Saturday, August 18, 2012

Welcome To the Revolution....

The GENETIC one.

What brought this on?  An article in the Telegraph in which an Oxford Professor says......

"that creating so-called designer babies could be considered a "moral obligation" as it makes them grow up into "ethically better children".

Whoa! Stop right there dude.  Hold the Phone. Stop the Press.  We have a moral obligation to genetically engineer "ethically better children"?  Well how...pray tell do you propose to do that?
Don't they get that sense of ethics from how and where they're brought up/raised, as opposed to genetically predisposed

"The expert in practical ethics said that we should actively give parents the choice to screen out personality flaws in their children as it meant they were then less likely to "harm themselves and others".

"He explained that we are now in the middle of a genetic revolution and that although screening, for all but a few conditions, remained illegal it should be welcomed."

Okay first?  An expert in practical ethics?  Only if his name is Joseph Mengele!
Second? We're NOT in the middle of the genetic revolution. We're in it's infancy.  Thirdly?
Nope...outside of crippling medical conditions in which the child will basically HAVE no chance at a normal, full and active life should we be genetically screening for ANYTHING...or altering the genetic code.

"In the end, he said that "rational design" would help lead to a better, more intelligent and less violent society in the future."

"Surely trying to ensure that your children have the best, or a good enough, opportunity for a great life is responsible parenting?" wrote Prof Savulescu, the Uehiro Professor in practical ethics.

Rational design?  These are people you over educated buffoon, not machines that need to be redesigned to be made better. Made to fit some...preconceived notion, and badly preconceived at that, of a perfect person.  Differences are what make us who we are. Differences in the environment we grow up in.  Differences in how our parents bring us up. Differences in how and what we learn.  All of these are major factors in how we grow up, what we become and what we do with our lives.  Now again...I will go this far and no farther...tampering in the womb or before insemination.. shouldn't be allowed...unless it's medically relevant and urgent for the well being of the child and/or mother!

In the end this professors way of thinking, of the way he wants to tamper with the basic stuff of to me repugnant.  His way will lead to....well...the best example I can think of for what it will lead to for those who aren't geeks is the movie Demolition Man.  For those that are geeks and like to read...Ever read the Stainless Steel Rat books?  People will be no better than automatons. Play things for those in power who WILL NOT allow themselves and their progeny to be "genetically engineered" to be made into a more "perfect" human being.

For you fools and damn fools out there who think this would be a good go right ahead and volunteer  you and yours to be lobotomized, to be  mindless robots. Me?  I prefer for me and mine to remain free thinking beings.  Which means in all likelihood one of my progeny should I have any, will end up OWNING several hundred to several hundred million of your  progeny

Here's the link to the story by the way..

Here in lies the end of this entry.

So, remember...TANSTAAFL! And as always...
I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.


  1. “Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough.”
    ― Frédéric Bastiat

  2. a problem? look in the goddamn mirror


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