11 responses

  1. Joe Nickence
    July 14, 2011

    The dilemma here is where does society draw the line between contemporary research, and creepy scifi “experiment gone terribly wrong”? In roughly one generation (the Boomers), humanity has seen the concept of “hide crazy humpback uncle Milton in the shed” to “how many limbs can we manipulate out of this DNA”. Science is our greatest champion, and our worst nightmare. Until I get some musclebound bovine coming out of the kitchen describing it’s tastiest parts, ala “Hitchhiker’s Guide”, I’m going to choose to continue to look the other way.

  2. why06
    why06
    July 14, 2011

    That’s one beefy bovine.

  3. SaintWells
    July 14, 2011

    Well done ,now it is on the way , the revenge of the beast , lets see how well they feed on humans !!!
    Would it not be better to spend our resources on something more sustainable and less fishy , shell – fishy , like vegetable cropping methods and grain for the world , it could make more sense to get some way of creating food , rather than creating something that eats more food . No one can prove that eating meat is essential for survival , now that after years man has proved that he is ( is he ) is stronger than beast and can devour it , is man trying to find a beast to challenge.
    Vegans live forever , and will rule your world soon , even if it is by feeding you after you killed all the beast’s .

  4. ewmaine
    September 22, 2011

    Aaron, I’m new here and can’t tell if you are being sincere, but I’m surprised that your tone is so glib.

    “Picture a time when we discover other, relatively rare but potentially advantageous, genetic mutations. Imagine if everyone had the ability to comb through their sperm and find those mutant gametes with the desired traits you want. You could optimize your offspring – give yourself super babies with no genetic tampering required. Long before genetics is ready to replace it with something better, sexual reproduction is going to get more and more impressive thanks to modern technology.”

    Yipee! That’s better than the iPhone 5!

    Do you think that there will be differences in the rate of adoption of “offspring otpimization” (your phrase) between rich and poor countries of the world? If so, play it out. What might this lead to? Do you think that the countries that are ahead will get further ahead? Do you think that the people in those countries might begin to see themselves as superior… almost like a “super race”?

    How does that compare to the iPhone 5?

  5. Channing Markley
    August 7, 2013

    This is disgusting.

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