Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Slippery Slope: Genetics
As we continue our precipitous slide down the slippery slope of genetic engineering and selective birthing, I can't help but wonder... will it be possible to look 20 when you're 60?

It seems that India is facing an impending crisis of monumental proportions, as the female birth rate has dropped to about 80% of the male rate.

As we continue the slide with no end in sight, it's only a matter of time before everything biology related is selected specifically. Whether it's tailoring your child's hair or eye color, height, build, or destroying the child altogether due to mental retardation, or so that you may look 10 years younger, it appears to be on the way.

Comments on "The Slippery Slope: Genetics"

 

Blogger Porkopolis said ... (3:06 PM) : 

Great post. I think the fundamental ethics of the Golden Rule will inform our medical/genetic ethics.

As to man's genetic manipulation...that all started when the first farmer started picking certain crops over others...or started domesticating the wolf to today's dog...or maybe even earlier than that.

 

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