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Author Topic:   Can we accelerate evolution?
jar
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Message 7 of 77 (578450)
09-01-2010 7:14 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Dogmafood
09-01-2010 6:19 PM


So you guys are saying that you dont see the elimination of gene based diseases in the next couple of decades?
I see that perhaps some folk might eliminate some genetic disorders, most likely before we really understand the consequences, resulting in even bigger problems.
As we identify the genetic markers for intelligence will we not be irresistibly compelled to utilize this knowledge? Naturally evolved humans are sure to become a relic of the past. It will take some time and will be limited by economics more than ability but the super humans are coming along with the super cows, pigs, sheep and soybeans.
Depends on whether we are really intelligent or not.

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jar
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Message 10 of 77 (578478)
09-01-2010 8:19 PM
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09-01-2010 8:10 PM


Very great faith in the evidence.
Historically we have so far never considered the long term effects of our interventions.

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Message 25 of 77 (578773)
09-02-2010 3:06 PM
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09-02-2010 3:03 PM


Much like the military? Adapt to fight the last war?

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