18 June 2007

Unnatural Selection

For every woman who's ever thought... "Men, who needs them anyway?"

Theoretically, it would enable two lesbians to create a child—not a clone, but a mixture of genes from each parent, just like you or me.

We're not there yet, but we're on the way. Two years ago, British officials authorized human procreation using sperm, nuclear DNA from one woman, and mitochondrial DNA from a second woman.

The categories we've taken for granted—mommy, daddy, people, animals—are blurring.

We're losing our innocence.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

We certainly live in interesting times.

Anonymous said...

In all seriousness, exactly how are we losing our innocence NOW? You could say we lost it ages ago with the discovery of fire, agriculture, organized industrial-scale hunting techniques, and religion, as well as the overthrow of determinism and the invention of nuclear weapons.

In other words, welcome to the new world, same as the old world. The only people that see constant Armageddon on the horizon are either premillennial dispensationalists yearning for the end-of-days rapture, or old fogies trying to keep apace of the changes.

Neo Conservative said...

"anon said... premillennial dispensationalists yearning for the end-of-days rapture, or old fogies trying to keep apace of the changes."

as far as "losing our innocence" goes, you'd have to talk to the author of the article... that's his take.

i'm with you future-boy... i can't wait for an ape-human hybrid that can wash cars, fetch beers and run a lawn tractor.

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Jeff Davidson said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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"Jeff Davidson said... I'm guessing you don't get laid alot."

oh jeffy... another zinger, yer killin' me.

Anonymous said...

And if the numbers of men attending post secondary institutions continue to decline.. Men will finally be useless!

Women rejoice! ... me on the other hand, I'm gonna go vomit.