Eugenics

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10-25-2015, 09:58 PM
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Hey guys, this thread is for discussion of eugenics. What do you guys think of it?

I personally believe it's a great idea.

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10-25-2015, 10:03 PM
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I think it's great. But only if I'm the only one deciding which we pick to continue our human race.
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10-25-2015, 10:16 PM
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For the most part it isn't that bad of an idea. If it gets out of hand, in the case of Hitler, it can be disastrous. However, improving the human race by using genes that are advantageous to the future of our species is a good idea. It gives the future humans a better chance of success in the world.

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10-25-2015, 10:25 PM
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I agree with Eugenics as long as it doesn't go to cloning and 100% artificial reproduction
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10-26-2015, 12:46 AM
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I don't think selective breeding is morally sound (which is odd, considering I consider myself to be a pretty pragmatic fellow).

I'm not against genetic enhancement of human beings, though. At least not on principle. GMOs are great.

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10-26-2015, 07:04 AM
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I support both Eugenics and Genetic Engineering. If we reach a point where we can effectively evolve the human race on our own through eugenics and genetic engineering too eliminate diseases, bad genes, etc. then I'm all for it.

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10-26-2015, 10:09 AM
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As long as the benefits of Genetic Engineering are available to all, I am for it.

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10-26-2015, 02:15 PM
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(10-26-2015, 10:09 AM)tn5421 Wrote: As long as the benefits of Genetic Engineering are available to all, I am for it.

We all know this would end badly. Genetic engineering in most fiction ends up in addiction to genetic alteration and therefore the loss of human identity.

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10-26-2015, 02:42 PM (This post was last modified: 10-26-2015, 02:53 PM by tomokochan.)
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I'm more or less in the position that it would end horribly because we do not know enough about our genetic material or what are and could be good features(in the future) in offspring for resilience and survival. Like if a few thousand years ago if we practiced eugenics through breeding we could of all been wiped out through the black plague. Another example would be sickle cell anemia in Africa being resilient to malaria.
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10-26-2015, 05:00 PM
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(10-26-2015, 02:42 PM)tomokochan Wrote: I'm more or less in the position that it would end horribly because we do not know enough about our genetic material or what are and could be good features(in the future) in offspring for resilience and survival. Like if a few thousand years ago if we practiced eugenics through breeding we could of all been wiped out through the black plague. Another example would be sickle cell anemia in Africa being resilient to malaria.

Wow, I'd never considered the last bit :o

Yeah, genetic diversity is important. It's the same reason people shouldn't breed with blood-related family members. Still, I believe we'll learn enough about ourselves to be able to improve our genetic makeup artificially in some aspects without having to resort to selective breeding.

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11-25-2015, 10:31 AM
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@tomokochan has a good point, in that we shouldn't actually modify ourselves until we understand EVERYTHING about our onw DNA, but that doesn't mean we can't start doing some selective breeding and weeding now.

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