its ok to genetically modify humans for greater good such as making it so the can eat cellulose (high energy food)

  • Eugenics

  • Malnutrition

61% 19 votes
39% 12 votes
  • Yes, evolution needs to be taken in the hands of man now.

    Posted by: Wylted
  • Of course we should. Advances in technology and medicine have helped us live much longer and more fulfilled lives, but it hindered evolution. For example, folks with diabetes would simply die off, they didn't get to pass their genes. Today, people with diabetes can live generally normal lives. That's a good thing, though we cannot allow dysgenic evolution to occur, or else we'll end up with a genetically underdeveloped species. Should people with detrimental genes be killed? No, but they should not be able to pass on genes that would harm the species in the long run. Designer babies are the way to go, if you ask me.

    Posted by: Harper
  • With consent of course it's alright.

  • Natural Evolution is too slow for our technological advancement.

  • It is an answer to genome lag, but it's unexplored territory. It's inevitable we will go that way but hopefully with some due respect to it's power.

  • There's no reason why humanity should be confined to the flawed corporeal forms granted to us by nature.

  • Why not?

  • THis will probably destroy earth but earth at the rate things are going is dead anyway, so i got nothing against this. but i do wish that they give us powers like wings and stuff but not immortality or super healing or automatic cancer and diabetic cures.

  • Yes

    Posted by: Letrus
  • Modifying man is what the scientists did during the holocost.

  • Man shouldn't try to play God, let the child have the genes it was meant to have.

  • Man needs to stop trying to play the role of God, even if you are atheist or agnostic, modifying humans is against everything natural and there will be a price to pay.

  • Oh yes, and while we're at it let's breed an Aryan master race of superman to rule over us! Because why not go all the way?

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ASocraticAlpaca says2015-03-31T11:41:52.5908481-05:00
You don't mess with what makes us human
Kreakin says2015-03-31T16:53:53.7378358-05:00
Oh yes we do! Watch this space...
ithinkyourallcool says2015-03-31T19:01:13.5148173-05:00
ASocraticAlpaca- what makes us human? Who we are? Or genetics? Or religion? Or race?
SwizzardWizard says2015-04-01T10:15:55.2977247-05:00
Humans should only be modified with their own consent. Babies shouldn't be modified as they have no choice.
Harper says2015-04-01T13:25:53.3851935-05:00
@ASocraticAlpaca So disease and low IQ make us human? Because being against genetic modification will only give rise to dysgenic evolution, since there are no longer many natural selection pressures on the species. @SwizzardWizard Genetic modification is only one more method of manipulating a child's genes. Before advanced genetic technology, you genetically modified your children via choosing a mate. And plus, a fetus cannot consent, but that does not mean that we cannot do anything that will improve their genetics because of that. For example, a child is never asked for consent when adults put them in school or give them vaccinations, but we still do it because adults (doctors, child psychologist, and in this case, geneticists) understand the best interest of children better than the naive and inexperienced children themselves. If you allow a child to consent, they may never consent to the vaccinations, given the fact that injections are painful, and as a result die of some disease.
fangman011 says2015-04-02T00:29:54.0261086-05:00
@walle_ras, malnutrition was done to the Jews a lot more frequently then human testing. ( My Friend made this poll during class. Hardest topic to settle an answer to)

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