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View Poll Results: Do you think Baby Modifying is a postive thing or a Negative thing?
Positive! 4 13.79%
It could be good. 5 17.24%
Neatural 3 10.34%
Not such a good Idea.. 5 17.24%
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Old March 15th, 2010 (12:57 AM). Edited March 15th, 2010 by curiousnathan.
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Gene modification is the latest thing for mother and fatheres in this day and age. Basically you can plan what your child looks like, WHO is looks like. Mothers and fathers have the opportunity for scientists and medical staff to scientificallty modify a babies Genes to change its appearence, behavior and other perosnal characteristics.

What do you think of it? Good or Bad?

In my opinion it is not natural, god or whoever you believe in created things to be natural not modified or edited. Babies are just another thing people are modifying to suit themselves and they are not thinking about how the Child would feel.
It is simply not natural. That is my opnion on this topic.
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Old March 15th, 2010 (02:41 AM).
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Yes it's not natural, to me it's also ethnically wrong. As far as I'm concerned this goes against human rights(well actually until the baby is born it has no rights). But nonetheless it is wrong for parents to do such things.
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Old March 15th, 2010 (02:52 AM).
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I see both sides of this. It goes against nature, humans should not be doing such things. But then, I also see that parents want their child to be the best, to be able to do anything they want in life.
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If god didn't want us to manipulate genes, it wouldn't allow Mendel to be born, heh.

C'mon, it's not easy at all to select genes. Don't take it as a futility, many genes that are related to diseases and bad behaviour (which can be considered a disease in some particular cases) can be avoided.

And, please, leave behind the thought someday you can have a perfect kid through genetic manipulation, not to mention more than 50% of what you are is related to the way you've been raised.
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Are we really asking this question? Wow, just wow. This is what life has come to? Manipulating genes? What's next? Gender changes at birth?
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This is sickening, and really shows how we've lost our connection to nature and what's meant to be. How can someone modify their baby? It's disgusting just thinking about it. If it has been toyed with and changed, you don't have the right to call it your child.
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Old March 15th, 2010 (04:24 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Guillermo:
This is sickening, and really shows how we've lost our connection to nature and what's meant to be. How can someone modify their baby? It's disgusting just thinking about it. If it has been toyed with and changed, you don't have the right to call it your child.
Nature has been selecting the best genes since the first lives in this world. Also, life isn't easy for the ones with unfit genotype.
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This sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie where the moral is "don't play God or else"

I don't see why parents would be so insecure with their genetic information that they'd try to change their unborn child in any way whatsoever. >_<
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Quote originally posted by Throat:
Nature has been selecting the best genes since the first lives in this world. Also, life isn't easy for the ones with unfit genotype.
Life isn't easy for anyone, regardless of their genes. Modifying them to look and act like someone else won't change anything. For god knows how long, people have evolved. People have changed. Everyone is different. Everyone looks different, their personality is different and their views and opinions are different. How much longer is that going to last if this continues?
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Don't tell me you think everyone is going to look like Brad Pitt. For god's sake, I didn't say it was convenient to create children with perfect body and mind (not that I consider anyone so), but drop out the possibility of a genetic disorder doesn't sound that bad, does it?

Everyone would still look different, we aren't talking about clones, buddy.
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Old March 15th, 2010 (06:34 AM).
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In my opinion, if you and your partner are ugly, it would be better to make the child look better. Let's face it; society worships beauty. I had an ex who was so good looking, we would get discounts in gamestop and at restaurants.
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that is just wrong if you ask me, you should just be happy with a baby. Not make it look like Zac effon
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I'd give my baby four arms and cancer-inducing fists of doom for fighting crime when he is older. He'll also like like Sloth from The Goonies to really freak the crap out of them damn evil-doers.
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A slippery-slope to humans becoming property again in my opinion. Parents should love their child and care for them regardless of how they turn out to be.
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This really sounds like there will be alot of debates, arguments, disagreement and will lead down hill somewhere on this subject O_O
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Referring to my post, I didn't make it clear: It is for the child's best interests, not my eyes'.
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I'm reminded of a movie called Gattaca.

What's with all this talk about nature? Who cares if it's natural or not? We already do so many things with our bodies which aren't "natural" that we couldn't live without. Modern medicine is based on the idea that we do "unnatural" things to keep us alive and healthy. Does anyone here think organ transplants are bad?

No, the real problem with playing with genes is this: who gets to do it and who doesn't? The whole idea stinks of eugenics.
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Quote originally posted by Throat:
Don't tell me you think everyone is going to look like Brad Pitt. For god's sake, I didn't say it was convenient to create children with perfect body and mind (not that I consider anyone so), but drop out the possibility of a genetic disorder doesn't sound that bad, does it?

Everyone would still look different, we aren't talking about clones, buddy.
I didn't say I want my baby to be Brad Pitt. I said I want my baby to look like Brad Pitt, pretty big difference there. Glad to here everyones view on this.
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I don't really care. The real question to me is, "Why do you even want to modify a healthy baby? You shouldn't care what it looks like, you shallow idiot."
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I dont really oppose genetic modification to snip out genenetically inherited diseases and traits such as allergies, birth defects and traits that negatively impact health in life.

As far as selecting certain traits such as appearance...I think it should be ok. The prohibition should be on behavioral modification genes. Those should not be tampered with.

It is not wrong to correct incorrect genes, it's wrong to abuse genetic modification to inhibit free will in any way.
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^ I agree. There are many good reasons as to why you genes should be/need to be changed. On the opposite side, there are bad reasons, which are what should be illegal or whatever.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of this, except behavior. Also, what do you mean by unnatural? Think of everything we do in human life, it is ALL unnatural, more or less.
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Oh goodness, this is what I'm discussing in RE. Gene modification is good when it comes to preventing diseases, anything else is wrong.
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Old March 15th, 2010 (02:36 PM).
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Haha, first thing that came to my mind when I saw the thread was Fail troll. xD

Gene modification? Wow, this reminds me of my English HW which I still have to do... gotta read Brave New World I find it a really unique discovery, but I don't like how it's used to alter the next generation, if you will. Seems sort of wrong, and I don't think kids would like to know when therre old enough that they were experimented upon to fit there parents needs.
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The thing with "baby modification" if that's what you want to call it is that you wouldn't be changing what it looks like (the environment it grew up in would affect that anyway),but you would be able to "fix" disease inducing genes or those that increase the likelihood that you would contract certain illnesses. I mean if you were having a child and were told that it would be born with downs syndrome, wouldn't you want to... cure(?) it?
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Sweet, I've got some more ideas.

-Adding animal genes.
-Being brought back from the dead.
-Multiple genitalia.
-New genders.
-Human/animal cross-breeding.
-Being a real-life Frankenstein monster.
-Gene changing to look like FICTIONAL characters.
-Changing humans into animals
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